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Yoga Teacher (RYT) Registration Guidelines

Yoga Teacher (RYT) Registration Guidelines

The globally accepted professional credential for Yoga Teachers

Yoga Alliance – International offers a variety of professional membership levels to meet everyone's needs!

In January 2017, followed by its associates Yoga Alliance Italia/NZ/Singapore and International, Yoga Alliance - International Australia 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 and unscrupulous providers who deliver substandard training. 

The new Standards: “RYT-250 PLUS”, “RYT-500 PLUS”, “ERYT-250 PLUS”, “ERYT-500 PLUS” and “EXPERT TEACHER”, a designation designed for consultants and specialists within and outside the yoga industry, were introduced to set a new benchmark in yoga education in Australia and internationally. *These new credentials are the very best for yoga teachers!

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

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. *All applications are assessed on an individual basis.

To apply you must:

  1. Complete a minimum RYT-200 hour training with a RYS member of Yoga Alliance® International Australia or a similar recognised organisation OR

  2. Covert registration from other organisations.To find out how: Convert Registration

  3. Renew Membership every year throughout the three years registration period.

  4. Maintain high Standards of professional conduct and competence at all times.

  5. 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.

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

*Yoga teachers that have completed a minimum 50 hours Children's or Prenatal training programme can apply for specialty designations RCYT/RPYT.

*Non-yoga individuals and Non-members of the association that have completed a minimum 50 hours Children's or Prenatal training programme can apply for RCYT/RPYT as an “Associate Member”.

Upgrade an existing RYT/ERYT to PLUS

Members and Non-members of the association are welcome to UPGRADE


  1. Members: RYT/ERYT/200/500 MUST submit copy current qualification/s or registry ID number and evidence of minimum additional 50 training or teaching hours.

  2. Non-Members: RYT/ERYT /200/500/Senior teachers MUST first sign up and/or convert to us from another other organisation. Submit qualification/s and evidence of minimum additional 50 hours training or teaching hours.

  3. Additional training accepted formats: Seminars, workshops, retreats, mentorship programs, training courses or teaching hours. 

Who can apply for Expert Teacher for Consultants/Specialists

The Yoga Alliance Expert Teacher was introduced in 2016. *Members and Non-Members of the association can apply.

The Expert Teacher designation is designed for ALL type of experts (yoga and non-yoga individuals) with a high level of knowledge, skill or qualifications in a specific field of expertise. *Copy of academic diplomas, academic degrees, certifications, or a letter of credence is required to apply.Find out more: Expert Teacher

The Expert Teacher is open to RYTs, ERYTs as a stand-alone designation and/or in combination with the CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited School) inclusive of specialty designations: RPYS/RCYS/YIN YOGA/SENIOR YOGA to provide Yoga Alliance worldwide recognised courses that qualifies as Continuing Education hours for RYTs or other category of professionals. Find out more: CEAS For Providers of CE

Registration Information (ALL RYTs)

Before you lodge the application it is recommended you visit the web-pages below:

RYT Designations

ERYT Requirements

How to Join

Member Benefits


Application Forms

For further information, please Contact Us

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