Advocacy in Action: Trouble Brewing in Illinois

January 16, 2015

Yoga Alliance® has been contacted by several yoga teacher training schools (YTTs) in Illinois regarding recent correspondence received from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

The IBHE’s correspondence asserts that YTTs are subject to state regulations for trade, occupational, and professional training programs, and directs YTTs to obtain IBHE approval to operate in the state. Like you, Yoga Alliance has significant concerns about burdensome regulation of YTTs and is committed to protecting the rights of YTTs in this state and throughout the country.

We are closely monitoring the actions of IBHE and hope that you will share your experiences with us.

If you have been contacted by, submitted information to, or been told that your program requires approval by the IBHE, please let us know.

If possible, please include a copy of any correspondence from the agency and the date of receipt. You may reach us at

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