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Yoga Alliance

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing yoga teachers, schools and studios in the U.S.. Through their work and the work of their sister organization, Yoga Alliance Registry, they exist to sustain and support the field of yoga instructor courses/yoga teacher training courses. They provide the public registered yoga schools and teachers whose training is up to their standard. They also support yoga studios, schools and teachers in their work as yoga professionals.

Yoga Alliance is a 501(c)(6) professional and trading association that supports yoga professionals and yoga businesses. They serve yoga studios, schools and teachers through educational events, including online workshops and an annual conference. They also provide membership benefits with the aim of helping yoga professionals to find a little more sattva or balance in their lives, aiding their work in the yoga community. Yoga Alliance Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to ensure yoga students are able to enjoy knowledgeable instruction and training programs. Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) whose training and experience are able to meet our minimum standard, along with Registered Yoga Schools (RYSs) whose curriculum is able to meet our minimum standard, are listed on their online directory for a one-year term. This Registry, which is an international voluntary credentialing system, is widely recognized as the premier form of recognition given to a yoga school or teacher. Over 2,500 yoga schools and more than 39,000 yoga teachers are registered at Yoga Alliance Registry.

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