Yoga Fitness Instructor or
Registered Yoga Teacher - RYT® 200
Which is right for you?
The one (or both) that leads to the teaching goal you seek.
YOGA FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
BCRPA Specialty Module
35 Hour Workshop
Foundational, balanced, well-rounded yoga teacher training offered weekends or a weeklong intensive program
Lead by BCRPA TFLs
(Teachers of Fitness Leaders - Yoga)
Successful Fitness Theory Exam & up-to-date First Aid+CPR; current BCRPA Fitness Leader membership
*Prerequisite waived (but training still recommended) for those solely seeking the RYT 200 professional accreditation..
Able to lead a safe beginner yoga fitness group.
Pose work excludes Bikram, inversions, or
special populations (as defined by BCRPA).
BCRPA Membership Benefits
200 Hours of Foundational and Specialty Sessions
Enhanced yoga teacher education; flexible self-paced schedule, combination of the Yoga Fitness*/RYT Foundations training, CE/core curriculum and specialty workshops
Lead by Yoga Alliance accredited E-RYT® 500, Continuing Education Providers (YACEP®)
There no currently no prerequisites except a desire to learn about and teach yoga.
*BCRPA prerequisites waived for those not seeking dual accreditation: RYT 200 and Yoga Fitness Instructor. Note, retroactive application is not permitted.
Pose work and teaching within lineage and credentials as presented by a qualified RYS® (Registered Yoga School)
Successfully completing all 200 hrs of RYS curriculum including practicum training hours
Yoga Alliance Membership Benefits
YF Performance Standards (2015)
Subject Matter Hourly Allocation
Introduction (summarized history, yoga benefits) - 1.75
Breathe (basic techniques) - 1.75
Asanas/Postures (principles, purpose, teaching practice, scope) - 22.55
Class Design (within scope of practice) - 3.5
Special Populations (screening, considerations) - 1.5
Leadership/Communications - 1.85
Resources/Further Education - 2.1
RYT 200/RYS 200 Curriculum (2022)
Up-levelled Subject Matter Hourly Allocation
Techniques, Training & Practice (āsanas, prāṇāyāma, subtle body, meditation) - 75
Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics - 30
Yoga Humanities (history, philosophy, ethics) - 30
Professional Essentials (teaching methodology, professional development, practicum) - 50
Elective (self-selected/pre-approved) - 15
Notes: subject matter topics overlap within workshops as topics inter-relate creating a balanced approach to training.
All RYT 200 training hours must be from the same RYS
YF Fees & Continuing Education
GYS 2023 Workshop Fee
YF Module/RYT Foundation - $672
Current CPR (Min CPR-A)
Current First Aid (Emergency or Standard)
Proof of ongoing related training
- minimum 6 credits yearly (new members)
(CECs during first membership year are not required)
Earning the RYT 200 enhanced credentialing
BCRPA Annual Membership
Initial Fitness Registry Application: $105
Annual Renewal: $105
(subject to change)
RYT 200 Fees & Continuing Education
GYS RYT Training Fees
Total fee commitment will vary depending upon combination of RYT core curriculum/CE workshop selection beyond the prerequisite YF Module
45 hours teaching yoga; and
30 hours of yoga training
Workshops to enhance yoga teaching techniques and learning about niche training concepts.
Earning the E-RYT 200, RYT 500, E-RYT 500.
Adding specialties: RPYT, RCYT
Annual YA Membership
Initial Application & 1st Year Registration: $115 US
Annual Renewal: $65 US
(subject to change)