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Trademark Usage

The terms “us” or “we” or “our” herein refers to Yoga Alliance®, Yoga Alliance Australia®, Yoga Alliance International®

Yoga Alliance is the sole owner of all right, title, and interest in the Yoga Alliance registered trademarks and Yoga Alliance logos in Australia and international jurisdictions where our registered trademarks enjoy a presumption of validity.

Any attempt to claim or establish trademark rights in the name or title of third parties products, services, publication, conference, trade show, or exposition to the extent that it references or incorporates any Yoga Alliance trademarks and/or Logo, is strictly prohibited. Any use of such Trademarks and/or Logo, service marks, registered or pending, and/or trade dress without the prior written consent of Yoga Alliance is expressly forbidden. Any other Trademarks or service marks appearing anywhere on this site are the property of their respective owners.

The “YOGA ALLIANCE”, “YOGA ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA” , “YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL and “THE AUSTRALIAN YOGA ALLIANCE” word mark and/or mark IMAGE inside a black round annulus with flag and the word Yoga Alliance Australia and Silver Designation, Gold Designation, Master Yoga Teacher Platinum and CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) and the following symbols: RYT, RYS, RPYT,RCYT, the Gheranda Samhita Hatha Teacher Training IMAGE mark, the Sports Yoga IMAGE mark, the Sport Yoga IMAGE mark, the Sports Yoga Instructors Course IMAGE mark and the Spinyoga-Cyclyoga IMAGE mark, are all registered trademarks assigned to Yoga Alliance in Australia and various international jurisdictions. As such no teacher or schools can use these letter, symbols in Australia and international jurisdictions without express permission from Yoga Alliance (Australia). No individual or entity may register, use, or attempt to register or use any marks or domain names consisting of, in whole or part, any of the trademarks of YOGA ALLIANCE, YOGA ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA, YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL.


Proper usage of the Yoga Alliance trademarks is important for their continued protection. Proper usage aids consumers who depend upon Yoga Alliance goods and services and helps prevent Yoga Alliance trademarks from losing their distinctiveness and becoming generic.

Registered Yoga Teachers and Registered Yoga Schools are not authorised to use Yoga Alliance trademarks unless they have an agreement with or express written consent from Yoga Alliance authorising such use. Only registered schools and teachers may use the Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Australia and Yoga Alliance International word mark and or image mark, the Yoga Alliance Australia Gold Designation and acronym mark RYT, the Yoga Alliance Australia Silver Designation and acronym mark RYT, the Yoga Alliance Australia Master Yoga Teacher Platinum, the Yoga Alliance Australia and the acronym mark RYS, the Yoga Alliance Australia and the acronym mark RPYT, the Yoga Alliance Australia and the acronym mark RCYT, the Yoga Alliance Australia Continuing Education Accredited School and the acronym mark CEAS, the Gheranda Samhita Hatha Teacher Training mark.

If Yoga Alliance asks a registered yoga school or yoga teacher to display the trademarks on their web-site or other medium to alert the public of their assigned designation, or change how they are using the Yoga Alliance trademarks, then that school or teacher must either make the requested change (s) or stop immediately using any Yoga Alliance trademarks.

Yoga Alliance trademarks cannot be used by any schools or teachers that are not actively registered with Yoga Alliance (Australia). This prohibition applies to all teachers and schools with rejected, dissolved, and/ or inactive registration status. If you learn of any uses of any logos, icons, or images that are confusingly similar to the Yoga Alliance Australia Trademarks, please notify Yoga Alliance by sending an e-mail to us.

Similarly, if you become aware of any use of a Yoga Alliance trademark that violates any of the rules described above, including failure to identify the Yoga Alliance trademarks as belonging to Yoga Alliance, please notify us. If possible, please provide a copy of the article or other medium in which the trademark violation appeared.


Yoga Alliance may, at its sole discretion, modify the Yoga Alliance trademarks and Yoga Alliance logo at any time. Please refer to the Yoga Alliance trademarks and logo usage requirements periodically to ensure your compliance.

Yoga Alliance may, at its sole discretion, modify the Yoga Alliance trademarks and logo usage requirements as it deems necessary or appropriate, without notice. The use of Yoga Alliance trademarks and Yoga Alliance logo by any authorized third party must comply with the updated Yoga Alliance trademarks and logo usage requirements within sixty (60) days of Yoga Alliance release of an update in this page.

Authorised use of Yoga Alliance trademarks and/or Yoga Alliance logo may not be deemed to be permanent and may be withdrawn by Yoga Alliance upon prior reasonable notice, or without prior notice for failure to comply with the Yoga Alliance trademarks and logo usage guidelines and terms and conditions.


This site and all images, text, custom graphics, button icons, and the overall look and distinctiveness of this site are the exclusive property of Yoga Alliance (Australia) and are protected by Australia and international copyright laws. The contents of this site may be used for informational purposes and as a shopping or informative resource only. Any other use of such contents, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance of the contents of this site without the prior written consent of Yoga Alliance is expressly forbidden.

For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast or show or play in public this website or the material on this website (in any form or media) without prior written permission.

Images of people and contents displayed on the certificate of registration, or on the online registry of members registered with Yoga Alliance are either the property of, or used with permission by Yoga Alliance. The use of the images, courses contents and material including demo DVDs, assessment material, by the recipient or anyone else authorised by the recipient (student/s is prohibited unless specifically permitted by specific permission provided by Yoga Allian

COPYRIGHT LICENSE< grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:

  • view this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser;

  • copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory; and

  • print pages from this website for your own (personal and non-commercial) use. does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or the material on this website. In other words, all other rights are reserved.

ENFORCEMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT and Yoga Alliance takes the protection of its copyright very seriously. and Yoga Alliance discovers that the use of its copyright materials and Trademarks or Logo is in contravention of the license above, and Yoga Alliance will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution. and Yoga Alliance may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials. Infringers could also be ordered to pay legal costs.

If you become aware of any use of and Yoga Alliance copyright materials and Trademarks that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please report this via e-mail using the contact us from on this web-site.


The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.


All requests for permission to use our copyrighted material should be sent via e-mail via the contact form on this web-site and should include the following information listed below:

  1. Name and the name of the organization making the request if not an individual.

  2. The URL for any Web site linking to or on which the recipient want to display Copyrighted Material or the Unregistered or Registered Marks under common law.

  3. Complete address, including the city, state and ZIP code, country.

  4. Phone number and e-mail address.

  5. A detailed description of the item(s) you wish to use and how they will be used.

  6. Any unauthorised use of the image, course contents and courses material may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.


We reserve the right to change, modify add to the policy at any time with or without cause or notice to you.  We also reserve the right to remove portions of the policy in our discretion. Please check this page periodically for changes.

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