Our standards and ethos are reflected in our affiliations to the following organisations in the UK:


The CNHC is a UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. CNHC was set up, with government support, to protect the public by providing a UK register of complementary therapists. The CNHC register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the PSA’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.

As a TSYP member you can register for CNHC membership.

British Wheel of Yoga

The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) is recognised by Sport England as the national governing body for yoga. The British Wheel of Yoga is the largest yoga membership organisation in the UK and celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2015. TSYP’s predecessor organisation, Viniyoga Britain, was the first yoga organisation to join BWY’s accredited groups programme and TSYP teachers are all affiliated teaching members of BWY.

British Council for Yoga Therapy

The British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT) is the professional forum for yoga therapy organisations in the UK. It is made up of professional yoga therapy training organisations and professional organisations whose members are yoga therapists. The BCYT promotes high standards in the training, education and regulation of yoga therapists in the UK and TSYP training courses allow our teachers and therapists to be accredited to those high standards.

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM)

The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) is one of Chennai’s most well-known yoga landmarks. Established by TKV Desikachar in 1976 as a non-profit Public Charitable Trust, KYM is among the premier centres of yoga and yoga therapy in India. KYM is recognised by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) as one of the leading yoga institutes in India. KYM also has the SIRO (Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) recognition awarded by the Department for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, Further, KYM is recognised by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. KYM is also one of the few yoga centres to possess the ISO 9001:2015 certification. Be it for general wellness, yoga therapy or yoga teacher training programmes, or Vedic chanting, the KYM is well known for its holistic health approach. KYM functions out of two locations in ChennaiMandaveli and Kilpauk.

The Association for Yoga Studies (AYS)

The Association for Yoga Studies (AYS) is a community of yoga teachers and yoga students at all levels.

Members share a common interest in the approach to yoga. Yoga inspired by the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father, T Krishnamacharya.  Teachers within this approach offer one-to-one teaching and/or therapy, group classes, workshops and retreats.

The approach to yoga taught by TKV Desikachar, the son of T Krishnamacharya is the special application of the tools of yoga to different situations, different people. Desikachar stated that yoga is not a “one size fits all”, but a body of knowledge and tools which need to be carefully tailored to suit each one of us.