Yoga Alliance Registration

What does it mean to become a registered Yoga Alliance teacher?

Teachers can register as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) if they have successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program that is registered with Yoga Alliance. All training hours must come from the same school and multiple trainings cannot be combined to meet the 200-hour requirement. Teaching hours are not required for this designation.

The Yoga Alliance RYT 200® training requirements include:

  • Complete a 200-hour training program with a RYS 200
  • Teaching hour requirements: None
  • Teaching time requirements: None

Teachers who register with Yoga Alliance are listed on their online directory as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs®). The teacher registry is not a certification program but a listing of teachers who’s training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance’s minimum standards. Yoga teachers that graduated from Registered Yoga Schools (RYSs®) can receive varying levels of designation based on the amount of training and teaching experience they have. For example, The E-RYT designation (Experience Registered Yoga Teacher) distinguishes teachers with significant teaching experience.
To learn more about Yoga Alliance, go to their website at the following link: