Yoga Certification FAQs

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Do I have to change my religion to teach Yoga?

You do not have to change your religion to study, practice, or teach Yoga. People of all faiths can practice Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation, without conflicting with their own religion. Yogic philosophy does not conflict with any religion. In each of us, religion is our particular and familiar path toward God. Knowing this, we should [...]

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. [...]

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