These standards describe Yoga Alliance requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 1500 hour Diploma of Teaching Yoga. If the registered school already offer a 200/250 hour, 350 or 500 hour, the training school must include additional hours into an existing programme.
*Members of Yoga Alliance U.S, Yoga Australia or a similar recognised organisation are welcome to convert registration to us!
The new Spirit of Standards 1500 hour training programme MUST incorporate the Yoga Alliance’s educational categories of study and practice below for a minimum number of designated hours in the presence of a Senior or ERYT.
*Diplomas curriculum of study can be developed according to the school yoga tradition and lineage.
Techniques, Training and Practice.
Anatomy and Physiology.
Yoga Teacher Ethics.
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.
Within all Training Courses the following criteria must be met:
MUST be taught by a Yoga Alliance –International Australia ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Member Teacher of other organisations can convert registration.
The ERYT MUST be teaching a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours.
90% of the Teacher Training total hours MUST be contact hours. For example, for a 250 hours course the minimum contact hours must be 225 hours or, for 200 hours course the minimum contact hours must be 180.
5% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to TEACHING.*Participants MUST be encouraged to practice Teaching.
The correct YAA logos MUST be on the home page and training page of the website.
Schools MUST have their syllabus clearly on their website.
All accepted students MUST have at least one year of documented yoga practice.
All Schools are encouraged to offer post/pre-course mentoring and further training for its graduates.
1500 hour course
Total number of hours – 1500
Contact hours (90%) – 1350
The minimum number of the Director of Training contact hours requirements within each RYS designation is shown in the following table:
Teacher Designation Eligibility by Designation
Director of Training 80% of 90% Course Contact Hours Requirements by Designation
|RYS 150||ERYT 200 or
|ERYT 200 or
144 (RYS 200)176 (RYS 250)
|RYS 300/350||ERYT 350 or
216 (RYS 300)
252 (RYS 350)
|RYS 500||ERYT 500 or
|RYS 1500||ERYT 1500
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