Instructors at smaller studios are concerned that the regulations and the associated fees would squeeze out all but the largest organizations, while causing them to raise fees and prices.
Hair Braiders with Journalism Degrees?
Institute for Justice Legislative Counsel Lee McGrath, says the move to regulate yoga instruction is misguided.
“For a hair braider, the beauty of those cases in Oregon, California and other states that we litigated and lobbied against was that none of the requirements to become a cosmetologist dealt with hair braiding,” he said. “We like to joke that it would be just as good for hair braiders to get a journalism degree, because they’d receive just as much instruction in hair braiding as they would in cosmetology school.
“What happens in occupational licensing in general is that there are large components of training that are irrelevant and really serve no interest, other than to protect existing providers from new entrants and new competitors,” McGrath said. Continue reading >>