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Fallout at British Wheel of Yoga leads to double resignation

The chairman and vice-chairwoman at the British Wheel of Yoga have stepped down.

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Two people have resigned from the British Wheel of Yoga (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Two people have resigned from the British Wheel of Yoga (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Two people have resigned from the British Wheel of Yoga (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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.

PA