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Yin Yoga Training Programs RYS-250 LVL 1/LVL 2

Yin Yoga Training Programs RYS-250 LVL 1Yin Yoga Training Programs RYS-250 LVL 2

Yin Yoga 250 hour Level 1 must provide a solid foundation of the theory and methodology of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga 250 hour LVL 2 is suitable for teachers on their 500hr pathway as well as dedicated students with a sincere interest in teaching and practicing yin yoga. It is a requirement that teacher has completed Yin Yoga Level 1 (minimum 250 hours).

The program syllabus must reflect the Yin Yoga principles and practice created and developed by Paul and Suzee’s Grilley and Biff Mithoefer

Within all RYS and RYS/YIN Training Courses the following criteria must be met:
  1. MUST be taught by a Yoga Alliance-International ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Member Teacher of other organisations can convert registration.

  2. The ERYT MUST be teaching a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours.

  3. 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.

  4. 5% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to teaching. *Participants MUST be encouraged to practice Teaching.

  5. The correct YAA logos MUST be on the home page and training page of the website.

  6. Schools MUST have their syllabus clearly on their website.

  7. All accepted students MUST have at least one year of documented yoga practice.

  8. All Schools are encouraged to offer post/pre-course mentoring and further training for its graduates.

  9. 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.

Yin Yoga Curriculum Requirements



Unit 1: Bones, Muscles, and Poses

Unit 2: Advanced Anatomy

Unit 3: Chakra Theory and Meditation

Unit 4: The Bhagavad Gita

Unit 5: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

250 hour course
Total number of hours – 250 
Contact hours (90%) – 225

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 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

RYS 200

RYS 250

ERYT 200 or
ERYT 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

144 (RYS 200)

176 (RYS 250)
RYS 300/350  ERYT 350 or
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

216 (RYS 300)

252 (RYS 350)

RYS 500 ERYT 500 or
ERYT 1500

RYS 1500 ERYT 1500

RYS Requirements

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