Teachers can register as an E-RYT 500 if they have successfully completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training that is registered with Yoga Alliance and have taught a minimum of four years since completing training with a 200-hour RYS. The 500 hours of training can either come from one school or can be a combination of a 200-hour training plus an additional 300-hour advanced teacher training from a different RYS. Applicants must submit 2,000 teaching hours for this designation; 1,500 of the teaching hours must have been taught after completing training with a RYS 200 or 500 and the remaining 500 teaching hours must have been taught after completing training with a RYS 300 or 500.
Once registered, an E-RYT 500 is able to provide continuing education workshops to other teachers and can be a Lead Trainer of a 200-hour, 300-hour or 500-hour teacher training.
✓ Completed a 500-hour teacher training with a RYS 500, OR
✓ Completed a 200-hour teacher training with a RYS 200 AND an additional 300-hour teacher training with either the same RYS (if it is registered as a RYS 300) or a different RYS 300
✓ Has at least 2,000 hours of teaching experience since completing training with a RYS 200 or 500. At least 500 of these hours must be taught after
completing training with a RYS 300 or 500.
✓ Has taught for at least four years since completing training with a RYS 200 or RYS 500
How to Maintain Your Registration
- Abide by our Code of Conduct
- Abide by Yoga Alliance Registry's Policy on the Use of Yoga Therapy Terms
- Complete your Continuing Education Requirement every three years
- Pay your annual renewal fees