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You can find detailed information, including step-by-step instructions, on our How to Register page. Top
To register with Yoga Alliance, you must complete teacher training at a Registered Yoga School (RYS®) at the 200, 200 and 300 or 500-hour level. When you complete your training, you will be given a certificate to submit when registering with Yoga Alliance. You may choose from more than 5,700 RYSs listed on our Directory by geographic region, city, state, style and other options.
Registered Yoga Schools listed on the online Directory are currently registered with Yoga Alliance. Contact the director of teacher training at the RYS to inquire about the program content, fees, schedule and style of yoga that they teach. Top
To register with Yoga Alliance, you must complete a RYS 200-hour or 500-hour teacher training program. When you complete the training, you will be given a certificate to submit with your application for registration.
We do not accept applications from trainees of non-registered schools. Your school must be registered at the time of your program completion in order to register with Yoga Alliance. Top
When you log in to our website, you should arrive at your teacher dashboard. In the middle of the page, you’ll see your Registry Mark for your designation. Just below that image is a red “Download Registry Mark” button. Click it to download a PNG file. This PNG is your new printable Registry Card. Once downloaded, you can open the file, click “Save As” to save it to your computer, or click the “Print” option to print it out. For more details, please see the Registry Marks Usage Guide. Top
If you are unable to find the RYS where you completed your yoga teacher training when you register, please confirm the following:
In order to register with Yoga Alliance, you will need to upload a copy of your yoga teacher training certificate. You can either scan the certificate or take a picture of it with a digital camera or smartphone. Save the file to your computer in an acceptable file format (.gif, .jpeg, .png, .doc, or .pdf) and upload it to our website. Top
The Overall School Recommendation Rating is always public and your response is not anonymous. The Yoga Alliance review system is designed using the best practices of online rating systems. One of the most successful means of building trust and increasing civility in a social ratings environment is to prevent anonymous reviews. With their identity known, trainees will be accountable for the feedback they provide, and the RYSs will have more context to understand and act upon the feedback. The lack of anonymity will encourage constructive, respectful communication between the trainees and schools. The RYS has the choice of posting the comments to the public (they can choose to post either all or none of the comments).
Since the trainees have a relationship with the school and its community, there will be an inherent bias for trainees to rate schools favorably. However, this bias will happen with all RYSs being rated, which will raise the relative value of the ratings (i.e., if all RYSs are rated one star higher due to the bias, there is still a relative difference between a 4-star RYS vs. a 5-star RYS). If we allowed anonymous reviews, trainees would have less incentive to respond fairly and carefully, decreasing trust and accuracy in the system. Learn more about Social Credentialing. Top
At this time there is no way for past trainee's to evaluate their RYSs if they registered with Yoga Alliance prior to the launch of the new website and registration system. That option may be made available in the future. In the meantime, trainees may state they completed training with their RYS in the abstract of their public profile on the Directory listing. Top
We require a sample of the certificate given to your trainees when they complete your teacher training program. Certificates should include:
You can upload only the following file types: PDF, jpg, png, gif, or Microsoft Word. Browse for your file first and then click the “Upload File” button when it is recognized. Top
At this time, only trainees who have completed a teacher training program and are registering or upgrading with Yoga Alliance will be able to review their school. If you completed a program at a RYS before we implemented our Social Credentialing system and are already a RYT, you are not able to review your school at this time. Top
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Sign in to the Teacher Renewal part of your account. Top
Sign in to the School Renewal part of your account to renew your RYS registration. Top
No. However registration lapses inactivate your profile and you will not be listed on the Directory until you renew. Top
Yes, you should receive several renewal notices via email. These notices will be sent to the email address associated with your Yoga Alliance account. For information on how to update your email address, please see: "How do I change the email address associated with my account?" Top
RYS certificates are distributed on a monthly basis for new and renewing Teacher Training Tracks. Generally, you can expect to receive your certificate within 45 days of the approval of your Track application(s) or Track renewal(s).Top
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Log in to your online account here. You can reset your password if you forgot it. Top
To reset your password, visit this page and submit your email address. You should receive an email shortly with a link to reset your password. If you receive an "invalid password" message after submitting your email address or do not receive an email link to reset your password, please check to ensure that the reset password email did not end up in your email client's SPAM folder. If after following these steps you are still unable to reset your password, please contact us. In the body of your email message please include what internet browser you're using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and the version of your browser, what device and operation system you're using (e.g., iPad with iOS 7.0.4, Mac with OS 10.9.1, PC with windows 8.1, Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 3.2), and a description of what happens when you try to reset your password. You may also include a screenshot of the error message you receive. Please submit as much information as possible so we can relay it to our developers directly and it can be addressed expediently. Please note that passwords must:
Check for the reset password link at the email address you used when you registered with Yoga Alliance and check your spam filter. If problems persist, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to verify which email you used for registration and/or change your email address. Top
Please contact email@example.com for assistance. Top
To protect the privacy of our members, RYT profiles are not published automatically. If you would like your RYT profile to appear in the Yoga Alliance online Directory, you must publish your profile. Log in to the My Profile section of online your account. You can choose to make your email contact field, teaching hours and teaching experience private by selecting to “Hide” them on your Directory profile. All other fields that are entered will be visible on Directory profiles that are published. Top
Log in to your account, select the hyperlink at the top right-hand side of your screen stating "Logged in as: [your name]." From this page, you can update your email address or password. Once you complete your changes, click the "update" button at the bottom of the page.
If you cannot log in to your account and need to change your email address, Yoga Alliance staff must do it for you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information, from the email address that you would like your account updated to:
If you are a RYS, please also send:
Once your request is processed, Yoga Alliance will send you an email stating your email is updated. You may expect a response within 1-3 business days. Then, you can log in to your account with your new email address and reset your password to select your password and access your account. Top
Your email address will never be visible on the online Directory. If you choose to have the “email me” feature available on your Directory profile, your actual email address will be masked and all email communications will be sent through the secure Yoga Alliance system. If you do not wish to be contacted via email through the online Directory you can choose to hide the “Email Me” button under the Directory Profile Settings. Top
Link your school and teacher accounts by following these directions:
You should now be able to log in to your school using your RYT email address/account. Top
Profile pictures must be square in shape in order to appear correctly on your profile. If your picture appears distorted, we recommend cropping it to a square before you upload it and using the image editor to select the entire cropped image. Top
Let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. We are enforcing the use of our Registry Marks with schools that are not using them properly. Top
Visit this page and submit the email address you used when you registered with Yoga Alliance. This will allow you to reset the password for your account and log in. Top
You can enter your hours in your online account:
Enter Teaching Hours (for Continuing Education or upgrades)
Enter Training Hours (for Continuing Education only)
You may enter teaching hours into your profile as frequently as you earn them. Some teachers prefer to update their profile after each class taught and others log hours at the end of each week, month, quarter, etc. Whatever option you choose, the system will automatically notify you when you enter enough hours to be eligible for an account upgrade. Top
There is no specific order in which you should log teaching hours; however, if you are working toward upgrading to Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT®) or Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®), you must select "Children's Yoga" or "Prenatal Yoga" from the "Class Type" drop-down menu in order for these hours to be applied toward that upgrade.
Our system does not automatically arrange teaching hours in chronological order. Your hours will still correctly total. Top
Registered Yoga Teachers now have an online account with a quick and easy way to print Registry ID cards. Some of our members need printed cards for employment purposes; however, a digital version is usually sufficient. You can keep a digital copy on your computer or smart phone for easy access. Top
Your Legal Name will not be published on the Directory. Your Directory/Public Registry Name is the name by which you will be searchable on the Directory. You can put any name you wish (i.e., your spiritual name) in this field; it is the only name that will be shown to the general public and the only field that will be searched for on the Directory. Your legal name is required for communication with you and to ensure that we are registering the right person. Short forms of your name (i.e., ‘Pat’ for ‘Patricia’ or ‘Bob’ for ‘Robert’) may go in the Directory Name, but the Legal first name and Legal last name fields must be your legal names. Please view the Yoga Alliance Registrant Legal Name policy for more information. Top
You can edit your teacher profile by selecting "My Profile" from the left menu of your teacher dashboard. From there, you may edit your bio, profile settings, Directory address, teaching experience, and more. Top
The person who is listed as the main contact of your RYS will be able to access your RYS account using their email.
You can edit your school profile by selecting “Manage School” from the left menu of your school dashboard. Open the “School Profile” drop-down menu, and select “Edit School Profile”. Your school profile contains information like your school description, your biography, your website and any social media links (information that is usually consistent across any locations where you may offer training). Address/location information (including the contact person) is found in the Directory Locations Listing section, and can be different for each individual Directory Location Listing. Top
To edit your school location, in the left menu, go to “Manage School” and click to open the “Directory Location Listings” section. You can add, edit, or remove your school location listings from this page. Your first Directory Location Listing is included with your registration/annual renewal. Additional Location Listings will not show up in the Directory until you have paid for them. Each Location Listing gives you a separate profile page in the Yoga Alliance Directory for that location. Top
If you have multiple school locations, they will all appear in our Directory. Each Location Listing has its individual profile page, which can be found via search, and connects to a list of other Location Listings for the same school. Individual Location Listings are often found using geographic searches and can be useful if you offer the same training in multiple locations. All Location Listings share the same school description, website, and social media icons. Contact details, addresses, and the logo that will show up on the profile page can be configured individually for each Location Listing. Top
The physical address of some school locations may not correspond with an owner’s billing information or may not be where he/she wants postal mail sent, so you may need to edit or update your address according to your preferences. Our online Directory search will use your “School Locations” to populate results. To edit your RYS Locations:
We now have three designations for schools: RYS 200, RYS 300 and RYS 500.
You can view information about the RYS designations here. A RYS 300 (which must also hold a RYS 200) offers two separate segments of training, permitting trainees to receive certificates after the first 200 hours and again after the 300 hours of advanced training. (Trainees who complete both RYS 200 and RYS 300 programs can register as a RYT 500). By contrast, a RYS 500 offers 500 hours of training without permitting trainees to receive a certificate until they complete the full 500-hour training. A trainee may transfer to a RYS 300 program from another RYS.
For detailed information, please review the RYS 300 article here. Top
Sign in to Manage Programs part of your account for information about scheduling programs and approving teacher trainees. Top
If a trainee has not met the requirements to complete the training for any reason, a yoga teacher training certificate should not be issued. However, if a trainee has been issued a certificate and has any outstanding requirements when the Program Confirmation Request is submitted, RYS staff should reject the request and send a notification to the trainee with reasons for the rejection. The trainee may submit a new Program Confirmation Request after meeting all outstanding requirements of the RYS. Top
Yoga Alliance defines a RYS Owner as the person (or the representative within an entity) who has the legal signing authority for a school – i.e., with tax documents and banking institutions. Top
Adding a new Owner
Removing an owner
Owners can only remove themselves – they cannot remove other Owners and other Owners cannot remove them. To remove yourself (or an old or outdated email address that is assigned as an Owner in your RYS account), you must log in with that Owner’s login credentials.
At this time, it is not possible to upload a syllabus from Word or Excel. However, if you've used our Syllabus Worksheet (XLS or PDF), you can copy and past the contents of each session into our online system. Top
Note: after you upload your Track syllabus to your RYS account, it will be published as part of your public profile. Top
is a subset of a school designation for a RYS to register one or more training of the same designation type. For example, a RYS 200 can have one 200-hour Track dedicated to teaching Hatha yoga or it may also add a separate 200-hour Track, with a different syllabus, dedicated to Raja yoga. Each Track includes a syllabus that outlines the content of the training and is reviewed by Yoga Alliance to ensure it meets our standards for registration. Each RYS has one Track per designation and may add more Tracks at any time.
are specific courses when your Track is conducted. For example, your Track might be a 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training, but your program might be the “2013 Fall 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training”. Programs include a name, set of trainers, start date, end date, Track, and location. In addition, RYSs add trainees to each program as part of the teacher registration process. Programs are set up after you have a verified Track for your RYS. Top
Yoga Alliance must have a sample certificate on file for each registered Teacher Training Track in case Yoga Alliance staff need to review an applicant's completion request. While a RYS must approve or reject a Program Confirmation Request, if they do not respond within two (2) weeks, the Yoga Alliance credentialing team has the right to review the trainees request. If the signed teacher training certificate matches the Sample Certificate on file, the Yoga Alliance credentialing team will approve the request, taking the certificate as evidence that the applicant successfully completed the training. Top
Registered Yoga Schools may only receive a review and rating from teachers who registered with us after December 2013. Although RYTs cannot rate their past trainings, if students from trainings prior to December 2013 later choose to register with Yoga Alliance, they can review and rate your training as part of their registration process. In the meantime, we encourage you to include the following information in your RYS public bio:
We do not have a rating at this time because no students from our school registered with Yoga Alliance since the new Social Credentialing system launched in December of 2013. If you would like more information about our school, please contact us. Top
Syllabi are a standard practice for any educational program and reflect a school’s competence and professionalism. We require RYSs to submit a syllabus outlining the curriculum for each Teacher Training Track. The syllabus is a break down of your training’s content into sessions/topics with titles and descriptions which state what will be covered in the training and what information and skills trainees will learn. New schools must submit their syllabus as part of their RYS application. In the future all existing RYSs will be required to enter a syllabus for each of their Tracks in their online account in order for their trainees to register with Yoga Alliance. Registered Yoga Schools will be notified at least six months prior to when this requirement will be enforced.
We are asking for a syllabus for several reasons:
Although not required, we encourage RYSs to share their learning objectives for each step in the training process, as well as overall learning objectives for the entire program. Schools that don’t provide overall program learning objectives will have universal objectives assigned to them, based on the level of the program they have registered (e.g., RYS 200, RYS 500, RCYS, etc.). Top
One of the ways that you, the yoga community, and Yoga Alliance can earn more credibility is through transparency. Since the syllabus is the basis of your registration with Yoga Alliance, it’s reasonable for the public (including potential trainees) to wish to view it. By being transparent and posting your syllabus publically, you’re building credibility for your teacher training program.
Providing the public with more information about the nature and scope of your teacher training program also equips potential trainees with the information they need to choose a program that best fits their individual needs and preferences. If they understand what to expect, you are more likely to receive trainees who are a good fit for your program. Top
We are only asking for a summary outline of your program, not the content of your curriculum or the teaching materials for each lesson. We don’t believe the program outline we are asking you for is “intellectual property” that you should be concerned about sharing. The value that you and other RYSs provide is contained not in the words of your syllabus, but in your underlying knowledge and experience as a yoga teacher that allows you to effectively deliver the program. We believe that even if someone “stole” your program’s syllabus and used it as their own, they wouldn't be able to deliver the same program unless they also understood how to turn those words into a rich learning experience.
We have heard many different opinions about syllabi visibility settings from our members and the yoga community as a whole. As a result, our Standards Committee and board of directors are investigating if this policy needs to be revisited and if our system should allow for privacy settings for syllabi. While we do not yet have a decision, any decisions made by the board will be announced on our website and via our online newsletter. Top
Yes! Schools may submit up to three questions of their choice to be included in the review. Top
A RYS can enter changes at any time to its Track(s). At this time, our credentialing team only reviews syllabi for new school/Track applications. Any changes to the review process will be announced on our website and via our email newsletter. Top
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If your upgrade was from RYT 200 to E-RYT 200, or if it was from RYT 500 to E-RYT 500, you will not be able to review your school’s program.
In our new system, reviews are initiated after a trainee completes a request for confirmation from their school. This function is currently just for new registrants or people who are upgrading to/adding RYT 500, RCYT, or RPYT to their designation. Top
To upgrade your designation you must submit an advanced training certificate from a RYS 300, RYS 500, RCYS or RPYS, and enter the required number of yoga teaching hours after the completion of your RYS 200, RYS 500, or specialty training.
When Yoga Alliance was first founded, we offered a grandparenting option. This option ended in 2010 and will not resume. We also used to accept RYT applications from trainees of non-registered schools that could demonstrate that their training met Yoga Alliance standards; this option ended in 2011 and will not resume. Top
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Yoga Alliance is happy to announce that we are opening up the ability for schools to respond publicly to review comments from their trainees. It is our goal to foster a healthy dialogue in the safe, respectful environment of the Yoga Alliance Social Credentialing system. We hope that your training was a positive experience and that the response from the school is one of appreciation for all your hard work in completing your training. Top
RYS star ratings are always visible on the public profile, but we also encourage our schools to publish their review comments which are great visibility and promotion. Your review comments may go a long way in helping potential trainees find the best fit for them! If your RYS has chosen to make their review comments viewable, their response will appear on the school’s public profile page. Top
If your RYS has chosen to make their review comments viewable, you can find any response they have made to your review comments on the school’s public profile page. Top
We are very excited about the opportunity for schools to be able to respond to review comments from their trainees and we feel that it will encourage schools and trainees to engage in a free and open dialogue. Each of our schools is entitled to respond to your review comments, and it is our hope that the response is fair, valid, constructive and objective. Therefore we cannot remove RYS responses at the request of trainees. If you have further concerns regarding the RYS response, we recommend contacting your school directly. Top
Yoga Alliance greatly appreciates your feedback, but in the interest of brevity, we ask that each trainee and RYS submit one comment only. We encourage you to contact your RYS directly if you would like further information on the response given. Top
Yoga Alliance is happy to announce that we are opening up the ability for schools to respond publicly to review comments from their trainees. It is our goal to foster a healthy dialogue in the safe, respectful environment of the Yoga Alliance Social Credentialing System. We are excited to be able to give you this opportunity to thank your trainees for their review comments and promote the visibility of your teacher trainings on your public profile. Top
RYS Owners and Syllabus Managers will have the ability to post a response to trainee review comments. Top
Posting a response is easy! From your school dashboard, go to “Reviews” and then “All Reviews” Click “View” next to the review to which you would like to respond and then select “Post a Response”. If you would like assistance posting your RYS response, please feel free to contact Yoga Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Top
Yoga Alliance greatly values your feedback. We ask that you include as much useful, objective information as possible in your response. The opportunity to post a response to a trainee’s review comment is one-time only. Once posted, it can no longer be edited, so please take your time before posting. Top
Absolutely – if you allow comments to be visible! Your star rating will always be visible on your school’s public profile, but we also encourage you to publish your review comments. Sharing both positive and less positive review comments can be beneficial. The totality of the review comments will help potential students discern if your training is right for them, and both types of review comments contribute to this decision making process – as does how you have chosen to respond. If you have chosen to make your review comments visible, your response will appear on your public profile. Top
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You’re right, welcome to the new and improved Yoga Alliance Directory! Our new Directory is even more powerful than before, which means it is easier for users to find you and your classes. With this improved Directory, we are ensuring that ALL of our members have as much visibility as possible on their Directory listings. Our goal is to make sure that people looking for your listings are able to find them as easily as possible based on what they are most likely to be looking for when selecting a RYS or RYT. Top
There are a few reasons why you may be found in our Directory. First, make sure your profile is published. Second, please be sure that your membership is current. If your registration has expired, your listing will not show on the Directory. Third, make sure your Directory address contains a specific location if you want to be found using a geographic search. Not sure? Log in and check out your Directory or Location Listing address in your profile. Top
The street address you enter as a Directory/Location Listing Address must be a specific physical location. Please make sure you have selected a specific location (a park, street address, point of interest, business, metro station, zip code, building, etc.) from the dropdown and then select the one that matches your desired location. As you are typing, the address field will auto-populate with a valid street address based on the information you enter. If you see a message that you have not selected a specific location, please make sure your entry is not too broad (for example, a city or province or country), and try again.Top
To search for a teacher, go to “Find a Teacher” at the top of any page and enter your search criteria. You can then sort your search results by name, distance, teaching hours, or keyword (e.g., “Flow Yoga”). You can also search for schools through a similar process; go to “Find a School” at the top of any page and enter your search criteria. You can then sort your search results by school location name, distance, rating, or keyword (e.g., “Mindful”). Top
You can contact teachers on our Directory by clicking through to their profile and then looking for the button that says “email me” under the “Connect With Me” heading. If you do not see “email me”, the teacher has chosen not to be contacted directly by email. Top
Our new Directory uses your Directory Address to help people find you by location. People search by all different types of locations; by country, state, city, neighborhood, or near an exact address and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to find you – wherever you are! To make the searching seamless, we need to know where your address fits in relation to those criteria.
In order to be searchable by location on our Directory, you need to enter a valid street address as your Directory Address. This can be any physical location that would show up on Google Maps. It DOES NOT have to be your home address. Some good options for a location other than your home are a nearby park, metro station, yoga studio, point of interest, zip code, business, or location where you teach. As long as there is an exact location, not just a city and/or state, the new Directory will be able to help people searching for you to find your profile.
If you choose not to enter a Directory Address, you will be found by name, keyword, or designation only. Many people do geographic searches, so we highly recommend entering a Directory Address. Top
You do not need to enter your home, shipping or billing address to be searchable on the Directory. You may choose any location close to you (e.g., a park or intersection near you, a location you teach or any other exact location), and enter it as your Directory Address (for RYTs) or Location Listing Address (for RYSs) so that people will be able to successfully find you when they do a geographic search.
If you choose not to enter a valid street address as a Directory/Location Listing Address, you will be searchable in the Directory by name, keyword, or designation only. Top
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Your annual dues keep our organization running. We have over 85,500 Registered Yoga Teachers and 5,700 Registered Yoga Schools as registrants and members. The support and administration of such a large community requires significant effort and resources. We have a dedicated staff headquartered in Arlington, Virginia who run all of our programs and handle the day-to-day administration of the organization. We also invest in infrastructure, including phone systems, databases, a website and our office space. In the past couple of years, we have significantly enhanced the benefits available to members including Member Benefits, advocacy, community outreach and Online Workshops. Top
Membership dues are the fees that are paid for annual membership to Yoga Alliance. For current application, annual and upgrade costs, please visit the specific page for teachers, schools, and YACEPs. Top
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Yoga Alliance takes grievances seriously and always addresses the issues brought to light. We provide due process and work with our registrants to uphold the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga.
Yoga Alliance encourages you to contact and address any concerns with the person or school directly as they might have a complaint and/or grievance policy in place for this purpose. If this avenue is unsuccessful or is not available to you, please feel free to submit your grievance to Yoga Alliance. Top
If a crime has been committed, or if you believe a crime has been committed, contact local police and/or legal counsel. Yoga Alliance strongly recommends that you seek assistance and guidance from local law enforcement, legal counsel, and/or a health care professional, as Yoga Alliance does not have jurisdiction over legal and criminal matters.
In addition, if your complaint relates to illegal or fraudulent behavior by the person or school in the United States, you may:
Yoga Alliance covers breaches in our Standards, Code of Conduct, and/or Policies. If your initial, direct contact with the person or school does not resolve the grievance, you may escalate the complaint to Yoga Alliance. Any statements you submit should clearly describe the alleged specific activities that violates the Standards, Code of Conduct, and/or Policies. Please be mindful that Yoga Alliance does not have jurisdiction over legal and criminal matters. Top
If you choose to share your information, please send the following to email@example.com:
Yoga Alliance will respond to each grievance received. We will also take appropriate action(s) to ensure compliance with our Standards, Requirements, Code of Conduct, and Policies. Top
Yoga Alliance will address all breaches in our Standards, Requirements, Code of Conduct, or other Policies with the person and/or school. Any information you share will be recorded in the account holder’s file. This information is only accessible to Yoga Alliance and may be used to inform the development of our grievance process in the future.
Yoga Alliance may request additional information from you. Top
In the interest of protecting students and trainees, we address all breaches in our Standards, Requirements, Code of Conduct, or other Policies with the person and/or school against whom the allegations were submitted. Top
Every effort is made to ensure that the individual’s identity remains confidential. Top
Yoga Alliance affords all registrants due process. Therefore, we may not be able to provide updates regarding any action(s), conversations, and/or outcomes taken with the person or school. Top
Yoga Alliance affords all registrants due process. Yoga Alliance may or may not satisfy your intended outcomes and desires if you file a grievance. Top
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