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1st Letter to Yoga Alliance Chair Lynn Bushnell

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date: Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 3:54 PM

subject:Yoga Alliance / YogaWorks / Lynn Bushnell, Chair of Yoga Alliance

Hello Lynn,

I was wondering if you might be willing to clear up some questions about information I think I am missing, pertaining specifically to Yoga Alliance.

  1. Is it true that Yoga Alliance is a 501c3, which limits the power of Yoga Alliance?
  2. Can you shed any light on Yoga Alliances involvement with the convention/meeting of the ”National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS)?”
  3. Does the current push for yoga regulation in so many states stem from Yoga Alliance’s suggestion?
  4. Have the advances of local city “education and workforce commissions” on the regulation of yoga, been prompted by the Yoga Alliance’s inquiry referenced in the Facebook posting HERE: ?
  5. I know that since you are a 501c3, your minutes should be public. Right?
  6. Can you direct me to the minutes from the last three meetings you had?
  7. Who is really behind firing the three employees?

It would really help out a lot of people… namely teachers, studios, and most people who work in or around the field of yoga… who are questioning Yoga Alliances procedures and practices.

It would also help my genuine curiosity about Yoga Alliance’s intention and motivations for the quickly approaching future.

The non-commital indecision that Yoga Alliance has displayed in and of itself are bad choices and also, I feel very strongly, conscious choices.

As far as the people of yoga that I have been communicating with, the majority believe that Yoga Alliance’s silence is an admission of guilt, specifically regarding the suggestion of local city and state yoga regulation, and also that Yoga Alliance has no authority or power to make any real or necessary changes that yoga truly needs right now.

On Wednesday of next week, I am going to New Orleans to help organize a plan of action and defense against the state regulation of yoga.  Before I go, I will be sending out a Newsletter to my entire list of studios and teachers.

If you have anything that you wish to be heard, or anything that you would like to say, now is the time to write it articulately, honestly and get it to me in the next two days.

Feel free to call me after you send me an email response to this email.

I need a response that I can put into my newsletter and send to every known studio, yoga educational school, Loyola Marymount University, Duke University in the United States, and also studios, Ashrams, and all major yoga schools in Canada, Australia, China, South Africa, India, Japan, UK, Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, the Middle East, Balkan’s and Russia.

Hope to hear from you in less than two days.

Thank you and namaste –

Brian Castellani



Written by brian castellani

March 23, 2010 at 11:15 pm

6 Responses

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  1. thank you for being proactive Brian!


    Donna Davidge

    March 24, 2010 at 10:54 am

  2. I find it very interesting that Yoga Alliance no longer has a Facebook page.



    March 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm

  3. Wonderful questions Brian, Thank you for the care and time that you are taking to continue our fight for our rights as Spiritually based practice of Yoga Students, Yoga Teachers and Yoga Healers without begin treated like a business in need of regulations. We are not Massage therapy; we are Yoga practitioners and should be treated like any other spiritual disciple ie a Catholic, Christina, Muslim or Hindu, Mormon.Wiccan etc. With do have rights that come with the same freedoms of Religious expression and should to not be regulated by or with any Laws or to have to be put in a positions were any style of Yoga as to fighting against the Corporate take over of our practice. This is our Constitutional right to have the same freedoms of separation of Church and State as any and All traditionally trained Yogis and Yoginis of all the styles of Yoga we have our roots in a Spiritual discipline with a deep connection to the Great Universal Mind. The Thai Yoga Center is a spiritually based Buddhist school in the Yoga Disciple of Thai/Indian Ayurvedic healing traditional medicine taught by the Buddha and handed down to the Great Physician Shivago. TYC does not have a lot of money to send to you but Dr. Anthony James is willing to assist you with What is Thai Yoga and why Yoga and Yoga therapy should not be regulated by Laws similar to Massage Therapy, Beauty schools etc. Please read what is Thai Yoga and Thai Massage at our website for additional and helpful information. He has been this fight for over 25 years to keep Yoga and Thai Massage from being regulated by Massage therapy. He is a black belt on the subject of keeping Yoga and the regulating bodies in check since day one. Well thank you again and we send healing energy to you and wish your travels to be safe. Feel free when your in Florida to look us up!!!
    Peace and Be well,
    Julie James
    ITTA, Inc
    SomaVeda Institute/Thai Yoga Center


    Julie James

    March 30, 2010 at 2:06 am

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    March 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm

  5. John Matthews is the new president of Yoga Alliance, but he hasn’t written me either.



    April 12, 2010 at 2:08 am

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