Providing Continuing Education

We are all students of yoga. Regardless of how accomplished you are as a teacher, success should inspire continued learning and professional growth. Our Continuing Education (CE) Requirements encourage all Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s) to be forever learners.

Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) must ensure they obtain CE from a qualified provider who meets any of the criteria below:

  1. A YACEP whose membership is current with Yoga Alliance, or
  2. An Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT®) of any level who is currently registered with YA, or
  3. Someone with a relevant degree or certification, or substantial education in an area of expertise that is related to one of the YA Educational Categories. The CE Provider must also have substantial teaching experience (500+ hours) and/or the equivalent of two years of professional experience in that area. The CE Provider must be able to document or demonstrate his/her relevant education and experience, and may provide Continuing Education only in their area(s) of expertise.*

*During the CE review process, YA reserves the right to request supporting documentation from RYTs to evidence the qualifications of the CE Provider whose course, seminar or workshop is being submitted for credit towards their CE training hour Requirements.

As a tool for CE Providers and YACEPs, please see our policy about what YACEPs must include on a Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.

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