Proposed yoga regulations have some taking warrior position

February 12, 2015
Photo: Colorado Yoga (AP file)
Robyn Spann leads an outdoor yoga class at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado, early Tuesday July 9, 2013. 

reported the Denver Post. 

A spokeswoman told the paper that Lorna Candler, director of the Division of Private Occupational Schools, signed a conflict of interest form and handed over day-to-day tasks to avoid "even any perception of a conflict."

The Denver Post editorial board called that "fairly stunning" and a conflict of interest.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education said in a statement to The Denver Post that Candler "handed the day-to-day oversight of the issue to her deputy" in order "to avoid any perception of a conflict."

Really? When did that handoff occur? Apparently not before she talked to journalists in recent weeks, defending her agency's move against the other studios without disclosing her own, um, expertise in the area. 

Across the internet, the proposal has sparked equally dubious reactions:

And some yoga studios and teachers are gearing up for a battle. A Facebook group called "Colorado Yogis Against DPOS Regulation" has accumulated over 600 members in less than 48 hours.

​The state began issuing letters to uncertified teachers in December after another teacher complained about uncertified teacher, according to the Denver Post. Smaller studios say that regulation is prohibitively expensive. 

The division has put the regulation process on hold until its board meeting March 24.