Yoga Alliance (YA) sure is a big topic amongst teachers these days. There is a healthy debate on many industry forums and social groups about the purpose they serve and the value they offer.
We’ve been working closely with Yoga Alliance for many years and leading our own teacher trainings, so we’ve heard it all! We see the work Yoga Alliance is trying to do, but also get asked about their relevance from students all the time.
You may have heard or have your own opinions on the pros and cons of registering as a yoga teacher. What we hear less about however is whether, or not to register your school with YA.
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This video highlights some of the criteria we considered to make our decision including student reviews and trainer accountability. We discuss what it means to have a Yoga Alliance registered School in 2022 and outline the basic requirements for an RYS (Registered Yoga School) Application.
Yoga Alliance Registration as a Marketing Expense
One thing to note is that teaching yoga and leading a Yoga Teacher Training is not governed by laws or the state. You do not have to register with Yoga Alliance to lead your own training and have your own yoga school. In fact, you may choose to align with other organizations to avoid jumping through the Yoga Alliance enhanced application hoops.
We, however, have accepted Yoga Alliance registration for our yoga school as a marketing expense, because it’s so much easier than getting involved in the debate.
Since registering our first training, we‘ve expanded our business model to share our curriculum and program with experienced yoga teachers like you because we still find working with Yoga Alliance complicated, even with a designated account manager.
Overall, the choice to register a school is yours. It’s definitely less work not to, but for us, it’s been a decision that’s paid off.
Register your Yoga School with Yoga Trainer Fast Track
We understand that Yoga Alliance can be a pain but if you will think of it as a marketing expense, it can bring more profit to your Yoga school.
If you need help in establishing your Yoga Teacher Training school and registering with Yoga Alliance, we can help you.
Access our free course by clicking the button below to learn more about how experienced yoga teachers become trainers of their own Yoga Teacher Training School with the help of Ambassador Yoga’s Yoga Trainer Fast Track.