How to get Yoga Alliance International certification?

There are two ways to obtain YAI certification:

  • Attend one of the YAI Certified Teacher's Training Courses (200 hr course for Intermediate Level or the 500 hr course for Advanced Certification) at the Alliance.
  • Attend Yoga Teacher's Training Course at one of the centers certified by the Alliance.

In Russia such YAI certified yoga training center is the Yoga Instructors School of Yoga Federation of Russia. It represents the Russian division of the Yoga Alliance International, and its leader Sergey Repin is the authorized YAI Ambassador in Russia and the CIS countries. In addition, the Yoga Instructors School has the state educational license for its yoga training programs («Hatha Yoga», «Prenatal Yoga», «Baby&Kids Yoga», «Pilates», « Yoga Therapy» and «Senior Yoga»), and is also certified by the International Yoga Federation and the Yoga Alliance USA.

Graduating YIS student only has to pay one-time fee to become lifetime YAI member and to get YAI diplomas. No additional exams are required. The high level of yoga instructors’ education is evident from the fact that the Alliance issues a certificate of not just «Instructor» but of «Yoga Teacher» degree (which ranks higher than «Instructor»).

Why get Yoga Alliance International Certification?

Credentials allow you to establish yourself as a trustworthy yoga professional. Certification provides worldwide recognition of your Yoga training, education, and knowledge. Employers and students can be confident that they are receiving yoga instructions from a well-qualified teacher who meets YAI’s high training standards.