There are currently no official qualifications required to become a yoga teacher in the UK – meaning anyone could start charging customers for classes in their front room. While you need two years’ experience practising with a qualified yoga teacher and a recognised yoga teaching qualification, course quality varies wildly across the country.

Great news for bendy freelancers looking for another side hustle to earn them some extra cash, but less great, perhaps, for injury-prone punters new to the practice. So, should yoga-teacher training be better regulated?

A debate is currently underway over whether stricter regulations are needed to protect the public from charlatans and over-excited amateurs. The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), the governing body appointed by Sports England (which doesn’t have regulatory powers), has triggered a year-long consultation to create national standards for yoga teachers, The Times reported.

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