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Apply for the Registered
Yoga School (RYS) Credential

When you apply for your yoga teacher training program to become an RYS through Yoga Alliance, you are taking the first step towards joining a global community of yoga schools and teachers that represents the high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable teaching of yoga.

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$640 USD  for your first year

includes application fee and registration dues

You will pay a one-time fee of $400 USD (per training program) to cover careful and comprehensive assessment of your school’s application to ensure it matches Yoga Alliance’s standards and requirements. If your application is approved and you decide to join Yoga Alliance, you will then pay registration dues of $240 USD, which will be due each year of membership.

Globally Recognized Credential

The Yoga Alliance RYS credentials are globally recognized and represent high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching in communities around the world. Graduates of your RYS will be invited to join Yoga Alliance themselves as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT™s).

A Shared Ethical Commitment

Yoga Alliance membership shares a collective Ethical Commitment that includes an updated Code of Conduct, a new Scope of Practice, and an awareness of and responsibility to equity in yoga. This signals to the public that members strive to build a community for all.

Professional Tools & Resources

Yoga Alliance membership includes access to professional yoga tools and resources. Members will also be a part of our global directory, have rights to our trademarks and logos, and receive perks including discounts on relevant products and services.

Steps for Submitting an RYS Application

1Review RYS Standards and Compile Materials

Yoga Alliance currently offers five different RYS credentials, each of which has similar but different standards underlying it. Review RYS requirements associated with your desired credential from the list below, read about our required Ethical Commitment, and download our Guidebook to RYS Application to
get started!

2 Schedule a Pre-Application Consultation

Have questions on the RYS application? Schedule an optional consultation call prior to submitting your application to get answers and ensure you have compiled the correct elements. We’re here to support you along this process.

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3 Start Your Application

Are you ready? Let’s apply! Be sure you have reviewed the standards underlying the RYS credential for which you’re applying. In addition, be sure you have compiled all the elements on the checklist and reviewed our new Ethical Commitment. Remember, we are just a phone call away, and we are here with you every step.

Have questions? Schedule a pre-application consultation.

4 Yoga Alliance Review Process

Your work is done! Your application now goes through Yoga Alliance’s six-week academic-style peer review process. Once completed, you will be contacted about a decision and next steps.

If your application is approved, you may register as an RYS. Until full approval, marketing your school as an RYS is prohibited.

Thank you for your patience while we review your application and for your commitment to the high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable teaching
of yoga.

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Want more support? Contact our Member Support Team at info@yogaalliance.org or at 1-888-921-9642.

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