YOGA ALLIANCE® - INTERNATIONAL

SPIRIT OF YOGA STANDARDS

YOGA ALLIANCE NEW "SPIRIT OF YOGA STANDARDS"

The world’s High Professional Standards for Yoga Training Programs


As of January 2017, Yoga Alliance - International Australia, has made the decision to change its Standards based on the proliferation of low quality yoga teacher trainings, and inadequately trained yoga teachers. We felt our previous standards were nothing more than a list of broad and general guidelines, out of date and restrictive in their prescriptive breakdown of course content and hours.

The main focus of the revised Standards is the minimum number of contact hours Yoga Training Programs must incorporate, the experience of the Director of Training and the number of contact hours trainees must spend in the presence of a Senior Teacher or ERYT.

We believe the new system will benefit yoga businesses and encourage Training Providers to develop their own unique curriculum of study.

*There is no central authority governing Yoga, (nationally or globally) despite the groundless ‘non-protected’ claims made by certain organisations. Nor can Yoga be resolved by a pre-set of Standards as it is the work of the individual and not of the masses.


Yoga Alliance new "Spirit of Yoga Standards" (all RYS)

These Standards describe the requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers Yoga Alliance’s Training Programs. The curriculum of study must incorporate the new educational categories of study and practice listed below for a minimum number of designated hours.

  • Techniques, Training and Practice.

  • Teaching Methodology.

  • Anatomy & Physiology.

  • Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle.

  • Meditation.

  • Asana Risk Assessment: Evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in performing or teaching advanced postures.

  • Sanskrit: Asana Nomenclature.

  • Students Teaching: Sequencing and Leading Classes.

  • Mentorship Programs.

  • Observation/Assisting.

  • The business of Yoga - Running and Marketing Studio.

To assist Providers evaluate the Definition of Standards click here YTT Standards Comparison 


Please see each Standard’s detailed description for the definition of each educational category as it relates to that specific designation. *No distance learning practicum components and/or demo classes are recognised for accreditation.

 

Yoga 150-Hour Standards 150-Hour Standards

These standards define the Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a RYS-150 bridging or post-grad programme, read more: RYS-150


Yoga 250-Hour Standards 250-Hour Standards

These standards define the Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a RYS-250-hour Level 1 training programme under the new Standards implementation, read more: RYS-250


Yoga 300/350-Hour StandardsYoga 300/350-Hour Standards300/350-Hour Standards

These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 300/350-hour Level 2 training programme. These schools offer 500 hours of training in two segments: 200/250 hour and 300 hour, or a 350 hour stand-alone programme, read more: RYS-300/350


Yoga 500-Hour Standards500-Hour Standards

These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School 500-hour programme, read more: RYS-500


Yoga 1500-Hour Standards Diploma of Teaching Yoga1500-Hour Standards Diploma of Teaching Yoga

These standards describe Yoga Alliance requirements for a Registered Yoga School 1500-hour Diploma of Teaching Yoga, read more: RYS-1500


CEAS-Continuing Education Accredited SchoolCEAS-Continuing Education Accredited School

Designed to create an avenue for practitioners of all kind to become part of the Alliances community.

CEAS, or Continuing Education Accredited School, is a Yoga Alliance designation for RYSs or individuals designed to create an avenue for practitioners of all kind to become part of the Alliances community.

As of January 2017, CEAS has been made available as a stand-alone product to all RYTs, ERYTs (Member and non-member of our organisation),Yoga Therapists, Expert Teachers registered with Yoga Alliance-International Australia as Expert Teacher (New Designation for Consultants) and to practitioners with a relevant degree, certification or substantial education in specific areas of expertise to deliver Yoga Alliance accredited Continuing Education Specialty Courses for RYTs and other category of professionals.

Any non-yoga person doing CEAS courses can join us as an Affiliate Member, read more: CEAS


Specialty Designations

Yoga Alliance Australia Prenatal YogaPrenatal Teacher Training Standards

These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a Prenatal Yoga training, read more: RPYS


Yoga Alliance Australia Children's YogaChildren’s Teacher Training Standards

These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a Children’s Yoga training, read more: RCYS


Within all Training Courses the following criteria must be met:
  1. Yoga Alliance Australia’s  ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) MUST be teaching a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours;

  2. As a rule 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.


Faculty Qualifications- ERYT/Senior

Organisations that employ a Yoga Alliance Australia or a similar recognised organisation ERYT or Senior teacher as the Director of Training, may apply to Yoga Alliance Australia for registration of their teacher training course.

Non-registered Yoga Alliance Australia teachers can convert registration prior to registering the training  programme: Convert Registration
Registration Requirements (all Schools)

Successful course registration requires substantial supporting documentation. For further details please visit: RYS Registration Requirements

 


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