The spirit of the Yoga Alliance Standards is to include a school in the RYS® (Registered Yoga School) Directory only when its YTT (Yoga Teacher Training):
- Has a definite, pre-defined curriculum that meets the Yoga Alliance Standards.
- Is taught by yoga teacher trainers who are qualified to train teachers
- Offers a consistent approach that is conducive to depth, rather than a survey of different approaches.
All standards for an RYS are intended to be clear, implementable reflections of the above criteria.
A school whose curriculum satisfies or exceeds our minimum training Standards may apply to register as an RYS.
Once a school is registered, the students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Yoga Alliance does not certify teachers or accredit schools. Yoga Alliance’s credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).