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New Legislation Introduced to Protect Yoga in Illinois!

February 9, 2015



As you may know, Yoga Alliance® has been working in states across the country to make sure that yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) are protected from unfair and unnecessary government regulation. We heard from members of the Illinois yoga community who are concerned about the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s (IBHE) actions to attempt to regulate YTTs. Since May of 2015, we have been working hard on your behalf to protect the rights of Illinois YTTs to operate without unnecessary intrusion.

We are pleased to announce that Representative Daniel Burke, the Assistant House Majority Leader, introduced a bill HB5514 in the Illinois General Assembly that would prevent state regulators from imposing burdensome regulations on YTT programs. We are making great progress in the state of Illinois!

We thank Rep. Burke for his efforts to support the Illinois yoga community, and look forward to the consideration of this important legislation in the coming weeks.

As our efforts continue, we ask that you:

Watch for updates from us. Over the coming weeks, we will keep you apprised of the status of our bill. In short order, it will become critical that we make our voices heard. We know that when we send out this call for action, you’ll be ready.

Share our updates on Facebook with your networks.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue!

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