Yoga Teacher Training Forum

Welcome to The Yoga Teacher Training Forum Archive - A Collection of Various Yoga Topics

The Forum is Now Closed and Will Remain as an Information Archive.

For New Updates and Conversations, We Now Have a Public Facebook Group Located Here


Please consider registering


— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

The forums are currently locked and only available for read only access
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Should yoga teachers be required to have a state license?
This topic is locked
Mark Franklin

Forum Posts: 69
Member Since:
April 27, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
June 22, 2006 - 8:59 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Namaste Mark,

My apology if I sound like a devil's advocate.

Misinformed Yoga Teachers? Some are, and most are not. Hair stylists, plumbers, and doctors with credentials - you could say the very same thing. Government regulations don't help, just look where we are right now. Would anyone like the government to run their family?

Should George Bush regulate Bhakti, Karma, and Raja Yoga? Should the Yoga Alliance regulate Tantra Yoga? It really seems silly. Governments that try to control thinking, exercising, meditating, and praying, used to be called communist.

Licensing most things is just another way for governments to tap into your pockets. The public is more aware of Yoga and competent Yoga teachers.

No organization should ever try to control a system that has been around for thousands of years. Lately, we have the BWY and the Alliance trying to make a claim on this turf. The hidden agenda is obvious, memberships are like protection money, but some Yoga teachers are like sheep.

Sorry, the truth is nobody is qualified to regulate Yoga, but the Christian Right would like a shot at it. Just think about it - They would like to outlaw Yoga.

This topic is locked
Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 340

Currently Online:
7 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: yogarishikesh, yogavini, Healthy Life Cycle Canada

Top Posters:

Priyah: 156

laparadis: 146

Yoga Paul: 138

ashmin: 98

Parell: 82

Gator: 77

diedwardo7: 77

Traci: 73

Yogi: 70

Don Briskin: 69

Newest Members:










victoria lucy

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 24

Topics: 2814

Posts: 4302


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 43

Members: 1987

Moderators: 1

Admins: 3

Administrators: Meredith, Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, Paul

Moderators: techsupport