Hello everyone. I am Richard Karpel, new president of Yoga Allia
nce. I'll be here for the next hour to answer questions from YA members.
It's a beautiful day here in Arlington. Hope it's nice where you are as well.
Arlington, Virginia that is.
No, this is a text-only chat
No sound or pictures. I'm better in text anyway.
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Thank you Sarah. Fire away if you have questions.
About an hour. We'll conclude at 3pm ET.
Thx Guruji. We think it's important to support YA members at the local level.
As long as you don't ask questions that are too difficult! Only kidding
If YA members like the format, we'll do them as often as we need to. Other ways to provide info will be used as well -webinars, conferences, meetings, etc.
Yes, I do. Have a lot to learn though.
Sarah, sorry missed your question. Answer that one now.
We will be reviewing standards as well as many other things here at YA. For instance, we'll be adding distance learning standards soon.
Hi Michelle. Dont know about ACE standards, but the new director of credentialing that we will be brnging on board by mid-October will be reviewing CE standards. We have alot of work
to do in that area.
The first insurance program we wil be offering is liability insurance. Hpe to announce by Leadership Conf. Health isurance comes after that
Health insurance through a national org is a difficult propositon, but there are things we can do to help yoga teachers secure health insurance.
1. Add rigor to our credentialing system and explore other types of credentialing.
2. Add member benefits and begin building a world-class association for yoga schools and teachers
We can help by forming an alliance with a company that has a national footprint. Yoga teachers are a healthy group and shold be attractive for an insurance company