Frequently Asked Questions for Yoga Teacher Registration
- Can I register with a company and then forget about keeping my Yoga certification current?
- Who is the governing body of Yoga?
- What is an RYT and can I become one?
- Is Aura’s Director a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance?
- Is Aura Wellness Center a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance?
- What is the difference between Certification and Registration?
Can I register with a company and then forget about keeping my Yoga certification current?
No, registration does not take the place of certification. It would be like driving without a license in a registered car.
Unfortunately, there are many registries that do not check if you are still certified when re-registering. However, if you are become registered, you are still responsible for keeping your certification current. Insurance companies can refuse to cover your claim if you are only registered, but have an expired certification. This can have serious ramifications if you need to file a claim and are no longer certified, as certification is a requirement for insurance
Who is the governing body of Yoga?
There is no main governing body of Yoga. If there were, you would be required by law to register with them. In Yoga, there are only companies who register schools and their teachers. None of them are backed by the US Government or any other government.
What is an RYT and can I become one?
This designation is held by a few companies internationally. It usually stands for Registered Yoga Teacher and is an extra credential, in addition to an instructor’s certification.
If you are interested in this designation, you need to check with the particular company who offers it as to what their requirements are. The requirements change too often to post in an FAQ.
Is Aura’s Director a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance?
Yes, Dr. Paul Jerard is an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), as well as a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
Yes, Aura Wellness Center is an RYS 200 and 500 with Yoga Alliance.
What is the difference between Certification and Registration?
Certification is a credential, which allows you to obtain both insurance and employment. You can also open a Yoga school with a Certified Yoga Teacher’s Certificate.
Registration is an optional credential, in which you are added to a list of Yoga Instructors who have joined that company’s registry. Some online Yoga registries also assign a letter designation to their registrants.