I practice with a lovely woman who started about the same time as I did and now she has decided to take a teacher training course because she wants to learn more about yoga not just asana. I was thinking about how yoga is taught and the many polarized opinions about it that appear on cyberspace. I wonder why universities form Columbia or Yale to Naropa and other alternative institutions give out advanced degrees in subjects involving linguistics (sanskrit anybody?), religious studies (Buddhist/Hindu/etc..), world literature (the Vedas/the Upanishads) plus other disciplines that deal with anatomy nutrition and physiology. But not one of these institutions has thought to cobble a course or program in yogic studies. The subject is serious enough, and then people would stop talking about yoga certification in the same breath as aerobic instructor. Guruji was a college professor for goodness sakes.