The Jerusalem post reported that some yoga teachers say they have been forced to stop teaching online due to the threat of “hate speech.”
“I’ve had my license revoked,” said Ayush Shashid, a yoga teacher from the city of Yerushalayim.
“I’m in a very difficult situation.
I was told that I would not be allowed to teach online anymore.
Now I have to stop all yoga classes in the city and even the country.”
Shashid told The Jerusalem Times that the government has not informed him about what specific laws apply to yoga classes.
“We do not want to be labelled as a hate group.
We don’t want to have to fear that we will be punished,” he said.
Yoga is a popular religious practice that originated in India and spread to other countries, especially South Asia and the Middle East.
The practice is believed to have helped people heal from emotional wounds and to combat mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.
But according to the International Yoga Federation, the majority of the world’s yoga practitioners have been taught online.
According to the latest YogaWorld study, an estimated 25 percent of yoga teachers are not registered in the country where they practice.
“In many places, yoga teachers don’t even register with their local government,” said Yolanda Tzur, executive director of the International Yogi Federation.
“A large percentage of the yoga teachers who are registered do not know their local authorities and that makes them vulnerable.”
According to Tzir, yoga can be dangerous to the health of yoga practitioners if they have not been properly trained, or if they are not well-versed in the practice of yoga.
“It is not easy for us to understand if a yoga instructor is doing yoga or not, but I think that is a major issue that has not been addressed,” she said.
In recent years, yoga has gained a reputation as a safe place for yoga enthusiasts, including women, to practice.
It is now becoming more accepted among the general public, but some yoga instructors say that the new social media platforms have opened the door to discrimination and harassment.
“It is an important step towards equality,” said Shashidi.
“But when a large number of people can practice online without being able to get the training and certification that is required for it, then what is the point of practicing yoga?”