Book review: Counselling Principles and Practices for Yoga Therapists by Dr Latha Satish

Working in the field of yoga therapy one often finds oneself trying to bridge two worlds and explain to people in each of them the special way in which yoga can be applied therapeutically. On the one hand yoga practitioners and the public will say ‘Isn’t all yoga therapeutic?’ On the other, those taking a western medical or pathology-focused approach will want a yoga ‘prescription’ for different ailments. Helen Macpherson reviews the newly published Counselling Principles and Practices for Yoga Therapists by Dr Latha Satish of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Dr Latha’s book goes a long way to help clarify…

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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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