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  • We Did It, Idaho — March 27, 2017
    Yoga Alliance® is pleased to announce some exciting news—Governor Butch Otter signed House Bill 108 into law on Friday afternoon, March 24. Thank you to the Yoga Alliance community for...

  • On to the Governor's Desk, Idaho! — March 15, 2017
    We are pleased to share breaking news about Idaho House Bill 108 – the Idaho Senate passed this legislation unanimously by a vote of 34-0 last night! The Idaho House of Representatives also passed this important legislation...

  • We're Here to Help, Idaho! — February 7, 2017
    Recently, Yoga Alliance was contacted by Idaho yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) about their interactions with the State Board of Education (Board). The Board has contacted some YTTs asserting that they may be required to comply with regulations…

  • Yoga Lobby Day and Group Practice at the WA State Capitol — February 7, 2017
    Join us in Olympia to show Washington’s legislators and decision makers how you feel! We’ll be hosting a lobby day and group practice at the State Capitol building in Olympia...

  • Help Us Keep Up the Momentum, Washington! — February 2, 2017
    Last week, the Senate Higher Education Committee unanimously passed the Senate version of the bill (SB 5141)! This is where you come in. That’s right, Washington. It’s time to make your voices heard…

  • Show Your Support, Massachusetts! — February 2, 2017
    Last week, Senator Mark Montigny introduced legislation that includes specific exemptions from regulation of “the practice or instruction of yoga” while strengthening anti-human trafficking laws...

  • We Unanimously Passed the Senate Higher Ed Committee! — January 27, 2017
    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, passed through the Senate Higher Education Committee yesterday…

  • Washington, We Need Your Help Tomorrow! — January 23, 2017
    On Tuesday, January 24 at 8:00 a.m., the Washington Senate Higher Education Committee is holding a hearing on S.B. 5141, Yoga Alliance®-supported legislation that will...

  • We've Heard You Loud and Clear, Washington! — January 18, 2017
    In January 2017, two bills were introduced in the Washington House and Senate to exempt YTTs from mandatory licensure requirements. The purpose of this legislation is…

  • Oklahoma, We Want to Know What You Think — December 9, 2016
    We’ve heard from Oklahoma yoga teacher training schools (YTTs) about their interactions with the state's Board of Private Vocational Schools. The Board has required some YTTs to obtain licenses meant for…

  • We Want to Hear From You, Washington — December 8, 2016
    Recently, Yoga Alliance® was contacted by Washington yoga teacher training schools (YTTs) about their interactions with the state’s Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board. This Board has required some YTTs…

  • Help America Get PHIT! — November 8, 2016
    In this special podcast episode, YA staff member Irene Waggener explores the PHIT Act, a piece of legislation currently in Congress that aims to help make physical activities (including yoga) more affordable...

  • We're Almost at the Finish Line, Illinois! — May 5, 2016
    Yesterday, the Illinois House Higher Education Committee passed SB 2743 by a vote of 14-0! This legislation, supported by Yoga Alliance, clarifies that the Illinois law governing vocational schools does not apply to yoga teacher training programs (YTTs)...

  • We’re Almost There, Michigan – Yoga Bill Passes House Committee! — April 28, 2016
    We are pleased to share more good news about Michigan Senate Bill 818! The bill was passed by the House Regulatory Reform Committee 14-0 yesterday...

  • Big Win for Alaska Yogis! Senate Passage of HB 305, Now on to the Governor's Desk! — April 18, 2016
    We are pleased to share breaking news about Alaska House Bill 305 – the Alaska Senate passed this legislation unanimously by a vote of 20-0 last night...

  • We Did It, Michigan – Full Senate Passage! Now on to the House! — April 13, 2016
    We are pleased to share the good news that SB 818 was passed by the Michigan Senate by a 35-0 vote! This important legislation, strongly supported by Yoga Alliance, will enable yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) in Michigan to operate without unnecessary regulation...

  • Arizona Yogis: Last Chance to Contact Senators! — April 6, 2016
    We are making great progress in Arizona! HB 2613 is the legislation we support that would exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from regulation by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (SBPPE)...

  • We Did It, Illinois! Now on to the House! — April 6, 2016
    We are pleased to let you know that SB 2743 passed through the Illinois Senate unanimously by a 53-0 vote! This important legislation, strongly supported by Yoga Alliance®, will preserve the rights of yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) in Illinois to operate without unnecessary regulation...

  • Alaska House Passage of HB 305! — April 4, 2016
    We are pleased to share great news about House Bill 305, legislation supported by Yoga Alliance. On March 30th the Alaska House of Representatives passed this important legislation by a vote of 38-0...

  • Arizona Yogis: Please Contact your Senators! — March 30, 2016
    We are making great progress in Arizona! HB 2613 is the legislation we support that would exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from regulation by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (SBPPE). It has been gaining support as it makes its way through the Arizona legislature...

  • Another Committee Approves Alaska YTT Legislation — March 28, 2016
    Legislation supported by Yoga Alliance® continues to advance in the Alaska Legislature! Today, the House Education Committee approved HB 305 without opposition! The bill, introduced by Rep. Lynn Gattis and co-sponsored by Rep. Cathy Munoz, would exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from unnecessary and burdensome...

  • A Unanimous Win in the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee! — March 23, 2016
    We are pleased to announce that Senator Tonya Schuitmaker’s bill SB 818 was passed unanimously (by an 8-0 vote) by the Michigan Senate Regulatory Reform Committee today...

  • Making Strides in Alaska! — March 18, 2016
    A bill that Yoga Alliance® supports, SB 190, is moving quickly through the Alaska legislature! It would exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from burdensome regulation by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)...

  • Now is the Time to Speak Up, Arizona! — March 17, 2016
    As you may know, HB2613, legislation that includes an important provision to exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from regulation by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (SBPPE), has been gaining support as it makes its way through the Arizona legislature...

  • Big Changes for British Columbia Yogis — March 16, 2016
    In case you haven’t heard, major changes are coming to the private career training system in British Columbia. These changes are expected to affect yoga teacher training programs (“YTTs”) that are currently regulated by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (“PCTIA”)...

  • Big Step for Illinois Yoga! — March 8, 2016
    Today, the Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee passed SB 2743 by a vote of 10-0! This legislation, supported by Yoga Alliance, clarifies that the Illinois law governing vocational schools does not apply to yoga teacher training programs (YTTs). If this law were applied to YTTs, it would result in burdensome and unnecessary regulation by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)...

  • Michigan, We Need Your Help! — February 26, 2016
    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. In Michigan, we have heard from many members of the yoga community who are concerned about burdensome regulation of YTTs by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)...

  • Moving On Up in the Illinois Senate! — February 17, 2016
    Great news for Illinois yogis—we have made headway in your state two weeks in a row! As you may know, Yoga Alliance® has heard from members of the Illinois yoga community that the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has notified them that their YTTs must submit to onerous requirements that otherwise...

  • A New Bill to Protect the Alaska Yoga Community! — February 12, 2016
    As you know, last year Yoga Alliance heard from members of Alaska’s yoga community that the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is requiring yoga teacher training (YTT) providers to comply with extensive regulatory requirements intended for vocational schools and to pay expensive fees in order to offer YTT programs to their students...

  • Big Victory in the Missouri House, Moving on to the Senate! — February 11, 2016
    Thanks to the support of the Yoga Alliance® community and the diligent efforts of Rep. Elijah Haahr, Rep. Caleb Jones, and local yogis who testified in committee hearings and sent in letters of support, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 146-7 today to pass a bill we are supporting...

  • New Legislation Introduced to Protect Yoga in Illinois! — February 9, 2016
    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...

  • Take a Stand for Yoga in Missouri — February 8, 2016
    It’s an exciting time for Missouri’s yoga community! Our legislation, which will exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from unnecessary regulation by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is moving full steam ahead in both the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate...

  • Another Yoga Win for the "Show-Me" State! — February 4, 2016
    On Wednesday, the Missouri House Committee on General Laws passed HB 1681 – supported by Yoga Alliance – a bill to exempt Missouri YTTs from burdensome and unnecessary regulation by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. It passed with a unanimous vote of 7-0! This comes after unanimous passage of the bill last week by the House Emerging Issues Committee...

  • A Great Week for the Missouri Yoga Community! — January 27, 2016
    On Monday, the Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee held a hearing on legislation HB 1681 – supported by Yoga Alliance – to exempt Missouri YTTs from burdensome and unnecessary regulation by the Missouri Department of Higher Education...

  • More Good News in Missouri! — January 21, 2016
    As you know, Yoga Alliance has been working hard on your behalf to protect Missouri’s yoga teacher training (“YTTs”) providers from burdensome and expensive regulations imposed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (“MDHE”). We have some exciting updates about our efforts to ensure that Missouri’s YTTs can operate without unnecessary regulation...

  • Big News for the Arizona Yoga Community! — January 20, 2016
    As you know, last year Yoga Alliance heard from members of Arizona’s yoga community that the State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (“SBPPE”) is requiring yoga teacher training program providers (“YTTs”) to comply with extensive regulatory requirements and pay expensive fees in order to offer YTT programs to their students...

  • Big News for the Missouri Yoga Community — December 10, 2015
    As you know, earlier this year Yoga Alliance heard from members of Missouri’s yoga community that the Missouri Department of Higher Education would be requiring yoga teacher training program providers to comply with extensive regulatory requirements and to pay expensive fees. We are pleased to announce that yesterday...

  • Just When You Thought It Was Over: Bikram Tries Again in the Court of Appeals — December 8, 2015
    Exactly two months after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that Bikram Choudhury’s sequence of yoga postures could not be copyrighted, Bikram is trying again in the Court of Appeals. Bikram has filed a petition for a rehearing, asking the Ninth Circuit to rehear his appeal despite the decision already issued...

  • We Need to Hear From You, Alaska! — November 3, 2015
    Yoga Alliance has been contacted by yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) in Alaska regarding recent interactions with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE). We have learned that the ACPE may be requiring Alaska YTTs to comply with state regulations meant for vocational or professional programs and pay annual fees to operate in the state...

  • Rejection of Bikram Copyright Upheld in Appellate Court — October 8, 2015
    On October 8, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California affirmed a previous ruling by a federal district court that Bikram Choudhury’s sequence of 26 yoga poses is not entitled to copyright protection...

  • Yoga in Arizona Advocacy Update — September 10, 2015
    Members of the Arizona yoga community recently informed us that they need help. As soon as we found out that the State Board of Private Postsecondary Education (SBPPE) was placing regulations on yoga teacher training programs (YTTs), we quickly assembled a legal team in Arizona...

  • Help Us Protect Yoga in Michigan — September 9, 2015
    In recent weeks, we have been contacted by members of the Michigan yoga community regarding regulation by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). These regulations require yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) to pay expensive fees and...

  • An Important Update About Yoga in Arizona — June 16, 2015
    Yoga Alliance has been actively engaged in Arizona to free yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from regulations administered by the State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (SBPPE). These efforts were initiated when...

  • We Need Your Help to Protect Yoga in Illinois — May 29, 2015
    As you may know, Yoga Alliance has been working in states across the country to make sure that yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) may operate without unnecessary and burdensome government regulation. Recently, Yoga Alliance has been contacted by...

  • Yoga Alliance Opposes Attempted YTT Regulation in Slovenia — May 28, 2015
    In recent weeks, Yoga Alliance has been contacted by yoga teachers in Slovenia who are concerned about government attempts to regulate the yoga community in their country...

  • Help Us Protect Yoga in Arizona — May 22, 2015
    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)...

  • Mission Accomplished, Colorado! — April 16, 2015
    As a result of your dedication--your calls, your letters, your meetings, your tweets--and support, the yoga community was able to rally together to pass SB 186, which Governor Hickenlooper signed into law today! In honor of our recent victory in Colorado, join us tomorrow, Friday April 17, for a celebration in Denver...

  • We're Taking a Stand in Missouri — April 15, 2015
    We have been contacted by members of Missouri’s yoga community regarding actions by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) to regulate YTTs as “vocational schools” under its Postsecondary School Certification Program...

  • Another Win for Yoga in Encinitas — April 6, 2015
    Yoga Alliance was actively involved in ensuring that the California court of appeal had the information and comments needed to uphold the teaching of yoga in the Encinitas school district in San Diego County. Documents and comments provided by Yoga Alliance supported the court’s decision, which rejected...

  • Encinitas Yoga in Schools Case Progresses — March 27, 2015
    The case dealing with an elementary school district's yoga program, Sedlock, et al v. Baird, et al, was argued before a three-judge panel of California's 4th District Court of Appeal on March 11, 2015 in San Diego. Plaintiffs claim that an elective yoga program offered by the Encinitas Union School District violated students' constitutional right to religious freedom...

  • We Did It, Colorado! — March 24, 2015
    Thanks to the incredible support of the Yoga Alliance community and the efforts of our champions in the General Assembly, our bill (SB186) to protect the rights of yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) to operate without unnecessary regulation, passed the full House Chamber by a 63-1 vote...

  • Tomorrow is Crucial for Colorado — March 19, 2015
    Yesterday our bill, SB186, which will exempt yoga teacher training programs from unnecessary regulation, passed through the House Education Committee and is now headed to the Appropriations Committee. It will be heard by the Appropriations Committee tomorrow morning, and if approved, the House floor shortly thereafter...

  • 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...

  • SB 186 Passes Colorado Senate 32-1 — March 6, 2015
    Today, the Colorado Senate approved Senate Bill 186 by a 32 - 1 vote! The bill, which is strongly supported by Yoga Alliance, would exempt yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) from unnecessary regulation by the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS). As a sign of support for our industry...

  • Another Step in the Right Direction — March 5, 2015
    Today, the Colorado Senate passed by voice vote legislation Senate Bill 186 to exempt yoga teacher training programs from unnecessary state regulation. It is our understanding that a final recorded vote on the legislation (known as the “third reading”) will take place tomorrow....

  • Our Bill is Headed to the Senate Floor — March 3, 2015
    This morning, the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 186, a bipartisan bill to exempt yoga teacher trainings (YTTs) from burdensome regulation by the Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS). The bill, which the Senate Education Committee...

  • We Passed the Senate Education Committee! — February 25, 2015
    Senate Bill 186, a bipartisan bill to exempt yoga teacher trainings (YTTs) from burdensome regulation by the DPOS, is moving quickly through the General Assembly. The bill, introduced by Sen. Laura Woods, Rep. Alec Garnett, and Rep. Tim Dore, passed through the Senate Education Committee today by a unanimous vote!...

  • Good News: Colorado Bill to be Considered Tomorrow — February 24, 2015
    Senate Bill 186, a bipartisan bill to exempt yoga teacher trainings (YTTs) from burdensome regulation by the Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS), has been announced by Sen. Laura Woods, Rep. Alec Garnett and Rep. Tim Dore...

  • Alert: Bill Headed to Colorado General Assembly — February 23, 2015
    Thank you for your dedicated participation in our effort to prevent onerous regulation of yoga teacher training programs (YTTs) in Colorado. Yoga Alliance remains actively engaged with our state decision makers to enact bipartisan legislation that will exempt YTTs from the reach of... 

  • Keep the Pressure on, Colorado! — February 17, 2015
    Have you been following recent media coverage on Yoga Alliance's and the Colorado yoga community's opposition to the Division of Private Occupational Schools' (DPOS) efforts to impose burdensome and expensive regulation on yoga teacher training programs (YTTs)?...

  • It's a Law, Arkansas! — February 12, 2015
    We did it! Thanks to the overwhelming support and outreach by the Yoga Alliance community and the diligent efforts of Arkansas legislators, our bill to protect the rights of yoga teacher training programs to operate in Arkansas without unnecessary intrusion, Senate Bill 94, was enacted into law today...

  • Help Needed Postponed: Senators to Consider DPOS Regulation — February 11, 2015
    On February 11, we sent Colorado yoga teachers and schools a notice encouraging them to testify at a Senate Education Committee hearing on Thursday, February 12, at which legislation intended to reauthorize the DPOS's operations and expand its power would be considered...

  • We Did It, Arkansas! — February 6, 2015
    Thanks to the 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...

  • Advocacy in Action: Another Step Closer — February 3, 2015
    On February 3, the House Education Committee unanimously approved SB 94, our piece of legislation to protect the rights of yoga teacher training programs to operate in Arkansas without unnecessary intrusion. We're almost there, but we need to keep the pressure on until this bill becomes a law...

  • We're in the Home Stretch, Arkansas — January 29, 2015
    Thanks to the support of the Yoga Alliance community and the diligent efforts of Sen. Uvalde Lindsey and Rep. Charlie Collins, our piece of legislation to protect the rights of yoga teacher training programs to operate in Arkansas without unnecessary intrusion, Senate Bill 94, passed...

  • Urgent Update for the Arkansas Yoga Community — January 27, 2015
    Senate Bill 94, a piece of legislation to protect the rights of yoga studios to operate in Arkansas without unnecessary intrusion, will be considered by the Senate Education Committee this Wednesday, January 28, upon adjournment of the Senate...

  • Action Needed: Enlighten the DPOS About Yoga — January 27, 2015
    Join us in opposing the Colorado Division of Private Occupational School’s (DPOS) efforts to impose burdensome and expensive requirements on yoga teacher training schools in this state...

  • Big News for the Arkansas Yoga Community — January 23, 2015
    We are pleased to announce that yesterday, Senator Uvalde Lindsay and Representative Charlie Collins introduced a bill in the Arkansas General Assembly that would prevent state regulators from imposing burdensome and expensive regulations on yoga teacher training programs in this state...

  • Advocacy in Action: Trouble Brewing in Illinois — January 16, 2015
    Yoga Alliance has been contacted by several yoga teacher training schools (YTTs) in Illinois regarding recent correspondence received from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The IBHE’s correspondence asserts that YTTs are subject to state regulations...

  • Colorado Yogis: Make Your Voice Heard — January 16, 2015
    Will you join us in opposing the Colorado Division of Private Occupational School’s (DPOS) efforts to impose burdensome and expensive requirements on yoga teacher training schools? This is a critical time to speak out. The DPOS is listening...

  • Our Official Stance on Government Regulation — January 12, 2015
    In the wake of recent legislation threatening yoga instruction in many states, Yoga Alliance has a need to educate our members and the greater yoga community about the threat that government regulation poses to our beloved practice...

  • It's Time to #ProtectColoradoYoga — January 8, 2015
    In our last alert to you about the recent efforts to impose expensive and unnecessary requirements on yoga teacher training schools by the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools, we asked for your help to raise awareness and make our voices heard. Many of you have already heeded this call, but we need more action...

  • Alert for All Colorado Yogis — December 23, 2014
    Yoga teacher training programs across Colorado have already received letters from the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools (“DPOS”) directing them to submit information and pay fees. Like you, Yoga Alliance has significant concerns about the onerous and expensive requirements...

  • Update on Arkansas YTT Regulations — December 22, 2014
    As you know, the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education (“SBPCE”) is requiring yoga teacher training programs (“YTTs”) in the state to be licensed. This new requirement is based on the SBPCE’s recent and novel determination that YTTs constitute “career education”...

  • Sedlock v. Baird Amicus Brief — December 19, 2014
    Plaintiffs in Sedlock v. Baird claimed that an elective yoga program offered by the elementary school district in Encinitas, California violated their constitutional right to religious freedom because yoga is inherently religious. The trial court upheld the yoga program and plaintiffs appealed. View our amicus brief on the matter...

  • Important Information for Colorado RYS Owners — December 8, 2014
    Recently, Yoga Alliance has been contacted by a number of yoga teacher training schools (“YTTs”) in Colorado regarding correspondence received from the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools (the “Division”) asserting that such schools may be subject to requirements governing occupational schools and programs...

  • YA President Meets with Arkansas Members, Opposes Licensure for Yoga Teacher Training — October 24, 2014
    In early October, Yoga Alliance visited Arkansas to meet with members and oppose the new regulation from the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education that would require state licenses for yoga schools that train teachers...

  • Yoga Alliance Formally Opposes Proposed Arkansas Yoga School Regulation — October 20, 2014
    Yoga Alliance’s position is that the SBPCE does not have the legal authority to regulate yoga teacher training programs because the state legislature authorized the board to regulate training that “leads to or enhances a career.”...

  • Yoga Alliance to support Encinitas yoga program in Court of Appeal — September 17, 2014
    Yoga Alliance will be submitting an amicus curiae brief in support of the Encinitas Union School District's physical education program that includes yoga as an optional alternative to traditional physical education. Briefing is underway in the California Court of Appeal for the case Sedlock v. Baird...

  • The DC "Yoga Tax" isn't Really a Yoga Tax — July 30, 2014
    Yoga Alliance recently submitted comments to D.C. government officials arguing that it would be wrong to interpret the fitness-club provision as a tax on yoga...

  • What You Need to Know About the D.C. "Yoga Tax" — June 4, 2014
    On May 28, 2014, the Washington, D.C. City Council voted in favor of a draft budget for 2015 that would implement a 5.75 percent tax on six service-sector businesses, including gyms, fitness clubs and yoga studios based in the District of Columbia...

  • Yoga trial without resolution — May 23, 2013
    The trial of Sedlock v Baird continued Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, and will go on hiatus until June, as reported by the UT San Diego. Attorneys from both sides of the case wish to call in more witnesses before making their closing arguments. The trial is scheduled to resume June 24...

  • Questioning the definition of “religion” as the trial begins — May 21, 2013
    Yesterday, the trial began in Encinitas, Calif. where two parents are challenging a yoga program in schools. The judge initiated the debate by asking, “what is religion?,” as reported by U-T San Diego...

  • Yoga Alliance helps defend yoga in schools — May 16, 2013
    On Monday, the case of Sedlock v. Baird is scheduled to go to trial. Parents of a child in Encinitas, Calif. are challenging the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) on the accusation that yoga sessions taught in school violate religious freedom...

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Announcements from Yoga Alliance

  • Introducing the New RYT Profile Page — August 5, 2013
    As we suggested in our last communication about the big changes we’re making at Yoga Alliance, we are working hard to overhaul our website and build a better Directory to help you promote yourself and your unique story as a yoga teacher. The website will also vastly simplify the registration and upgrade process...

  • The Next Generation of Yoga Alliance — July 1, 2013
    In the past couple of months, we’ve reached out to our membership to let you know that we’re embarking on a process of change and renewal at Yoga Alliance. We have asked for your participation and input, and we are consistently gratified by the volume and thoughtfulness of the feedback we receive...

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  • Off the Mat, Into the World™ and Yoga Alliance join forces — June 13, 2013
    We are excited to share an exciting new collaboration between Yoga Alliance and Off the Mat, Into the World™ (OTM). As a part of our Local Community Initiative, OTM will provide extensive tools, training and support for Yoga Alliance members who want to create community groups of yoga teachers, school directors and studio owners...

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