In continued efforts to support the yoga community during the coronavirus pandemic, we developed yourya.org to store and share timely news, events, tools, and resources as they pertain to COVID-19.
Learn more about Yoga Alliance membership, member benefits, and yoga school and teacher credentials, which stand as markers of high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching.
We believe continued learning and growth are paramount to quality yoga instruction. Therefore, all RYTs must meet CE requirements in order to maintain their credential(s).
To become an RYS, apply through our enhanced application and review process which provides greater shared accountability to meet or exceed Yoga Alliance's standards.
All RYTs must complete training with and receive confirmation from an RYS, abide by the member-wide Ethical Commitment, keep current with Continuing Education, and pay annual fees.
We host regular virtual events, which include community activities like sanghas, professional development workshops, and conversations on timely yoga topics to support members' yoga practices and livelihoods.
What are some best practice recommendations to re-open my studio? Show
As regions globally begin to lift social distancing requirements, we remain committed to supporting yoga schools, businesses, professionals, and practitioners in prioritizing and protecting the health and safety of our communities. With the guidance from leading public health organizations and experts, legal advisors, and Yoga Alliance’s collective expertise on yoga business operations, we have created a Reference Guide to support individual planning and decision making. Topics include:
What is Yoga Alliance doing to support its members facing financial hardship due to COVID-19? Show
The Yoga Alliance Foundation has established an Emergency Relief Fund in partnership with Ivy Child International and Reclamation Ventures to provide short-term financial support to those who have lost critical income during the pandemic. This fund is open to yoga professionals worldwide, and it is not limited to Yoga Alliance members. To learn more please review the Foundation webpage or send us a email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I do if I am unable to meet my Continuing Education requirement due to my in-person trainings being cancelled or postponed? Show
We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our members. During this critical time, RYTs may count online trainings and Yoga Alliance’s virtual CE workshops as contact hours to maintain and meet the Continuing Education requirements.
How do I log my Continuing Education online trainings as contact hours in my teacher dashboard? Show
To submit your virtual hours as contact hours, simply follow these steps:
What is Yoga Alliance’s view on today’s events surrounding racism and social injustice? Show
We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. We are committed to addressing racism and hate, and fighting inequity and oppression in yoga spaces and everywhere. This is reflected in the recent launch of the member-wide Ethical Commitment designed to unify members around shared principles and safety guidelines for the profession of yoga teaching. We are also partnering with experts in the field of social activism to offer relevant, effective, impactful programs for our members and internal team. To learn more, please visit our Social Justice Resources webpage.
Why does Yoga Alliance’s Social Justice page only focus on racism? Show
This page will be used in response to and as a resource for ongoing and timely social justice issues. You will see the information we are sharing at this time specifically focuses on anti-racism. This is intentional. We made this decision because we recognize the urgent imperative before all of us: to learn about, pay attention to, and amplify the particular histories, experiences, and perils of being Black in America.
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