Yoga fans are in their "warrior pose" over regulation that affects studios that offer yoga-teacher training.
Yoga fans are in their "warrior pose" over regulation that could affect studios that offer yoga-teacher training.
The Texas Workforce Commission has sent letters to places that offer yoga teacher training programs, telling them to become a state-licensed career school, show why they should be exempted or shut down.
But yoga studio owners say licensing is a bad idea.
Sunshine said yoga teachers are more like guides than instructors.
He also said that governmental regulation would cost his business money. He estimated that getting licensed would cost more than $10,000 in fees and force him to hire an accountant.
Ultimately, such regulation could shut down yoga studios, he said.
"There would be a lot less yoga in Texas, and that's a sad thing," Sunshine said.
The Texas Yoga Association is asking lawmakers for an exemption for yoga instruction.