YES! You must complete this training by December 31, 2020. This yoga teacher training covers and far exceeds Yoga Alliance’s requirements in terms.Yoga Alliance has yet to acknowledge the online education evolution. Their teaching process of “contact hours” to be in-person, as opposed to distance learning.
Yoga Alliance is a private, nonprofit entity that is optional for teachers to pay to join. Yoga Alliance is not sanctioned by any local, state, or federal government. Paying Yoga Alliance to be listed in their directory is not a requirement to get insurance or be legally protected while teaching yoga. Just like the better business bureau, you need to pay to get listed.
We encourage you to do your own research on Yoga Alliance. Unlike professional accreditation organizations in other fields, YA openly adheres to a “social credentialing” model, meaning they do not actively ensure or check the quality of the studios or teachers they list. Members simply self-report their adherence to YA standards by little-scrutinized surveys and document submissions, and, of course, pay yearly fees.