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Don’t Mess with Texas (Yoga Teachers)

Every few years, stories about possible regulation of yoga teachers and studios surface. This time, it comes from the Great State of Texas. Recently, the Texas Workforce Commission sent out letters to various studios, asking them to become state-licensed career...

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Every few years, stories about possible regulation of yoga teachers and studios surface.

This time, it comes from the Great State of Texas. Recently, the Texas Workforce Commission sent out letters to various studios, asking them to become state-licensed career schools regulated by the TWC, explain why they are exempted–or shut down immediately.

That’s when the Texas Yoga Association stepped in, arguing that regulation doesn’t apply to yoga and creates undue financial and administrative hardship on studios. “The bottom line is that regulation by the Texas Workforce Commission is
not appropriate for yoga studios and does not benefit yoga students,” says TYA.

Sign the petition “Keep Government Out of My Yoga” here.

We want to know: Do you know where your state stands on regulation? Why are you for it or against it?