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Yoga Fitness Instructor or
Registered Yoga T
eacher - RYT® 200

Which is right for you? The one (or both) that leads to the teaching goal you seek. 
Feb 24: to accommodate interest in our YFL training, CEC workshops and community classes, we have temporarily put our RYT 200 program on hold. Watch for updates.

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)

Enrollment Prerequisites

  • Completion of Fitness Theory Course

  • Successful Fitness Theory Exam

  • Up-to-date First Aid+CPR

  • Current BCRPA Fitness Leader membership

Scope of Practice

Able to lead a safe beginner yoga fitness group. 
Pose work excludes Bikram, inversions, or
special populations (as defined by BCRPA).


Instructor Competency Evaluation (ICE)

BCRPA Membership Benefits

Yoga Alliance Professional Credential

200 Hours of Foundational and Specialty Sessions
Enhanced yoga teacher education based on Yoga Alliance's up-leveled curriculum; Next GYS 200 hour teacher training is set for 2024.
Lead by Yoga Alliance accredited E-RYT
® 500s & Continuing Education Providers (YACEP®)

Enrollment Prerequisites

  • No current YA prerequisites 

  • Interest in learning and practicing yoga

Scope of Practice & Ethical Commitment

Pose work and teaching within lineage and credentials as taught by a qualified RYS® (Registered Yoga School) either online or in person. 


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

Yoga Fitness Instructor Module - $599

(ICE is not included)

Annual BCRPA YF Continuing Education

Current CPR (Min CPR-A)

Current First Aid (Emergency or Standard)

Proof of ongoing related training (YFL - 6 CEC's)

Note: TFL/SFL require 8 CE credits

(CECs during first membership year are not required)

Upgrading Opportunities
Workshops to expand scope of yoga teaching practice.
Becoming a BCRPA SFL or TFL

Earning the RYT 200 enhanced credentialing ​


2024 BCRPA Annual Membership
Initial Fitness Registry Application: $105

Annual Renewal: $110/$135 (based on insurance)

(subject to change)

RYT 200 Fees & Continuing Education

GYS-RYT Training Fees

The training fee is a combination of the Yoga Fitness training, the required core curriculum and the self-selected specialty/core workshops and the RYT practicum, Note: programming on hold.

3 Year YA RYT Continuing Education

45 hours teaching yoga; and

30 hours of yoga training

Upgrading Opportunities 

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

2024 Annual YA Membership 
Initial Application & 1st Year Registration:  $115 US

Annual Renewal:  $65 US

(subject to change)

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