The terms “us” or “we” or “our” herein refers to Yoga Alliance®, Yoga Alliance Australia®, Yoga Alliance International®. By signing and submitting the application for  yoga teacher continued registration and/or membership with Yoga Alliance Australia, applicants acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms and conditions below, and all Yoga Alliance® policies.

Terms and Conditions
  1. Teacher Registration is valid for three years.

  2. Registration/Membership/Upgrade fees are not refundable.

  3. Registered yoga teacher applications are inclusive of non-refundable $35 administration and non-refundable $25 application fee ($60).

  4. Registration fees are fully refundable if your application for registration is declined excluding the administration and application fee $60 which is not refundable. Otherwise registration and all other fees are not refundable once paid.

  5. To maintain registration and continue to appear on the Yoga Alliance online directory, RYTs are required to renew membership every year, 4 weeks before registration certificate expires.

  6. To receive full fee refund, applicants must cancel the application in writing (by email) within 3 working days from the payment date. After the 3 days expires No Fees refund applies as the application may be processed.

  7. Applications are processed within 20 working days or less from the date received if the required documents are provided.

  8. Speedy application service is available, 5 working days from the date received (additional fee applies).

  9. RYTs are granted non-exclusive permission for a period of three year use of a level-specific Designation and use prior written authorisation from Yoga Alliance, the RYT logo and wording in all advertising and promotion material which indicates to the public they meet Yoga Alliance Australia  Registered Yoga Teacher high standards. 

  10. Yoga Alliance Australia reserves the right to review the teacher’s qualifications or to request updated information at any time.

  11. Certificate of Registration and Tax Invoice are dispatched by e-mail PDF format (printable).

  12. Certified as true copy of the original accompanying documents is required to apply for registration.

  13. Payments received without the Application will be returned to the recipient within 10 working days MINUS $60 non-refundable fees.

  14. Registration starts from the date stated on the certificate.

  15. Yoga Teacher Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance  is not included in the registration fees.

  16. Registration/Membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited.

  17. Failure to renew membership will result in the registration to be invalidated and the registrant’s profile immediately removed from the website. All monies paid will be lost. To reinstate Registration, full fee applies.

  18. When an expired Membership is renewed, the new Membership term is one year, beginning on the date of renewal. Registrants are not allowed to lapse the membership for longer than one month after its expiry date, the member will be subject to PAY the full registration fee again, rather than the renewal fee.

  19. To ensure that continuing education standards are met, RYTs 200 and RYTs 350 and RYTs  500 Silver Designation are required to complete continuing education activities every year.

  20. It is mandatory for Silver Designation RYTs to complete every year one accredited or non-accredited correspondence 10 non-contact hour continuing education programme with Yoga Alliance Australia.  For a list of continuing education courses titles please see the  top  links bar: Distance Education - drop down menu.

  21. Failure to submit continuing education every year throughout the three years registration period will result in the registration/membership automatically be cancelled. All monies paid will be lost.


Applicants agree to pay all membership fees when due according to these Terms and Conditions. Yoga Alliance Australia reserve the right to terminate the registration/membership at any time if the registrant breach these terms and conditions.

Applicants agree that Yoga Alliance Australia  may at any time, and at its sole discretion determine whether to accept a Member, may reject a Member’s registration or  terminate a membership, or remove the registrant from the online teachers registry and take down his/her public profile page without prior notice or explanation.

For information on how to register please read here: Teacher Registration Guidelines

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