Protect Washington YTTs from Unnecessary Regulation

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Marci Bravo
5 years ago
As a former YTT student and a current practioner of yoga, I do not believe yoga teacher training schools are equivalent to vocational schools. Though the studies are deeply meaningful, I and a majority of my classmates took the teacher training simply to deepen our practice and understanding of yogic philosphy and not as an option for a substantial form of income. Instead, it was a personal development program, of which I am glad that I participated. In the few years since I took the training, I have taught prenatal and children's yoga as a form of community service, or at a loss of cost to myself in order to offer my small rural town's inhabitants wellness and self-care that is not available otherwise. I do not believe that this regulation will serve to benefit our community, both in yoga or in the outside world. Please support the exemption of yoga teacher trainings in this regulation.

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Quiana Ross
5 years ago
It's the right thing to do!

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Tessa Stienstra-Gommers
5 years ago
i believe yoga and its teachers to serve others out of passion and love

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William Doran
5 years ago
I'm signing because the proposed egulations are harmful to Washington’s yoga community.

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Marsee Skidmore
5 years ago
I am a yogini and trained here as a teacher in a small studio. I went to deepen my practice. This education lead me to healing work.

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Jennifer Keeler
5 years ago
There are actually no minimal educational requirements to become a yoga teacher. Yoga is a spiritual tradition that is as varied as its participants, and adding on a broad governmental regulation simply doesn’t make sense. The organization Yoga Alliance provides a common curriculum for all member schools to follow, so consumers of individual programs registered with Yoga Alliance can be assured they are receiving at least a basic foundation to develop skillful teaching. Though not required, many schools become members of Yoga Alliance as it is the most recognized agency in supporting common yoga teaching curriculum. This is sufficient enough regulation, and still allows for the variety of traditions and yoga expressions to thrive.

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Andrea Vitalich
5 years ago
I'm a yoga teacher

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dean peloquin
5 years ago
Adding regulations to Yoga Teacher Trainings would unnecessarily burden both students and studios. They are not vocational or occupational.

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Adrienne Nothnagel
5 years ago
I am a studio owner and small business owner and I lead yoga teacher trainings in Seattle.

Many people take yoga teacher training programs not to teach, but rather to experience the depth of yoga in their own lives.

They are recreational for the vast majority of those taking yoga teacher training programs, and 80% of trained teachers opt not to teach in my programs.

Being a business owner we have a *very tight* budget, and further regulating these programs may eliminate them all together, or alternatively, incentivize influential local teachers to lead them abroad or in other states.

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Piper Sandifer
5 years ago
I have a registered yoga school so this would directly affect me.