First Yoga Alliance in the world to raise the bar of Yoga Training Programs in twenty years!

We have introduced two NEW designations “RYT-250 PLUS and “RYS-250 PLUS” designed to promote high standards of excellence in yoga education. Members and Non-members of the association are welcome to UPGRADE an existing RYS-200 or RYT-200 designation.

To improve the quality of Yoga Training Programs, Yoga Alliance-International has made the decision to update its standards based on the proliferation of low quality yoga teacher training, and inadequately trained yoga teachers. We felt that our previous twenty year old standards were out of date, and restrictive in their prescriptive breakdown of course content and hours.

The first step to achieving high standards is to lift the quality and status of yoga training programs. Organisations that represent the yoga community worldwide owes a duty not only to the people they operate with, but to anyone who may be affected by the organisation’s activities.

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

*There is no central authority governing Yoga, (nationally or globally) despite the groundless ‘non-protected’ claims made by certain organisations. Nor can Yoga be resolved by a pre-set of Standards as it is the work of the individual and not of the masses.

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 hour Registered Yoga School Yoga Alliance Australia® 300 hour Registered Yoga School Yoga Alliance Australia® 350 hour Registered Yoga SchoolYoga Alliance Australia® 500 hour Registered Yoga School

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

To evaluate the Definition of Standards amongst the major yoga organisations click here: YTT Standards Comparison

Within all 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. 20% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to TEACHING.*Participants  MUST be encouraged to  practice Teaching.

  5. The correct YAA logo 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.

Faculty Qualifications-ERYT/Senior

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

For further information pleasevisit the web-page: Convert Registration

Registration Requirements (all Schools)

Successful course registration requires substantial supporting documentation. For further details please visit the web-pages below:

Registration Guidelines

RYS Registration Requirements

How can I Upgrade an existing 200 hours Training Program to RYS-250 PLUS?

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

Schools member of other organisations are welcome to convert registration and UPGRADE.


  • Yoga Alliance Australia Schools: Submit current Training Program Title, RYSs Registry ID number (see your certificate of registration), evidence of additional 50 training hours.

  • Non-Members: Convert RYS registration/membership first, submit current Training Program details i.e.: Title, training hours (200) and evidence of additional 50 training hours.

  • 50 hours training accepted formats: Seminars, workshops, retreats or extended course content.

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