Yoga Alliance requires all Registered Yoga Teachers to accumulate at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years, with a maximum of 20 hours logged as non-contact hours. Online hours count toward this requirement!

All courses qualify for non-contact Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through Yoga Alliance. Getting credit for these study hours is as easy as logging into your Yoga Alliance account and entering the hours after you've completed a course.

If you are having issues submitting your certificate to Yoga Alliance:

We understand that there can be confusion about logging your hours from our courses. We contacted Yoga Alliance for guidance on best assisting our members in logging their credits. To submit your Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance, follow these steps:

  1. Go to and log into your account.

  2. Select "Teacher Dashboard" in the top right corner of the webpage.

  3. On the left, you will see the "Teacher" menu.

  4. Select "My Training Hours."

  5. Scroll down to select the type of course you completed.

  6. Select "In-person with someone who is not a YACEP."

  7. Through Dec 31, 2023 online content does count toward the contact hours. If you have taken an online course with YI, you can select "Some Contact Hours."

  8. Click "Yes" when the system asks if your provider met the qualifications.

  9. Then your next question it will ask for the instructor's name. You can list "Yoga International."

  10. Click the check box for "I assert that my Continuing Education Provider meets the above requirements."

  11. Input your "Start Date" and "End Date," as well as the "Continuing Education Activity" and the "Location" of the course.

  12. You will then enter your hours of completion in the educational category chart.

  13. Click "Assert" and "Save" when finished.

For more information about CEUs and how to log them, please visit this link:

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