In the yoga world, many use certification and license interchangeably, however, licensing typically refers to state regulations. At this time, there are no states that regulate yoga.
Separately, many schools have a licensing agreement so graduates may use their name / brand for marketing. All current and valid Registered YogaFaith Trainer, R-YFT’s may use our name / brand with no charge.
The Importance of Continued Education and Maintaining a Certification
Continuing education is required in most careers and vital in a world of discovery, on-going research, and new knowledge. You want to provide the safest, most proficient and best care possible for your clients and community. There are numerous ways to achieve continued education: online, reading, interactive videos, and in person training. YogaFaith also allows Christ-centered events such as church conferences to count toward the overall hours required.
It’s important to maintain a current and valid R-YFT status of certification. It also allows great visibility to future students, clients, and employers, as each contact us for referrals or view our directory of current registered trainers. Continuing education is also a wonderful way to discover other talents you may have or to explore other areas of interest that may have laid dormant in other seasons of life. YogaFaith believes in and encourages life-long learning.
Maintaining your certificate and credentials with YogaFaith ensures the opportunity of teaching at teacher trainings, hosting events, Ambassadorship, and many other benefits.
YogaFaith requires a minimum of 2.0 CEC’s every two years in order to be current with safety standards and to enhance your knowledge in the process. Currently (2020-2021) all in person hours can be non-contact hours. CEC’s may be obtained with any organization or approved educator; the same CEC’s can be used toward multiple certifications and affiliations.
YogaFaith promotes and serves our R-YFT’s in a larger capacity through empowering, serving and supporting our students, graduates, and ambassadors. Current R-YFT’s who are also interested in Ambassadorship are invited to teach at our immersions or host a teacher training. Those who have taught at an immersion are candidates for becoming a YogaFaith Lead Trainer, YF-LT, which includes numerous benefits. We truly pride ourselves on supporting our R-YFT’s and alumni to the best of our ability.
YogaFaith Ambassadors, YF-A, who have taught at an immersion are eligible to become a YogaFaith Lead Trainer, YF-LT. See our current Ambassadors here.
You can read more about YogaFaith’s continued education and renewal process here: https://yogafaith.org/continued-education-credits/