Yoga Alliance Australia International Organisation

Yoga Alliance® - International

New Spirit of Yoga Standards

Yoga Alliance New "Spirit of Yoga Standards"

New Standards for Training Programs “RYS-PLUS” and “YIN YOGA”

In January 2017, Yoga Alliance-International was the very FIRST Alliance organisation to review and update its Standards system based on the proliferation of low quality yoga teacher training, inadequately trained yoga teachers and unscrupulous providers who deliver substandard training.

Evaluating and updating existing standards is a recommended practice in all professions, and many of you have asked Yoga Alliance to review our 18-year old standards.

By developing and updating standards and offering credentials to those who meet the conditions of the standards, Yoga Alliance provides teachers and schools a measure for quality, safety, and performance that they can claim in order to get jobs or promote themselves to the public.

We are very proud that following the review of our standards, other Yoga Alliance organisations are looking at replicating our RYSs and RYTs new credentialing system. Thanks to the credentialing committee for all of their hard work in this very successful endeavour!

New Standards “RYS PLUS”

Click one of the Registry Marks below to learn more about that designation

Yoga Alliance Australia® 150 hour Registered Yoga School Yoga Alliance Australia® 200 hour Registered Yoga School Yoga Alliance Australia® 250 Plus hour Registered Yoga School Yoga Alliance Australia® 300 hour Registered Yoga School Yoga Alliance Australia® 350 hour Registered Yoga School

Yoga Alliance Australia® 500 hour Registered Yoga SchoolYoga Alliance Australia® 500PLUS  hour Registered Yoga SchoolYoga Alliance Australia® 1500 hour Registered Yoga SchoolYoga Alliance Australia Children's Yoga Yoga Alliance Australia Prenatal YogaYoga Alliance Continuing Education Accredited School

New Credentials “RYS-YIN”

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YIN 50 YIN 100Yin Yoga Training Programs RYS-250 LVL 1Yin Yoga Training Programs RYS-250 LVL 2

These new Credentials are intended to shows the public that RYSs offer Teacher Training in line with the Yin Yoga principles and practice created and developed by the Paul and Suzee’s Grilley: www.paulgrilley.com


Within all RYS and RYS/YIN Training Courses the following criteria must be met:
  1. MUST be taught by a Yoga Alliance –International Australia  ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Member Teacher of other organisations can convert registration.  

  2. The ERYT MUST be teaching a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours.

  3. 90% of the Teacher Training total hours MUST be contact hours. For example, for a 250 hours course the minimum contact hours must be 225 hours or, for 200 hours course the minimum contact hours must be 180.

  4. 5% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to teaching. *Participants  MUST be encouraged to  practice Teaching.

  5. The correct YAA logos MUST be on the home page and training page of the website.

  6. Schools MUST have their syllabus clearly on their website.

  7. All accepted students MUST have at least one year of documented yoga practice.

  8. All Schools are encouraged to offer post/pre-course mentoring and further training for its graduates.

  9. All Schools MUST provide minimum two Continuing Education Courses to ensure that all Yoga Alliance’s RYSs provide high quality continuing education programs for yoga teachers and countless category of professionals within the holistic and well-being industry.


How can I Upgrade an existing Training Program to RYS-250/500 PLUS?

ALL existing Yoga Alliance - International Australia’s  RYSs can UPGRADE a Training Programme FREE of charge. Schools member of other organisations must convert registration first and then upgrade.

For further information please visit: RYS Upgrades


Faculty Qualifications-ERYT/Senior

Teachers Member of other organisations can convert registration prior to registering the training programme.

For further information, please visit: Convert Registration


Standards Comparison

Although there are no legal requirements or regulations anywhere in the world governing the yoga industry, standards matter to everyone. They protect us and give us the information that we need to make informed choices. To evaluate the Definition of Standards amongst the major yoga organisations click here: Standards Comparison

 


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