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Yoga Teacher (RYT) Membership Requirements

The importance of an advanced Credentialing System that aims to transform the yoga teaching profession

During the lockdown, we have poured our hearts and souls into creating a new ‘Credentialing System’ designed to measure quality in a way the old traditional credentialing could not, and a new ‘Educational Structure’ for the definition and classification of yoga teacher education programs. The new system is designed to benefit existing and prospective yoga teachers to ‘stand out from the crowd’ and distinguish themselves from the thousands of yoga professionals worldwide.

Teachers can register as an RYT- 200 if they have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training, registered or non-registered with a YA-International school.

Bikram Teachers and Yoga therapists are welcome to register!


2020 New RYT Professional Credentials

Unlike Yoga Alliance (USA), we accept ALL yoga teacher graduates onto our registry, regardless of whether they’ve attended an approved training school or not, as long as the training matches up to our pre-decided standards.

*The first 200 hours must come from the same school registered or non-registered YA-International as multiple trainings cannot be combined to meet the 200 hour requirement.

As of March 2019, we no longer enforce mandatory continuing education activities for yoga teachers to keep their certification current with Yoga Alliance. For more information, please see here Continuing Education Requirements

 

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Foundation

Qualification: 200 hours. *RYTs 200 wishing to apply for or upgrade to RYT 250 PLUS LVL 1 ADVANCED, are required to submit evidence of further training (minimum 50 hours) or teaching yoga classes hours. To confirm the hours taught, please download the Statutory Declaration

Teaching hours: Not required

Multiple Trainings: *Further training (YTT, seminars, retreats, workshops, mentoring) can be completed with any provider

Continuing Education: Required to upgrade to higher membership levels

Cannot be the Lead Trainer of a teacher training until upgrade to ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)


Yoga Alliance RYT 250 PLUS LVL 1 ADV

Qualification: 250 hour or higher (max. 300 hour)

Teaching hours: Not Required

Multiple Trainings: Accepted, providing the first 200 hour come from the same school registered or non-registered with YA-International. *Further training (YTT, seminars, retreats, workshops, mentoring) can be completed with any provider

Continuing Education: Only required to upgrade to higher membership levels

Cannot be the Lead Trainer of a teacher training until upgrade to ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)


Yoga Alliance RYT 350 LVL 2 ADV

Qualification: 350 hour (200+150)

Teaching hours: Not Required

Multiple Trainings: Accepted, providing the first 200 hour come from the same school registered or non-registered YA-International. *Further training (YTT, seminars, retreats, workshops,mentoring) can be completed with any provider

Continuing Education: Only required to upgrade to higher membership levels

Cannot be the Lead Trainer of a teacher training until upgrade to ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)


Yoga Alliance RYT 500 PLUS LVL 4 ADV

Qualification: 500 PLUS Advanced Diploma (minimum 500 hours or more teacher training required i.e: 300+200)

Teaching hours: Not Required

Multiple Trainings: Accepted, providing the first 200 hour come from the same school registered or non-registered YA-International. *Further training (YTT, seminars, retreats, workshops, mentoring) can be completed with any provider

Continuing Education: Not Required

Can be the additional faculty in a teacher training led by an ERYT. *Must have a minimum 3 years’ documented experience in the subject they will teach. Can apply for CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) to deliver Yoga Alliance’s worldwide recognised continuing education programs


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