In the event that you did not know it, you need a permit in Virginia to teach yoga. As Ilya Shapiro writes, getting a permit “entails paying $2500 and getting your “curriculum” approved by state bureaucrats, as well as other barriers to entry.” I don’t know what Virginia bureaucrats think they know about yoga, but apparently, they think highly of whatever knowledge they have, and believe that they can pass judgment on whether an individual is qualified to teach yoga to others. The mind reels.
Fortunately, the Institute for Justice is on the case, and fighting for economic freedom. But it is amazing that we actually have to have this argument. Equally amazing is the fact that we appear willing to put up with even more blatant examples of nanny-statism from the federal government.