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The need for an alternative to Yoga Alliance
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January 11, 2009 - 5:28 pm
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Namaskar Dear Ones,

There is no need for inflammatory remarks. In fact, accusations should be backed by proof. This is similar to a reporter who has a sensational story, but cannot reveal the true source. Realizing this, you may want to consider contacting me directly, if you have evidence of unethical behavior. If you have something concrete about a conflict of interest, I can petition any Yoga teacher organization.

To pursue this line of thinking further, each of you has the right to petition an organization, even if you are not a member. If we use the Yoga forums to spread rumors, it creates a toxic atmosphere. It is true that regulation is always resisted by independent thinkers. It is also true that Yoga teachers are some of the most independent thinkers I know.

Each of you has made some good points, but when you mix good points with some toxic spice, the message is not even-handed. Have you ever listened to a newscaster, who you had a bad feeling about? Its not what you say, but the way you say it, that people remember. Worse yet, its not easy to carry a tone of voice in the printed word, but it can be done.

Please realize that you are posting for the eyes of an audience, who are teaching Yoga in every corner of the earth. At the time of this writing, we have 1,134 Course Graduates and 13,760 Members. It is important for them to receive reliable information about all aspects of teaching or becoming a Yoga teacher.

To become recognized as a professional Yoga teacher, requires one to practice and pursue 21st century credentials. Not long ago, there was a time when Yoga was taught in small groups. With the addition of video, and Internet technology, any system of learning has improved.

Technology and video have an impact on Yoga and every other field. Certification is just the first step of many toward recognition as a professional Yoga teacher. For one to teach for years, in any field, deserves recognition as a professional. May each of you be blessed with much happiness and success.

Om Shanti,


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