• Standards for Teachers

    Find out more about how to become WYA Registered/Certified Yoga Teachers

Since 2011, World Yoga Alliance® has been working on sharing the passion of Traditional Yoga knowledge as well as supporting all other yoga styles to create a healthy living community worldwide.

We offer credentials to yoga teachers who have successfully completed yoga training with sufficient teaching experience that meets or exceeds our standards. We always make sure that every teacher registered with us is well-qualified.

We also welcome and have a special consideration for established yoga teachers without formal certifications who have substantial teaching experience or are well-qualified yoga degree holders from any Indian University, with a minimum of 4 – 6 years teaching experiences in strong base of any of the following topics: Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Naturopathy, Therapy practice and teaching.

Upon completion of the teacher registration, the teacher profile will be officially listed on our “International Directory of Yoga Teacher” with lifetime support from the organization.

STANDARDS FOR TEACHERS

(This document was last updated on November 2019)

  • Minimum 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with 2 years or 2,000 Hours of teaching experience are required for RTY registration.
  • For Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RTY), 1,000 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification (all trainings combined) or minimum 5 years of teaching experience are required.
  • Certificate of completion or Yoga Degree from Indian University must be submitted.
  • For other special designations (such as Aerial Yoga Teacher Registration), you must submit Certificate of completion for both 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and your specified designations.

TEACHER REGISTRATION FEES

REGISTRATION FOR TEACHERS

Fee in EURO

Fee in USD

Registered Teacher of Yoga (RTY)

€ 250

$ 275

Registered Teacher of Yoga (RTY) for WYA Certified Yoga Teacher with valid WYA ID

€ 190

$ 210

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RTY)

€ 350

$ 400

Other special designations including;

– Aerial Yoga Teacher (RAYT)

– Kids Yoga Teacher (RKYT)

– Prenatal Yoga Teacher (YTP)

– Ayurveda Teacher (RAT)

– Teacher of Yoga Therapy (RTYT)

€ 190

$ 210

* We offer one-time payment for lifetime membership for every teacher registration.
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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR WYA TEACHER

This code of conduct is the statement of ethical and professional behaviour which is undertaken to respect and comply by all WYA yoga teachers.

  • Respect the privacy and personal rights of all students regardless of their age, handicap, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.
  • Follow the traditional principles of yoga as it is written in Yamas and Niyamas.
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and clean environment for the practice of yoga classes.
  • Respect the limitations of your students during the practice and encourage them in a positive manner.
  • Avoid any words and actions that may be considered as sexual harassment.
  • Follow all local and national laws that apply to teaching yoga and yoga business.

BECOME WYA REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER ?

Submit your Online RTY application along with required documents. Please be reminded that the application without sufficient evidence will not be approved. Once you get confirmation, you will be requested to proceed with the payment to complete your registration.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?

The following ancillary documents must be submitted with the application form via e-mail.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including your yoga education and teaching experience with the syllabus.
  • Certificate of completion for yoga training or other certificates of attendance such as yoga retreats, workshops, seminars, certificate courses, degree, diploma documents, competition attendee certificates or a certified true copy of Letter of Recommendation from your yoga teacher.
  • Any other  documents that may be helpful for the review of your application.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The assessment process involves a thorough review by WYA Official Team which might take up to 2 weeks to be completed. Our team will contact you by email for further update. It may be necessary for the WYA admin team to ask questions to clarify the information regarding your registration.

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