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Essential Materials (Third Edition) Introduction to the Book

Yoga In America Today- A Big Business The “2016 Yoga in America Study” by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance found that over 36 million people in America practice yoga and spend over $16 billion dollars a year on classes, workshops, retreats, festivals, clothes and products. The Study found that over 90% of Americans are aware […]

KQED Report-#MeToo Unmasks Sexual Abuse in Yoga

Miranda Leitsinger of KQED has just published her report on sexual abuse in yoga. The link is below. This is a comprehensive article that discusses this problem from many perspectives. It is essential reading for all members of the yoga community. We need to take a hard look at our conduct. We need to understand […]

California Supreme Court Restricts Use of Independent Contractors

Landmark Case on Independent Contractors in California In a ruling with important consequences for yoga studios in California, the California Supreme Court on Monday made it much more difficult for studios to classify their teachers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The case was Dynamex Operations West, Inc., v. The Superior Court of Los […]

Let’s Clean Up Yoga Now: Take a Stand. Stop the Crap!

Table of Contents Introduction My three intentions Yoga Ethics-A Brief Philosophical View Common Ethical Situations Faced by Studios and Communities Inappropriate Commentary Inappropriate Touch Two Key Principles of Touch Best Practices for The Use of Touch and Pre-existing Medical Conditions Romantic Relationships Established Romantic Relationships Sexual Harassment-Federal and State Laws Examples of Verbal, Non-Verbal and […]