Internet Laws for Yoga

Presented by Gary Kissiah, RYT 200 | Published on: April 25, 2013


About This Workshop

The Internet offers quick and easy resources for promoting yoga businesses, publishing content and selling products. At the same time, we need to protect our website content, avoid trademark infringement, and understand the liability considerations for selling yoga products online. In this online workshop, we will discuss the legal issues related to operating online. We will cover copyrights, trademarks, product liability, privacy policies, blogging, product endorsement and social media law. We will also review the CAN-SPAM Act which regulates the way we use commercial email, including email newsletters.

This discussion is for informational and illustrative purposes only and is not meant to impart legal or tax advice. Each studio owner’s situation may differ depending on the factual circumstances and the jurisdiction in which the studio operates.

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About Gary Kissiah

Gary Kissiah has been studying and practicing yoga since 2000. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) with Yoga Alliance® and has a Certificate of Yoga Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Gary has studied yoga at Esalen Institute, Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Satchidananda Ashram. He practices Zen at Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center and has studied at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. The author of the new book, “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Illuminations Through Image, Commentary and Design,” Gary is also on the teaching faculty of Breathe Yoga of Los Gatos, California. 

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Eligibility for Continuing Education

This workshop counts for one Continuing Education Non-Contact Hour or one RYS Curriculum Non-Contact Hour under the Teaching Methodology category.

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