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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.).


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