RYT 500

Teachers can register as a RYT® 500 if they have successfully completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training that is registered with Yoga Alliance. The 500 hours of training can either come from one school or can be a combination of a 200-hour teacher training plus 300 hours of advanced training from a RYS 300. Advanced training is defined as training that requires participants to have completed a 200-hour training. Applicants must also submit 100 teaching hours that were completed after their RYS 200 or 500 training.

Training Requirements

✓ Completed a 500-hour teacher training with an RYS 500, OR
✓ Completed a 200-hour teacher training with an RYS 200 AND an additional 300 hours of training with either the same RYS or a different RYS registered as a RYS 300

Teaching Requirements

✓ Has at least 100 hours of teaching experience since completing training with a RYS 200 or 500

How to Maintain Your Registration

  1. Abide by our Code of Conduct
  2. Abide by Yoga Alliance Registry's Policy on the Use of Yoga Therapy Terms
  3. Complete your Continuing Education Requirement every three years
  4. Pay your annual renewal fees


Ready to Register?

If you're ready to become a RYT, learn how to start your application below.


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