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STANDARDS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS


STANDARDS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Accredited School

Registered School Continuing Education Programs syllabus must meet Yoga Alliance Australia’s high Standards.

The programme must comprise of 85 hours in total (50 contact and 35 non-contact-hour).

Continuing Education can include Specialty Programs: Prenatal Yoga or Children’s Yoga  must comprise of 80 hours contact and 5 non-contact hours.


Registered Yoga School Continuing Education Programs can only be presented by an Experience Registered Yoga Teacher. The requirements detailed below ensure that all trainees of a RYS receive training and instruction in the three educational categories for a minimum number of designated hours. Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to:

Training Techniques: Contact hours in this category must be spent teaching in a yoga setting into which the student might be invited.

Teaching Methodology: Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, correcting, instruction-cueing, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher

Practicum: A minimum of 30 hours must be spent teaching in a yoga setting into which the student might be invited.


The subjects may be chosen by the RYS based on their program’s focus. Below is a list of recommended Continuing Education Workshops a RYS can offer to yoga professionals:

  • Analyse the Sun Salutations.

  • Yoga History and Philosophy.

  • Asanas Risk Assesment.

  • Injuries Prevention.

  • How to plan a Yoga Class.

  • Yoga Asanas Modification and Variations.

  • Chakra Yoga.

  • Teaching Pranayama: Philosophy, Anatomy and  Technique.

  • Yoga and Ayurveda.

  • Teaching Meditation.

  • Teaching Relaxation.

  • Yamas and Niyamas.

  • Code of Ethics for Yoga Teachers.

  • Children’s Yoga (specialty programme).

  • Prenatal Yoga (specialty programme).

  • Yoga for Seniors.

  • Teaching Partner Yoga.

  • Teaching Restorative Yoga.

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics.

  • Learning Asanas Sanskrit names.


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