To maintain registration status with Yoga Alliance-International Australia, every year starting from the initial date of registration RYT-200 and RYT-350 Silver Designation must complete a minimum of 40 hours Continuing Education activities. This is a “mandatory” requirement for teachers to keep abreast of their profession.
To be valid, a Continuing Education activity must have an educational outcome and be industry specific.
The Yoga Alliance’s Continuing Education System recognises Designation Upgrades in a valuable way.
All RYTs Silver Designation 200 and 350 every year starting from the initial date of registration with YAA, are required to complete mandatory 40 hours continuing education activities in the Direct Training and Further Training category. *Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the registration/membership being cancelled and all money paid will be lost.
RYTs Silver 500 and 1500 are not required to submit CE activities to maintain registration.
Continuing Education hours should be spent learning something new, through research, study or experiential learning, rather than synthesizing or processing prior knowledge.
At the end of the three years registration period, teachers can upgrade to a higher designation by means of the CE hours accrued.
RYTs may count Continuing Education contact and non-contact-hours Teaching or Training towards upgrading to a higher designation. The same teaching hours or training hours you use for one can be used for all.
30 Contact Hours minimum must be spent completing one or more of the activities listed below:
Participating in a Yoga Teacher Training.
Participating in or receiving remote Mentoring Programme.
Teaching Yoga Classes to students.
10 Non-Contact Hours must be obtained by completing the activity listed below. Mandatory Requirement.
For further information on available accredited and non-accredited distance courses discounted 15% for all members, please click here: Continuing Education Distance Courses
Continuing Education curriculum of study should reflect the Yoga Alliance’s International Standards.
We DO NOT accept Continuing Education hours completed prior the registration with Yoga Alliance.
If you earn more than the required hours for Continuing Education in one year, the extra hours may not rollover into the next year registration period.
ERYTs Gold Designation are not required to complete continuing education activities, evidence of workshops, conferences, seminars, retreats attended, teacher training taught, books authored, newsletters and articles wrote may qualify for continuing education. To upgrade to a higher Designation, ERYTs must complete further yoga training and submit additional evidence of teaching hours.
RYS or CEAS-Continuing Education Accredited School
All Yoga Alliance - International Australia Registered Schools are required as part of the accreditation to deliver Continuing Education Programs to ensure that RYTs receive high standards education. Continuing Education can be undertaken with a YAA’s approved RYS, a similar recognised organisation or with a registered individual provider: CEAS, or Continuing Education Accredited School.
Schools that have registered their Continuing Education Programs with us, will display our product and service quality logo to ensure that high Standards for educational programs are met.
A list of schools that provide Yoga Alliance Australia’s Accredited Continuing Education Programs is available on web-site: Online Directory
For more information on CEAS activities or to apply for this stand-alone product available to RYTs and ERYTs or Expert Teachers please see here: Yoga Alliance CEAS
These guidelines are intended to assist you in completing your annual CE return: Supporting Evidence CE
Annual reporting of this activity should be provided via e-mail: Contact Us
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