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Certified Yoga Teacher

BECOME A GOYA CERTIFIED YOGA Teacher

Teachers are the Heartbeat of Consciousness 

Embrace the GOYA movement. With your Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) designation, you are not just teaching yoga; you're elevating the practice and pioneering a fresh wave of enlightenment. Your commitment and passion play a pivotal role in reshaping the future of yoga, nurturing its growth, and infusing the world with its timeless wisdom. By aligning with GOYA, you're not only enhancing your own journey, but also enriching the collective soul of the global yoga community. Your unique voice has the power to inspire, heal, and transform; embrace it. Join us, and be a beacon of change and inspiration.

Teacher Benefits

  • Vote: Teachers are empowered with the right to vote on proposals, standards, and suggestions, playing an integral role in sculpting the future of our dynamic profession.
  • Business of Yoga Module: Teachers are granted access to a comprehensive 5-hour "Business of Yoga" curriculum. We are committed to keeping this updated annually.
  • 2 Annual Yoga Conferences: All members enjoy complimentary access to 2 of our annual, online GOYA yoga conferences, held in the Spring and Fall.
  • Annual WELLness Retreat: All members enjoy complimentary access to our annual, online WELLness Retreat, held late spring.
  • CommUNITY Connection: Connect with other teachers and schools through our community forum.
  • Monthly Yoga Class Scripts: Discover fresh scripts for classes ranging from Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin to Restorative, Prenatal, Children's Yoga, and Meditation.
  • Monthly PlaylistsFind inspiration from fresh playlists curated by our members.
  • Monthly Dharma Talk: Every month, we organize a special online, Dharma session exclusively for our members.
  • GOYA Academy: Elevate your journey as an educator by tapping into complimentary offerings at GOYA's online learning academy. Dive into an array of workshops, yoga classes, and beyond.
  • Conscious Collaborator Discounts: All members enjoy exclusive discounts with all of our partners.
  • Offer Discounts: All teacher members may offer exclusive discounts to our membership, through our Conscious Collaborators program.
  • Employment Opportunities: Explore teaching vacancies on our global platform.
  • Principal Trainer Offerings: Elevate the collective knowledge of the GOYA Academy by contributing your expertise as a Principal Trainer, crafting transformative content, and sharing your wisdom.
  • List Your Events: Teacher members may feature up to 2 events monthly for our global membership to view. ECYTs may feature up to 4 events monthly.
  • Featured as a Teacher: Showcase your teacher status to a worldwide audience.
  • Financial Aid: In especially trying times, unforeseen challenges can arise. Through our GOYA Giving Tree initiative, we've set aside funds to assist in these moments. Members have the privilege to apply to access these funds for themselves or nominate someone they know who's navigating through such adversities. The availability of funds depends on the current balance of our GOYA Giving Tree funding pool, but our commitment remains unwavering in supporting our community through thick and thin.

GOYA Expectations

  • You possess a compassionate spirit, and even in moments of imperfection, you continuously endeavour to embody kindness, humility, and care for your fellow humans.
  • Uphold the principles of the GOYA Code of Ethics.
  • Uphold the principles of the GOYA Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in community engagement in the broader GOYA community, sharing insights, ideas and more.
  • Maintain transparent communication with both members and the GOYA organization.
  • Remain updated with renewal & compliance.
  • Ensure the promotion of holistic, well-being teachings which encompass the holistic essence of yoga, benefiting the mind, body, and spirit of students.

Chart Your UNique Path

Diverse Level of Yoga Experience

At GOYA, we recognize the varied journeys and expertise of our Certified Yoga Teachers. Our tiered certifications celebrate this diversity, allowing teachers to specialize and showcase their unique skills and training. From foundational hours to specialized practices like Children's Yoga or Restorative Yoga, each level represents a teacher's commitment to deepening their knowledge and enhancing their teaching prowess.

Certified Yoga Teacher Designations

Certified Yoga Teacher™ 200 (GOYA-CYT200)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CYT200 certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CYS200.  


Teaching | Practice Requirements

None


Are you a current member of another organization?

If you're an active member of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, International Association of Yoga Therapists, or Yoga Alliance International, your credentials will be recognized and grandfathered by us. 

This means you won't need to submit your educational requirements and training hours upon registration, as we'll consider them as already met.

Once you register, you will start transitioning towards meeting GOYA’s membership credentials and upholding our maintenance requirements. However, it is important to note that these obligations will become applicable starting from your second year of membership. In the interim, you are exempt from these requirements, allowing you time to familiarize yourself with our standards and commitments. This ensures that as an active and cherished member of our community, you are fully aligned with our values and practices.

To facilitate your shift from another organization to GOYA, current members of the aforementioned organizations can join us in the first year for a nominal fee of $19 - 

USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOYA19. We recognize the substantial fees you've already incurred for your active status elsewhere and aim to make this transition as seamless and affordable as possible.

While you're welcome to maintain your membership with those organizations, it's optional. You have the autonomy to decide where your financial contributions truly make an impact.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.   


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.


Upgrading to an 200 Hour Experienced Designation Fee

$15 US Dollars

This fee applies once for the upgrade to a GOYA-ECYT200.

For example, if you fulfill the requirements of a ECYT200 teacher, the upgrade fee will be $15 US Dollars, one time.

In order to maintain a CYT200 designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 100 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

Certified Yoga Teacher™ 500 (GOYA-CYT500)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CYT500 certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person);

OR

Successful completion of a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (either Online or In-Person) is required, along with an added 300 hours of advanced training.

This advanced training can be from the same or a combination of different schools, and should be an extension of the foundational 200-hour program.
The 300 hours may not include the Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training or the Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.

Trainings do not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CYS200, 300 or 500.  


Teaching | Practice Requirements

Teachers must have a minimum of 30 hours of teaching experience or personal practice since completing all 500 hours of training.


Are you a current member of another organization?

If you're an active member of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, International Association of Yoga Therapists, or Yoga Alliance International, your credentials will be recognized and grandfathered by us. 

This means you won't need to submit your educational requirements and training hours upon registration, as we'll consider them as already met.

Once you register, you will start transitioning towards meeting GOYA’s membership credentials and upholding our maintenance requirements. However, it is important to note that these obligations will become applicable starting from your second year of membership. In the interim, you are exempt from these requirements, allowing you time to familiarize yourself with our standards and commitments. This ensures that as an active and cherished member of our community, you are fully aligned with our values and practices.

To facilitate your shift from another organization to GOYA, current members of the aforementioned organizations can join us in the first year for a nominal fee of $19 - USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOYA19. We recognize the substantial fees you've already incurred for your active status elsewhere and aim to make this transition as seamless and affordable as possible.

While you're welcome to maintain your membership with those organizations, it's optional. You have the autonomy to decide where your financial contributions truly make an impact.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.   


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

Principal (Teacher) Trainer

An CYT500, qualifies as a Principal Trainer, GOYA-PT.


Upgrading to an 500 Hour Experienced Designation Fee

$15 US Dollars

This fee applies once for the upgrade to a GOYA-ECYT500.

For example, if you fulfill the requirements of a ECYT200 teacher, the upgrade fee will be $15 US Dollars, one time.

In order to maintain a CYT500 designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 100 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

GOYA Certified Children's Yoga Teacher™ (GOYA-CCYT)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CCYT certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 75-Hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CCYS.

A teacher can qualify without having completed any prior programs.


Teaching | Practice Requirements

Teachers must have a minimum of 15 hours of teaching experience or personal practice since completing their Children's Yoga Teacher Training.


Are you a current member of another organization?

If you're an active member of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, International Association of Yoga Therapists, or Yoga Alliance International, your credentials will be recognized and grandfathered by us. 

This means you won't need to submit your educational requirements and training hours upon registration, as we'll consider them as already met.

Once you register, you will start transitioning towards meeting GOYA’s membership credentials and upholding our maintenance requirements. However, it is important to note that these obligations will become applicable starting from your second year of membership. In the interim, you are exempt from these requirements, allowing you time to familiarize yourself with our standards and commitments. This ensures that as an active and cherished member of our community, you are fully aligned with our values and practices.

To facilitate your shift from another organization to GOYA, current members of the aforementioned organizations can join us in the first year for a nominal fee of $19 - USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOYA19. We recognize the substantial fees you've already incurred for your active status elsewhere and aim to make this transition as seamless and affordable as possible.

While you're welcome to maintain your membership with those organizations, it's optional. You have the autonomy to decide where your financial contributions truly make an impact.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.  


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

Principal (Teacher) Trainer

An CCYT, qualifies as a Principal Trainer, GOYA-PT.


In order to maintain a CCYT designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 100 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

GOYA Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher™ (GOYA-CPYT)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CPYT certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 75-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CPYS.

A teacher can qualify without having completed any prior programs.


Teaching | Practice Requirements

Teachers must have a minimum of 15 hours of teaching experience or personal practice since completing their Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.


Are you a current member of another organization?

If you're an active member of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, International Association of Yoga Therapists, or Yoga Alliance International, your credentials will be recognized and grandfathered by us. 

This means you won't need to submit your educational requirements and training hours upon registration, as we'll consider them as already met.

Once you register, you will start transitioning towards meeting GOYA’s membership credentials and upholding our maintenance requirements. However, it is important to note that these obligations will become applicable starting from your second year of membership. In the interim, you are exempt from these requirements, allowing you time to familiarize yourself with our standards and commitments. This ensures that as an active and cherished member of our community, you are fully aligned with our values and practices.

To facilitate your shift from another organization to GOYA, current members of the aforementioned organizations can join us in the first year for a nominal fee of $19 - USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOYA19. We recognize the substantial fees you've already incurred for your active status elsewhere and aim to make this transition as seamless and affordable as possible.

While you're welcome to maintain your membership with those organizations, it's optional. You have the autonomy to decide where your financial contributions truly make an impact.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.   


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

Principal (Teacher) Trainer

An CPYT, qualifies as a Principal Trainer, GOYA-PT.


In order to maintain a CPYT designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 100 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

GOYA Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher™ (GOYA-CRYT)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CRYT certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 50-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CYS.

A teacher can qualify without having completed any prior programs.


Teaching | Practice Requirements

Teachers must have a minimum of 10 hours of teaching experience or personal practice since completing their Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.  


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

Principal (Teacher) Trainer

An CRYT, qualifies as a Principal Trainer, GOYA-PT.


In order to maintain a CRYT designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 100 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

GOYA Certified Yin Yoga Teacher™ (GOYA-CYYT)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CYYT certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CYS.

A teacher can qualify without having completed any prior programs.


Teaching | Practice Requirements

Teachers must have a minimum of 10 hours of teaching experience or personal practice since completing their Yin Yoga Teacher Training.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.  


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

Principal (Teacher) Trainer

An CYYT, qualifies as a Principal Trainer, GOYA-PT.


In order to maintain a CYYT designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 100 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.
Experienced Certified Yoga Teacher Designations

Experienced Certified Yoga Teacher™ 200 (GOYA-ECYT200)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-ECYT200 certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CYS200.  


Teaching | Practice Requirements

A minimum of 850 teaching hours since completing the 200-Hour program.


Are you a current member of another organization?

If you're an active member of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, International Association of Yoga Therapists, or Yoga Alliance International, your credentials will be recognized and grandfathered by us. 

This means you won't need to submit your educational requirements and training hours upon registration, as we'll consider them as already met.

Once you register, you will start transitioning towards meeting GOYA’s membership credentials and upholding our maintenance requirements. However, it is important to note that these obligations will become applicable starting from your second year of membership. In the interim, you are exempt from these requirements, allowing you time to familiarize yourself with our standards and commitments. This ensures that as an active and cherished member of our community, you are fully aligned with our values and practices.

To facilitate your shift from another organization to GOYA, current members of the aforementioned organizations can join us in the first year for a nominal fee of $19 - USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOYA19. We recognize the substantial fees you've already incurred for your active status elsewhere and aim to make this transition as seamless and affordable as possible.

While you're welcome to maintain your membership with those organizations, it's optional. You have the autonomy to decide where your financial contributions truly make an impact.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$49 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Teachers wishing to obtain the ECYT200 designation must initially be registered as a CYT200 and subsequently upgrade from that status.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.   


Upgrade Fee

$15 US Dollars

This fee applies once for the upgrade to a GOYA-ECYT200. 

For example, if you are an active member as a CYT200 and you fulfill the requirements of a ECYT200 teacher, the upgrade fee will be $15 US Dollars, one time.


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.


Principal (Teacher) Trainer

An ECYT200, qualifies as a Principal Trainer, GOYA-PT.


In order to maintain a ECYT200 designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 150 hours every year;
  • Complete 10 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

Experienced Certified Yoga Teacher™ 500 (GOYA-ECYT500)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-ECYT500 certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Online or In Person);

OR

Successful completion of a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (either Online or In-Person) is required, along with an added 300 hours of advanced training.

This advanced training can be from the same or a combination of different schools, and should be an extension of the foundational 200-hour program.
The 300 hours may not include the Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training or the Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.

Trainings do not have to have been completed with a GOYA-CYS.

 

Teaching | Practice Requirements

A minimum of 1,000 teaching hours since completing the 500-Hour program. 300 of these teaching hours must have occurred within the past 12 months.


Are you a current member of another organization?

If you're an active member of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, International Association of Yoga Therapists, or Yoga Alliance International, your credentials will be recognized and grandfathered by us. 

This means you won't need to submit your educational requirements and training hours upon registration, as we'll consider them as already met.

Once you register, you will start transitioning towards meeting GOYA’s membership credentials and upholding our maintenance requirements. However, it is important to note that these obligations will become applicable starting from your second year of membership. In the interim, you are exempt from these requirements, allowing you time to familiarize yourself with our standards and commitments. This ensures that as an active and cherished member of our community, you are fully aligned with our values and practices.

To facilitate your shift from another organization to GOYA, current members of the aforementioned organizations can join us in the first year for a nominal fee of $19 - USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOYA19. We recognize the substantial fees you've already incurred for your active status elsewhere and aim to make this transition as seamless and affordable as possible.

While you're welcome to maintain your membership with those organizations, it's optional. You have the autonomy to decide where your financial contributions truly make an impact.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$49 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Teachers wanting to obtain the ECYT500 designation must initially be registered as a CYT200, ECYT200 or CYT500 and subsequently upgrade from that status.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.   


Upgrade Fee

$15 US Dollars

This fee applies once for the upgrade to a GOYA-ECYT500. 

For example, if you are an active member as a CYT200 or ECYT200 and you fulfill the requirements of a ECYT500 teacher, the upgrade fee will be $15 US Dollars, one time.


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose.

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

In order to maintain a ECYT500 designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal yoga practice of 150 hours every year;
  • Complete 10 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.
Certified Continuing Education Provider Designation

Certified Continuing Education Provider™ (GOYA-CCEP)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CCEP certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


CCEP Requirements

The GOYA-CCEP designation is available as an add-on to members who have an active designation as a GOYA-ECYT200, GOYA-CYT500 or GOYA-ECYT500.


A CCEP designation grants teachers a listing in the most comprehensive, global directory of continuing education providers. This platform not only elevates a teacher's professional stature but also broadens their outreach to a global audience. For yoga students and teachers alike, this directory becomes a trusted resource; they can confidently choose programs offered by a CCEP, knowing that these offerings are eligible for continuing education credits.. This symbiotic relationship ensures quality and trustworthiness in the realm of yoga education.
Upgrade Fee

$29 US Dollars

This fee applies once for the upgrade to a GOYA-CCEP.


Annual Fee

$10 US Dollars


In order to maintain a CCEP designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain your ECYT200, CYT500 or ECYT500 status;
  • Maintain annual membership fees.
Certified Ayurveda & Meditation Designations

GOYA Certified Ayurveda Teacher™ (GOYA-CAYT)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CAYT certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 300-Hour Ayurveda Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training hours can be from the same or a combination of different schools.

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA School.

A teacher can qualify without having completed any prior programs.


Teaching | Practice Requirements

Teachers must have a minimum of 15 hours of teaching experience since completing their Ayurveda Teacher Training.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.  


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

In order to maintain a CAYT designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal Ayurveda practice of 150 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

GOYA Certified Meditation Teacher™ (GOYA-CMT)

A Yoga Teacher with the GOYA-CMT certification has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Educational Requirements

Successful completion of a 150-Hour Meditation Teacher Training (Online or In Person).

The training hours can be from the same or a combination of different schools.

The training does not have to have been completed with a GOYA School.

A teacher can qualify without having completed any prior programs.


Teaching | Practice Requirements

Teachers must have a minimum of 10 hours of teaching experience or personal practice since completing their Meditation Teacher Training.


Application Fee

We've chosen to forego application fees. Historically, they have proven to be financial barriers.


Annual Fee

$39 US Dollars

Annual fee is due upon registration.

Any teacher, unable to pay the Annual Fee due to economic hardship, will still be eligible to register.  


Adding Additional Designations Fee

$10 US Dollars

This fee applies once for each additional CYT designation. There are no recurring, annual charges for supplementary designations, which can be added whenever you choose. 

For example, if you decide to add a Children's Yoga Teacher Training designation, the fee will be $10 US Dollars, one time.

Principal (Teacher) Trainer

An CMT, qualifies as a Principal Trainer, GOYA-PT.


In order to maintain a CMT designation, members are required to:


  • Maintain a personal meditation practice of 150 hours every year;
  • Complete 5 hours of Continuing Education every year;
  • Provide 5 hours community service, volunteering or karma practice every year, with an organization or group of their choice; and
  • Maintain annual membership fees.
Principal (Teacher) Trainer Designation

Principal (Teacher) Trainer™ (GOYA-PT)

A Teacher with the GOYA-PT designation has met GOYA's standards of education and teaching expertise, as detailed below.


Principal (Teacher) Trainer Requirements

A Principal Trainer is a role held by a GOYA Certified Teacher who is either an existing owner of a Certified School or is in the process of registering one. This individual serves as the lead educator for the programs offered at their school.


There is NO fee associated with adding the Principal Trainer status.


During the Certified School registration review process, eligible individuals who meet the criteria as Principal Trainers will be automatically granted the GOYA-PT designation, which will be featured on their profiles.  The PT status does not require any other registration process.

Only those who have the qualification criteria as Principal Trainers may register schools with GOYA.

For a GOYA-CYS200 (200 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-ECYT200 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS300 (300 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS500 (500 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CCYS (Children's) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CCYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CPYS (Prenatal) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CPYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CRYS (Restorative) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CRYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYYS (Yin) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CMS (Meditation) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CMT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS200 (200 Hour) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-ECYT200 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS300 (300 Hour) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS500 (500 Hour) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CCYS (Children's) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CCYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CPYS (Prenatal) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CPYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CRYS (Restorative) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CRYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYYS (Yin) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CMS (Meditation) School >

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CMT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS200 (200 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-ECYT200 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS300 (300 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CYS500 (500 Hour) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYT500 Designation.

For a GOYA-CCYS (Children's) School 

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CCYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CPYS (Prenatal) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CPYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CRYS (Restorative) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CRYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CYYS (Yin) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CYYT Designation.

For a GOYA-CMS (Meditation) School

A PT must possess a minimum GOYA-CMT Designation.

In order to maintain a Principal Trainer designation, members are required to:
  • Maintain your Certified Teacher status;
  • Maintain annual membership fees.

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Together, GOYA Members are changing the narrative of Yoga Education.

Switching Made Simple

Already a member of another organization?

Are you a current Teacher member of another organization? If you're an active member of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance International, Yoga Australia, Canadian Yoga Alliance or any other Association, your credentials will be recognized and grandfathered by GOYA. This means you won't need to submit your educational requirements and training hours upon registration, as we'll consider them as already met.

Once you register, you will start transitioning towards meeting GOYA’s membership credentials and upholding our maintenance requirements. However, it is important to note that these obligations will become applicable starting from your second year of membership. In the interim, you are exempt from these requirements, allowing you time to familiarize yourself with our standards and commitments. This ensures that as an active and cherished member of our community, you are fully aligned with our values and practices.

To facilitate your shift from another organization to GOYA, current teacher members of the aforementioned organizations can join us in the first year at a reduced fee of $19 - USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOYA19. We recognize the substantial fees you've already incurred for your active status and aim to make this transition as seamless and affordable as possible.

While you're welcome to maintain your membership with those organizations, it's optional. You hold the power to direct your financial contributions where they genuinely influence change and support your growth as a teacher in a global landscape.

A Simple step-by-Step Journey

Navigating Your GOYA Signup

  • create Account

  • Choose Designations

  • Upload Documents

  • Pay Fee

  • Complete Profile

  • Verification

Create Account

Create your account by clicking Register.

Please complete all required fields with accurate details. Information like your name will appear as you provide it.

Still have questions?

We're here to help you navigate.

A Simple step-by-Step Journey

Navigating Your GOYA Signup

Create Account

Create your account by clicking Register.

Please complete all required fields with accurate details. Information like your name will appear as you provide it.

Choose INITIAL Designation

Choose the appropriate initial designation level.

If you're registering multiple designations (example: CYT200 and CCYT), begin with the one you prioritize as your main designation. As you proceed with registration, an opportunity to add further designations will be provided.

Upload Documents

During this step, if necessary, you'll upload the necessary documents to validate your qualifications.
Please note, we acknowledge a variety of global standards and will match them with GOYA's criteria.

Pay Fee

You're ready to proceed with the payment for the annual fee and any additional designations you've selected.

We can only verify registrations once payment is confirmed. If financial constraints are an issue for you, please contact us. We are committed to ensuring that financial barriers are not exclusionary.

Complete Profile

To enhance your presence on our network, please complete the additional profile questions. A detailed profile offers a deeper insight for viewers and fosters stronger, more meaningful connections.

Verification

Your part is done.  Now it's our turn! A member of our team (yes, a real human) will evaluate your documents, to ensure their validity. Upon successful verification, you'll be officially recognized by GOYA in your designated role(s). The typical processing time for approval is two business days.


Thank you for joining the GOYA community.

Investing in Your Journey

Understand the Costs Associated

Embarking on your yoga teaching journey is a dedication of time, passion, and resources. At GOYA, we believe in transparency and have provided a detailed breakdown of the commitments associated with each tier of certification. While there's a small monetary investment, it's vital to see this as a step towards enriching your teaching and broadening your horizons. Your investment is directly channelled towards enhancing resources and tools that benefit every member of our community. By contributing, you're not just supporting your own growth, but also playing a crucial role in elevating the collective experience and opportunities for all members. It's a shared journey of growth and advancement for everyone involved.

Remember, we stand by our commitment to inclusivity; if there are financial constraints, please reach out. We never want finances to be a barrier to dedicated individuals. Let's walk this path together.

Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT)
  • Application Fee: None
  • Annual Fee: $39
  • Additional Designations Fee: $10 (one time fee per designation, no recurring annual fee - OPTIONAL)
  • Upgrade to an Experienced Designation Fee: $15 (one time fee - OPTIONAL)
  • Refund Policy: Payments are final and non-refundable. 
Experienced Certified Yoga Teacher (ECYT)
  • Application Fee: None
  • Upgrade Fee: $15 (one-time fee)
  • Annual Fee: $49
  • Eligibility: GOYA Members who already hold, or are registering for, an CYT200, ECYT500 or CYT500 may upgrade.
  • Additional Designations Fee: $10 (one time fee per designation, no recurring annual fee - OPTIONAL)
  • Refund Policy: Payments are final and non-refundable. 
Certified Continued Education Provider (CCEP)
  • Application Fee: None
  • Upgrade Fee: $25
  • Annual Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: GOYA Members who already hold, or are registering for, an ECYT200, CYT500 or ECYT500 may upgrade.
  • Refund Policy: Payments are final and non-refundable. 
Certified Ayurveda Teacher (CAYT)
  • Application Fee: None
  • Annual Fee: $39
  • Additional Designations Fee: $10 (one time fee per designation, no recurring annual fee - OPTIONAL)
  • Refund Policy: Payments are final and non-refundable. 
Certified Meditation Teacher (CMT)
  • Application Fee: None
  • Annual Fee: $39
  • Additional Designations Fee: $10 (one time fee per designation, no recurring annual fee - OPTIONAL)
  • Refund Policy: Payments are final and non-refundable. 

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