Membership Updates

Yoga Alliance is committed to maintaining open communication channels with our members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and updating our community as individual, communal, and professional circumstances evolve.

To do this successfully, continual conversations with member schools and teachers regarding what impacts there might be to our standards, credentials, and other aspects of the professional yoga landscape are necessary. To center this conversation, this page will be updated on an ongoing basis with the most relevant and timely news regarding these topics.

2021 Online Teaching Exemption

As of October 2020, the Online Teaching Exemption has been extended through 2021 for Registered Yoga School (RYS) members who apply and meet qualification requirements. This decision was made in the best interest of public health and safety due to the extended need for physical distancing in many locations and in overwhelming response to membership feedback.

RYS members have between now and September 2021 to apply.

>Hear from our President and CEO Shannon Roche about the care and consideration that went into the development of the exemption guideposts, in addition to the important feedback and experiences we’ve heard from our members.

What else does this mean for you?

Online Teaching Resources

Find Teacher Training Support including Online Best Practices, relevant and educational digital events, helpful guidelines, and more.

Questions? Find answers to common questions on our FAQs page.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to our Member Support team:

1-888-921-YOGA (9642)
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