Stick or twist: Why Britain wants yoga regulated


The benefits of yoga have been extolled by fans and celebrities alike for decades, but now the fashionable exercise and multi-million pound industry is embroiled in a bitter fight to create a new national standard for teachers. It follows the call from the British Wheel of Yoga, the Sports England-appointed governing body, to regulate yoga qualifications in a bid to protect students from injuring themselves. The year-long National Occupational Standards (NOS) review by Skills Active, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing, will help to define the skills and knowledge which are required to work in the…

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