Fees

Yoga Alliance registration fees are designed to subsidize the cost of administering our credentialing system. So for the fees to be rational, they must have a logical relationship to the cost of administering the particular registration process they are intended to cover.

The fee structure below (new as of December 2013) reflects a few key considerations:

  • Teacher application fees remain the same for every designation, and upgrade fees are now the same for every designation (i.e., some upgrade fees have gone up and some have gone down)
  • International fees have been reduced, so they are now the same as the domestic fees for both schools and teachers
  • RYS application fees are now based on the number of tracks (one syllabus per track) being reviewed A track is a subset of a school designation for a RYS to register more than one training of the same designation type.  For example, a RYS 200 can have a 200-hour track dedicated to teaching hatha yoga and a separate 200-hour track, with a different syllabus, dedicated to raja yoga.
  • The disparity in fees for affiliates, additional locations and specialty programs has been reduced
  • RYS annual renewal fees now include multi-designation discounts
  • Annual fees are split between the two organizations of Yoga Alliance (our 501(c)3 public charity and our 501(c)6 professional and trade association). Your annual registration fee now includes a “membership assessment.” (RYTs who register with Yoga Alliance automatically become members of the (c)6 organization.)  It’s simply our way of allocating resources between our two organizations that work together to serve the yoga community.

For online payment, we accept debit, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express) and PayPal. We do not accept checks, cash, money orders, or wire transfers.


Initial Registration Fees

Application and upgrade fees are non-refundable. Please confirm that you meet all requirements prior to applying. Feel free to contact us with any questions or needed clarifications before submitting your application fees.

Application Fee
Annual Fees*
TOTAL Initial Registration Fee

Teacher Designations

RYT 200

$45

$55

$100

E-RYT 200

$45

$55

$100

RYT 500

$45

$55

$100

E-RYT 200, RYT 500

$45

$55

$100

E-RYT 500

$45

$55

$100

School Designations

RYS 200

$200

$200

$400

RYS 300 (must have RYS 200 to apply)

$200

$200

$400

RYS 500

$200

$200

$400

Any combination of two RYS designations above

$350

$350

$700

All three RYS designations above

$450

$450

$900

RYS Additional Location Listing (each)

-

$50

$50

RYS Affiliate (per designation)

$50

$175

$225

RYS Additional Track (each)

$175

$50

$225

RPYS (Prenatal)

$100

$150

$250

RCYS (Children’s)

$100

$150

$250

*Amount includes annual membership assessment


Upgrade Fees

All upgrade fees are non-refundable.

Upgrade Fee

Teacher Designations

To E-RYT 200

$50

To RYT 500

$50

To E-RYT 200, RYT 500

$50

To E-RYT 500

$50

To RCYT

$50

To RPYT

$50


Annual Renewal Fees

Renewal fees are due each year to maintain your designation and include an annual membership dues assessment.

Annual Fees*

Teacher Designations

RYT 200

$55

E-RYT 200

$55

RYT 500

$55

E-RYT 200, RYT 500

$55

E-RYT 500

$55

RPYT (Prenatal)

included with RYT or E-RYT Renewal Fee

RCYT (Children’s)

included with RYT or E-RYT Renewal Fee

School Designations

RYS 200

$200

RYS 300

$200

RYS 500

$200

Any combination of two RYS designations above

$350

All three RYS designations above

$450

RYS Additional Location Listing (each)

$50

RYS Affiliate (per designation)

$175

RYS Additional Track (each)

$50

RPYS (Prenatal)

$150

RCYS (Children’s)

$150

*Amount includes annual membership assessment




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