Member Benefits Overview

Your membership allows you access to a number of benefits to support your work and daily lives.


Credentials: By registering with an association that promotes standards for training and practice, you increase your credibility as a yoga teacher or teacher training program. By maintaining your registration on an annual basis, you may use the RYT or RYS designation following your name and on your marketing materials and website. Yoga Alliance registry marks are globally-recognized symbols of standards-based knowledge in the field of teaching yoga.



Visibility: Yoga Alliance gives the public a place to find quality teachers and schools. When you become a member, you join the most comprehensive directory of yoga teachers and schools in the world. Potential students can search the registry by yoga style, location, name, and/or by your designation. Your enhanced profile on our directory is your opportunity to share with the world your personal teaching style through pictures, a bio, and a listing of trainings you have attended.



Member PerksWe offer exclusive discounts and services from our affinity partners for members, such as special rates on individual liability insurance and discounts on yoga products and services.



Education: Yoga Alliance hosts an annual conference along with online workshops throughout the year to fulfill our educational mission. As a member, you’ll always receive discounted registration to our annual conference. Topics and materials presented always cater to the current challenges of yoga teachers, schools and studios.


CommunityAs a member of Yoga Alliance, you are a part of an international community of like-minded souls passionate about spreading yoga in the world. Our members have the opportunity to meaningfully network and connect with each other by serving on our Board of Directors, advisory boards and committees, or by participating in the Local Community Initiative.

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