Yoga is for all. We believe if more people practice yoga, the better the world will be.
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As the world continues to transition to more and more online connection and engagement, so does the teaching and practice of yoga. To meet the needs of the broader yoga community and evolution of the times, Yoga Alliance uses sound research, data, and proven methodologies to adapt its standards to the online environment.
Teaching for Equity
The Teaching for Equity (TFE) program supports yoga professionals across the globe who serve for little or no pay in bringing the healing benefits of yoga to communities who have experienced marginalization.
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Based on feedback from membership and the broader yoga community, Yoga Alliance launched new standards for its RYS 200 credential as well as a strengthened application and review process for all new RYS applicants. These enhanced standards now include the implementation of a strengthened RYS application process, which will provide for greater shared accountability to meet or exceed the new standards.
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As members prepare for re-opening and recovery, Yoga Alliance has issued best practice recommendations for yoga schools, businesses, and professionals in the U.S. and around the world. This resource is based on guidance from leading public health organizations and experts, U.S.-based federal and state agencies, legal advisers, and Yoga Alliance’s collective expertise on yoga business operations and yoga practice.
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Due to sweeping changes in the yoga industry, many classes and trainings are moving online. To support this transition, we have compiled a variety of online teaching best practices, tools, and resources for members to leverage. Members also have the option to display online offerings and closed-captioning capabilities to their YA profiles for directory users to easily find.
Yoga for Social Impact
As our 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, the Yoga Alliance Foundation leverages yoga for social impact and fosters an expansive, accessible, and equitable yoga community.
The Yoga Alliance Ethical Commitment supports our members and broader yoga community in welcoming all who wish to practice yoga. It unites membership under the YA Code of Conduct, Scope of Practice, and shared responsibility to equity in yoga.
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