One of the best things about being a yoga teacher is that there is always more to learn and more to do to improve our understanding of the practice and how to share it with others! As 2018 draws to a close, then, we’d like to take a moment to recognize our teachers who have enhanced their experiences this year by earning a new Yoga Alliance credential.
In 2018, Angie Jones, Frances Stricker, Chie Tanaka, and Leslie Weigel all added E-RYT 200 to their qualifications. The “E” in this credential stands for “experienced.” It indicates that the teacher has taught for a minimum of two years and for a minimum of 1,000 hours since earning her Registered Yoga Teacher status by completing a 200-hour training.
At the E-RYT 200 level, teachers also become eligible to offer continuing education to other teachers. If teachers choose to register for this status, they add YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) to their credentials.
In addition, Chie and Frances had both already earned their RYT 500, where the “500” indicates the number of training hours completed—in their cases, an initial 200-hour training and a later 300-hour training. As a result, their current qualifications now include both E-RYT 200 and RYT 500!
Congratulations to all of our teachers for their dedication to ongoing professional development, regardless of whether that training resulted in a specific new credential. We look forward to continuing to share our love of yoga with our community in 2019.