We welcome your application to become a Registered Yoga Teacher or Registered Yoga School. Learn more about how to apply below.
Applications for new teachers and access for existing members to renew, upgrade, enter continuing education or edit their profiles are available now. Click the "log in" or "create account" link in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
Watch the video below or follow the steps below to register as a teacher:
> View step-by-step instructions
• Registered Yoga Teacher Handbook (PDF)
Update posted Feb. 26, 2014
We are currently unable to accept new school applications as we continue to test and debug our new online application system. We are replacing our old paper-based system in order to make the application process easier and quicker for applicants, and to expand our capacity to process applications efficiently.
Please accept our apology for this unexpected delay, and thank you for your patience.
For the last several weeks, we have been processing applications on a test basis with groups of 10-20 schools. We have worked closely with each of the schools throughout the application process so they can help us debug the system and improve the user experience.
We will complete a third round of testing by mid-March, at which point we will open the system to progressively larger groups of applicants until we work through the current backlog. We apologize that we cannot tell you precisely when we will be able to open the system to all applicants, but we simply won’t have that level of clarity for at least another three or four weeks.
Leave your name and email in the form below and we'll contact you when school registration is available.
> School registration notification
While you are waiting for our application process to open, we encourage you to complete your syllabus in advance so that you will be able to enter it into our system when we are ready to receive your application. Although you will not be able to import the worksheet directly into our online system, you will be able to cut and paste the information, which will make the application process much quicker and easier for you.
To help you organize your syllabus, download our Syllabus Guide (PDF), which describes the information you must provide to Yoga Alliance and includes instructions for using our online Syllabus Wizard along with a link to a blank syllabus spreadsheet (XLS) (PDF).
• Syllabus Guide (PDF) - a guide designed to help you understand how to prepare and successfully submit a syllabus using the Syllabus Wizard in our RYS online application form
• Syllabus Worksheet - examples of syllabus entries and a blank worksheet for you to use when preparing the syllabus for your RYS (XLS) (PDF)
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to the most common questions we receive.