WORLDWIDE YOGA ALLIANCE

Yoga Teacher Credentials

 

Yoga Teacher Credentials

A yoga teacher who registers with the Worldwide Yoga Alliance Registry earns the Yoga Teacher Credentials of Registered Teacher of Yoga (RTY). The name will be included in online profile on our Directory. The teacher Registry is not a certification program; it is a listing of teachers who meet our minimum requirements for teaching experience as explained here.

We accept applications for Yoga Teacher Credentials from teachers who completed their training as explained. We do offer grandparenting options for registration. All conditions must be met. After registration as RTY, you may upgrade your existing RTY credential or add a specialty designation after meeting requirements there too. You can verify if your school is currently registered by searching for them on our Directory or writing to us.

Designations for Yoga Teachers

Our general Credential for teachers is Registered Teacher of Yoga (RTY). Yoga teachers who complete a teacher training program at an RSY, or meet our requirements, may apply for registration and use of the RTY credential. That verifies their training and teaching experience meet our requirements.

Yoga teachers who meet our requirements can receive a designation based on qualitative and quantitative training and teaching experience.

Please click here to apply for registration

Grand-parenting option is available till August 31, 2017.

Yoga Teacher Credentials – Registered Teachers of Yoga
RTY 200 (Registered Teacher of Yoga at 200 Hours Level)
RTY 200

RTY 200

Graduates

Training Requirements:

Graduating from a School registered with WWYA

WWYA Test

Score 60% or more

Teaching hour Requirements:
– None

Teaching time Requirements:
– None

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 500 hours/ 3 years of teaching experience, or score 60% or more in WWYA Test. Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

 

RTY 500 (Registered Teacher of Yoga at 500 Hours Level)

RTY 500

RTY 500

Graduates

Training Requirements:

Graduating from a School registered with WWYA – Completed a 200-hour training program with a RSY 200 AND an additional 300 hours of training with either the same RSY or a different RSY registered as a RSY 500

Teaching hour Requirements:
Has at least 100 hours of teaching experience since completing training with a RSY 200 or 500. Applicants must submit 100 teaching hours for this designation which must be completed after completing training with a RSY 200 or 500.

Teaching time Requirements:
– None

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 1000 hours/ 5 years of teaching experience. Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

WWYA Test

This applies to all categories.

Score 75% or more.

 

 

Yoga Teacher Credentials – Experienced Registered Teachers of Yoga

E-RTY 200 (Experienced Registered Teacher of Yoga at 200 Hours Level)

E-RTY 200

E-RTY 200

Graduates

Training Requirements:

Graduate from a School registered with WWYA

Teaching hour Requirements:
Has at least 1,000 hours of teaching experience since completing training with a RSY 200. Teaching experience must be logged in a Log Book.

Teaching time Requirements:
Has taught for at least 2 years* since completing training with a RSY 200

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 2000 hours/ 5 years of teaching experience, or 2 years of teaching experience since RTY 200 or equivalent. Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

WWYA Test

This applies to all categories.

Score 85% or more.

 

Once registered, an E-RTY 200 is able to provide continuing education classes and workshops to other teachers and can be a Principal Trainer of a 200-hour teacher training program.

 

E-RTY 500 (Experienced Registered Teacher of Yoga at 500 Hours Level)

E-RTY 500

E-RTY 500

Graduates

Training Requirements:

Graduating from a School registered with WWYA: Completed a 200-hour training program with a RSY 200 AND an additional 300 hours of training with either the same RSY or a different RSY registered as a RSY 500

Teaching hour Requirements:
Has at least 2,000 hours of teaching experience since completing training with a RSY 200. At least 500 of these hours must be taught after completing training with a RSY 500. Teaching experience must be logged in a Log Book.

Teaching time Requirements:
Has taught for at least 4 years since completing training with a RSY 200 or RSY 500.

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 5000 hours / 10 years of teaching experience, or 4 year of teaching experience since RTY 500 or equivalent. Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

WWYA Test

This applies to all categories.

Score 95% or more.

 

Once registered, an E-RTY 500 is able to provide continuing education classes and workshops to other teachers and can be a Principal Trainer of a 200-hour or 300- hour teacher training program.

 

Yoga Teacher Credentials – Specialty Registered Teachers of Yoga

Yoga teachers who have standard credentials of at least the RTY 200 may apply to register for a specialty designation. This designation is given in addition to the standard designation. Teachers with a registered specialty may use both designations as long as they remain a current registered member.

RTY-B (Registered Teacher of Yoga – Breathing)

RTY-B

RTY-B

Graduates

Training Requirements:

  • You must have at least RTY 200 credential with WWYA
  • Completed a 95-hour RTY-B training program from a RSY-B School registered with WWYA

Teaching hour Requirements:
Must have at least 30 hours of teaching experience in Yoga Breathing (Pranayama) since completing training with a RSY-B

Teaching time Requirements:
– None

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 250 hours of experience teaching Yoga Breathing (Pranayama). Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

RTY-S (Registered Teacher of Yoga – Seniors)

RTY-S

RTY-S

Graduates

Training Requirements:

  • You must have at least RTY 200 credential with WWYA
  • Completed a 95-hour RTY-S training program from a RSY-S School registered with WWYA

Teaching hour Requirements:
Must have at least 30 hours of teaching experience in Seniors’ Yoga since completing training with a RSY-S

Teaching time Requirements:
– None

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 250 hours of experience teaching Seniors’ Yoga. Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

 

RTY-C (Registered Teacher of Yoga – Children)

RTY-C

RTY-C

Graduates

Training Requirements:

  • You must have at least RTY 200 credential with WWYA
  • Completed a 95-hour RTY-C training program from a RSY-C School registered with WWYA

Teaching hour Requirements:
Must have at least 30 hours of teaching experience in Seniors’ Yoga since completing training with a RSY-C

Teaching time Requirements:
– None

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 250 hours of experience teaching Children’s Yoga. Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

 

RTY-PN (Registered Teacher of Yoga – Pre Natal)

RTY-PN

RTY-PN

Graduates

Training Requirements:

  • You must have at least RTY 200 credential with WWYA
  • Completed a 95-hour RTY-PN training program from a RSY-PN School registered with WWYA

Teaching hour Requirements:
Must have at least 30 hours of teaching experience in Seniors’ Yoga since completing training with a RSY-PN

Teaching time Requirements:
– None

Grandparenting

You must be able to document at least 250 hours of experience teaching Pre-Natal Yoga. Please check other requirements in the relevant form from the office.

Conversion

Conversion of Credentials from Indian Traditional Gurukula System, European System or American System

 

Yoga Teacher Credentials – Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

All Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists must complete certain minimum Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), per designation, every three years to maintain their registration.

1  CEU = 1 hour

Starting from the initial date of registration with WWYA, every three years, all RWTs and RWTh’s must submit a minimum required number of CEU’s according to the following categories:

  • Yoga Teaching/ Therapy : 45 CEU’s
  • Yoga/ Yoga Therapy Training: 30 CEU’s.
    • At least 10 CEU’s must be Contact Hours
    • At least 20 CEU’s must be Non-Contact Hours.
    • All hours must be completed under E-RWT’s, directly related to one of the WWYA Educational Categories.

Teaching, Practice or Training hours prior to registration with WWYA may not be counted. You may earn more CEU’s than required CEU’s in a three-year period, but the extra hours may not be rolled over into the next three-year period.

*Flexible condition

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