These standards describe Yoga Alliance requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 150 hour programme for students who have successfully completed a teacher training programs who are interested in enrolling in a postgraduate yoga programme and/or for complete beginners interested in pursuing a career in teaching yoga. These courses offer the flexibility to meet everyone’s needs!
The new Spirit of Yoga Standards for 150 bridging courses does not required to incorporate any of Yoga Alliance’s educational categories. The school can develop its curriculum of study according to the school yoga tradition and lineage.
Within all Training Courses the following criteria must be met:
MUST be taught by a Yoga Alliance –International ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Members of other organisations can convert registration to us.
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 logo 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.
All Schools MUST provide minimum two Continuing Education Courses. 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 well-being industry.
150 hour course
Total number of hours –150
Contact hours (90%) – 135
The minimum number of the Director of Training contact hours requirements within each RYS designation is shown in the following table:
|RYS Designation||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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