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School Membership Terms and Conditions

Please read the terms below carefully before ordering any Products from ("our site"). You may wish to print a copy of these Terms and Conditions.

By joining as a member, you are agreeing to comply with our terms and conditions. If you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, please refrain to place any order for any Products from our site.


  1. Placement of an order with us (“Order”) constitutes an offer by you to purchase goods and services from us. The Order is placed when it is submitted to us.

  2. Orders are automatically accepted when we receive the application form available on web-site duly compiled by you. Order of goods or services constitutes notice of our acceptance of the order or service.

  3. If we accept the Order, a binding agreement between you and us will arise on these terms and conditions.

  4. Applicants must be certain of their registration, why they are registering and with whom.

  5. Refunds are not given after registration/renewals/upgrades, no exceptions.

  6. Prices are as stated on the site: Teacher Membership Fees

  7. All membership Fees are inclusive of $ 50 Join Fee.

  8. The applicant agree that Yoga Alliance reserves the right to review the teacher’s qualifications or to request updated information at any time.

  9. The applicant agree that Yoga Alliance reserve the right to change the membership products and annual renewal fees at any time throughout the year without notice


"Registry" means Yoga Alliance.

"Register" means record on the System the location of where a Document is stored.

  1. ALL RYS/CEAS Membership is valid for three (3) years

  2. If an application is rejected, FULL refund applies.

  3. Membership starts from the date on the certificate the applicant will receive as part of the registration process, and on the online Registry Member’s Public Page.

  4. Membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited.

Application Processing Time

  1. Applications are processed within 15/20 working days or less from the date received (depending on the volume of work) if the required documents are provided and payment has been received. *Delays may occur for applications deemed incomplete.

  2. Whilst the application is being processed, our web-designers will create Your Public Profile on the Yoga Alliance online Registry. From the date the public page is live, your RYS/CEAS is officially a member of Yoga Alliance and no refund of the paid registration fee applies.

School Insurance

  1. Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance is not included in the registration fees. We are accredited with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, one of the largest Australian Insurance Brokers. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co welcomes YAA members and offers an affordable professional insurance policy and Special Offers with competitive rates, please read more Insurance Combined Liability

Membership Renewal

  1. When an expired Membership is renewed, the new Membership term is three (3) years beginning on the date of renewal.

  2. Three (3) years Membership will automatically lapse on the expiry date, no ‘grace period’ applies, no exceptions.

Membership Termination

  1. A Member that is not in compliance with relevant Requirements may have their Registration status revoked. Those who have had their Registration status revoked may no longer represent themselves as holding the revoked credential or designation and will not be able to use Yoga Alliance trademarks to indicate such.

  2. A Member that is not in compliance with Standards or Requirements, Yoga Alliance may display a message on the Member’s public directory profile page indicating suspension for non-compliance, until the Member makes necessary changes and is verified to be in compliance.

  3. A Member that does not make the required changes to come into compliance during the designated period will have its Membership designation revoked and/or may be restricted from renewing a Membership designation. Trainees will ordinarily not be eligible to register as RYTs if, as of the date their training is completed, their school’s RYS Membership is suspended or revoked.

Refusal of Application to Join

  1. Yoga Alliance reserves the right to reject with or without any reason at all any application for admission to the Yoga Alliance’s Registry as a RYS/CEAS Member including where the applicant was a former RYS/CEAS Member of the Yoga Alliance’s Registry.


  1. From the day after the application payment is received, we offer a cooling off period of 3 days, in which the applicant can change his/her  mind for any reason and request to cancel membership. We will however, withhold $ 50 non-refundable administration fee in the event of a cancellation to cover our time charges.

  2. After these 3 days, we have a strict NO REFUND policy under any circumstances. If the applicant wish to cancel membership after this time, then we will do this without refund of the fees paid.

Receiving Membership Documents and Logos

  1. All Yoga Alliance membership certificates and Tax Invoice are processed within 15/20 days from the date the application was received complete of the payment and required supporting documents.

  2. All certificates and Tax Invoice will be provided in a PDF version which you can print off and will be sent to the email address provided when you applied to join Yoga Alliance. They will only be sent, once we have activated your membership.

RYS/CEAS Ownership Policy

Yoga Alliance recognises that not all yoga schools have a business model in which the business has an “owner.” For purposes of this policy, Owners are the legal owner(s) and/or legal representative of a for-profit school applying to the Yoga Alliance, with decisional authority over the business. Only Owners may create a Registered Yoga School and or CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) account, and they must accept the RYS/CEAS Ownership Agreement and agree to the Code of Practice Owners must be authorised and are responsible to use the intellectual property of all teacher training syllabi associated with the RYS/CEAS account, have full access to all functions within the school profile and are responsible for complying with the Yoga Alliance Standards. Owners may also edit in writing to Yoga Alliance the school’s contact information, including school name, and communication preferences. Owner are solely responsible for affirming that their record is accurate and up-to-date with Yoga Alliance.

RYS/CEAS Agreement

By creating or renewing a RYS/CEAS account, you are entering into a legal agreement with Yoga Alliance. Specifically, you affirm that, if the RYS/CEAS is a for-profit business, you are a legal Owner or properly designated legal representative. In addition, you affirm that all information you provide while creating or renewing the account is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. By creating or renewing a RYS/CEAS account you authorise Yoga Alliance to assess the school’s credentials or those of its faculty, and to request updated information at any time, to assure the training meets the requirements for the registry.

Yoga Alliance Trademark Usage

  1. Valid registration with YOGA ALLIANCE as an RYS affords you the permission to use the YA marks. RYSs are granted non-exclusive permission for a period of three (3) ears for the use of a level-specific designation in all advertising and promotion material which indicates to the public they meet Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School high standards.

  2. RYT/RYS/CEAS Registry Marks cannot be used by any schools or teachers that are not currently registered or have terminated membership with Yoga Alliance

  3. YOGA ALLIANCE marks include, YOGA ALLIANCE and other device marks. The Yoga Alliance marks are registered in Australia and other countries. Members agree that the trademarks should be used as we have provided.

Courtesy Reminders

  1. Yoga Alliance will send all members two (2) courtesy reminders only, in the month prior to the renewal date to remind them of the upcoming renewal expiry date. Yoga Alliance will NOT be held responsible if reminders go missing in cyberspace, land in the spam folder or other circumstances the member cannot justify with acceptable evidence.

Violation of Yoga Alliance’s Policies

If a registrant or member violates our School/CEAS Registration Terms and Conditions or any of our Policies Yoga Alliance reserves the right to terminate a membership, and remove the member from the online teachers registry without prior notice or explanation. No membership refunds applies under any circumstances. Members automatically agree to abide by all applicable policies of the Yoga Alliance.


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