Chair Yoga Teachers Association (CYTA) Minutes July 1, 2017
The Leo Wertman Residence, 611 West 41st Avenue; 1.30 – 2.30 pm
Present: see below
Thanks and introductions
Who can join CYTA:
Currently, those who have a formal Chair Yoga Teacher Training as recognised by certification.
Necessary to organise ourselves before spreading the word of Chair Yoga.
Chair Yoga lacks a trademark and thus is open to many interpretations. Cost of a formal trademark is $500 in the first year, less thereafter.
Directory: municipal: list of opportunities: Dee / Connie
Substitute Teacher List: Erika / Bonnie
Chair Yoga Festival, Summer 2018: Aurora
CYTA website: Mary to ask Vancouver Community Network; Annette to use a page on her site meantime.
Connect with Yoga Alliance: Aurora
Blog: Annette; please send her information to post
Outreach – deferred to next meeting
To become an Association: Aurora will contact Yoga Alliance and a lawyer
Mandate / purpose: Sylvia to send out draft one; please use Reply All to comment.
Practice issues: eg mentorship, seating, chairs etc: discussed individually
Fee: deferred to next meeting
Communication: use email
Wages: current range $40 – 100/ hour; $1 / minute. Use the website to share language and concepts for negotiating limited budgets, specific sites. Musicians Union top up to their base rate.
Payment varies for contract and staff status.
Ideally, first Saturday of the month at the address; 1.30 – 2.30 pm.
To accommodate the long week end, next meetings: August 1th; September 9th.