It’s official: Colorado won’t force yoga trainings to undergo state oversight

Closing the news mudra here: Colorado officially won’t force yoga training programs to follow state regulations. (As we have been mentioning.)

Gov. John Hickenlooper — I believe currently the best-named governor in America — signed the bill this week:

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Thursday to exempt yoga teaching programs from occupational-training regulation.

The bill passed after about 80 yoga training studios received letters last year from a state agency planning to step up oversight on yoga-teacher training. The suggestion brought howls of protest from the yoga studios, some of which consider teacher training a major part of the business.

I wonder if this issue — or more broadly yoga as a business — will get big enough to force nationwide rules. You’d think a $25 billion or so industry might appear on the radar…

Posted by Steve