Online Registration


As an alternative to completing the application online, you can also download the relevant form from here - complete the form and email or post it back to us when you have finished.

Yoga Teacher Registration

Teacher with independent training / non-registered yoga school


Welcome to the IYN online registration for teachers. As part of this application, you will be asked to upload some or all of the supporting documents listed below. Before continuing with your application, please check that you have the relevant documents. We accept the following file formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpeg, .png and .odt.

Required documents:

  • A general CV containing a section on your Yoga experience
  • Training certificate[s] or letter of recommendation
  • A maximum of two photos, if you'd like to be listed on the IYN website
  • If you're applying for BGi insurance and would like CAM therapies added to your insurance policy you will need to provide relevant certificates
  • Evidence of current third party liability insurance. If you do not already have insurance and would like to apply for for BGi insurance then you can apply using this service.
  • At the end of the online application you will be asked to make a payment of £45. Payments are taken via Paypal - credit/debit cards accepted if you do not have a Paypal account


Set the slider between 200 - 1000 hours

Safety & Care - what the Register is looking for and why

For Yoga to be effective it must be taught safely. Its teaching and practice rest upon the Yogic principle of ahimsa. The practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and meditation must be based upon an approach that doesn't invite physical and/or psychological injury. We will be looking at your references for an assessment of the safety of your teaching.

Please show how your teaching is informed by the principle of ahimsa. Please add any further comments which you feel may clarify your training with respect to the requirement for your students to receive safe instruction and to learn how to practice safely on their own.

Practical Skills - what the Register is looking for and why

The Register requires an IYN Yoga Registered teacher to have those specific practical skills necessary for teaching Yoga. We recognise that different Yoga styles have teaching requirements peculiar to themselves. We require evidence that, in keeping with satya, a Yoga Teacher has gained the practical skills needed to teach teach his/her approach to Yoga and that those practical skills are rooted in the individual's Yoga practice and in the reflective practice of teaching itself.

Please show what practical skills inform your teaching. You might indicate here how you structure your classes and according to what rationale. You might outline your method of presentation, e.g. does it employ teacher demonstration, do you teach practice classes etc.

Knowledge - what the Register is looking for and why

The Register requires that the teacher works from a foundation of sound knowledge. Teachers must be well versed in those Yoga traditions which are relevant to the style of Yoga they teach. Relevant, pragmatic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, psychology and philosophy is required. We recognise that different Yoga styles will emphasise these according to the requirements of their particular approach. Theoretical knowledge must be grounded in the teacher's practice and experience in order to fulfil the principle of satya. The (YR) Teachers need to be grounded in self-knowledge gained through self-study (svadhyaya) and to be continually reflective in both personal practice and teaching.

Please indicate the knowledge-base utilised by your style. How is this related to your practice and your continuing acquisition of self-knowledge? You should indicate what Yoga texts and other texts relating to the human condition you've studied and to what depth and how this study informs your teaching. Please add any further comments that you feel may clarify your training with respect to the knowledge you have gained.

Practice - what the Register is looking for and why

The Register takes the view that practice on the part of the teacher is at the heart of any teaching of integrity. In keeping with the Yogic principles of satya and ahimsa, teachers much teach what they honestly know through their own practice. Practice should also be the basis of the practical skills a teacher has come to possess. The teacher's knowledge should also be grounded in the experience gained through diligent practice, rather than only in theoretical studies.

Indicate how your teaching is rooted in your own diligent practice. Show how the safety of your teaching and the knowledge and practical skills which inform it are rooted in your own personal practice. Please add any further comments which you feel may clarify your teaching with respect to the requirement for personal practice to be central to a teacher's teaching.

Please provide the details of two references:

Reference 1

Reference 2

Please supply a brief, general CV of the type you would use to apply for a job or educational course. This should include sections on your work experience, education and interests. Add a section on your Yoga experience. Use .pdf, .doc, .docx, jpeg or .odt format for your file[s] please.

Please supply copies of any certificates you have relating to your Yoga training, whether with an IYN registered school or otherwise. Include here copies of certificates relating to any CAM therapies you practise, particularly if you’d like them to be included in your insurance cover. Please don't send original certificates. Use .pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpeg or .odt format for your file[s] please.

If you would like to be listed on the IYN website, please supply up to two images:

Please supply in jpeg. format - no larger than 1MB

*If you are applying for BGi insurance (below) and would like CAM therapies added to your insurance policy please upload any relevant certificates here.

Insurance: Please note, you are required to carry adequate insurance cover as a condition of registration. You may apply for BGi insurance below or provide evidence of cover from another provider. Applicants can hold insurance supplied by any bona fide broker. Minimum cover is £5 million. Teaching without cover automatically voids membership of the IYN. If you use another insurance provider other than BGi, please upload a copy of your cover document.

Insurance - please select one of the following:

Please note: if you already have insurance and haven't uploaded the relevant document[s] - we will be unable to process your application.

* Please upload copies of any relevant certificates in the 'any other documents' Upload section above

I declare that the statements made and answers given in this application are true and that no material information has knowingly been withheld BOTH IN RESPECT OF APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AND IN RESPECT OF ANY APPLICATION FOR INSURANCE COVER.

I agree to uphold the standards of the IYN Yoga Register and teach safely, responsibly and in a manner which enhances the reputation of the Register and Yoga in general. I understand that my registration is dependent on my carrying current, adequate insurance cover.

I understand that breach of this agreement will result in withdrawal of registration.  I agree that clicking the box below counts as my signature.

Please note: we do include brands of Yoga as specialisms.