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

Program Requirements

Techniques, Training and Practice


At least 10 yin 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     Total 30 Hrs    Min Hours With Leads 10 Hrs

Anatomy and Physiology

 Human Anatomy and Physiology and advance Chakras elated to yin yoga.

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

Yoga Philosophy

Yin 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     Total 30 Hrs     Min Hours With Leads 0 Hrs

Total Contact Hrs: 50 hrs

Total Non Contact Hrs: 50 hrs

Min Total Hours With Leads: 50 hrs

Total Hrs: 100 hrs

Online Yin Program Requirements

  • The entire hours of this program can be done online (i.e. non contact hours). To be allowed to certify as an online school for this program:
    • Schools must meet the overall hour requirements as the in person program requirements above.
    • Students need to be tested both in theory (e.g. yoga philosophy, etc) and practice (e.g. the ability to 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, thus schools need to show in their syllabus how they will evaluate theory (e.g. yoga philosophy, etc) and practice (e.g. the ability to teach class) via exams or other form of evaluation.

Lead Requirements

  • All yin yoga programs require a trainer with a ERYT 200 and RYT Yin.
  • 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