YogaNext currently has 3 standards for yoga teachers. Click this this link for a comparison of our three standards.  YogaNext Standards Comparison Chart

All our standards are competency based and are agnostic to the style of your yoga practice or the school in which you studied. Yoga teachers are eligible to register for our credentials upon demonstrating that they have sufficient training-hours in specific subject areas and required teaching experience to fulfill the YogaNext requirements. The hours of training required for our credentials can be obtained from multiple training programs and from multiple schools. Our definition of a "yoga school" includes yoga studios, universities, community colleges, vocational/trade schools, ashrams and any other educational institutions that offers training programs in various aspects of yoga.


1) YogaNext Basic Yoga Teacher - YBYT (350 hours training)

2) YogaNext Intermediate Yoga Teacher - YIYT (500 hours training & 5+ yrs teaching experience)

3) YogaNext Advanced Yoga Teacher - YAYT (750 hours training & 10+ yrs teaching experience)

Click this this link for a comparison of our three standards.  YogaNext Standards Comparison Chart  

Grand Parenting from other standards

We will allow grand-parenting from other comparable standards to be eligible for registering with YogaNext.

Please note that our standards are probably the most comprehensive in the industry. It is not enough to just have the required hours of training for grand parenting. You must also have sufficient training in the subject areas mentioned in our standards. E.g. A 500 hour certification from Yoga Alliance does not automatically make you eligible for our Intermediate level certification. If you are registered with any other organization whose standards include the competencies mentioned in our standards, with a comparable distribution of hours for each competency, please write to us with those details and we will gladly consider you case.






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Bring awareness to all aspects of yoga: Physical, Mental, Philosophical & Spirutal

Implement standards for yoga education

Maintain a registry of YogaNext teachers

Promote ethical and moral teaching and business practices

Be an advocate for the yoga community

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