The assessment for Gold Designation applications is rigorous, ensuring that only suitably qualified teachers who meet the criteria set forth by Yoga Alliance-International Australia can apply.
Documents are accepted as a Certified True Copy of the original. A certified copy is a copy of a primary document that it is a true copy of the primary document. For a list of authorised certifying bodies in Australia please see here: Certifying Bodies
Yoga Alliance International-Australia or a similar recognised organisation RYS’s qualification 200 hour minimum in yoga teaching.
Copy registration with a recognised yoga organisation (if applicable).
Digital photo (portrait) and Bio for the Online Registry.
Copy Valid ID.
Current Senior First Aid Certificate.
Evidence of hours taught before and/or after graduating from a teacher training.
Employed/Self-Employed or Studio Owner teachers must submit a letter of references from a current or former employer or a letter from their accountant that confirm the total number of hours taught ( e.g.: 2000 hour, 3000 hour or 5000 hour) depending on the designation applied for. See a sample here: Letter Accountant
In addition to the above requirements, all applications must be supplemented by the Statutory Declaration signed by the applicant. The Declaration must confirm the number of total hours taught and site/s address where worked. *This document must be signed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner. Download Statutory Declaration
All documents submitted to Yoga Alliance for the purpose of registration are deemed legally binding and enforceable.
Without evidence of teaching experience applications for ERYT may be declined. *Evidence are a mandatory requirements to ensure the authenticity of educational and professional credentials.
Do not send your original documents as Yoga Alliance retains the documents that are submitted and they will not be returned to you. However you must be prepared to present your original documents to Yoga Alliance for inspection if requested. If you are overseas you should send your original documents by post.
Yoga Alliance reserves the right to alter, modify, update, add to, subtract from or otherwise change the RYT Gold Designation requirements at any time for any reason or no reason at all. We will post any changes on the website, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless we tell you otherwise.
Yoga Alliance reserves the right to decline an application without explanation.
Applications must be received complete of the required accompanying documents or will be rejected.
All applications are delivered electronically and processed in the order received.
ERYT applications are processed within 20 working days depending on work overload.
If we ask for additional documents, the processing timeframe will start only after you provide us with all outstanding documents.
Please read carefully. Your application may be declined if you do not comply with the criteria below:
Documents are accepted in PDF format only and BIO in word format.
Applications received incomplete or unclear and without the required supporting documentation and evidence of payment will NOT be considered.
We do NOT accept documents sent from IPad-Mobile phones or similar devices.
To transfer large size files you may use a server of your choice.
Note: If any fraudulent documents are discovered, action may be taken which can result in the withdrawal of an application or the termination of registration without further notice.
To obtain the e-address where to send the application please: Contact Us
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