British Wheel of Yoga
It was founded as the Wheel of British Yoga in 1965 by Wilfred Clark, who had started giving evening classes in Yoga in 1961. In 1969 it changed its name to the Western Yoga Federation. Then in 1973 it gained charitable status and in 1974 it changed its name to the British Wheel of Yoga.
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. As a result, yoga teacher training and certification are handled independently by the two bodies.