Standards Review Project Survey Results

Sep 20, 2018

In the Fall of 2017, Yoga Alliance announced the launch of our Standards Review Project, a comprehensive and inclusive review of our yoga teaching standards. One of many important data collection tools for this project includes a global survey conducted earlier this year. More than 12,000 yoga professionals and practitioners, members and non-members from more than 90 countries, provided their input on the aspects of yoga teaching standards that are most important and necessary to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, studio/school owners and managers, and practitioners. The survey now appears to be one of the largest surveys of yoga professionals and practitioners ever completed.

The complete results of the Standards Review Project Survey have been compiled and are now available for you to review here.

After reading the report, we encourage you to share your thoughts using the form provided below. Your ongoing feedback will continue to be included in our standards review.

The survey and white paper were conducted by Edge Research, an established marketing research firm with expertise in both health and wellness and professional associations. The survey consisted of 40 questions, including requests for write-in responses, and was offered in seven languages. The white paper report does not include Yoga Alliance opinions or conclusions on the data. Yoga Alliance will later combine this information with multiple other sources of public input and publish a separate Yoga Alliance opinion on a suggested pathway forward.


We want your feedback. If you have any questions or comments relating to the survey data we invite you to use the form below. We welcome feedback of concern, critique, and support. We only ask that you select the relevant categories of your comments and provide a subject that helps us best register and respond to your feedback.