Breaking news: Is ACC scaming Yoga teachers?

ahimsa handAli reports: ACC states that in 2014 there were 1,700 claims under Sports and recreation instruction (Classification Unit 84500). However, only ten claims had the word “yoga” in their name.

Yet during the same calendar year (Jan 1- Dec 31, 2014), Dance and Ballet had 212 active claims (costing $234,002). Meanwhile Rugby (league, union and touch) had over 1000 active claims costing almost $2,000,000!

If according to ACC, “yoga is not an activity that is specifically measured” why do Yoga teachers have to pay 5 times as much as Dance and Ballet teachers, and the same as Community Rugby instruction?

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Please sign our online petition to help Ali and thousands of other NZ yoga teachers:

Change ACC’s coding on Yoga (yoga is not a sport)


Yoga on the roof in Haridwar …

Follow the rest of our yoga journey in the posts below ….  (Days 1 to 6)

Day 7 & 8 // Haridwar to Delhi

Day 7 was the group’s last official day in Haridwar. We did yoga on the roof in the morning and got a final group shot taken at our guest house near Birla Ghat.



For the next installment of Ali’s yoga journey in India watch this space! I am about to go off the grid into amazing new places, spending time with my sadhu family …