British Wheel of Yoga

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The British Wheel of Yoga was set up as a co-ordinating body for Yoga groups throughout Britain that welcomed all schools of Yoga thought.[1]


It was founded as the Wheel of British Yoga in 1965 by Wilfred Clark, who had started giving evening classes in Yoga in 1961.[1] In 1969 it changed its name to the Western Yoga Federation.[1] Then in 1973 it gained charitable status and in 1974 it changed its name to the British Wheel of Yoga.[1]


At the 2009 AGM the organisation split in two with the establishment of The British Wheel of Yoga Limited and The British Wheel of Yoga Qualifications Limited.[2] As a result, yoga teacher training and certification are handled independently by the two bodies.


  1. ^ a b c d Cain, John. "A Short History of the Wheel Eastern Region" (PDF). BWY Eastern Region. british Wheel of Yoga Eastern Region. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ Witts, Mat (2014). "Reportage: The British Wheel of Yoga". Retrieved 6 February 2017.