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Start a Registered Yoga School (RYS) Application

To register as a RYS (Registered Yoga School) the YTT curriculum must meet or exceeds the Yoga Alliance’’s Standards

To register as a RYS (Registered Yoga School) all new schools must submit their syllabus with their application. The YTT syllabus must meet or exceeds the Yoga Alliance’s Standards

The Lead Trainer must be an ERTY (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) member of the association. *Members of other organisations can convert registration to us prior to lodging the application.

On the School letterhead (word document) the applicant must supply the information below (mandatory):

  1. Title program/s and RYS designation/s applied for.

  2. Style of yoga taught.

  3. YTT format (Intensive, long term, short term).

  4. Course’s entry prerequisites (Yoga Alliance International requires minimum one year yoga practice).

  5. A 2000 words maximum synopsis (concise description of the syllabus) for each single training program applied for specifying the topics covered. For further details please consult New Enhanced Standards Guidelines

  6. The synopsis must contain the breakdown of the teacher training’s content into topics with titles and descriptions which state what will be covered in the training.

  7. Program/s Format and duration (intensive-long/short term-weekend training).

  8. Program Objectives (what skills trainees will learn).

  9. Training course assessment method and tools (how students’ knowledge and skills are assessed at the end of the YTT.).

  10. Teacher Training Assessor/s.

  11. Breakdown of the hours (contact/non-contact/online) allocated to each Yoga Alliance’s educational category.

  12. Lead Trainer details, ERYT designation and Yoga Alliance-International’s Registry ID:

  13. Other Faculty/Consultants/Specialists Qualifications.

  14. Ratio between end of course practicum exams and theory.

  15. Sample certificate of course completion (the certificate students receive at the end of the course).

  16. Race Equal Opportunity Statement.

  17. Code of Practice Statement.

  18. Code of Ethics Statement.

  19. Grievance Policy and Procedure.

  20. Brief description continuing education program (s) offered.

  21. Download and attach the RYS’s Owners Statement to your application or it will be declined

Important Notices:

  • All RYSs are required to deliver continuing education 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.

  • ALL specialty training courses i.e: RPYT/RCYT/YIN) MUST be led by qualified teachers in the specialty they will teach.

  • You can check your application progress by sending an e-mail approximately one month after the lodgement date.

  • Applications are processed within 15/20 working days or more from the date received if the required documents are provided and the payment has been received. *Delays may occur for applications deemed incomplete

  • To find out how we assess your application read here RYS Assessment and Review

RYS (ALL Designations) - $ 800

  • Valid four (4) years (Face to Face and Online Training). Important Note: 4 years membership offer will only be available from 16th April until December 31st 2020

  • No Annual Renewal

  • Single or Multiple Designations

  • Upgrades within RYS Designations included

  • A Yoga School that offer 200 hour or higher Yoga Training that meet the YA’s Standards.

  • Membership includes CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) RCYS/RPYS/ RYS YIN 50/100 hours to enable RYSs to deliver high standards CE programs recognised worldwide

  • If applied for single designation, can add designations anytime during the three years registration period free of charge


Any person (yoga or non-yoga teacher) completing CEAS courses can join our online Registry as an “Associate Member” or “Associate Yoga Student” depending on his/her professional background

Requirements: RYS
Apply: Online Application

Where to send the Application

RYS Online Application Form

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