Updated: Oct 23
Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. It is composed of over 7,000 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) and more than 100,000 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) as of June of 2020. Their mission is to foster and support the high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable teaching of yoga. They ensure quality and safety in yoga teaching and practice by:
Creating quantitative standards for yoga instruction
Establishing a member-wide Ethical Commitment that includes a Code of Conduct, Scope of Practice, and dedication to equity.
Fostering accountability through fair and full feedback regarding RYSs.
What do you need to register in Yoga Alliance
To become a Certified Yoga Teacher, you need to complete a 200 hours program. Although different schools offer shorter certificate programs, in terms of the number of hours, Yoga Alliance requires that you to receive 200 hours of educational training, at a minimum, before becoming a recognized yoga teacher. As part of the Yoga Alliance Credentialing system, trainees that complete a teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS) are required to review and give feedback on the school and their yoga teacher training journey before they are able to continue registering as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). In other words, Yoga Alliance isn’t telling you one training is better than another, the students are. They become the eyes and ears for Yoga Alliance in teacher trainings around the world, and the yoga community becomes more accountable as a whole. Another advantage of being 200Hs TTC Yoga Teacher Certified is that you can continue studying advance Techniques to complete 500Hs TTC Teachers Training Course and become an Experienced Yoga Teacher with Credential Yoga Alliance. After a couple of years, if your knowledge is deep enough to create your own Continuing Education Courses, you can provide your own Yacep Certificate. For all Registered Yoga Teachers, continuing their education is necessary every 3 years, to ensure that you continue to nurture your knowledge.
Does the certificate approved by Yoga alliance matter? The Yoga Alliance-approved certification has become the benchmark by which most practitioners measure Trainings and Teachers. This is the reason why many fitness facilities, gyms, and studios require yoga teachers to become certified with a Yoga Alliance-approved program. Choosing the correct Yoga Teacher Training Certification Pursuing a training that is internationally recognized is key for a successful yoga teacher career. More importantly, investing in the correct Yoga Alliance approved training can dramatically increase your chances for fantastic results in the long run, and actually make you a more knowledgeable and more effective yoga teacher. I highly recommend that the Training you pick to trust with your yoga education should always have these factors:
The Teacher is an Experienced Teacher registered in Yoga Alliance 500 Hours
The school is registered with Yoga Alliance
That's why when you study at our school, you can be sure that your time and money are well invested. All our Trainings (Online & Onsite) follows International standards of Education approved by Yoga Alliance. Take a look at our upcoming Trainings with the International approval of the Yoga Alliance: