We Unanimously Passed the Senate Higher Ed Committee!

Last Updated: January 27, 2017

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Attention, Washington Yogis!Senate Bill 5141, a bipartisan bill to exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from burdensome regulation by the state’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, is moving quickly through the Washington State Senate. The bill, introduced by Sens. Guy Palumbo and Lynda Wilson, passed through the Senate Higher Education Committee yesterday by a unanimous vote!

As you know, Yoga Alliance® strongly supports this critical legislation. We commend the members of the Senate Higher Education Committee, including our bill sponsors, for working to protect the Washington yoga community.

Next Steps

After consideration in the Senate Rules Committee in the coming days, the bill will be considered by the full Senate. We are also closely monitoring House Bill 1385, a companion bill that was introduced in the House. We will keep you updated on major developments related to these bills. Please feel free to contact us at if you have questions or if you are interested in assisting us in our advocacy efforts.

Keep Up The Momentum!

Your support is crucial in this process, and Yoga Alliance thanks everyone who signed the petition in favor of this important legislation.

We invite you to call or write to members of the Senate Higher Education Committee to thank them for their unanimous support of S.B. 5141 and ask for their continued support as the bill progresses through the Senate.

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