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An Important Update About Yoga in Arizona

June 16, 2015

Yoga Alliance has been actively engaged in Arizona to free yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from regulations administered by the State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (SBPPE). These efforts were initiated when Yoga Alliance was contacted by members of the Arizona yoga community who expressed significant concerns that these regulations – meant for “private vocational programs” – are unnecessary and harmful. We want Arizona to join other states that either exempt YTT programs from similar regulation or have never regulated providers of YTT programs.

In recent months, Yoga Alliance has formed a team on the ground that is working – on your behalf – with Arizona’s legislators, regulators, and decision makers to make sure that YTTs are no longer harmed by needless and burdensome requirements. In May, a Yoga Alliance representative participated in an SBPPE meeting to present our case, answer questions, and mark another step toward solutions that will help the yoga community thrive.

As these efforts continue, we want to hear more from you! We want to make sure your needs are being met and to ensure your whole-hearted support.

  • Let us know if you have been contacted by SBPPE, are currently subject to regulation, or would like to be involved in Yoga Alliance’s Arizona efforts by taking our brief survey.
  • Tell us if you oppose SBPPE’s regulation of YTTs by signing this petition. Please share your story in the comments section.
  • Let us know if you have any relationships with state government officials, including legislators, who may be supportive of our efforts

Thank you to everyone who has already connected with us and signed the petition. We look forward to working with you on behalf of YTT providers across Arizona.

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