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Member Overview

Yoga Alliance offers three types of designations:

Each of these designations has its own set of specific standards and/or requirements. To be listed in our directory and access our member benefits, you must join Yoga Alliance and maintain your membership to retain any of these designations.

Yoga Alliance utilizes Social Credentialing for its RYSs and YACEPs.  Registered Yoga Teachers provide feedback to RYSs and/or YACEPs by completing a review.  This feedback helps the RYSs and YACEPs continually improve their trainings and courses.

See designations below for eligibility requirements.

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Overview:

yoga students in tree pose

Yoga teachers who complete a 200- or 500-hour teacher training at a RYS may apply for registration and use of the RYT credential, provided their training and teaching experience meet our requirements.

Available designations:

*This designation is a specialty designation and cannot be a standalone credential; you must be at RYT 200 or above before adding a RCYT or a RPYT designation.

Costs for Teachers

 

RYT Registration Fees and Membership Dues

Application and upgrade fees are non-refundable. For questions, please contact us.


Application Fee
Annual/Renewal Dues
TOTAL Initial Registration Cost

Teacher Designations

RYT 200; E-RYT 200; RYT 500; E-RYT 200, RYT 500; E-RYT 500

$50

$65

$115

Upgrade Fees (from any other designation; includes specialty designations RCYT and RPYT. Must have RYT designation to upgrade)

$50

n/a

n/a





Registered Yoga School (RYS)

Overview:

yoga teacher helping students

The RYS designation is available to schools with a teacher training taught by qualified instructors and a curriculum meeting or exceeding our Standards.

Available designations:

* This designation cannot be a standalone credential; you must have either a RYS 200 or RYS 500 if you want to add the RYS 300 designation.

Costs for Schools

 

RYS Registration Fees and Membership Dues

Application fees are non-refundable. Please confirm that you meet all application requirements prior to submitting payment. For questions, please contact us.


Application Fee
Annual/Renewal Dues
TOTAL Initial Registration Cost

School Tracks

Any designation (includes affiliates): RYS 200, RYS 300*, RYS 500, RPYS, RCYS

$400

$240

$640

Locations

Additional RYS Location Listing (each)
N/A $50
$50

*Must have RYS 200 to apply for a RYS 300




Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

Overview:

yoga teacher on mat

The YACEP designation is designed for experts in the yoga community to set themselves apart and teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours for RYTs.

Available designation:

* We are introducing the YACEP designation in phases. At this time, the designation is only open to E-RYTs.

Costs for YACEPs

 

YACEP Membership Dues

Application fees are non-refundable. For questions, please contact us.


Application Fees
Annual/Renewal Dues
TOTAL Initial Cost

E-RYT YACEP



$20

$20



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