Board tells yoga training schools to get licensed

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas state board says schools that train yoga teachers will soon need to attain a license.

The Arkansas Board of Private Career Education oversees private, postsecondary career schools for fields, such as real estate, bail bonds and tattoo piercing.

The board's director, Brenda Germann, says that yoga teacher-training schools in Arkansas should've been licensed sooner. But she says she had little knowledge of their existence until recently when a national group asked each state about licensing for the facilities.

She told the media she sent letters to the state's 11 yoga teacher-training schools on July 30 to let them know licenses would be required starting Monday. She says schools will need to at least show by the deadline that they're making an effort to become licensed.