Registered Yoga Teachers must complete continuing education hours every three years to maintain their registration and continue to grow their yoga knowledge and teaching skills.
The continuing education requirements consist of:
Contact hours are in-person classroom hours in the physical presence of a qualified instructor. One contact hour of continuing education is achieved by completing one hour of any of the following activities:
Contact hours must be taken in one of the five educational categories listed below.
Non-contact hours do not count towards continuing education in a one-to-one ratio. One non-contact hour for continuing education is achieved by completing five hours of any of the following activities:
You may not count any teaching or training hours prior to registration with Yoga Alliance.If you earn more than the required hours for continuing education in a given three-year period, the extra hours may NOT rollover into the next three-year period. Yoga Alliance does not pre-approve providers for continuing education. RYTs must simply ensure that continuing education is obtained from a qualified instructor and fits into one of our five educational categories (see below).
Continuing education must fit into one of these categories:
A qualified teacher or instructor for continuing education may be a:
We do not require RYTs to provide any sort of certificate of completion or attendance record for their continuing education. Reporting your continuing education requirements is done by the honor system today, but that will be changing in the future.You can submit your continuing education hours in your online account.
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