Trademark Usage

Last Modified:  11/04/2013

The YOGA ALLIANCE word mark, the YA acronym mark, and the Yoga Alliance logo are all trademarks of YAplus, d/b/a Yoga Alliance (“Yoga Alliance”) and may only be used with Yoga Alliance’s prior written permission.   The YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTRY word mark, the YAR acronym mark, the   logo, and the marks RYT 200, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, RYS 200, RYS 500, RYS 300, RCYS, and RPYS marks are all trademarks of Yoga Alliance Registry, d/b/a Yoga Alliance Foundation.   No individual or entity may register, use, or attempt to register or use any marks or domain names consisting of, in whole or part, any of the trademarks of Yoga Alliance or Yoga Alliance Registry.  

All authorized uses of the YA and YOGA ALLIANCE marks must be accompanied by the federal trademark registration symbol, e.g., YOGA ALLIANCE, and the following disclaimer:  “The YOGA ALLIANCE and YA are federally registered trademarks of YAplus, d/b/a Yoga Alliance, and are used with permission.”  All authorized uses of the YAR and YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTRY marks must be accompanied by the federal trademark registration symbol, e.g., YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTRY, and the following disclaimer:  “The YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTRY and YAR are federally registered trademarks of Yoga Alliance Registry, d/b/a Yoga Alliance Foundation, and are used with permission.”  

No authorized user of a Yoga Alliance or Yoga Alliance Registry trademark may make any changes to any of the marks.  

If Yoga Alliance or Yoga Alliance Registry have not authorized you to use their mark, then you are an unauthorized user and a potential trademark infringer.

If you become aware of any unauthorized use of any Yoga Alliance or Yoga Alliance Registry mark, you can send an e-mail describing the misuse to Yoga Alliance at copyright@yogaalliance.org.  Please include a copy or screen shot of the unauthorized use with the e-mail. 

Use of Yoga Alliance Registry Marks by Registered Yoga Schools or Registered Yoga Teachers

Only registered schools and teachers may use Yoga Alliance Registry’s RYT 200, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, RYS 200, RYS 500, RYS 300, RCYS, and RPYS marks (“the Yoga Alliance Registry Marks”).  Registered schools and teachers may use the Yoga Alliance Registry Marks on websites, business cards, and other marketing material.  If Yoga Alliance Registry asks a registered school or teacher to change how they are using the Yoga Alliance Registry Marks, then that school or teacher must either make the requested change(s) or stop using any Yoga Alliance Registry Marks. 

Yoga Alliance Registry Marks cannot be used by any schools or teachers that are not actively registered with Yoga Alliance Registry.  This prohibition pertains to all teachers and schools with rejected, dissolved, and/ or inactive registration status.  

Use of Yoga Alliance Business Partnership Logos

The Yoga Alliance business partnership logos (Exclusively Endorsed Partner, Endorsed Partner, Affinity Marketing Partner, and Associate Member)

are for the official use of approved Yoga Alliance business partners and may not be used by any other organizations or individuals.  Information about how to become a Yoga Alliance business partner may be found on the Yoga Alliance website on our Become a Partner page.