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RYT Registration-Membership Terms and Conditions

RYT Registration/Membership Terms and Conditions

Please read the terms below carefully before ordering any Products from ("our site"). You may wish to print a copy of these Terms and Conditions.

By joining as a member, you are agreeing to comply with our terms and conditions. If you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, please refrain from place any order for any Products from our site.

  1. Placement of an order with us (“Order”) constitutes an offer by you to purchase goods and services from us. The Order is placed when it is submitted to us.

  2. Orders are automatically accepted when we receive the application form available on web-site duly compiled by you. Order of goods or services constitutes notice of our acceptance of the order or service.

  3. If we accept the Order, a binding agreement between you and us will arise on these terms and Conditions.

  4. Prices are as stated on at the time of purchase.

  5. Fees are inclusive of $ 50 non-refundable Joining Fee and $ 40 non-refundable Administration Fee.


"Register" means record on the System the location of where a Document is stored.

"Registry" means Yoga Alliance.

  1. Registration is valid for three years. However, in order to maintain your RYT registration with Yoga Alliance  and continue to use the accreditation logo and the Public Profile listing on our online Registry, you must renew your membership on an annual basis.

  2. Members agree that the registration/membership/upgrade fees are not refundable. If an application is rejected, FULL refund applies.

  3. Registration starts from the date on the certificate the applicant will receive as part of the registration process, and on the online Registry Member’s Public Page.

  4. Registration/Membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited.

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

  6. Whilst the application is being processed our web-designers will create Your Public Profile URL on our online Registry. From the date the public page is live, you are officially a member of Yoga Alliance and no refund of the paid registration fee applies.

  7. Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance is not included in the registration fees. We are  accredited with  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, one of the largest Australian Insurance Brokers. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co welcomes YAA members and offers an affordable professional insurance policy and Special Offers with competitive rates, please read more: Insurance Combined Liability

  8. The applicant agree that Yoga Alliance reserves the right to review the teacher’s qualifications or to request updated information at any time.

Refusal of Application to Join

  1. Yoga Alliance reserves the right to reject with or without any reason at all any application for admission to the Yoga Alliance’s Registry as a RYT Member including where the applicant was a former RYT Member of the Yoga Alliance’s Registry.


  1. From the day after your application and payment is made, we offer a cooling off period of 7 days, in which you can change your mind for any reason and request to cancel your membership. We will however, withhold $ 40 non-refundable Administration Fee in the event of a cancellation to cover our time charges.

  2. After these 7 days, we have a strict NO REFUND policy under any circumstances. If you wish to cancel your registration/membership after this time, then we will do this without refund.

Receiving  Registration Membership Documents and Logos

  1. All Yoga Alliance Membership certificates and Tax Invoice are provided within 15/20 days from the date the application was received complete of the payment and required supporting documents.

  2. All certificates and Tax Invoice will be provided in a PDF version which you can print off and will be sent to the email address provided when you applied to join Yoga Alliance. They will only be sent, once we have activated your membership.

Annual Membership Renewal

  1. Yoga Alliance will notify (only two reminder will be sent) all members in the month prior to their renewal date to remind them of the upcoming renewal charge. If you do not wish to renew your membership, you must give 14 days cancellation notice in writing.

  2. Three years Registration will automatically lapse within 5 days (the ‘grace period’) after Membership falls due and the payment has not been received in full by the 5 days ‘grace period’ expiry date. No registration fee refund of the paid registration fee applies.

  3. Where a Membership has been paid not later than 5 days from the ‘grace period’ Yoga Alliance may in its discretion reinstate the Membership. A penalty fee of $ 50 to reinstate your public listing applies in addition to the Membership fee.

  4. Membership cannot be place on temporary Time Hold under any circumstances.

  5. When an expired Membership is renewed, the new Membership term is one year, beginning on the date of renewal. Registrants are not allowed to lapse the membership from  its expiry date.

  6. RYTs are granted non-exclusive permission for a period of three year use of a level-specific designation and use prior authorisation from Yoga Alliance, the RYT logo and wording in all advertising and promotion material which indicates to the public they meet Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher high standards. 

  7. Yoga Alliance reserve the right to change the membership products and annual renewal fees at any time throughout the year, we will advise our members of any changes by email 28 days before they change.

  1. Applicants agree that Yoga Alliance may at any time, and at its sole discretion terminate a membership, or remove the registrant from the online schools  registry and take down his/her public profile page without prior notice or explanation.

Violation of Yoga Alliance’s Policies

  1. If a registrant or member violates our Teacher Registration Terms and Conditions or any of our Policies Yoga Alliance reserves  the right terminate a membership, and remove the registrant from the online teachers registry without prior notice or explanation. No registration/membership refunds applies under any circumstances.

For further information on how to register please visit: Teacher Registration Guidelines

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