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 Elder Registration

Teacher with 5000 hours of teaching experience


Welcome to the IYN online registration for Yoga Elders. 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
  • Copies of any relevant 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 £25. Payments are taken via Paypal - credit/debit cards accepted if you do not have a Paypal account

Please provide a short account of how your teaching is aligned with the principles of satya, ahimsa and svadhyaya, i.e. how is it safe, grounded in your practice and your students' practice, and how is it truthful. As a rough guide, 200 - 500 words should be sufficient.

Please provide an account of 5000 hours of teaching - time, place, venue. We realise that you might not have records going back decades. You can supply realistic estimates. Use a format something like the following:

1996 Fred's Ashram 45 classes @2 hours = 90 hours
1997 My Yoga Centre 20 private 1-to-1s @1.5 hours = 30 hours

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.