BWY at the heart of Yoga

leading yoga practice, training and standards in the UK; making voices heard...

BWY at the heart of Yoga

The BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) is the oldest established yoga organisation in the UK and the governing body for yoga under Sport England.  It is a member organisation; a voice in the UK dedicated to promoting yoga teachers, students and members within a professional and inspiring union.  Founded in 1965 it is a democratically run, registered national charity, funding research into yoga and its benefits and providing a range of educational, training and development courses from single study days to teacher training diplomas.

The quality of BWY training is second to none, teachers are trained in house with internal verification and safeguarding procedures and they are given extensive support and continuing professional development.  But BWY is not just for teachers, the organisation exists to promote yoga for everyone regardless of age or ability and there are substantial membership benefits for very reasonable rates, whether you are a teacher, a new practitioner or an established yogi.  At a time when increasing numbers of people are turning to yoga, being a part of a thriving yoga community that keeps its members in touch with current best practice, as well as being a source of advice, information and support is almost as essential as your mat...

The BWY has a dynamic team of staff at its central administrative office, but it is run and managed by a National Executive Committee (NEC) of trustee directors.  The NEC is elected by the membership and headed by the BWY Chair, BWY Vice Chair, Training Committee Chair, Training Committee Vice Chair and Regional Officers from around the country.   These roles are voluntary and undertaken by the post holders as karma yoga; the practice of working for the love of giving.  And currently I, Mrs O, have been the BWY Vice Chair since 2018.  

If you are at all interested in yoga and you are not already a member, I thoroughly recommend you remedy that situation without delay!

Benefits of Membership

✭ Spectrum magazine with the latest news, updates and info on all things yoga
✭ Congress - the annual celebration of yoga
✭ BWY Courses and events
✭ Discounts at BWY yoga shop
✭ Helpline for queries and advice on all things yoga
✭ Insurance for teachers and students
✭ Event hosting support
✭ Marketing support

Education, Training and Development with BWY

✭ A Register of BWY teachers offering classes throughout the UK
✭ Yoga days with leading, inspiring teachers
✭ Foundation courses for further study in yoga
✭ Teacher Training courses
✭ Continuing professional development days
✭ Specialised knowledge modules
✭ First aid training