DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s governor has signed into law a bill to shield yoga training programs from state regulation – and yogis in Colorado are celebrating with mass poses.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Thursday to exempt yoga teaching programs from occupational-training regulation.

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The bill passed after about 80 yoga training studios received letters last year from a state agency planning to step up oversight on yoga-teacher training. The suggestion brought howls of protest from the yoga studios, some of which consider teacher training a major part of the business.

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The Denver Post reports that members of the Colorado Yoga Alliance were teaching a free mass yoga class Thursday evening in Denver to celebrate the bill becoming law.

LINK: Senate Bill 186

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