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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 only are required to complete continuing education activities every year. This requisite applies to one (1 year) or three (3) years membership members. *Failure to comply with this requirements will result in the membership NOT to be renewed until evidence of CE completion are provided

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 certain number of hours is required within each designation level i:e: to upgrade from RYT 200 to RYT 350 (150 hours) 250 to RYT 350 (100 hours) and so forth.

Teachers can choose to complete one or more 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 Declarationis 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

  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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