Daniel Seitz, JD, EdD, is currently the executive director of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency for naturopathic doctoral programs in the U.S. and Canada. For more than 25 years, his professional work has been primarily in the field of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. Among other roles, he has served as president of the New England School of Acupuncture and founding dean for graduate programs in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine at New York Chiropractic College, and has guided several emerging fields—including yoga therapy, Ayurvedic medicine, and homeopathy—in developing educational, certification and accreditation standards. He also serves as an organizational consultant and facilitator, providing nonprofits, associations and educational institutions with advice and assistance on such matters as governance, strategic planning, fundraising, and regulatory compliance—as well as management coaching.
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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