Yoga Alliance® Worldwide Registry
Yoga Alliance® - Worldwide Registry of Yoga Professionals

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Yoga Alliance® History

Many Yoga Alliances……Only one stands out!

Yoga Alliance® also known as “Yoga Alliance Australia®, “Yoga Alliance International® and “The Australian Yoga Alliance®”, is a sister organisation of a group of Yoga Alliances with headquarters in Australia, Italy, New Zealand and the UK.

Yoga Alliance®–International was established in 2013 by world-renowned yogis from the UK, the U.S, Italy, India and Australia direct scholars and friends of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Derek Ireland and the late Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, to create an innovative environment for Yoga Professionals from across the globe.


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About Us

We are an inclusive organisation led by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom are experienced yoga teachers and have backgrounds in fields such as law, technology, phycology, finance and business.

Like every other yoga organisation in the world, we are not a ‘Yoga Governing Body’ that controls yoga. The term ‘Governing Body’ is a non-protected one and as such carries no legal authority whatsoever.

We have developed a voluntary online Registry to recognise yoga Teachers and Schools whose training met the designed Standard relating to yoga health and safety, teaching techniques and methodologies, yoga principles, history and philosophy and ethics.

2013 – Present

Our Innovations

Since its inception, Yoga Alliance® – International understood the importance and need for innovation. Bringing innovation meant to be open to new ideas and adaptive to change.

2014: FIRST Yoga Alliance organisation to introduce the Continuing Education Accredited School (or CEAS) for Providers of Continuing Education Courses. A similar concept and idea of CEAS was replicated in 2015 by another Yoga Alliance.

2014-2015: We introduced four new designations for teachers and schools designed to meet everyone’s needs: RYT-1500, RYT-350, RYS-350, RYS-1500.

2017: FIRST Yoga Alliance organisation to Revise its Standards scheme in eighteen years. After consulting with yoga experts and hear the concern from the yoga community that the current standards would not fully met the needs of the modern yoga teacher and practitioner, in January 2017 we took a significant step forward in the industry by implementing new Standards for Yoga Teacher Training based on the proliferation of low quality yoga teacher training, inadequately trained yoga teachers and unscrupulous providers who deliver substandard training.

2017: We created the RYT and RYS PLUS set of credentials to elevate the profession of yoga teachers and teacher trainings.

2018: We created the RYT-YIN and RYS -YIN 50/100/LVL 1 and LVL 2 credentials which show the public that teachers have completed a Teacher Training Program in line with the Yin Yoga principles and practice created and developed by Paul and Suzee’s Grilley and Biff Mithoefer


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