YOGA TRAINING IN AN INCLUSIVE AND BODY POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (Up-levelled 2020)
Our Zoom CEC workshops are available to yoga practitioners across Canada. Our small classes are interactive and personalized for long term success. Check out our Yoga Fitness Instructor Module upcoming this May.
Namaste, Gaylene & Stacey
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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
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
REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER (RYT® 200)
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® 500, Continuing Education Providers (YACEP®)
No current YA prerequisites
Scope of Practice & Ethical Commitment
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
Yoga Fitness Instructor Module - $672
(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
- minimum 6 credits yearly (new members)
(CECs during first membership year are not required)
Workshops to expand scope of yoga teaching practice.
Becoming a BCRPA SFL or TFL
Earning the RYT 200 enhanced credentialing
2023 BCRPA Annual Membership
Initial Fitness Registry Application: $105
Annual Renewal: $105
(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, Rates announced in 2024.
3 Year YA RYT Continuing Education
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
2023 Annual YA Membership
Initial Application & 1st Year Registration: $115 US
Annual Renewal: $65 US
(subject to change)