I hope you had a wonderful summer! I am back from my ABT children’s ballet teacher training (I just found out I passed the exams – fortunately, as the training was quite intense), and from my trip to Israel – which was amazing on so many levels. I look forward to reconnecting with you in September!
Also, I received this important information from Yoga Association for NY: After winning the yoga studio tax issue in Albany, “[o]ur biggest challenge remains the issue of Independent Contractor versus Employee status. After an effective meeting with the Department of Labor, officials have agreed to let Yoga for NY leadership create industry-specific guidelines based on the DOL’s current definitions of Independent Contractors versus Employees.
This is a make-or-break distinction that could create HUGE costs to small and mid-sized studios and close them for good. We must succeed in getting the DOL to understand the distinguishing characteristics of the yoga business in order to avoid a crisis within our industry. Our goal is to help all business that provide yoga to stay open and grow.
Yoga for NY needs your support to keep advocating on behalf of the yoga industry in New York.
Please support Yoga for NY and help keep yoga vital in New York.” You can donate or attend their next fundraiser by clicking HERE.