British Wheel of Yoga
Scotland Regional Newsletter
Events and news from across the region
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Regional Training Officer
Diversity and Child
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Welcome to ‘What’s On’! I hope you
enjoy my first edition as the new editor.
Following my recent move to Scotland
from the East Midlands my love of Yoga
and membership of the BWY has been
a great way to meet new friends and
settle into the local community. I have
been able to attend some wonderful IST
days, finally attending Philip Xerri’s
Pranayama classes in Aberdeen last
Autumn after years of wanting to. Thank
you to Nicola, Jean and Marian van
Oorschot for their help in putting
together this edition and to all the
contributors and advertisers who have
all been very patient and kind. Aileen
Contact information 2
Regional Officer’s report 5
Training Officer's report 7
David Rajesh 9
Anna Semlyen 12
Zoe Knott 15
Gentle Years Yoga Training 17
Yoga Science at Techfest 19
Carol Godridge CDs Review 21
Events and Booking Procedures 23
IST Information 24-28
Events Planner 2018 29
Booking Form 31
The BWY Scotland will take place on
Saturday 1st September 2018 during the
lunch break of the IST day Rajesh David.
At the In The Moment Yoga Studio, 72
Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7DS.
Please come along to express your views
and support your region!
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BWY Diploma Course Tutor Sandra Cook and BWY Teacher Rona
Main hosted Yoga Science for youngsters and families.
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Regional Officer’s Report
Dear BWY Scotland Members
I hope you are well and although
I am writing this in December,
with the sun shining and the sky
blue, I hope that by the time this
magazine gets sent out in
January, the sun will still be
shining and the sky still blue.
This magazine contains details of
our training programme for 2018
and I hope you will support the
region and come along and bring
a yoga buddy or two along with
In April we have Anna Semlyen
in Edinburgh talking about
Patanjali's Nine Obstacles. In
September Rajesh David will be
in Aberdeen for two days talking
about Nada Yoga and using
sound to move into silence.
The regional AGM will be held
during one of the lunchtimes.
In November Zoe Knott will be
teaching a day in each of
Aberdeen and Inverness.
It's a great programme and thank
you to Jean, the RTO, for
organising this. All the days can
be booked and paid for online.
I doubt I have ever written a
Regional Officer update without
asking for volunteers. This one
will be no different. In
September 2018, three roles will
become vacant. The RO (me),
the Booking Officer (Judy) and
the Membership Secretary
(Michele) will all become
vacant. We don't have a
succession plan or know yet who
wants to do these roles. If you
think you can help out please get
in touch asap so that you can
have a seamless transition into
the role you want to do. Without
enough volunteers the region
cannot continue to organise
training days. If your New Year's
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Resolution was to become more
involved in the yoga community
then is a good way to do this. If
you want more information
please ask. I have enjoyed my
time volunteering, but having
been on the committee since
2010, I will have done my bit by
As always I need to send thanks
to all the regional volunteers who
happily and efficiently keep
things ticking over like a well
Have you considered going to
BWY Congress in March? This
has now been renamed to
Yoga Fest 2018 and there are
some great tutors lined up. I
highly recommend it. See the
website for more details.
I hope that 2018 has started well
for you and I wish you many
happy and peaceful hours
practising yoga this year.
With best wishes for 2018.
Regional Officer, BWY Scotland.
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Regional Training Officer’s Report
Dates for the IST programme for 2018 are now confirmed.
Anna Semlyen will be with us on Sunday 29th April at The Yoga
Room, 5 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JX with Improving
Concentration - raising energy, confidence and perseverance.
Rajesh David is bringing us Nada Yoga – the Yoga of Sound on
Saturday 1st September and From Sound to Silence on Sunday 2nd
September at the In The Moment Yoga Studio, 72 Berkeley Street,
Glasgow, G3 7DS. http://www.inthemomentcentre.co.uk/ . Rajesh is
trained in Indian classical music and combines his passion for music
with his study of Yoga. His website is
Zoe Knott will be visiting the northeast of Scotland in the autumn of
2018, with two days in Aberdeenshire. She will be at the Cults Kirk
Centre with Strength in Asana on Saturday the 10th and at the
Universal Hall in Forres with Journey into Backbending on Sunday
For further details of the events please see pages: 24 - 28
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In spite of our best efforts to choose highly regarded tutors and
topics that we think will be of interest, some BWY Scotland events in
recent years have not been well attended. We would appreciate any
feedback you may have, positive or negative, as well as
suggestions for topics, tutors and venues. We would also welcome
hearing from you if you are able to volunteer with assisting in the
organisation of our events. Please contact me by phone on 01397
712889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Yours in Yoga,
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Rajesh David trained at The Yoga Instit