Ann Gleig is an assistant professor of religion and cultural studies at the University of Central Florida. Her primary research area is Asian religions in American. She is co-editor with Lola Williamson of Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2013) and her forthcoming monograph on contemporary developments in American meditation-based “convert” Buddhism will be published by Yale University Press. She is currently working on a second book project on the sexual scandals in American Zen and Tibetan Buddhist communities.
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Expert Advisory Voices
We have brought together a diverse spectrum of expert advisory voices, including several who have been outspoken in their criticism of Yoga Alliance in the past, to maximize the perspectives and resources considered in this comprehensive and inclusive undertaking. We believe this will ultimately lead to the strongest new policies and procedures. The following expert advisors provide one stream of input in the process, alongside the thousands of voices inside and outside of yoga who will offer their viewpoints through surveys, focus groups, online discussion forums, and other channels. We also are grateful to partners like RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), who are helpful consultants in establishing professional ethics and understanding of a yoga teacher’s appropriate scope of practice. If you are an expert in one of the working group areas referenced below and would like to apply to be an advisor, please follow the “Working Groups” link and instructions.
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