An Open Letter to the Yoga Alliance – Chris Courtney

My friend Chris Courtney makes some great points in his Elephant Journal article: An Open Letter to the Yoga Alliance. [It appears that the link to Chris’s article no longer exists].

I finally registered with Yoga Alliance because I needed to be an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) in order to get certain jobs. And, in reality, I am an ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), I just haven’t gone back over the years to add up the hours I have taught and send them in to the Yoga Alliance with the fee for the “E” that says I have taught over 500 hours of yoga.

Some of my favorite points that Chris makes are:

  1. Yoga Insurance for Teachers It’s been years since I’ve had health insurance – the last time I did was from a job that made me ill.
  2. Promotion of Yoga in the United States We need more than yoga journal that’s for sure.
  3. Advocacy and Educational Standards Again, what are the standards?
  4. Member Services So far, what are they?

Check out the article. Would love to hear your comments . . . Any yoga teachers out there wonder what the heck Yoga Alliance is doing for you?

Namaste ~

Chris Courtney – Yoga Teacher

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I'm a rock-n-roller poet who left the Big Apple for the Big Sky Desert where I've been letting it be and grooving with universal love, singing to the gods, dancing with the muses and bicycling with dreamtime messengers. I like altering my reality through imagination, movement, breath, and makin' stuff.

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