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Yoga Teacher (RYT) Registration Requirements

New Enhanced Standards RYS 250 PLUS now available!

In January 2017, a new set of standards called “RYT PLUS” were approved by the Yoga Alliance International’s Educational Standards Committee (ESC) and added to the existing standards scheme.

For teachers who holds a RYT 200 qualification from a registered or not registered school with Yoga Alliance International who have completed 50 or more hours of additional training or have taught at least 50 hours of yoga classes, it is now possible to apply for RYT 250 PLUS! The new standards are intended to support yoga teachers to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

Membership is open to Yoga Therapists.


ALL Levels RYT
  • The first 200 hours must come from the same school as multiple trainings cannot be combined to meet the 200 hour requirement

  • A RYT 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 worldwide continuing education programs

  • Training can be from a registered or non-registered YA-International school.* Additional training does not have to be from the same school

  • RYTs 500/500 PLUS that meet the criteria can be the assistant faculty in a teacher training. To find out how click here Standards

  • ALL RYTs 200, 250 and 350 are required to complete a certain number of hours of Continuing Education activities every year or membership will not be renewed

Yoga Alliance® RYT-200

Qualification: 200 hours

Teaching hours: None

Continuing Education: Yes

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


Yoga Alliance®  RYT-250 PLUS

Qualification: 250 hour or higher (max. 300 hour). *Teachers with a 200 hour qualification wishing to claim 50 or more hours of teaching experience must provide a Statutory Declaration to confirm the hours taught

Teaching hours: None

Continuing Education: 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

Qualification: 350 hour

Teaching hours: None

Continuing Education: 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

Qualification: 500 hour

Teaching hours: None

Continuing Education: No

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


Yoga Alliance® RYT-500 PLUS

Qualification: 500 PLUS hour (i.e.minimum 650 hours)

Teaching hours: None

Continuing Education: No

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

Qualification: 1500 hour

Teaching hours: None

Continuing Education: No

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


RYT-200/250 PLUS/350/500/500/PLUS/1500/RYT YIN 250 LVL1 and LVL 2 - $ 350

Option 1 (Code R1)

  • Membership Valid three (3) years

  • No Annual Renewal

  • A Yoga teacher that has 200 hour or higher Yoga Training/Yoga Therapy/Yin from a registered or non-registered YA-International school. Additional training does not have to be from the same school. *YIN Training must  be completed with a YIN qualified teacher

  • Starting from the initial date of registration RYTs 200/250/350 must complete mandatory continuing education activities or membership will not be renewed

  • At the end of 3 (three years) or 1 (one) year membership period RYTs 200/250/350 (if the criteria are met) can UPGRADE to a higher designation by means of continuing education

  • Can upgrade to a higher designation anytime starting from the date of registration (included in the fee)

  • No teaching hours required to register as a RYT

  • Can add one or more Specialty Designations RPYT/RCYT/RYT YIN-50/100 anytime throughout the three years registration period (included in the fee)

Note:

RYT/ERYT/Senior members and non-members of the association with a relevant degree, certification or substantial education and experience in specific areas of expertise (i.e. yoga or non-yoga related disciplines, natural therapies, holistic disciplines etc.) can apply for the CEAS,or Continuing Education Accredited School. The CEAS designation is designed for every expert to set themselves apart and teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours for RYTs e Non-yoga-persons

Requirements: Continuing Education
Apply: Online Application

RYT + Specialty Designations RCYT/RPYT/RYT YIN 50/100 - $ 430

Option 1 (Code R1-S)

  • Membership Valid three (3) years

  • No Annual Renewal
  • Requirements (same as above)

  • One or more Specialty Designations included ($ 60)

RYT-200/250 PLUS/350/500/500/PLUS/1500/RYT-YIN 250 LVL 1 and LVL 2 Initial Fee - $185

Option (Code R2)

  • Membership Valid one (1) year

  • Annual Renewal is $ 90

  • Requirements (same as above)

  • Upgrade to a higher level designations included

  • Specialty Designations RPYT/RCYT/RYT YIN-50/100 not included

Note:

  • Membership will automatically lapse on the expiry date on the certificate of registration provided by Yoga Alliance. No ‘grace period’ applies. Where an annual renewal fee has not been paid on the due date, a FULL Membership fee applies, no exceptions

RYT + Specialty Designations RCYT/RPYT/RYT YIN 50/100 - $ 245

Option 2 (Code R2-S)

  • Membership Valid one (1) year

  • Annual Renewal is $ 90

  • Requirements (same as above)

  • One or more Specialty Designations included ($ 60)

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