These standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a Registered Yoga School that offers a 200 hour programme. *To learn more about the NEW “RYS 250 PLUS” designation, please click the logo to your left.
Before applying to register your training programme as a RYS 200 hour, you may carefully want to consider the following points:
Teacher Training delivery options (intensive, long-term or weekend training).
The new “Spirit of Yoga Standards” for a 200 hour training programme MUST incorporate the Yoga Alliance’s educational categories of study and practice below for a minimum number of designated hour in the presence of a Senior or ERYT.
Techniques,Training and Practice: 100 hours.
Teaching Methodology: 10 hours.
Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours.
Yoga History/Philosophy/Lifestyle: 10 hours.
Yoga Teacher Ethics: 5 hours.
Asana Risk Assessment: Evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in performing or teaching asana.
Sanskrit: Asana Nomenclature.
Students Teaching: Sequencing and Leading Classes.
Text Books: Bhagavad Gita/Yoga Sutras of Patanjali/Gheranda Samhita.
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Within all Training Courses the following criteria must be met:
MUST be taught by a Yoga Alliance –International Australia ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Member Teacher of other organisations can convert registration.
The ERYT MUST be teaching a minimum of 80% of the course contact hours.
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.
20% of the Training Course MUST be allocated to TEACHING.*Participants MUST be encouraged to practice Teaching.
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.
All Schools are encouraged to offer post/pre-course mentoring and further training for its graduates.
200 hour course
Total number of hours – 200
Contact hours (90%) – 180
250 hour course
Total number of hours – 250
Contact hours (90%) – 225
The minimum number of the Director of Training contact hours requirements within each RYS designation is shown in the following table:
Teacher Designation Eligibility by Designation
Director of Training 80% Contact Hours Requirements by Designation
|RYS 150||ERYT 200 or
|ERYT 200 or
144 (RYS 200)176 (RYS 250)
|RYS 300/350||ERYT 350 or
216 (RYS 300)
252 (RYS 350)
|RYS 500||ERYT 500 or
|RYS 1500||ERYT 1500
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