Modern medicine: don’t do that, it will make you ill | Yoga: do this, it will make you well

The first Yoga in Healthcare Conference was held in February this year at the University of Westminster, and TSYP was there. Organised by the Yoga in Healthcare Alliance, the lively and upbeat event was attended by an international mix of Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists and mainstream health professionals, with some participants having more than one ‘hat’ on. TSYP was represented by Michael Hutchinson, who presented a poster.  ‘Yoga has a place in Healthcare’ Conference organiser Dr Heather Mason began with a message of support from HRH Prince Charles: Yoga has a place in Healthcare. Dr Mason added that the UK has socialised…

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Memories of TKV Desikachar

Gill Lloyd is one of the founding members of The Society of Yoga Practitioners (TSYP), a teaching organisation dedicated to following the teachings of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. Here she talks about her teacher, Desikachar. “He had an amazing gift for connecting and communicating … using simple language to teach deep and profound ideas.”

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Introducing Vedic Chanting

Traditionally the preserve of men in the Brahmin caste, Krishnamacharya opened up Vedic chanting to all in the twentieth century. TSYP yoga teacher and teacher trainer, Karen Adamson introduces some of the main aspects of this valuable practice in the Krishnamacharya lineage.

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New year message 2019 from TSYP chair

Hi Everyone, It is hard to believe that another year has passed. 2018 was busy and fruitful year for TSYP, with three teacher training courses running currently and another due to start in November next year, and the extremely successful and important Vedic Chant teacher training course, not forgetting the crucial work of all those involved the TSYP Foundation Courses.

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TSYP Annual Gathering 2018

‘All we are doing in yoga is increasing positive samskara to overcome negative samaskara.’ This was the opening statement of the weekend and just one of the many golden nuggets our teacher Nrithya Jagannathan from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai shared with us at the TSYP Annual Gathering in November. Tara Brennan is currently doing the TSYP Teacher Training course in Scotland and gives her account of the weekend.

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KYM Yoga retreat in the Himalaya

Kaivalya and Yoga Sutra chapter 4 were the subject of the KYM annual retreat at the Swami Dyananda Ashram in Rishikesh from 26th June to 7th July 2018. Wendy Haring describes her experience there. For the past four years I had wishfully looked at the details for the retreat in Rishikesh on the KYM website, and each year there was something that got in the way.  Finally, nothing prevented me from going this year, and off I went with no expectations. What a treat, everything was so special, and different to the many times I had been to southern India.

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