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Yoga Teacher (RYT) Requirements

The globally accepted professional credential for Yoga Teachers

In January 2017 a new set of standards called “RYT and RYS PLUS” were approved by the Yoga Alliance’s Educational Standards Committee (ESC) and added to the existing standards scheme. Evaluating and updating existing standards is a recommended practice in all professions, and many of you have asked Yoga Alliance to review our 18-year old standards.

We accept teachers that has yoga training from a non-registered Yoga Alliance-International school if the programme meet our standards.

Membership is open to Yoga Therapists

All RYT levels cover the FULL range Membership Status


A teacher that holds additional qualifications or substantial education and experience in specific areas of expertise (yoga or non-yoga related disciplines, natural therapies, holistic disciplines etc.) can apply for the CEAS - Continuing Education Accredited School to deliver Yoga Alliance’s unlimited number of continuing education programs online/in-house training/retreats/seminars/workshops recognised worldwide

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

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Yoga Alliance® RYT-200
RYT 200

Qualification Requirements: 200 hour qualification from a registered or non-registered YA-International school. Additional training does not have to be from the same school. *Multiple trainings from different schools cannot be combined to meet the 200 hour requirement. *This category can apply for RYT 250 PLUS if they have accrued 50 hours of teaching hours since qualifying as a RYT 200. *A Statutory Declaration is mandatory for this modality.

Teaching hour Requirements: None

Continuing Education Requirements: YES

RYT 200 cannot be the Lead Trainer of a 200 hour teacher training until upgrade to ERYT


Yoga Alliance®  RYT-250 PLUS
RYT 250 Plus

Qualification Requirements: 250 hour qualification or higher from a registered or non-registered YA-International school. Additional training does not have to be from the same school.

Teaching hour Requirements: None

Continuing Education Requirements: Yes

RYT-250 PLUS cannot be the Lead Trainer of a 200/250 PLUS hour teacher training until upgrade to ERYT


Yoga Alliance® RYT-350
RYT 350

Qualification Requirements: 350 hour qualification or higher from a registered or non-registered YA-International school. Additional training does not have to be from the same school.

Teaching hour Requirements: None

Continuing Education Requirements: Yes

RYT-350 cannot be the Lead Trainer of a 200/250 PLUS/350 hour teacher training until upgrade to ERYT


Yoga Alliance® RYT-500
RYT 500

Qualification Requirements: 500 hour qualification from a registered or non-registered YA-International school. Additional training does not have to be from the same school.

Teaching hour Requirements: None

Continuing Education Requirements: None

RYT-500 cannot be the Lead Trainer of a 200/250 PLUS/350/500/500 PLUS hour teacher training until upgrade to ERYT


Yoga Alliance® ERYT-500 PLUS
RYT 500 PLUS

Qualification Requirements: 500 PLUS hour (minimum 650 hours) qualification from a registered or non-registered YA-International school. Additional training does not have to be from the same school.

Teaching hour Requirements: None

Continuing Education Requirements: None

RYT-500 PLUS cannot be the Lead Trainer of a 200/250 PLUS/350/500/500 PLUS hour teacher training until upgrade to ERYT


Yoga Alliance® RYT-1500
RYT 1500

Qualification Requirements: 1500 hour qualification from a registered or non-registered YA-International school. Additional training does not have to be from the same school.

Teaching hour Requirements: None

Continuing Education Requirements: None

RYT-1500 cannot be Lead Trainer of a 200/250 PLUS/350/500/500 PLUS/1500 hour teacher training until upgrade to ERYT


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