Yoga Certification FAQs

//Yoga Certification FAQs

What are the benefits of becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)?

The RYT certification is an enhanced credential, issued by independent third party registrars like the British Wheel of Yoga and The Yoga Alliance. It is not currently required in the U.S. or Canada, but may be required within some countries. You should check on your country's regulations, if any, pertaining to the licensing for Yoga [...]

What is the Yoga Alliance?

The Yoga Alliance is an independent third party registrar. If you are from North America, it can enhance your Yoga teaching certification to join Yoga Alliance. To apply for an RYT, you should download a copy of their latest application or call them for details. The Yoga Alliance will research your contact hours, Yoga teaching [...]

Is this course recognized by the Yoga Alliance?

The Yoga Alliance has changed its standards over the years. To apply for the RYT 200 you will need "contact hours." If you desire an RYT certification with the Yoga Alliance, we have a program for it, but it involves on-site training. No correspondence course will meet the contact hour requirements of the Yoga Alliance. [...]

I have a local certified Yoga teacher who will work with me during my internship with you. What is the best course of action for me to become a Registered Yoga Teacher after I successfully complete my Yoga teacher certification requirements with you?

Since you are currently working with a certified Yoga teacher you should meet the Yoga Alliance's requirements. From the Yoga Alliance site, you can download a copy of their application to see their current requirements, and discuss this with your Yoga teacher. He or she can act as your tutor, during your internship, so you [...]