The Yoga Alliance Ethical Commitment came in response to membership asking for greater clarity on how to best welcome all who wish to practice yoga. Its three-pronged approach asks members to review and understand all Yoga Alliance policies and abide by an improved Code of Conduct, brand new Scope of Practice, and shared responsibility to equity in yoga.
Based on feedback from membership and the broader yoga community, Yoga Alliance launched new RYS standards in February 2020. These enhanced standards now include the implementation of a strengthened RYS application process, which will provide for greater shared accountability to meet or exceed the new standards.
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Yoga Alliance members gain access to curated tools and resources designed to support them in their professional and personal yoga lives. Members also gain visibility in our global directory, have rights to our trademarks and logos, and receive member perks ranging from discounts on yoga apparel and gear to business, wellness, and educational services.
To support new or renewing members through the enhanced RYS application process, Yoga Alliance has put together an Application Guidebook. This guidebook includes helpful application resources like sample policy templates, a practical checklist, and easy-to-use tools designed to help with the gathering and curation of all required application elements.
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Yoga for Social Impact
As our 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, The Yoga Alliance Foundation was created to leverage yoga for social impact and foster an expansive, accessible, and equitable yoga community.