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April 27, 2015
I am very curious to know how many veteran yoga teachers are members of Yoga Alliance. It has been my experience that most of the teachers with 10 - to 30 years of experience have no desire to join. Upon further investigation certain groups such as White Lotus don't embrace YA's propaganda about registered teachers being better than certified teachers. This is strange. I realize Yoga Alliance wants more recruits, but they seem to attract young inexperienced teachers who need the extra credentialling to over compensate for a lack of experience.
I state my position because most experience teachers I know refuse to join yoga alliance. One striking irony is YA dsn't see who they register. They are an online organization that dsn't give equal respect to other online organizations. The contact hour policy is extremely unrealistic in the 21st century. The more I read of their site, the more it turns me off. Nobody can understand their rules and policies and they change them all the time. It reminds me of buying insurance and trying to understand what a bunch of lawyers wrote.
Sorry to be so biased, but many of the yoga teachers I know were teaching classes before YA was ever a thought. Any teacher over 50 - please give your true thoughts about joining this organization.
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