Steven Bishop, RYT-500, received both his 200 hour and 500 hour yoga training in India from Sampoorna Yoga School. He has also studied under a variety of teachers in the United States in the Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin yoga styles as well as Piyo, and Broga. He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, has a Master’s degree in physiology, and a Ph.D. in higher education and psychology. Steven has taught respiratory therapy, psychology, anatomy, and yoga at the college level. Steven served as Dean of Allied Health and retired as Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Ozarks Technical Community College. He currently teaches yoga and boot camp classes for CoxHealth Meyers Fitness Center in Springfield, Missouri where he has taught yoga for the past 10 years.
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.
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