Because the Standards Review Project includes multiple streams of public and advisory input, including through our comprehensive survey, ongoing focus groups, online discussions, listening tours and events, one-on-one dialogue, and other channels, we have started this blog page to share ongoing developments and updates to help keep you informed. We encourage you to bookmark this page and visit frequently.

A September Update on the Standards Review Project

In January, Yoga Alliance kicked off the 2018 Standards Review Project—a comprehensive and inclusive review of our 18-year old yoga teaching standards—with the intention of using the entire year to solicit as much information as possible, from as many sources as possible, to guide the evolution of the standards. This critical project is designed explicitly to help support public safety and to elevate skillfulness in the field of professional yoga education.

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Coming soon, Survey Results.


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. 

More to come.

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