2021 RYS Online Exemption
In response to overwhelming feedback voiced by Yoga Alliance membership, the Online Teaching Exemption has been extended through 2021 for Registered Yoga School (RYS) members who apply and meet qualification requirements below.
Our role as your professional membership entity is to balance the community’s need to work and teach within the evolving yoga landscape, while adhering to our standards designed to support high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching and teacher training. As such, we are committed to the ongoing critical examination of our standards and how best to support you as we all continue to adapt to new ways of life. Your participation in this program will inform future learning standards and influence our longterm educational processes.
RYS members have between now and September 2021 to apply.
- To inform future standards, all schools must complete surveys provided by YA in a timely manner and allow us to survey trainees and trainers, too.
- Adhere to the Yoga Alliance online learning best practices.
- Upon request, provide access to online teacher training materials, including pre-recorded content, competency testing benchmarks, including final test and test results, to inform online standards in the future.
- Agree to opt-in to the YA CommUnity, an inclusive peer-to-peer online space designed for members to share information, resources, and experiences and develop meaningful personal and professional relationships.
- Format: Online programs are required to have a blend of synchronous and asynchronous teaching.
- Hours with Lead Trainer(s): At least 50% of the total hours, regardless of format, must be taught by the LT(s).
- Lead Trainer Maximum: A maximum of 5 LT per training.
- Competency assessment: Must clearly describe methods of testing trainees’ competency in synchronous and asynchronous spaces.