These Standards are requirements to become a Certification Yoga School (CYS) that offers a 300-hour program.

Program Requirements

History of Yoga Therapy (20 hours)

Principles of Yoga Therapy (20 hours)

Advance and Applied Anatomy and Physiology For Therapeutic Yoga (20 hours)

Yoga Therapy Methodology (30 hours)

Yoga Therapy: Trauma, Mental Health and Specialty Populations (30 hours)

Working With Other Health Professionals (20 hours)

Philosophy & Lifestyle (20 hours)

The Business of Yoga Therapy (10 hours):

Specialty: Contact 100 Hrs     Non Contact 0 Hrs     Total 100 Hrs     Min Hours With Leads 0 Hrs


30 class taught outside classroom post training

Contact 0 Hrs     Non Contact 30 Hrs     Total 30 Hrs     Min Hours With Leads 0 Hrs

Total Contact Hrs: 180 hrs

Total Non Contact Hrs:120 hrs

Total Hrs: 300 hrs

Min Total Hours With Leads: 100 hrs

Online 300 Program Requirements

  • Students need to be tested both in theory (e.g. yoga philosophy, etc) and practice (e.g. the ability teach class) to demonstrate that they have gained the same level of knowledge and skill that would be obtained, if they had taken the program in person.
  • Schools need to in their syllabus a sample of how they will evaluate theory (e.g. yoga philosophy, etc) and practice (e.g. the ability teach class).

Lead Requirements

  • All 300 hour program requires a trainer with a   ECYT 200 or 500 or equivalents.
  • Maximum of 2 trainers per program per location.

How To Apply

* Fill out an application for free

*Complete a school syllabus for approval

*Submit required certificates

*Pay fees

*Receive a school certification and registration material and info