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200 hour Certification - Yoga Alliance

madeline_sweet2010-07-04 20:29:32 +0000 #1
Hello! there are many 200-hour certifications near me {I live in Utah, at this present moment} and I am researching SEVERAL of them! I am wondering - how important is it that the studio is certified through YOGA ALLIANCE? I am visiting several different yoga studios - in research of the different options, how important is it that the Yoga School that i choose be registered with Yoga Alliance?

when i go to the yoga alliance website - it shows two studios in my immediate area {or close} that offer teacher trainings for 200 hours.
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 20:46:03 +0000 #2
The importance varies.

For yoga teacher trainings that are not affiliated with Yoga Alliance I would like to know why not? Additionally, just because a school or studio has not gone to lengths to register I believe you can still apply for your own ad hoc registration. You simply have to document your hours and fulfill the requisite categories. Check me on that because it may have changed.

The value in your training is not in the registration with YA. Though it's nice to have for a variety of different reasons. The value is in the quality of the training. Look a the curricula of the places you are researching.

There may come a day when that YA registration is critical. I don't think today is that day. Likewise I think there will be a day when yoga teachers are licensed but clearly that day is not today
Nichole2010-07-04 21:07:35 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by InnerAthlete



I believe you can still apply for your own ad hoc registration. You simply have to document your hours and fulfill the requisite categories. Check me on that because it may have changed.

FYI The opportunity to do an independent study has passed; for 200RYT it was 2 years ago and for 500RYT it ended on Dec. 31, 2007.

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