February 12, 2015
We did it! Thanks to the overwhelming support and outreach by the Yoga Alliance® community and the diligent efforts of Senators Uvalde Lindsey and Missy Irvin, and Representatives Charlie Collins and John Vines, our legislation to protect the rights of yoga teacher training programs to operate in Arkansas without unnecessary intrusion, Senate Bill 94, was enacted into law today. Yoga teacher trainings (YTT) will no longer be a target of the State Board of Private Career Education as they have now been officially removed from the Board’s jurisdiction.
We have reason to believe that the Board will respond to this new law in the coming weeks by issuing correspondence to YTT schools concerning the new law and reimbursement of any monies previously paid to the Board for licensing fees. Please stay tuned for further Yoga Alliance updates as we learn more about the Board’s proposed actions.
Yoga Alliance was pleased to advocate on behalf the Arkansas yoga community and is very proud of this tremendous success. We are currently working on similar issues in other states because unfortunately, YTTs are also under siege by overzealous state governments. Please help Yoga Alliance to continue this effort, by paying it forward with a financial contribution. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, and should be sent via PayPal.
Show your appreciation for the hard work of both the Senate and the House by sending a thank you e-mail or call to the members that made this possible. Below is the contact information for:
You can also find your local Senator and your local Representative online to express your gratitude for their help. Feel free to use the language provided below or create your own message.
Thank you for your support of Senate Bill 94, which protects the rights of yoga teacher training programs to operate in Arkansas without unnecessary intrusion and regulation by the State Board of Private Career Education.
[Your Name Here]
Thank you for your help in protecting yoga in Arkansas. Without you, this victory would not have been possible.
Support Yoga Alliance's advocacy efforts to make sure that yoga is not only protected in Arkansas, but across the country. Text PROTECTYOGA to 41444 to pledge your support, or contribute via PayPal.
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