A Victory for Illinois Yogis! Our YTT Bill Is Law!

Last Updated: December 9, 2016

We are pleased to share some exciting news – Governor Rauner signed Senate Bill 2743 into law late Friday afternoon. Thank you to the Yoga Alliance® community for your strong grassroots support and leadership on this bill. This law means that YTT programs will no longer be bound by regulation as vocational schools by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) beginning January 1, 2017.

We are grateful to the lawmakers who supported this legislation and to Governor Rauner for signing it into law!

Thank Your Elected Representatives!

If you haven’t already, now is a great time to show your appreciation. Share your gratitude for your legislators’ hard work by sending a thank you note to the members who made this law possible. Below is the contact information for our bill sponsors:

  • Senate Bill sponsor: Sen. Don Harmon, Senator 39th District, 329B Capitol Building, Springfield, IL 62706
  • House Bill Sponsor: Rep. Dan Burke, 233-E Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706

We also want to extend a big thank you to all of the Illinois yogis who were involved in supporting this bill. Your efforts benefit the entire yoga community.

Yoga Alliance is in contact with IBHE officials to determine how the Board will implement the law and will provide further updates to you as appropriate. You can also reach us at with any other questions or suggestions you may have.

Pay It Forward!

Yoga Alliance is proud to have championed this bill. While YTTs in Illinois are now free from unnecessary regulation, other YTTs around the country are under pressure. Please help pay it forward with a financial contribution to make sure that yoga is protected.


We're proud to work on your behalf to protect our vibrant yoga community.

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