CNHC Registration for Yoga Therapists


Since January 4th 2010, yoga therapists have been able to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Some yoga teachers who are also yoga therapists may find it useful to register with CNHC. Visit for the CNHC leaflet on why registering with CNHC may be beneficial.

Thanks to the efforts of Bill Feeney in particular, the Yoga for Health Foundation Remedial Training Scheme (RTS) qualification is already recognised by CNHC as an approved yoga therapists' qualification. Anyone with the YFH RTS certificate can apply, whether or not they are a member of YHET, to be registered with CNHC as a Yoga Therapist. Where yoga therapists have already been asked about being on the register or anticipate this happening, registration may be advantageous.

How to Register

YHET is not able to process CNHC applications for registration itself but The Friends of Yoga (FRYOG) can do this on our behalf.

Those interested in registering with CNHC as yoga therapists should first raise their request via the YHET Contact Us screen. We will then supply you with the FRYOG email contact who will be able to send you an application form.

You should complete the form and post it together with a £15 verification fee to FRYOG (cheques payable to Claire Sparks) for processing the application. Applicants must also provide copies of both their insurance and RTS certificates to FRYOG (electronic copies are preferred) to support their application.

You will subsequently receive an email from CNHC giving you a user name and password, confirming that your application has been verified and inviting you to complete the registration process on the CNHC's website.

If you do not have an email address, CNHC will send you an application form by post for completion and return to CNHC together with payment of the annual registration fee, plus an additional £10 administration charge to cover the costs of entering information on to the register on your behalf. The registration fee is usually £45 but a £30 initial registration early bird offer applies for yoga therapists until 4/7/2010. The registration fee is renewable annually.

Note that if the YFH RTS certificate were not already one of the approved Yoga Therapy qualifications on the CNHC Yoga Therapy register, it would cost an applicant £150 to have it checked by CNHC as being a suitable qualification for the Yoga Therapy register.



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