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These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 1500hr 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.
The Standards for RYS-1500 must incorporate all the Yoga Alliance’s educational categories of study and practice listed below for a minimum number in the presence of a ERYT/Senior teacher. The curriculum of study can be developed according to the school yoga tradition and lineage. A minimum online training is acceptable for some subjects, but not all. Content considered not conducive to online learning includes practicing asana, adjustment, assisting.
Techniques,Training and Practice
Yoga Teacher Ethics
5% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to TEACHING. *Participants MUST be encouraged to practice Teaching
Safety Risk Assessment-Evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in performing or teaching asana
Teaching At-Risk People (Special Population)
Accepted Online Components
Sanskrit (Asana Nomenclature)
The business of Yoga - Running and Marketing Studio
Yoga Text Books
Total number of hours – 1500
Contact hours (90%) – 1350
Total number of hours – 150
The minimum number of the Lead Trainer contact hours requirements within each ERYT designation is shown in the following table
Lead Trainer Designation Eligibility by Designation
Lead Trainer 80% of 90% Course Contact Hours Requirements
|RYS 1500||ERYT 1500||1200|
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