Help Us Protect Yoga in Arizona
As you may know, in recent months Yoga Alliance® has been working with yoga communities across the country to ensure that yoga schools may operate without unnecessary government regulation. Legislation was adopted in Arkansas and Colorado that exempts yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from state regulations and licensing requirements intended to apply to “occupational” or “vocational” schools.
Recently, Yoga Alliance was contacted by members of Arizona’s yoga community regarding regulations on YTTs by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (SBPPE). These regulations – meant to apply to “private vocational programs” – involve compliance with extensive requirements and payment of expensive fees for nearly every YTT course offered by a yoga provider. Like you, Yoga Alliance is concerned that these regulations are not only unnecessary, but harmful to the yoga community and small businesses in this state.
Here's how you can help:
Yoga Alliance is already working on behalf of Arizona’s YTTs. We have assembled a team, and are working with Arizona’s decision-makers to help YTTs in this state grow and thrive. As this effort continues, your support will be critical. Right now, we ask you to let Arizona’s regulators and legislators know how these regulations are affecting you by signing this petition
. If you feel comfortable, please feel free to share your story in the comments section.
Thank you to all of the members who have already connected with Yoga Alliance. We look forward to working with you to strengthen the yoga community in Arizona.