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Yoga School (RYS) Registration Guidelines

Yoga School (RYS) Registration Guidelines

The globally accepted professional credential for Yoga Schools

Keep ahead of competition with the new standards RYS-250hr PLUS and RYS-500hr PLUS standard for Training Programs. These courses are the best quality courses possible.

In January 2017, to elevate the profession of yoga teaching Yoga Alliance-International Australia followed by its associates Yoga Alliance (Italia/NZ/Singapore/International), was the FIRST Alliance organisation to review and update its Standards system based on the proliferation of low quality yoga teacher training, and inadequately trained yoga teachers. The purpose of the new Standards is to set out clear expectations of effective practice in yoga practice, education and training.

The new Standards: “RYS-250hr PLUS” and “RYS-500hr PLUS” leading to “RYT-250hr PLUS” and “RYT-500hr PLUS” define the professional requirements of yoga teachers underpin good teaching practice in the sector. The professional standards are set across six sections each of equal importance, each links to and supports the other sections.

The Yoga Alliance’s new Spirit of Yoga Standards system is to include a school in the RYS (Registered Yoga School) Registry only when its Yoga Teacher Training Program has a definite, pre-defined curriculum of study, is taught by an ERYT member of the association (non-members can apply to convert registration from other organisations) and contains 90% contact hours.

To strengthen the value and integrity of our RYS credential, we require each RYS to commit providing high quality Teacher Training and Continuing Education programs.

We believe the new Standards will benefit yoga professionals and encourage training providers to develop their own unique curriculum of study.

Whereas we will continue to accept RYS-200 registration applications, we encourage members and non-members (must sign up) of the association to UPGRADE to the new Standards.

How to Start a RYS Application

To promote and maintain high standards of excellence in yoga education, our assessment methods and evaluation tools for Training Programs are very selective and stringent to ensure that programs are structured and designed around a set of outcomes to be achieved (competencies).

*ALL RYSs are required to accredit a minimum of two continuing education programs (min 30/max.80 hours) of the school’s choice. *All RYS applications are inclusive of the CEAS (Continuing education Accredited School) a flexible designation inclusive of RCYS/RPYS/SENIORS available FREE of charge with ALL RYSs applications or as a stand-alone product. 

*Please read carefully the registration requirements and the list of documents required to apply for RYS. If you don’t agree with (of cannot comply with) the requirements, then please refrain from applying.

RYS Registration Requirements

Start a RYS Application

How to Start a CEAS stand-alone Application

For further information please see: CEAS Providers of CE Requirements

How can I upgrade an existing 200/500 hours Training Program to PLUS?

ALL existing Yoga Alliance - International Australia’ RYSs can UPGRADE a 200/500 hours Training Programme FREE of charge. 

Schools member of other organisations are welcome to convert registration and UPGRADE. Read more: Procedure

Convert Registration from other Organisations

Member Schools of other organisations are welcome to convert registration and UPGRADE to Yoga Alliance –International Australia. Read more: Convert Registration

How to maintain Registration (ALL RYSs)

To maintain registration ALL Schools MUST renew Annual Membership from the date on the certificate of registration. *Failure to renew membership on the due date will result in the three years registration being cancelled and your listing removed from the online RYSs Registry. *To re-register FULL registration fee applies.

RYS Registration Benefits

How to Join

Member Benefits


Application Form

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