SOAS, or the School of Oriental and African Studies, specialises in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. It is part of the University of London and is known for its expertise in the field of yoga studies.

It hosts lectures, summer schools and workshops that delve into the rich history, practice and philosophy of yoga and it now has a new educational platform where BWY members can get exclusive discounts on its short online yoga courses – click here to access BWY Member Discounts.


Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

Whether you attend a face-to-face information session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

For educational videos about Dementia click here and use the code BWY123


Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners, set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists and approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

The CNHCA’s quality mark demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards and can be displayed by all CNHC registered practitioners. General Medical Council (GMC) guidance confirms that doctors are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.

The BWY can verify applications and we encourage members to register with the CNHC if they have completed a recognised Yoga Therapy course. There is an annual fee (payable to CNHC) of £70. To register please download and complete the form, together with a covering letter demonstrating that you meet the CNHC requirements.