These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 200-hour program. Topics for registered teacher trainings must be relevant to the five educational categories below. Registered schools must provide a minimum number of hours of study for each category, and must also provide additional hours of study relevant to these categories, which may be distributed according to the school’s chosen emphasis.
Before applying to register your school as a RYS 200, it is helpful to carefully consider what a successful student in your course should know and be able to do (learning objectives), and then to develop your topics and description of topics based on the learning objectives of your program.
Topics in this category could include, but may not be limited to:
Special Requirements: A minimum of five of the above hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga
Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: