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Registered Yoga Teacher RYT500

Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hour is the next stage to building on your experience of the 200 hour qualification - the next step on your career path as a yoga teacher.

If you wish to teach Yoga to children's or teach pregnancy yoga, you will need to have completed specific training in this and submit your certificates to us.






How much is it to join?

Pricing is simple:

First you must determine whether the school you trained with is registered with Yoga Alliance UK (RYS).  For the list of all schools, please take a look here.

You have three options available to you for your membership.


1) Membership Only Package - If you already have insurance elsewhere and do not require our insurance.

RYS - £66.00

Non-RYS - £91.00


2) Membership + Yoga Insurance Package -  This includes insurance for you to teach yoga to all audiences.  You will need to have completed a 200 hour course as a minimum to qualify for this. If you require insurance cover for children's or pregnancy yoga, you will need to have completed specific training in this and submit your certificates to us.

RYS - £84.00

Non-RYS - £109.00


3) Membership + Therapies Insurance Package -   This includes cover to all audiences and also includes cover for additional therapies.  You will need to provide certificates for the therapies insurance.

Please take a look on the 'Full List of Activities' here.

RYS - £104.00

Non-RYS - £129.00


YAUK Insurance Cover:  This covers you to teach yoga if you are based and working in the UK.  Our insurance is provided by Balens, it covers you for up to £6 million indemnity and if you are teaching overseas for up to 120 days of the year.  For further information on this, please take a look here.



The costing is the same as above for the UK with an additional £10 on each membership due to insurance being more expensive in Ireland than the UK.

Upgrade from RYT200 to RYT500

If you are a current member RYT200 and believe you are eligible to upgrade to RYT500 please click the button below (please read the adjacent column to check that you qualify).

Price - £35

Do I Qualify to Apply?

There are two routes by which you can qualify to join us as a RYT500


1) You have a 500 hour certificate from a single trainer / institute

There are 2 possibilities by which you can qualify:

  1. You trained with a Yoga Alliance UK trainer - see our list
  2. Your trainer is not registered with Yoga Alliance UK but still meets our standards: 70% taught by Senior Yoga Teacher, 350 Hours must be contact hours.
  3. Please check by clicking the icone on the left: "For RYT500 minimum standards" to get Yoga Alliance UK full requirement.
  4. You are not eligible to run a Teacher Training Course when you are registering for RYT500.
  5. But you can elect a Senior Yoga Teacher to teach the training course.


2) You have a 200 hour certificate plus experience teaching

  • Your 200 certificate meets our requirements PLUS you have a minimum of 6 years and 3000 hours teaching experience since getting your 200 certificate.

Please note:  Does NOT qualify as  teaching experience if either one to one class or home teaching class is not publicly advertised






Just completed your teacher training course?

Now that you have successfully completed your training, you are eligible to register with us as an RYT 500.

Click the 'Click here to Join' button above.

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