Entries by garyk

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California Attacks Yoga Studios Over Taxes!

I am writing to let you know of an important and disturbing development that is threatening the yoga community in California. The Threat To Your Yoga Studio The California Economic Development Department (the “EDD”) has been aggressively targeting yoga studios in California to determine whether they have properly classified yoga teachers and other workers as […]

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Trouble In Yoga School!

  Yoga teacher training programs have been expanding at a rapid rate and they have become an important profit center for many yoga studios. However, as a result, I am now getting lots of calls about conflicts between students and the schools. There have been disputes among students, teachers and studio owners, complaints to state […]

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Stop The Music! ASCAP Is Hitting Yoga Studios For Music Royalties

  ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It is a membership association of more than 500,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. It represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic […]

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Should You Ask About Injuries Before Class?

I have been in many yoga classes where, at the beginning of class,  the teacher asks whether any students have an injury.  Sometimes the students describe their injuries openly in the class.  Other times the teachers visit with the students privately (usually in child posture) because some students may be reluctant to discuss their injuries […]