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Yoga Teacher Membership Guidelines

2020 New Professional Credentials for Yoga Teachers

We are an inclusive organisation. Unlike Yoga Alliance (USA) and other yoga organisations, 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.

A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) credential is earned by yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance International’s registration criteria. An Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) credential is earned by yoga teachers who can supply evidence of yoga classes teaching hours experience.

We grandfather senior teachers who have been teaching for over ten years full time but do not have formal certification.

Yoga therapists and Bikram teachers are welcome to join our registry.

What is Required to Register

  1. Must complete the first200 TT with the same school as it cannot combine multiple training to meet the 200-hour requirements. *Additional training does not have to be from the same school.

  2. All ERYT applications, require to supply evidence of completed qualifications and certifications supplemented by the documents below listed:

  3. Employed teachers must provide references from a current or former employer or a letter of confirmation from their accountant of the total number of hours taught depending on the designation applied. See a sample of Letter Accountant

    • Self-employed/studio owners statutory declaration to confirm the number of total hours led and sites address where worked. *The document must be signed by an authorised witness. See a list of Authorised Witnesses or Download a Statutory Declaration

    • All RYT application requires a minimum 200-hour qualification from a registered or non-registered YA-International school (RYS). *Graduates of a non-registered school can convert membership to us if their teacher training meet our Standards Standards

  4. All grandfather senior teachers applications require to supply resume’ and letters of reference.

  5. Teachers with a 200 hours qualification can apply for RYT 250 PLUS LVL 1 ADVANCED if they have completed a minimum of 50 hours of teacher training, continuing education programs or have taught a minimum of 50 hours of yoga classes to students since qualifying. *A Statutory Declaration is mandatory to confirm teaching hours accrued.

  6. Complete a First Aid Course with a recognised training organisation.

  7. Maintain high standards of professional conduct and competence at all times.

  8. Must adhere to the Yoga Alliance International’s Code of Ethics for RYT as part of their effort to help preserve the traditional legacy of Yoga and improve Yoga teaching and practice in the modern world.

  9. Continuing education activities are mandatory only for teachers who are interested in advancing to higher-membership levels. Read Here

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