The globally accepted professional credential for Yoga Schools.

We have introduced a NEW designation “RYS-250 PLUS” designed to promote high standards of excellence in yoga education. Members and Non-members of the association are welcome to UPGRADE an existing 200 hours programme.

To strengthen the value and integrity of our RYS credential, we require each RYS to commit providing high quality Training Programs. In terms of structure, individual training programs may vary in format, length and timing requirements.

Schools must submit a detailed syllabus outlining its curriculum. The syllabus is a break- down of the training’s content into sessions/topics with titles and descriptions which state what will be covered in the training and what information and skills trainees will learn. 

RYTs/ERYTs members and non-members of the organisation can apply for CEAS, or Continuing Education Accredited School as a stand-alone product which includes RCYS/RPYS. This designation was created for ALL kind of EXPERTS in the yoga community to set themselves apart and provide courses that qualifies as Continuing Education hours for RYTs or other category of professionals.

Within all Training Courses the criteria below listed must be met.

Please note that as of September 2017 we have made the assessment for Training Programs more selective and stringent in order to promote high standards of excellence in yoga education.

Before lodging the application read carefully the list of documents required. If you believe you cannot comply with the requirement we highly recommend to refrain from applying.

  1. YTT MUST be taught by a Yoga Alliance-International Australia ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Teacher Members of other organisations can convert registration to us.  

  2. The ERYT MUST be teaching a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours.

  3. 90% of the Teacher Training total hours MUST be contact hours. For example, for a 250 hours course the minimum contact hours must be 225 hours or, for 200 hours course the minimum contact hours must be 180.

  4. 20% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to TEACHING.*Participants MUST be encouraged to  practice Teaching.

  5. The correct YAA logo MUST be on the home page and training page of the website.

  6. Schools MUST have their syllabus clearly on their website.

  7. All accepted students MUST have at least one year of documented yoga practice.

  8. All Schools are encouraged to offer post/pre-course mentoring and further training for its graduates.

  9. All Schools MUST provide minimum two Continuing Education Courses to ensure that all Yoga Alliance’s RYSs provide high quality continuing education programs for yoga teachers and countless category of professionals within the holistic and well-being industry.

Registration Information (ALL RYSs and CEAS for Providers of CE)

Before you file for RYS or CEAS registration status, visit the web-pages below:

YA Spirit of Yoga Standards

RYS Designations

RYS Registration Requirements

CEAS Providers of CE Requirements

How can I Upgrade an existing 200 hours Training Program to RYS-250 PLUS?

ALL existing Yoga Alliance - International Australia’ RYSs can UPGRADE a 200 hours Training Programme  FREE of charge. 

Schools member of other organisations are welcome to convert registration and UPGRADE.


  • Yoga Alliance Australia Schools: Submit current Training Program Title,  RYSs  Registry ID number (see your certificate of registration), evidence of additional 50 training hours.

  • Non-Members: Convert RYS registration/membership first, submit current Training Program details i.e.: Title, training hours (200) and evidence of additional 50 training hours.

  • 50 hours training accepted formats: Seminars, workshops, retreats or extended course content.  

Convert Registration from other Organisations

ERYT/Senior teachers member of Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Australia or a similar recognised organisation MUST convert registration to Yoga Alliance Australia prior to apply for RYS status.

To find out more please visit the web-page: 

Convert Registration

RYS Membership Requirements

To maintain registration and continue to use the Yoga Alliance-International Australia’s  RYS Registry Mark, ALL Schools must renew Annual Membership.

Registration lapses inactivate your profile and your school profile and  will be removed  from  the Directory. To re-apply a FULL registration fee applies.

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