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Continuing Education Requirements

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Continuing Education Requirements

To maintain registration status with Yoga Alliance-International Australia, every year starting from the initial date of registration ALL RYT-200, 250 PLUS and RYT-350 Silver designation are required to complete a minimum 40 hours Continuing Education activities.

The ultimate outcome of continuing professional development is that it safeguards the public, the employer, the professional and the professional’s career.

Continuing Education Requirements RYTs Silver Designation

Every year starting from the initial date of registration ALL RYT 200-250-350 Silver Designation must complete a minimum of 40 hours Continuing Education activities.

  • RYTs Silver Designation 200/250 and 350 are required to complete mandatory 40 hours continuing education activities every year.

  • RYTs Silver 500 and 1500 are exempt from CE.

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

*If you earn more than the required hours for Continuing Education in one year, the extra hours may not rollover into the next year registration period.

Continuing Education Requirements ERYTs Gold Designation
  • ERYTs Gold Designation are exempt from CE.

Continuing Education Modalities

To be valid, a Continuing Education activity must have an educational outcome and be industry specific.

A blend of 40 hours activities (30 contact) and non-contact (10) or contact hours only MUST be spent completing one or more of the activities listed below:

  1. Participating in a Yoga Teacher Training.

  2. Participating in a Mentoring Programme.

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

  4. Teaching Yoga Classes to students. *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 short courses.

  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.

How to Upgrade to a Higher Designation by means of Continuing Education

The Yoga Alliance Continuing Education system is designed to assist RYTs 200,250 and 350 Silver Designation that can’t afford to invest time and money on teacher training courses. Teachers can UPGRADE to a higher designation by means of Continuing Education hours accrued throughout the three years registration period with the association.

At the end of the three years registration period RYTs that have accrued 120 hours of continuing education and re-register with the association will be eligible for upgrade to a higher designation.

Who May Offer Continuing Education Programs

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Accredited SchoolContinuing Education can be undertaken with a YAA’s accredited RYS, a similar recognised yoga organisation, or with a registered individual providerCEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School)

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 you in completing your annual CE return: Supporting Evidence CE 

How to Submit Continuing Education

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


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