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New Standards for Yoga Diploma RYS-1500hr

New Standards for Yoga Diploma RYS-1500hr

Yoga Alliance Australia® 1500 hour Registered Yoga School These standards describe Yoga Alliance requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 1500 hour Diploma of Teaching Yoga. If the registered school already offer a 200/250 hour, 350 or 500 hour, the training school must include additional hours into an existing programme.

The new standards are intended to encourage training providers to develop their own unique curriculum of study.

Before applying to register your training programme as a RYS 1500 hour, you may carefully want to consider the following points:

  1. Teacher Training delivery options (intensive, long-term or weekend training).

  2. Learning modes (theory components can be delivered online or correspondence format).

The new “Spirit of Yoga Standards” 1500 hour training programme MUST incorporate the Yoga Alliance’s educational categories of study and practice below for a minimum number of designated hours in the presence of a Senior or ERYT.

*The curriculum of study can be developed according to the school yoga tradition and lineage.

*Members of Yoga Alliance U.S, Yoga Australia or a similar recognised organisation are welcome to convert registration to us!

  1. Techniques, Training and Practice.

  2. Teaching Methodology. 

  3. Anatomy and Physiology. 

  4. Yoga History/Philosophy/Lifestyle.

  5. Yoga Teacher Ethics.

  6. 5% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to TEACHING. *Participants MUST be encouraged to practice Teaching.

  7. Asana Risk Assessment: Evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in performing or teaching advanced postures.

  8. Sanskrit: Asana Nomenclature.

  9. Students Teaching: Sequencing and Leading Classes.

  10. Observation/Assisting.

  11. Yoga Text Books.

  12. The business of Yoga - Running and Marketing Studio.

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. 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.

1500 hour course

Total number of hours – 1500
Contact hours (90%) – 1350

The minimum number of the Director of Training contact hours requirements within each RYS designation is shown in the following table:

RYS Designation
Teacher Designation Eligibility by Designation
Director of Training 80% of 90% Course Contact Hours Requirements by Designation
RYS 150 ERYT 200 or
ERYT 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

RYS 200

RYS 250

ERYT 200 or
ERYT 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

144 (RYS 200)

176 (RYS 250)
RYS 300/350  ERYT 350 or
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

216 (RYS 300)

252 (RYS 350)

RYS 500 ERYT 500 or
ERYT 1500

RYS 1500 ERYT 1500

RYS Requirements

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