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Retreat in Ireland with Eleanor Dawson this coming week

Are you busy for the next week?   If you fancy a retreat of Yoga and Meditation and are free then Eleanor Dawson is running a retreat at the Burren running from Friday 24th May to Thursday 30th May. Check out the Events Page for further information and if you are [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

A Celebration for “The Living Breath”

On Thursday 13th December; a cold, crisp and sunny day; a special celebration took place at Launde Abbey in Leicestershire.  It was to celebrate the publication of “The Living Breath – An Art of Yoga” in English, a translation of the French book detailing Peter Hersnack’s course which took place [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Article, News|

The Living Breath – an Art of Yoga – translation of Peter Hersnack’s La Chair Vivante – coming soon!

 The Living Breath - an Art of Yoga - translation of Peter Hersnack's La Chair Vivante - coming soon!  After a long labour of love on the part of a dedicated team, The translation of La Chair Vivante is now with the designers. Publication is due for late October, 2018. Watch this [...]

By |August 5th, 2018|Categories: Article, News|

Convention 2018 – Another inspirational weekend

We hosted our 2018 convention at Woodbrooke Quaker centre in Birmingham for the second year over the weekend of 27th to 29th July.  Woodbrooke is a slice of calm in the busy cake we all live in. A welcoming setting allowing us to catch up with old friends and be [...]

By |August 5th, 2018|Categories: News|

How the Spirit of Yoga is transmitted

                        This past weekend, sixteen of TKV Desikachar’s long term students from around the world met and spent time together in the South of France. We reflected on what we each personally received from our teacher through our individual [...]

By |July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Article, News|

Convention 2018 – Booking Open

Booking for the AYS convention 2018 with Francois Lorin is now open. The convention will deal with Yoga and Fear and details about other tutors and their workshops is available on the AYS convention page. The booking form is also available for download. Our 2017 convention at our new location [...]

By |March 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

Convention 2018 – Yoga & Fear

We are delighted to announce that François Lorin will be our Guest Plenary Speaker for aYs Convention 2018. He is enthusiastic about coming to England, where he first came in the 1960s to study with Krishnamurti. Francois will be looking at the subject of Yoga and Fear.  Using the Bhagavad [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|Categories: Article, News|

Convention 2017 – What a success

Those who attended convention this year were in for some pleasant surprises.  I arrived early on Friday to be greeted by a very welcoming member of staff, he explained where everything was, how I could obtain help during my stay if required, that I would be shown to my room [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

2017 Convention News

The Yoga Sutras and Emotional Intelligence Friday 21st July to Sunday 23rd July 2017 with Hilary Norman and Eleanor Dawson other workshops from inspiring Viniyoga teachers Venue:  Woodbrooke Quaker Conference Centre  Birmingham, B29 6LJ Hilary and Eleanor would like to present their thoughts on Yoga viewed from the perspective of [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Insurance Act 2015

Association for Yoga Studies offers insurance for practitioners, teachers and student teachers through Balens Ltd.  Teacher members of AYS are required to hold insurance, though not necessarily through us. There have been important changes to the insurance following the Insurance Act 2015. This came into effect on August 16th 2016. [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|Categories: News|

aYs Guidelines for Safeguarding Policy

As yoga practitioners and teachers we promote and uphold the principal of ahimsa = non-violence and respect – one of the components of yama, the first of the eight limbs of yoga. This informs the way we relate to each other, to our students, and to all people with whom we come into [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Article, News|

AYS announces Honorary Membership Scheme

We are very pleased to announce the AYS Honorary membership scheme, to recognise and thank exceptional and experienced teachers who have provided support to the AYS over the years. Our first two honorary members are  Sriram , and Navtej Johar. Both have been long term students of TKV Desikachar, and [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

AYS launches Bursary Fund

Following agreement at last year’s convention, AYS is very pleased to announce that the new AYS Bursary Fund will be open in 2016. This is a fund which supports committed students and teachers of yoga who are in financial difficulty in continuing their studies and training. It can subsidise up [...]

By |January 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

AYS launches Insurance Policy through Balens

AYS is very pleased to announce our new insurance policy, which is offered through Balens. All AYS teachers and practitioners are required to be insured to remain on our register, though are not required to do so through us. However, if you choose to move to us, Balens can support [...]

By |June 18th, 2015|Categories: News|

aYs Journal August 2012

This issue of the aYs Journal reflects the theme of last year’s Convention, which was meditation, when the plenary speaker was Chris Preist. The first article by Marc Beauvain explains how to actively bring meditation into your life, taking the practice from the mat to living it intuitively from the [...]

By |July 16th, 2012|Categories: News, Newsletter|

aYs Journal – January 2012

The start of every new year makes us look afresh at our lives and the possibility of making changes to improve the way we are living. As far as the aYs Journal is concerned, you’ll notice that there’s a new look to the title and design. It was felt that, [...]

By |January 1st, 2012|Categories: News, Newsletter|