These Standards are requirements to become a Registered Yoga School (RYS) that offers a Restorative Yoga program.

Program Requirements

Techniques, Training and Practice


At least 10 restorative poses


Not required

Chanting & Mantra

Not required


Not required

Contact 15 Hrs     Non Contact 0 Hrs          Min Hours With Leads 15 Hrs       Total 15 Hrs

Teaching Methodology

Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and boundaries setting/Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting/Teaching and learning styles/Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)

Contact 10 Hrs     Non Contact 0 Hrs         Min Hours With Leads 10 Hrs      Total 30 Hrs

Anatomy and Physiology

 Human Anatomy and Physiology and advance Chakras related to restorative yoga.

Contact 10 Hrs  Non Contact 10 Hrs           Min Hours With Leads 10 Hrs    Total 20 Hrs

Yoga Philosophy

Restorative Yoga  philosophy

Contact 15 Hrs     Non Contact 10 Hrs         Min Hours With Leads  20 Hrs      Total 30 Hrs 


50 class taught outside classroom post training

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

Total Contact Hrs: 50 hrs

Total Non Contact Hrs: 50 hrs

Min Total Hours With Leads: 50 hrs

Total Hrs: 100 hrs

Online Restorative 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 restorative programs requires a trainer with a ERYT 200 and RYT Restorative.
  • 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