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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.

Continuing Education (CE)

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).

YA CommUnity

Connect with your peers to share information and experiences while forming relationships to enhance your livelihood, strengthen your network, and inspire your yoga teaching and practice.

How to Become a Member

Apply to become a Registered Yoga School (RYS). To become a teacher (RYT), complete an RYS training and complete Continuing Education. All members must maintain dues and abide by our Ethical Commitment.

Digital Events

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.


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What are some best practice recommendations to re-open my studio?

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:

  • Understanding government orders and restrictions on business operations and social gatherings
  • Making a plan to operate and practice safely
  • Recommended health and proactive measures

What is Yoga Alliance doing to support its members facing financial hardship due to COVID-19?

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

Continuing Education

What do I do if I am unable to meet my Continuing Education requirement due to my in-person trainings being cancelled or postponed?

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?

To submit your virtual hours as contact hours, simply follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account to access your “Teacher Dashboard.”
  2. Click “Add Hours” under “Training Hours” on the right.
  3. Scroll down to select the type of course you completed.
  4. Select “In person with someone who is not a YACEP.”
  5. Select “Some Contact Hours”. Click “Yes” when the system asks if your provider met the qualifications.
  6. Then your next question it will ask for the instructor’s name.
  7. Click the check box for “I assert that my Continuing Education Provider meets the above requirements”.
  8. Input in your “Start Date” and “End Date”, as well as the “Continuing Education Activity” and the “Location” of the course.
  9. You will then enter in your hours of completion of the course in the educational category chart.
  10. Click “Assert” and “Save” when finished.

Social Justice

What is Yoga Alliance’s view on today’s events surrounding racism and social injustice?

We stand in Racism and hatred are the opposites of all that yoga teaches us, which is why we are committed to addressing racism and hate, and fighting inequity and oppression. Not only through recent launching of the Ethical Commitment designed to unify members around shared principles and safety guidelines for the profession of teaching yoga we have added social justice resources and partnered 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.

Why does Yoga Alliance’s Social Justice page only focus on racism?

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.

YA CommUnity

What is the YA CommUnity?

The YA CommUnity is a welcoming online space for members to connect in sangha and support. Here, yoga professionals around the world can share information, resources, and experiences; and form personal peer-to-peer relationships that may enhance their livelihoods, strengthen their networks, and inspire their yoga teaching and practices.

Why should I join the YA CommUnity?

The CommUnity makes it easy for you to engage in meaningful conversations with your peers and share insightful resources to bolster your teaching and practice. CommUnity members also gain access to:

  • The YA Digital Events calendar
  • A member profile your may promote to gain visibility as a teacher and practitioner
  • Access to YA-recommended resources to further your profession
  • Access to member-provided resources and the ability to share your own!

How do I get involved in the YA CommUnity?

To get started in the CommUnity, all you need to do is sign in! Your login credentials are the same username and password that you use to log in to the main site. If you have forgotten your login credentials or need assistance with your login information, please click here.

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