Colorado Bill Approved by House Education Committee!

March 18, 2015

Our bill to exempt yoga teacher training programs from unnecessary regulation by the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools, SB186, was approved by the House Education Committee today by a 10-1 vote.

Despite the emergence of opposition to our legislation, we rallied together and showed the Education Committee Members that we care and that the yoga community is important to Colorado. We applaud our legislators for taking this important step to protect Colorado’s small businesses from unnecessary requirements. A special thank you to Rep. Alec Garnett, a bill sponsor and House Education Committee member, as well as everyone who spoke at the meeting, wrote emails and letters, and helped us raise awareness about this important issue.

What's Next?

We expect SB186 to first be heard in the House Appropriations Committee as soon as Friday, March 20 at 8:00 a.m., and then considered on the House floor either Friday or the following Monday. We have been advised by our champions in the General Assembly that we do not need supporters to attend any more hearings or write emails, but please do keep the letters coming! As always, we will keep you posted every step of the way.

Take Us to the Finish Line

The finish line is in sight, Colorado! Yoga Alliance® has been proud to champion the rights of YTTs and the Colorado yoga community. When we asked for your support at any step along the way, you didn’t just answer the call, you came running - thank you. With your support, we are almost there. In these final days and hours, Yoga Alliance has unleashed our full legal and lobbying resources to get the job done. Please help us over the finish line with a financial contribution.

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