Director of True Yoga
Colin Dunsmuir is an experienced course tutor, who was certified as a Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist directly by T.K.V. Desikachar in 2009.
Earlier in his life he was taught the Iyengar method and further to this he practiced and completed the first and second series of Aṣṭāṅga Vinyāsa Yoga with the late K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath in Mysore, India.
Colin embarked on his first Yoga Therapy Training in India in 2004, that eventually led him to be invited to study Viniyoga and Yoga Therapy with the late T.K.V. Desikachar, the son of Professor T. Krishnamacharya – known as the grandfather of modern yoga that we know today. During his time studying this approach with the family from 2006 to 2013, he was privileged to have studied the majority of yoga’s key texts, and completed several long internships assisting and teaching at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India.
Today, Colin specialises in teaching Viniyoga in a traditional, one-to-one basis. Besides teaching yoga for health, wellbeing and evolution, he has considerable experience of yoga for cancer and end of life, many physical and psychological ailments, mental health, meditation, and yoga for young people. He has worked in palaces, government buildings, private homes, corporations, hospices, hospitals, pupil referral units and schools.
Colin is director of the BWY London Yoga Festival and sits on the Professional Specific Board for Yoga Therapy with the Complimentary Natural Health Care Council (CNHC), and is a committee member of The British Council of Yoga Therapy. He is currently in the process of setting up The Professional Association of Yoga Therapy in order to ensure ongoing high standards of Yoga and Yoga Therapy in the UK. He became a Yoga Teacher Trainer with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2008 after delivering several BWY Foundation Courses.
Colin is passionate about working inclusively with all styles of practice and alongside other modalities such as medical doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, and psychotherapists while using Yoga Therapy as complementary discipline. He works in and around Central London and continues his studies one-to-one under the supervision of Bernard Bouanchaud in France.