Reports of Sexual Misconduct Expose Lack of Oversight in Yoga Industry

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According to a KQED investigation, the Bay Area's yoga community is struggling with how to handle accusations of sexual misconduct by some of its teachers and leaders. That struggle is exacerbated by the fact that despite yoga’s popularity, the practice remains largely unregulated, with no accreditation required for teachers or studios. Forum discusses KQED’s findings, how #MeToo is changing Bay Area yoga and what can be done to make yoga a safer space. And we want to hear from you: Have you ever been made to feel unsafe or uncomfortable in your yoga practice? What kind of regulations or oversight would you like to see put in place?

Read the Report:
#MeToo Unmasks the Open Secret of Sexual Abuse in Yoga


Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, cofounder, Yoga Journal Magazine; author, "Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation"

Miranda Leitsinger, engagement producer, KQED

Shannon Roche, chief operations officer, Yoga Alliance