So you have been practicing yoga for almost a year and you would like to become a yoga teacher. Well, you are just qualified for one of the yoga certification requirements.


What are the other requirements that you would consider. The conditions change from yoga schools. Yoga Alliance and International Yoga Federation are the most preferred organisations for yoga certifications. Their standards are internationally accepted. Some of the schools are the register of Yoga Alliance and some of them are registry of International Yoga Federation.


The yoga certification requirements change from program to program too. At the beginning, most of the yoga schools approves the students for RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher for 200 Hours offered by Yoga Alliance). Once you complete this 200 hour program, you become a RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher for 200 Hours).


RYT 200 Yoga Alliance
RYT 200 Yoga Alliance


RYT 500 Certification Requirements


If you would like to continue your education, you can register for RYT 500. However, you must complete RYT 200 first. Then, you should complete RYT 300. You have to submit 100 hour of teaching experience too.


Yoga Teachers Prefer More Requirements Too


Some of the yoga teacher prefer other conditions too. Yoga teachers require good health, physical condition and mental state before they accept you their teacher training program.


The teachers generally require you to read books before you start the program. The required books are generally:

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Ray Long & Chris Macivor
  • Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
  • Yoga: A Yoga Journal Book by Linda Sparrowe
  • Inside the Yoga Sutras Reverend Jaganath Carrerra
  • Yoga Sequencing, Mark Stephens


You must attend 2 or 3 mandatory classes (minimum 60 or 90 hours per class) per week. If your attendance is below 2 hours per week, you most probably fail to complete your program.


After you finish your program, you can become a Hatha Yoga Teacher or Vinyasa Yoga Teacher.


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I’ve always been enthusiastic about discovering myself, the life and the people. I realize that I have to live in the present moment in order to do that better. This is the mindfulness. Yoga has become the part of my life for more than 5 years. I also completed my teacher training program (RYT 200, Yoga Alliance) and I wanted to share my experiences with everyone. I believe that the articles on can help you reach out to the mindful state. Yoga is the Art of Mindfulness. Let's be present together. Namaste!


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