Yoga:Written question - HL17104

Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent meetings they have had with yoga practitioners, or representatives of yoga practitioners; and what action they are taking as a result of those meetings.
Answered by: Lord Ashton of Hyde
Answered on: 23 July 2019

Government wants to encourage everyone to get physically active in a way that they enjoy, something we set out in our Sporting Future sport and physical activity strategy. As part of their roles the Secretary of State and Minister for Sport meet with the national governing bodies for sport and physical activity on a periodic and ongoing basis. Ministers continue to work with them to ensure that the government's Sporting Future strategy is implemented effectively and that grassroots participation is supported.

National governing bodies are also in regular contact with Sport England, the government arm’s length body responsible for investing in and supporting grassroots sport and physical activity. Yoga clubs and associations are eligible to apply to Sport England for funding and are encouraged to consider this as an option to help increase participation.

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