purpose of being a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) is to ensure that
employers, yoga students and members of the general public can be confident that
registered teachers have met a range of stringent registration criteria before
receiving accreditation to provide services.
A Yoga Teacher who registers with the Yoga Alliance Registry earns the title of
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). The teacher Registry is not a certification
program; it is a listing of teachers who meet our minimum international requirements
for teaching experience and have completed their trainings at a Registered Yoga
School. Yoga Alliance s RYT's are recognised internationally as meeting
the highest level of ongoing accreditation.
* We do not
accept RYT applications from teachers who completed their training with a non-registered
* All applicants must complete training at a RYS-200 or RYS-500 in
order to be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
* There are currently
no alternate or Grandparenting options for registration.
* You may upgrade
your existing RYT Credential or add a specialty Designation after completing a
program with a Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS), Registered Prenatal Yoga
School (RPYS) or RYS-300 (see Designations below).
* You can verify
if your school is currently registered by searching for them on our Directory.
Yoga Teacher may apply for one of our Designations based on the number of training
hours completed at a RYS. The Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) Designation
distinguishes RYTs with significant teaching experience. Read
more about the different Teacher Categories Designations.
Designations for Yoga Teachers include:|
Specialty Designations are also available:|
- Registered Children's Yoga Teacher|
- Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher|
order to qualify for one of our specialty Designations, a teacher must first register
as a RYT 200 or higher. (Review the RYT Designations).|
All RYT's must complete Continuing Education hours every
three years to maintain their registration and continue to grow their yoga knowledge
and teaching skills. Read more about the Continuing Education