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Membership Benefits

Our Membership Benefits are based on the needs and feedback of Registered Yoga Schools and Teachers. Among them are Continuing Education, professional guidance, networking opportunities, discounts on yoga-related services and products, legal compliance and advocacy support, and relevant tools and resources—all carefully curated to give members what they need to thrive in their professions.

Online Provision Extension

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, we are extending the temporary online provision allowing for existing approved RYSs to offer in-person contact hours via virtual formats through the end of 2020. Learn more about the careful consideration behind this decision and take advantage of the extension by filling out a simple form.

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Emergency Relief

The Yoga Alliance Foundation launched an Emergency Fund to support those throughout the yoga community hardest hit by COVID-19. On June 30, 2020, the Fund closed to new applications, and the Foundation is now currently planning for a second phase of assistance, which will focus on the intersection of economic recovery and yoga service.

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Exploring Yoga Alliance

  • Digital Events

    Events

    Participate in digital events such as Community Events, Continuing Education (CE), Scientific Research discussions, and Facebook Live Office Hours, focused on the inner workings of Yoga Alliance and membership. Events are hosted by a variety of field experts who touch on relevant and meaningful topics like yoga teaching technique, philosophy, professional essentials, and social justice issues.

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  • Support for Re-Opening & Recovery

    Guidebook to RYS Application

    As members prepare for re-opening and recovery, Yoga Alliance has issued best practice recommendations for yoga schools, businesses, and professionals in the U.S. and around the world. This resource is based on guidance from leading public health organizations and experts, U.S.-based federal and state agencies, legal advisers, and Yoga Alliance’s collective expertise on yoga business operations and yoga practice.

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  • Online Learning Resources

    Online Learning Resources

    Due to sweeping changes in the yoga industry, many classes and trainings are moving online. To support this transition, we have compiled a variety of online teaching best practices, tools, and resources for members to leverage. Members also have the option to display online offerings and closed-captioning capabilities to their YA profiles for directory users to easily find.

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Master Class | Pratyahara: Entering the Doorway of the Senses with Darren Main (E-RYT 500, YACEP)

Yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and author Darren Main hosts a special Master Class event combining asana practice with yoga philosophy. In the first of this new monthly Master Class series, participants study Pratyahara, the fifth Limb of Yoga, which calls on the senses to help practitioners tap into the deepest layers of consciousness where true change can occur.

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