Schools that register with Yoga Alliance are listed on our online directory as Registered Yoga Schools (RYSs®). Registration acknowledges that the yoga teacher training program meets standards for curriculum developed by Yoga Alliance and that training is conducted by experienced instructors. A school whose curriculum satisfies or exceeds our minimum training standards may apply to register as an RYS.
Once a school is registered, all graduates of a RYS are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs®).Yoga Alliance reserves the right to suspend or revoke an RYS registration based on evidence that the school no longer meets RYS standards.
Yoga schools can receive varying levels of designation based on the levels and types of training they provide.
Below are the standard designations we offer for yoga schools. Click on the registry mark to review the standards for the selected program.
In addition to the standard designations above, some schools may elect to offer specialty trainings in children’s or prenatal yoga, as well. Teachers that attend these specialty trainings must also complete a standard training in order to register their specialty with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Alliance offers two specialty designations for yoga schools: