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Teachers Continuing Education Requirements

As we are considered the most innovative of all Yoga Alliance organisations, we have designed a new continuing education system to meet everyone’s needs.

We’ve made Continuing Education an easy tool to advance yoga professionals career.

How to advance your career with Continuing Education

To renew and/or maintain membership with the association, all RYTs 200, 250 and 350 (other levels are exempted) are required to complete continuing education activities every year. This requisite applies to one (1 year) or three (3) years membership members.

What are the Requirements for an RYT?

Teachers can choose the number of hours (min.20) per year and modality of CE activities they can afford according to professional, personal commitments and financial resources. It all depends on how many hours of continuing education one wants to pursue and over what period.

All CE activities completed each year will count towards a higher level of membership. To upgrade to a higher level a minimum of 150 hours is required,

Teachers can choose one or multiple modalities listed below:

  1. Participating in a Yoga Teacher Training.

  2. Participating in a Mentoring Programme.

  3. Participating in Seminars/Workshops/Conferences/Retreats/Lectures (single session or ongoing series).

  4. Teaching Yoga Classes to students (we are the only Yoga Organisation to include this modality). *A Statutory Declaration is mandatory for this modality. Statutory declarations are commonly used to allow a person to declare something to be true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement or regulation when no other evidence is available.

  5. Online/Correspondence courses (excluding practicum contents).

  6. Attendance (maximum 5 hours are accepted) at another yoga teacher’s regular yoga class. A signed statement from that teacher, verifying this attendance and the number of hours, is mandatory.


*We DO NOT accept Continuing Education hours completed prior the registration with Yoga Alliance.

Who May Offer Continuing Education Programs

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Accredited SchoolContinuing Education can be undertaken online, correspondence or with a Yoga Alliance –International CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) or a provider registered with a similar recognised yoga organisation

Schools that have registered their Continuing Education Programs with us, will display our product and service quality logo to ensure that high Standards for educational programs are met.

A list of schools that provide Yoga Alliance Australia’s Accredited Continuing Education Programs is available on web-site: Online Directory

Supporting Evidence Guidelines

These guidelines are intended to assist RYTs in completing their annual CE return: Supporting Evidence CE

How to Submit Continuing Education

Annual reporting of this activity should be provided via e-mail


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