The calm of the yoga community appears to have been disturbed, with the resignation of two top officials.
Apparent discontent about a “dysfunctional and unworkable governance structure” has prompted the chairman and vice-chairwoman of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) to step down.
In a statement on the BWY website, chairman Paul Fox and vice-chairwoman Shelagh Mackenzie said they had sent a resignation letter to the national executive committee, outlining “detailed reasons” for leaving their posts.
They told members their three main reasons for resigning were: “Our inability to discharge our duty of care to BWY staff due to the actions of the NEC and others; the dysfunctional and unworkable governance structure of BWY which is in urgent need of reform; the unwillingness of the current NEC to take what we believe are necessary decisions to move the organisation forwards.”
BWY describes itself as the UK’s foremost yoga charity.