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Member Overview

Yoga Alliance offers three types of yoga profession credentials, which serve as markers of high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching.

We support our members by offering clear, distinct standards that underlie each and every one of these credentials.

To retain any of these credentials, you must join Yoga Alliance and maintain your membership. Doing so gains you access to a wide range of member benefits, as well as an abundance of tools, resources, events, and professional support to help foster and protect your livelihood. You will also be listed in our yoga professional directory, helping to build your network and allow those who are seeking your service to easily find you.

See designations below for eligibility requirements and membership costs.


Registered Yoga School (RYS)

Registered Yoga School (RYS)

Yoga Alliance offers five school-based RYS credentials for yoga teacher training programs of various lineages, styles, or methodologies.

Yoga Alliance utilizes Social Credentialing for its RYSs, helping them to continually improve their trainings and courses.

Available Designations

Foundational-Level RYS Credential

Professional-Level RYS Credentials

Specialty-Level RYS Credentials

  • RCYS (Registered Children's Yoga School)
  • RPYS (Registered Prenatal Yoga School)

Costs for RYSs

RYS Registration Fees and Membership Dues

Application fees are non-refundable. Please confirm that you meet all application requirements prior to submitting payment. For questions, please contact us.


Application Fee
Annual/Renewal Dues
TOTAL Initial Registration Cost

School Training Programs

Any designation (includes affiliates): RYS 200, RYS 300*, RYS 500, RPYS, RCYS

$400

$240

$640

Locations

Additional RYS Location Listing (each)
N/A $50
$50

*Must have RYS 200 to apply for a RYS 300

Registered Yoga School (RYS)

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Yoga Alliance offers six teacher-based RYT credentials based on the successful completion of an RYS’s curriculum, the adoption of our shared Ethical Commitment, and a minimum number of years teaching yoga. We also offer a Continuing Education Provider credential for our experienced RYTs that provides them with visibility within our global directory of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEPs).

Available Designations

Foundational-Level RYT Credential

Professional-Level RYT Credentials

Specialty-Level RYT Credentials

  • RCYT* (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher)
  • RPYT* (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher)

* This designation is a specialty designation and cannot be a standalone credential; you must be an RYT 200 or above before adding a RCYT or a RPYT designation.

Costs for RYTs

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

$50

$65

$115

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

$50

n/a

n/a

Registered Yoga School (RYS)

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

The YACEP designation is designed for experts in the yoga community to set themselves apart and teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours for RYTs.

Yoga Alliance utilizes Social Credentialing for its YACEPs, helping them to continually improve their trainings and courses.

Available Designation

Costs for YACEPs

YACEP Membership Dues

Application fees are non-refundable. For questions, please contact us.


Application Fees
Annual/Renewal Dues
TOTAL Initial Cost

E-RYT YACEP



$20

$20

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