Yoga Alliance – Continuing Education Requirements

Who may offer Yoga Alliance Continuing Education?

“Each RYT must ensure they obtain Continuing Education from a qualified provider who meets any of the criteria below:

  1. A YACEP whose membership is current, or
  2. An E-RYT who is currently registered, or
  3. Someone who has a relevant degree, certification, or substantial education in the subject that he or she will teach which must be related to a Yoga Alliance Educational Category, plus a minimum of 500 hours of teaching experience in that subject and/or the equivalent of two years’ of relevant experience in that subject area.

*Yoga Alliance reserves the right to request supporting documentation from an RYT to substantiate the qualifications of any non-YACEP.”

What are the Continuing Education requirements for a yoga teacher?

“Every three years starting from your initial date of registration, each RYT and E-RYT must complete and log a minimum of:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga, and
  2. 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of our Educational Categories, of which:

Teaching or training hours prior to registration do not count as Continuing Education.

If you earn more than the required hours in a three-year period, the extra hours may not rollover into the next three-year period.

Continuing Education hours should be spent learning something new, through research, study or experiential learning, rather than synthesizing or processing prior knowledge.”