A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) credential is earned by yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance Standards. An RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS®), be confirmed by RYS and keep current with Continuing Education and their annual fees.

Click one of the Registry Marks below to learn more about that designation.

 RYT 200
RYT 500
E-RYT 200
E-RYT 500

RYT Benefits

As a RYT, you get all the benefits of a Yoga Alliance membership, like:

  • An internationally-recognized credential that shows you have met our minimum standards of yoga training.
  • Marketing on our RYT directory, where you can list where you teach and tell the world more about who you are as a yoga teacher.
  • Access to free live Online Workshops (and a library of their recordings) which allow you to learn from leaders in the yoga community about topics like ethics, marketing and much more!
  • Advocacy alerts when there are local, state and national government issues facing the yoga community.
  • Invitations to community events and meet-ups that Yoga Alliance attends or hosts in your area.
  • Insightful publications ranging from our monthly newsletter, Index of Yoga Research and hundreds of informative articles and videos.
  • Discounts on products and services from our partners on everything from liability insurance to yoga clothes to business software.

Eligibility Requirements

To become a RYT, you must:

  1. Complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS®) at the 200- or 500-hour level
  2. Pay the applicable fees
  3. Review your RYS’s training

Learn more about the application process and apply today!

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




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




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