About TSYP

The Society of Yoga Practitioners (TSYP) is a UK based training organisation, dedicated to training Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists and Vedic chanting teachers, all to the highest UK and international standards.

Teach what is within you. Not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the one in front of you.

T Krishnamacharya

The society is committed to the teaching and inspirational vision of T Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, who sought to make yoga relevant to the demands of modern life. We maintain living links with their teachings through our close relationship with the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India, which was set up by TKV Desikachar to honour his father and now continues their legacy as a Centre of Excellence for Yoga Therapy.

We believe that by using all the tools of yoga in an intelligent way, yoga can be accessible to anyone for healing and transformation. We are committed to equality of opportunity regardless of age, ability, gender, race or religion.


Radha Sundararajan (RIP 14th May 2021)

Gill Lloyd
S Śridharan


Bea Teuten

Helen Saaler

Katrina Heather
Maggie Shanks
(Vice Chair)

Michelle Tarling (Education & Training; TSYP Safeguarding Officer)
Lisa Soede
(Vedic Chanting)
Karin Worthy
(Membership Secretary and
Head of IT)
Annemarie Visser
(Yoga Therapy)


Karen Adamson
(Foundation Course)
Michael Hutchinson 
Andy Curtis-Payne
(Yoga Therapy)
Helen Macpherson
(Teacher Training)
Pam Hebden

Liz Murtha