The Texas Workforce Commission recently began the movement to regulate yoga studios across the state, operating under the idea that offering a teacher training program for yoga instructors classifies a yoga studio as a “post-secondary career school or college”. The demonstration will be in support of HB 1839 and 2167, filed to keep regulation out of the centuries-old practice of yoga.
Here’s a little of what Texas Yoga Association President and Executive Director Jennifer Buergermeister has to say on the issue: “Regulation by the Texas Workforce Commission is not appropriate for yoga studios and does not benefit yoga students. Regardless…of whether or not there should be some standards regarding what a yoga teacher training program consists of, the State of Texas is not the proper entity to make that determination.”
If you’re interested in yoga’s future, join the peaceful protest on the Capitol lawn this Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.