In what probably is a first for the legislature, a state senator did the “crow” yoga position on his desk after lawmakers approved a bill exempting yoga teacher training from vocational regulations.
The stance — displayed by Republican Owen Hill of Colorado Springs and which involves hoisting one’s body up on two arms — delighted the estimated two dozen yoga teachers who showed up Wednesday before the Senate Education Committee to testify that the training rarely leads to a full-time profession.
They said yoga teacher training isn’t the same as programs that train students to be dog groomers or truck drivers.
“For most, yoga isn’t a profession; it’s a passion,” agreed state Sen. Laura Woods, R-Arvada. “For years, the yoga teacher training schools have been operating without government intervention. In all those years, we do not know of a single complaint against the yoga teacher training schools.”