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Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT)

The globally accepted professional credential for Yoga Teachers

Yoga Alliance RPYT Specialty


Yoga teachers members or non-members of the association can register as a RPYT if they have successfully completed a 50 contact hours minimum Prenatal teacher training with a Yoga Alliance International or a similar recognised organisation Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS).

RPYT courses are suitable for non-yoga persons working in a professional capacity who would like to incorporate prenatal yoga into their profession.



Applicants must have completed 50 hours minimum Prenatal yoga training in the presence of a member of the association registered as a ERYT 200/250 PLUS/350/500/500 PLUS/1500 hrs or a RYT 500/500 PLUS/1500 with a RPYT qualification

Yoga Teachers

  • Must hold a 200 hour or higher yoga teaching qualification

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • Public Liability Insurance

Non-Yoga Persons who hold one or more qualifications listed below:

  • Midwife, obstetrician, maternal child health nurse

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • Public Liability Insurance

  • No hours of yoga classes attendance or teaching experience are required

Non-Yoga Persons that do not hold a vocational qualification

  • Must have been practising yoga for at least six months prior applying for Yoga Alliance membership. *Evidence of yoga classes attendance are required by submission of Statutory
    Declaration that confirms the number of total hours and sites address attended

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • Public Liability Insurance

What is a Statutory Declaration?

A statutory declaration is a legal document defined under the law of certain Commonwealth. It is similar to a statement made under oath, however, it is not sworn nations. *Please download the Statutory Declaration

When you write a statutory declaration, you should include

  1. Your full name

  2. Your address

  3. Your occupation

  4. A statement that you "do solemnly and sincerely declare"

Associate Yoga Student + RPYT- $ 270

  • Membership Valid three (3) years

  • No Annual Renewal

  • Teachers with a 200 minimum teaching qualification from a school registered or non-registered with Yoga Alliance International

  • A Non-Yoga Person who works in a professional capacity as a counsellor, occupational therapist, social worker, school teacher, midwife, obstetrician or maternal child health nurse that has minimum 50 hours Prenatal training from the YA-International’s CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) or a non-registered YA-International yoga school. *Prenatal yoga training must be completed with a qualified RPYT teacher. *Evidence of qualification (s) in one or more field listed above is required

  • A Yoga Student enrolled on a 200 hours yoga teacher training aiming to build yoga teaching pathway who has completed minimum 50 hours in any yoga subject including RPYT with YA-International’s CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) or a non-registered YA-International yoga school. *To upgrade membership from Associate Yoga Student to RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) MUST complete a 200 hour teacher training


  • The Associate Yoga Student membership enable non-yoga persons to teach Prenatal yoga classes to member of the public only if the requirements above are fully met and hold professional insurance and a current first aid certificate

  • Applicants who have completed course will receive the RPYT and the Associate Yoga Student designation combined together

  • Applicants enrolled on a yoga teacher training course who have completed a RPYT cannot teach classes to other until have completed a minimum 200 hour yoga teacher training

Online Application


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