The cYs Yoga Teaching & Therapeutic Healthcare Practitioner Directory

It offers an extensive listing of Yoga Practitioners who at some point in 
their continuing studies have completed, or are in training where indicated, a Centre for Yoga Studies/Viniyoga Britain Practitioner Programme with Paul Harvey, or an Approved Training with Practitioners who trained extensively within cYs.

The cYs Practitioner Programme Diploma is Accredited in the UK by the British Wheel of Yoga, as well as by the European Union of Yoga Federations to teach in any of its 
member countries. Being awarded the cYs/VB Diploma validates the holder as having qualified to Practice offering 
Yoga Tuition for Personal Learning or Therapeutic Healthcare in the UK and Ireland, as well as other member countries of EUFNY.

All cYs/VB Qualified Practitioners are also expected to attend Yoga 
related CPD/IST Courses 
in order to maintain appropriate UK Regulatory Body Certifications for 
Yoga Teaching and if required, renew CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) Registered UK Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare status.

The Qualifications and Accreditations of all Practitioners listed on the cYs Directory are designated as:

Indicates those Practitioners who are currently training on the cYs Three Year Professional Yoga Teaching & Therapeutic Healthcare Training Programme.

Indicates those Practitioners who have undertaken an equivalent Professional viniyoga of Yoga Teaching & Therapeutic Healthcare Training Programme with Teacher Trainers who trained extensively within cYs.

Indicates those Practitioners who are registered with CNHC – the UK regulatory body for complementary healthcare which has official government backing.

CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government funding and support. Its key function is to provide the general public and commissioners of services access to a list of practitioners that have been assessed as meeting national standards of competence and practice. It currently registers practitioners from more than fourteen disciplines.  The Department of Health in 2009 stated: “CNHC is the only voluntary regulatory body for complementary healthcare which has official government backing. No other organisation has the same exacting criteria or focus on safety and quality.”

I would like to thank TKV Desikachar for all that I received through his transmission of the teachings of T Krishnamacharya along with that of other students of Krishnamacharya and what these eminent teachers and all their students have offered to the world of Yoga.