Big News for the Arizona Yoga Community!

Last Updated: December 9, 2016

Protect ArizonaAs you know, last year Yoga Alliance heard from members of Arizona’s yoga community that the State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (“SBPPE”) is requiring yoga teacher training program providers (“YTTs”) to comply with extensive regulatory requirements and pay expensive fees in order to offer YTT programs to their students. Since then, we have been working hard on your behalf to protect the rights of the Arizona’s yoga community to operate and offer YTT programs without unnecessary and costly intrusion.

We are pleased to announce that last week, with Yoga Alliance’s strong support, Representatives Bob Thorpe, Christopher Ackerley, Vince Leach, Rebecca Rios, and Lela Alston introduced H.B. 2390, a bill in the Arizona House of Representatives that would exempt YTTs from the current burdensome and unnecessary regulations that apply to them. We commend these legislators for their support of Arizona’s yoga community and we look forward to their consideration of this important legislation in the coming weeks. If successful, Arizona will join the majority of other states that do not actively regulate YTT programs or have exempted YTT programs from similar regulations.

As our efforts continue, we will need your help! As this bill makes its way through the legislative process there will many times when we’ll need to make our voices heard. We know that when we send out this call, you’ll be ready.

  • Make sure to watch for updates from us. In the coming weeks, we’ll keep you updated on the status of the bill and let you know how you can best support this effort. You can even sign up for free text message advocacy alerts! Just text “ArizonaYoga” to 51555 to sign up.

  • Share your story. We want to hear from you! If you have been impacted by the SBPPE’s regulations, want to get involved, or have any questions, please contact us by email at

  • Help us keep going. Yoga Alliance has been working hard to advocate for the rights of the Arizona yoga community. Please support this effort with a financial contribution.

With your help, we are confident that our efforts will lead to greater freedom and opportunity for you, your clients, and your business in Arizona.

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