What is the difference between and CYT and RYT? Do you offer both or just the CYT?

CYT is a Certified Yoga Teacher RYT is a Registered Yoga Teacher

The first step in teaching Yoga would be to become a Certified Yoga Teacher. Think of this step as earning your Bachelor’s Degree.

Optional steps, after becoming a CYT, are to become a Registered Yoga Teacher or to go for level 2 certification. This is a more enhanced aspect of being a CYT. Think of this achievement as earning your Master’s Degree.

AURA has onsite classes, and also offers “The Original Camp- in-a-Box”, which is a Yoga Teacher Training Correspondence Course, for those individuals who aspire to become a Certified Yoga Teacher.

With respect to becoming an RYT: Yoga Teacher Training schools certify, but don’t register Yoga teachers. Yoga Teacher Registration is done by a third party registrar like the Yoga Alliance.

You can also be registered through the Yoga Alliance, if you have the contact hours to meet their requirements. For their 200-hour RYT credential you will need at least 180 contact hour plus an additional 20 hours of onsite Yoga training or independent study.

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