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The spirit of the Yoga Alliance Standards is to include a school in the RYS® (Registered Yoga School) Directory only when its YTT (Yoga Teacher Training):

  • Has a definite, pre-defined curriculum that meets the Yoga Alliance Standards.

  • Is taught by yoga teacher trainers who are qualified to train teachers

  • Offers a consistent approach that is conducive to depth, rather than a survey of different approaches. 

All standards for a RYS are intended to be clear, implementable reflections of the above criteria.


A school whose curriculum satisfies or exceeds our minimum training Standards may apply to register as a RYS.

Once a school is registered, the students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Yoga Alliance does not certify teachers or accredit schools. Yoga Alliance’s credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).

Yoga Oasis - RYS200     Certificate copy
Yoga Oasis - RYS300     Certificate copy
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