It offers an extensive listing of Yoga Practitioners who at some point in their continuing studies have completed, or are in training where indicated, a Centre for Yoga Studies/Viniyoga Britain Practitioner Programme with Paul Harvey, or an Approved Training with Practitioners who trained extensively within cYs.
The cYs Practitioner Programme Diploma is Accredited in the UK by the British Wheel of Yoga, as well as by the European Union of Yoga Federations to teach in any of its member countries. Being awarded the cYs/VB Diploma validates the holder as having qualified to Practice offering Yoga Tuition for Personal Learning or Therapeutic Healthcare in the UK and Ireland, as well as other member countries of EUFNY.
All cYs/VB Qualified Practitioners are also expected to attend Yoga related CPD/IST Courses in order to maintain appropriate UK Regulatory Body Certifications for Yoga Teaching and if required, renew CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) Registered UK Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare status.
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government funding and support. Its key function is to provide the general public and commissioners of services access to a list of practitioners that have been assessed as meeting national standards of competence and practice. It currently registers practitioners from more than fourteen disciplines. The Department of Health in 2009 stated: “CNHC is the only voluntary regulatory body for complementary healthcare which has official government backing. No other organisation has the same exacting criteria or focus on safety and quality.”
Practitioners with Specialist Skills Workshop and Personal Study Modules training are listed accordingly.