The Yoga Alliance Ethical Commitment came in response to membership asking for greater clarity on how to best welcome all who wish to practice yoga. Its three-pronged approach asks members to review and understand all Yoga Alliance policies and abide by an updated Code of Conduct, a new Scope of Practice, and a shared awareness of and responsibility to equity in yoga.
Yoga Alliance membership renewal should not be a point of stress; rather, our hope is to provide you with the services, resources, education, advocacy, and benefits you need to get you through this crisis and beyond. As such, we have created a membership renewal extension offering for those members who need it.
For more information, visit the COVID-19 Resource website.
COVID-19 Emergency Relief
The Yoga Alliance Foundation launched an Emergency Relief Fund to support those throughout the yoga community who are hardest hit by COVID-19. Learn more about how to apply for support, as well as donate to the Fund, created to help uplift those whose work enhances the wellbeing of others worldwide.
Based on feedback from membership and the broader yoga community, Yoga Alliance launched new standards for its RYS 200 credential as well as a strengthened application and review process for all new RYS applicants. These enhanced standards now include the implementation of a strengthened RYS application process, which will provide for greater shared accountability to meet or exceed the new standards.
View the Updates
As members prepare for re-opening and recovery, Yoga Alliance has issued best practice recommendations for yoga schools, businesses, and professionals in the U.S. and around the world. This resource is based on guidance from leading public health organizations and experts, U.S.-based federal and state agencies, legal advisers, and Yoga Alliance’s collective expertise on yoga business operations and yoga practice.
Download the Guidebook
Yoga Alliance provides practical tools, curated resources, and relevant perks designed to support members in their yoga professions. Members also gain access to timely expert guidance in topics that range from business and finance to health and wellness, and have the option to be featured in our global professional directory where they can build their network and expand their reach.
Yoga for Social Impact
As our 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, the Yoga Alliance Foundation leverages yoga for social impact and fosters an expansive, accessible, and equitable yoga community.