The globally accepted professional credential for Yoga Teachers.

We have introduced two NEW designations “RYT-250 PLUS”and ERYT-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 RYT-200 certification.

To strengthen the value and integrity of our RYT credential, we require that each RYT meet all registration standards and qualification criteria in order to be eligible for registration without conditions or limitations.

Yoga Alliance-International Australia, when considering an application for registration, must be satisfied that the RYT will maintain high Standards of professional conduct and competence at all times which lie at the heart of best practice wherever practised in the world.

Every RYTs will adhere to the Yoga Alliance –International Australia’ s Code of Ethics as part of their  effort to help preserve the traditional legacy of Yoga and improve the quality of Yoga teaching and practice in the modern world.

ALL RYTs must renew annual membership.  RYTs  200/250 PLUS/350 Silver, must comply with 40 hours continuing education requirement  every year  after from the date of registration. 

Yoga teachers registered with “Yoga Alliance” Australia, can work anywhere in the world, including in the USA.

Eligibility Requirements (ALL RYTs)

We are an inclusive organisation. We both respect and value experience and accept ‘veteran’ teachers with vast teaching experience, who otherwise are excluded simply because they have not completed a 200 hour training. *All applications RYT/ERYT are assessed on an individual basis.

To apply  RYT/ERYT/EXPERT TEACHER/Master Yoga Teacher/RPYT/RCYT, you must:

  1. Complete a minimum RYT-200 hour training with a RYS registered with Yoga Alliance® or a similar recognised organisation.

  2. All RYTs 200/350 Silver Designation, every year throughout the three years registration MUST keep current with 40 hours Continuing Education activities (30 contact and 10 non-contact hours).

  3. EXPERT TEACHER (Specialty Designation) can be applied for by yoga and non-yoga individuals with a prolonged or intense experience through practice and education in a specific field of expertise. * Copy of academic diplomas, academic degrees, certifications, yoga or related qualifications, or a letter of credence is required to apply.

  4. Yoga teachers and non-yoga individuals (member and non-member of the association) who have completed a minimum 50 hours Children's or Prenatal training programme can apply for RCYT/RPYT and join us an “Associate Member”.

  5. Yoga Teachers may upgrade their existing RYT credential by completing further teacher training, or Continuing Education activities.

Registration Information (ALL RYTs)

Once a teacher (RYT/ERYT) is registered, can apply for “Expert Teacher” (New Designation for Consultants) or  “CEAS” (Continuing Education Accredited School) a designation created for ALL kind of experts in the yoga community to set themselves apart and provide courses, seminars, retreats, workshops accredited worldwide that qualifies as continuing education hours for RYTs or other category of professionals.

To find out more, please visit the web-pages below:

RYT Designations

ERYT Requirements

Expert Teacher

CEAS Accredited School

How can I Upgrade an existing RYT-200 hours qualification to RYT-250 PLUS?

ALL existing Yoga Alliance-International Australia’ RYTs can UPGRADE a 200 hours qualification FREE of charge.

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


  • Yoga Alliance Australia’s Teachers: Submit current RYT-200 qualification, 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 accepted formats: Seminars, workshops, retreats, mentorships programs or additional training courses. 

Convert Registration from other Organisations

ERYT/Senior teachers member of Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Australia or a similar recognised organisation  are welcome to convert registration to Yoga Alliance Australia.
To find out more please visit the web-page: Convert Registration

RYT Membership Requirements
  • To maintain registration and continue to use the Yoga Alliance’s RYT Registry Mark, ALL Teachers must renew Annual Membership.

  • RYT-200/250 PLUS/ 350 Silver, must comply with 40 hours continuing education requirement every year. 

  • Registration lapses inactivate your profile and will be removed from the Directory. To re-apply a FULL registration fee applies.

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