The globally accepted professional credential for Yoga Schools
The new Yoga Alliance’s Spirit of Yoga Standards is to include a school in the RYS (Registered Yoga School) online Directory only when its YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) meet the requirements set forth by Yoga Alliance.
The Registered Yoga School (“RYS”) and its various designation levels, are conferred by Yoga Alliance. The RYS credential can be earned by a yoga teacher training program that meets minimum curricular standards (“Standards”), in various categories.
A RYS may hire consultants to deliver specific components within the course syllabi, who provide expert advice in a particular field of expertise (i.e. Anatomy, Yoga History and Philosophy, Sanskrit etc.)
All RYSs are required to deliver Continuing Education Courses to ensure that all Yoga Alliance’s RYSs provide high quality continuing education programs for yoga teachers and countless category of professionals within the holistic and wellbeing industry.
Before lodging the Application ensure your school meets the requirements
See each standard’s detailed description as it relates to that specific designation Spirit of Yoga Standards
Educational Categories of Study and Practice
Mandatory inclusion in all YTT
Techniques, Training and Practice.
Anatomy and Physiology.
Yoga Teacher Ethics.
YTT Entry Prerequisites
The school will accept students with at least one year of documented yoga practice
Additional Educational Categories
Inclusion in all YTT
5% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to TEACHING. *Participants MUST be encouraged to practice Teaching.
Asana Risk Assessment: Evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in performing or teaching advanced postures.
Sanskrit: Asana Nomenclature.
Students Teaching: Sequencing and Leading Classes.
Yoga Text Books.
The business of Yoga - Running and Marketing Studio.
Note: Training courses may include instruction in Reiki, Thai yoga massage, Doula training, Ayurveda, Psychology and other components
Online Educational Components
Online components cannot exceeds more than 10% of the YTT total hours
Anatomy and Physiology.
Occupational Health and Safety.
Definition of an ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)
A Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) credential is earned by yoga teachers if they have successfully completed a 200 hour or higher yoga teacher training and have taught a certain number of hours since or prior qualifying.
Other Faculty Qualifications
Other Faculty are specialists that are not registered with Yoga Alliance. In order to teach at your school, they need to meet the following qualifications:
Relevant degree, certification, or substantial education in the subject they will teach.
A minimum of 500 hours teaching experience or two years of relevant experience in the subject they will teach.
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