IYN YOGA FESTIVAL

1st – 4th June 2017, West Lexham Estate, Norfolk

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Regulation: The Facts

hugh_order_chaos-thumbnailThere is much confusion in the British Yoga world about regulation and the certificates required for working teachers. Here are the facts and a “WHO’S WHO” of the main players.

THE FACTS: There are no legal requirements for Yoga teachers and there is no statutory legislation governing the teaching of Yoga in the UK other than common law.

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Standards or Quality? Debbie Farrar

squaring_the_circleAs the question of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for UK yoga teachers raises its head after a 12 year absence, the question I find myself asking is; will setting standards improve the quality of yoga teaching?

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What are your views on the proposed NOS?

vitruvian_manDear Ms Larissey...

Yoga Elders share their views and the letters they will be sending to Caroline Larrissey of Skills Active in the wake of the BWY funded move to introduce National Occupational Standards into Yoga.

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Yoga is Yoga: Peter Yates

tarot-foolYoga points towards the infinity that we contain and are contained by. Because it is ultimately fed by this well-spring, Yogic culture is vast, the array of practices employed by yogis is vast and the potentiality for future creative development in the field of Yoga is vast.

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The Yoga of Listening: Gordon Smith

flowerhandslandscapeNada Yoga is listening for the subtle background of sound that underlies creation. To listen to sacred music or sit in quiet woodland aware of the subtle sounds of nature against a background of stillness is a help in becoming aware of the first movements toward manifestation. 

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Samadhi: Godfrey Devereux

wp8e1613c6_05_06Samadhi is a technical term that has become a part of the everyday language of yoga practitioners. Samadhi is a technical term that relates to an aspect of consciousness. Just as ‘quark’ is a technical term that relates to an aspect of matter. 

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Yoga & Stories: Matthew Head

DerwentSnowIn what follows, I would like to consider the subject of Yoga in its relationship with stories. This is a personal exploration and I have no wish to take any kind of comprehensive or categorical stance on the nature or scope of either Yoga or stories. 

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Love & The Void: Pete Yates

photoThis immediate awareness is of our lives as they are unfolding. Though we can conceive of alternative realities and other possible worlds, and though prediction and planning are ineluctable parts of the game of being human, and though we are well advised to embrace wholeheartedly these parts of our humanity, 

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Feature: Yoga Therapy

wp0f8c5fa0_05_06What is yoga therapy?

Six divergent views on this vital question.

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