Anatomy and Physiology: Qualifications for Safe Instruction

Anatomy and Physiology: Qualifications for Safe Instruction

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Standards Review Project Survey Results

Standards Review Project Survey Results

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.

A September Update on the Standards Review Project

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.

Jafar Alexander

Jafar Alexander

Jafar J. Alexander, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, believes that "practice is what happens on the mat, and yoga is what happens in life.” His belief is “Yoga is yoga. No need to complicate it, it’s quite simple. Breathe, move, and find your way to silence. Everything you need to...

Trina Altman

Trina Altman

Trina Altman, BS, PMA-CPT, received her training through STOTT PILATES® and is an E-RYT 500. She’s the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their...

Marla Apt

Marla Apt

Marla Apt is a Senior level Iyengar Yoga teacher and was highlighted by Yoga Journal magazine as one of twenty-one young yoga teachers helping to shape the future of yoga. She has been involved with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety and...

Ethics and Conduct Working Group
Santiba Campbell
Jonathan Dickstein
Teo Drake
Donna Farhi
Ann Gleig
Jivana Heyman
Carol Horton
Andrea R. Jain
Tamara Jeffries
Melanie Klein
Octavia Raheem
Roopa Singh

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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