BCYT (British Council for Yoga Therapy) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)

Free January 2021 Training for Yoga Therapists


Dear FRYOG members

As from 1 January 2021, I will be FRYOG’s representative on the BCYT and FRYOG’s verifying officer for the CNHC.  I am taking over from Patricia Cronin who has occupied these roles for many years and, on behalf of FRYOG, I should like to gratefully thank Pat for her hard work and contribution.

By way of introduction, I am a Yoga & Meditation teacher and a CNHC registered Yoga Therapist.  I did my yoga teacher training with FRYOG, studied meditation with Swami Saradananda and trained as a Yoga Therapist with Real Yoga.  Yoga has changed my life and I am passionate about sharing the therapeutic benefits of yoga and helping others to improve their own individual wellbeing.

Whilst you may be busy with Christmas preparations, I’d like to give you early news about two free events that the BCYT is running in January before they are more widely advertised, I’d like to make sure you know about them.

Earlier this month, the BCYT ran an online event on Covid & Long Covid, which was over-subscribed. Whilst there is a recording of this event on Facebook (check out the BCYT page), BCYT has decided to offer a re-run of the event on Saturday, 9 January.  I attended the first event and found it very interesting, as well as a forum to connect, so would recommend this.

The BCYT is also offering a second event on providing Yoga Therapy on-line on Saturday, 16 January.

The BCYT is also in discussions about setting up a Yoga Therapy professional association for individual members and I understand these will be mentioned at some stage at these on-line events.  So, if you’re a yoga therapist or have an interest in therapeutic yoga, please watch out for this!

To book for either or both events, here are the links below:

  • Saturday, 16 January    ‘Facilitating Yoga Therapy On-Line’ on 16th January 10am-12:30pm with Penny Roberts, Yoga Campus & Judy Sampath, Yoga United     https://www.eventbrite.com/e/133120630389

The BCYT has a Facebook page, so you may like to connect there.

If you want to know more about the BCYT and CNHC, here’s some information:

  • FRYOG is a member of the British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT) which is a professional forum operating in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, comprising professional yoga therapy training organisations and professional organisations whose members are Yoga Therapists.  If you want to know more, here’s a link to their website: http://www.bcyt.co.uk/
  • Some FRYOG members, who are Yoga Therapists will be registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is the UK regulatory body for complementary therapists, set up by the government to protect the public by providing an independent UK register of complementary healthcare practitioners.   If you want to know more, here is a link: https://www.cnhc.org.uk/

I wish you all a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Love & light

Sarah x

Sarah Swan, Dip FRYOG, CNHC Registered

Yoga Therapist

Yoga & Meditation Teacher


t: 07867 504539