Frequently Asked Questions for Yoga Teacher Registration
No, registration does not take the place of certification. It would be like driving without a license in a registered car.
Unfortunately, there are many registries which do not check if you are still certified when re-registering. However, if you are become registered, you are still responsible for keeping your certification current. Insurance companies can refuse to cover your claim if you are only registered, but have an expired certification. This can have serious ramifications if you need to file a claim and are no longer certified, as certification is a requirement for insurance
There is no main governing body of Yoga. If there were, you would be required by law to register with them. In Yoga, there are only companies who register schools and their teachers. None of them are backed by the US Government or any other governm
This designation is held by a few companies internationally. It usually stands for Registered Yoga Teacher and is an extra credential, in addition to an instructor’s certification.
If you are interested in this designation, you need to check with the particular company who offers it as to what their requirements are. The requirements change too often to post in an FAQ.