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Should yoga teachers be required to have a state license?
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June 22, 2006 - 8:59 pm
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My belief regarding Yoga teachers is that, for the most part, we are dedicated to sharing the knowledge we have gained through study - study that we know is never "completed". I operate under the premise that some days I am the teacher and some days I am the student...the quest for learning is never fully satisfied. That being said I must add that regulating and certifying Yoga down to the State level ds not seem like a good idea; many physicians are State licensed and are still found guilty of malpractice. Learning that ends with any certification process is learning that could potentially prove dangerous. One additional thought is that people who are interested in studying Yoga should be well-informed about what constitutes a "good" Yoga teacher vs. a "bad" one - I do think it is part of our job as teachers to guide students, teach by example, and make them aware that they must first listen to their bodies and their intuition.

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