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Teacher 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. Prices are as stated on the FEES Page at the time of purchase.

  2. All membership fees are inclusive of $ 30 non-refundable administration fee.

  3. All fees are inclusive of 10% GST.

  4. Membership fees are paid upfront, and use of the Service is activated when the conditions of the membership are met.

  5. 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.

  6. Orders are automatically accepted when we receive the application form duly compiled available on web-site.

  7. Order of goods or services constitutes notice of our acceptance of the order or service.

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

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

  10. Refunds are not given after registration or renewal, no exceptions.

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

  12. The applicant agree that Yoga Alliance reserve the right to change the membership products and registration 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 Membership FEES are valid for three (3) years including annual renewal, upgrade to higher-membership levels and additional specialty designations.

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

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

  4. Your Registry ID (found on the Tax Invoice that will be sent by email to the applicant as part of the registration process) must be kept safe and used to communicate with our customer service.

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

Registration Renewal

  1. When an expired registration is renewed, the new registration term is three (3) years beginning from the date of the first registration.

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

  3. To continue to be a member of the association without interruption, members are require to renew registration for further three (3) years within 5 days from the expiry date.

  4. If registration is not renewed within 5 days from the expiry date, all personal details we hold about you will be removed from our database.

Registration 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 rill 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.


  1. From the day after the application payment is received (bank transfer takes longer to reach our account), 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 $ 30 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.

Teacher Insurance

  1. Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance is not included in the registration fees.

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 including where the applicant was a member of the Yoga Alliance’s Registry.

Receiving Membership Documents and Logos

  1. Effective 1st January 2021, Yoga Alliance will no longer issue the digital certificate of registration. Member can share their public listing available on the Yoga Alliance’s online registry with students, perspective clients and employers.

  2. Applicants will be issue the Tax Invoice as a proof of membership purchase.On the invoice it will be stated the Registry ID, which is a unique code useed to communicate with Yoga Alliance’s customer service. When contacting the office, please add your Registry ID on the email Subject Field.

  3. Tax Invoice will be provided in a digital 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.

Application Processing Time

  1. Applications are processed within 15 working days or less from the date received (depending on the volume of applications received) 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, within 5 workings days from receiving your application our web-designers will create Your Public Profile on the Yoga Alliance online Registry. From the date the public page is live, your are officially a member of Yoga Alliance and no refund of the paid registration fee applies.

Yoga Alliance Trademark Usage

  1. Valid registration with YOGA ALLIANCE as an RYS affords you the permission to use the YA marks.

  2. Members 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.

  3. Registry Marks cannot be used by any schools or teachers that are not currently registered or have terminated membership with Yoga Alliance.

  4. Registry Marks cannot be used by any schools or teachers until the registration digital documents and logo image have been emailed to the applicant.

  5. YOGA ALLIANCE marks include, YOGA ALLIANCE and other device marks. The Yoga Alliance marks are registered in Australia and other countries.

  6. Members agree that the trademarks should be used as we have provided.

Courtesy Reminders

  1. Every year throughout the three years registration period members will receive one automated courtesy reminder requesting to pay for annual membership. The Reminder serve the purpose of security to ensure that the e-mail address members provided at the time of registration is still valid. PLEASE REPLY REMINDERS QUOTING YOUR Registry ID (available on your invoice) and membership expiry date.

  2. 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

  1. If a registrant or member violates our 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.

  2. Members automatically agree to abide by all applicable policies of the Yoga Alliance.


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