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STANDARDS FOR 150 HOUR BRIDGING TEACHER TRAINING


STANDARDS FOR 150 HOUR BRIDGING TEACHER TRAINING

Yoga Alliance Australia® 150 hour Registered Yoga SchoolThese standards describe Yoga Alliance requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 150 hour programme for students who have successfully completed a teacher training programs who are interested in enrolling in a postgraduate yoga 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 150 hour, you may carefully want to consider the following points:

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

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


The new “Spirit of Yoga Standards” for 150 bridging courses does not required to incorporate any of Yoga Alliance’s educational categories. The school can develop its curriculum of study according to the school yoga tradition and lineage.


Within all Training Courses the following criteria must be met:

  1. As a rule 90% of the Teacher Training total hours MUST be contact hour.

  2. Senior/ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) MUST teach a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours.

  3. The remaining contact hours that do not require the presence of a Senior or ERYT may be distributed according to the school’s chosen emphasis.

  4. All accepted students MUST have at least 450 hours of regular yoga practice or a RYT qualification.

  5. Schools MUST have their syllabus clearly on their website.

  6. As a guide the following contact hours MUST be met:

    150 hour course

    Total number of hours – 150
    Contact hours – 135 (minimum)


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% Contact Hours Requirements by Designation
RYS 150 ERYT 200 or
ERYT 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500
108
RYS 250 (former RYS 200) ERYT 200 or
ERYT 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500
180
RYS 300/350  ERYT 350 or
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

216 (RYS 300)

252 (RYS 350)

RYS 500 ERYT 500 or
ERYT 1500

360
RYS 1500 ERYT 1500
1200

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