The world’s High Professional Standards for Yoga Training Programs
New RYS-250 Standards for Australia
To improve the quality of Yoga Training Programs in Australia, as of January 2017, Yoga Alliance-International has made the decision to update its Standards based on the proliferation of low quality yoga teacher trainings, and inadequately trained yoga teachers. We felt our previous standards were out of date and restrictive in their prescriptive breakdown of course content and hours. The new credentialing system specifically affects the RYS-200 hour Standard which has been replaced with the RYS-250 hour.
We believe the new Standards will benefit yoga businesses and encourage training providers to develop their own unique curriculum of study.
*The RYS-200 designation will remain in place for international applicants.
*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.
Please click on the images below to see each Standard’s detailed description of each educational category as it relates to that specific designation.
To evaluate the Definition of Standards amongst the major organisations click here: YTT Standards Comparison
Yoga Alliance Australia’s ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) MUST teach a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours.
As a rule 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.
No distance learning practicum components and/or demo classes are recognised for accreditation.
The correct YAA logo MUST be on the home page and training page of the website.
Schools MUST have their syllabus clearly on their website.
All accepted students MUST have at least one year of documented yoga practice.
Organisations that employ a Yoga Alliance or a similar recognised organisation ERYT or Senior teacher as the Director of Training, may apply to Yoga Alliance Australia for registration of their teacher training course.
Non-registered Yoga Alliance Australia teachers can convert registration prior to registering the training programme: Convert Registration
Successful course registration requires substantial supporting documentation. For further details please visit: RYS Registration Requirements
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