The Association for Yoga Studies was formed in 2003, we are 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 TK 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.

Our teachers and members are expected to adhere to the strict code of ethics laid down by the BWY (British Wheel of Yoga).

A Convention is run every year which is open to all those interested in Yoga – an attendance discount is offered to aYs Members.


Find a Yoga TeacherOne-to-one teaching and therapy

This is one of the hallmarks of aYs teaching. As part of their training, aYs registered teachers are qualified to teach individual students. They learn how to plan and teach practices precisely tailored to the needs of each student. Those teachers marked as “trainee” on the website are still undergoing such training. Yoga therapy is offered in one-to-one sessions, and can help at times when you may be suffering from an injury, disease or other affliction when it can help to relieve suffering and improve healing .

  • It can also help you learn how to:
  • Cope with excessive stress or anxiety
  • Enhance energy and productivity
  • Develop a personal meditation practice
  • Reduce dependency on alcohol, social and medical drugs and overeating
  • Support sporting or outdoor activities
  • Prepare for childbirth and post-pregnancy
  • Help menstrual problems and menopause
  • Care for chronic disorders such as arthritis, asthma, circulatory or digestive problems, hypertension, insomnia, back pain etc.