Going to the yoga school of your choice is important, but if you want to become a Registered Yoga Teacher, you need to consider a Registered Yoga School.
Yoga Teacher Credentialing
Yoga Alliance is a membership and professional trade organization. It is not a accrediting body, but rather a list of yoga teachers and yoga schools that have met knowledge-based standards and educational requirements. Although the Yoga Alliance registry is voluntary and self-regulated, the large majority of teachers looking to teach across studios and schools, do look for registered yoga schools and register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Registered Yoga Teacher
RYT® or Registered Yoga teacher, is the title that designates a yoga teacher who has met the Yoga Alliance standards. While RYS® or Registered Yoga School, is the title that designates a yoga school that has meet the educational standards set by Yoga Alliance. Currently there are 72, 700 registered yoga teachers across the globe, and 4,800 registered yoga schools.
The Benefits of Yoga Alliance
The benefits of being a registered yoga teacher with yoga alliance are varied and many. Below is a list of a few of the highlighted features :
- Public profile marketed across the web.
- Internationally recognized credentialing.
- Access to an online library of workshops on ethics, marketing, growing your following, and much more!
- Invitations to community events and meet-ups that Yoga Alliance attends or hosts in your area.
- Insightful publications such as the Index of Yoga Research.
- Discounts on products and services from Yoga Alliance partners on everything from liability insurance to yoga clothes to business software.
- Marketing of continuing education workshops and yoga teacher trainings.
Note that Yoga Alliance does not certify teachers, schools do. Therefore, in order to be eligible for Yoga Alliance registration one must:
- Complete a 200 or 500 hour training with a Registered Yoga School.
- Pay application fees to Yoga Alliance.
- Review your RYS's training on the Yoga Alliance platform.
The fees for yoga teachers is $50 for initial application plus the annual $65 registration fee.
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