Membership Benefits

Why join the International Yoga Teachers Association?

You will join yoga teachers from around the World who want to share and support other yoga teachers with their yoga journey. We are a team of like-minded people working together to promote and teach yoga in a professional and ethical manner.

Benefits to Membership with IYTA

Community Connection! We know being a yoga teacher you can spend much time by yourself, with IYTA you join a community of like-minded yoga enthusiasts and a team you can reach out to

Discounts for First Aid and CPR training for all members. For Full teaching members IYTA have partnered with AJ Gallagher for a great Insurance Deal


Member-Only Discounts for IYTA Workshops, Events and Post-graduate Courses. Keep up to date with your Continued Professional Development! As well as FREE monthly CPD videos

Your own Member Profile on the IYTA website in our Find A Teacher search engine. You can include a short bio, photo or logo, your contact details and a link to your website or information pages

Advertise your own workshops and events for FREE on the IYTA website ‘Teacher Events Listing’ page, we also include a Facebook post to promote your event or workshop!

Stay up to date with yoga news and inspiration with a subscription to IYTA’s own yoga journal the International Light magazine with 2 editions each year, as well as our monthly eNews


Voting rights in the Association. An Invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting, and open invitation to attend monthly Committee meetings

Recognition as member of an International and Professional Yoga Association. We support, promote and represent you as a professional yoga teacher

For more information on IYTA membership types and benefits

download the IYTA Membership Booklet

You may be wondering how we are different…

  • We are a Registered NON-PROFIT organisation. We’re not in it for the money, nobody earns a profit from IYTA. We’re not commercial, instead we follow ethical yogic principles.
  • We are one of the few truly INTERNATIONAL Yoga Associations supporting yoga teachers around the world – represented in 20 countries – not just Australia, not just the USA, not just the United Kingdom.
  • Membership benefits include generous discounts on further training, workshops, conferences, insurance, free CPD monthly video training tutorials, eNews newsletter and International Light Yoga Magazine… and more.
  • There is a pathway to continue your Yoga journey or career. Choose from a selection of quality courses or workshops to gain further qualifications.
  • Thousands of yoga teachers have graduated with the IYTA International Diploma of Yoga Teaching.
  • We’re democratic – no one “owns” IYTA, every one is democratically elected – with set terms of office, so that no single person controls it, that way we all have a say.
  • We are not controlled by a Guru. We respect all yoga lineages and styles and support teachers from all traditions.
  • We live by, and expect members to follow, a strong code of yogic ethics.
  • We exist solely to benefit you (the members).
  • All are welcome to join whether an existing teacher, student or just interested in being a member of an ethical International Yoga Association.
  • IYTA was one of the first registered Associations established (1967) to support Yoga teachers Internationally.


Join if you are looking to become a teacher or even to just improve your knowledge of yoga

  • You can learn from an incredible community and a world-class Faculty, who teach and mentor from the heart and from their wealth of experience.
  • You can keep up to date with Free monthly Continuing Professional Development tutorial videos (for full members).
  • We offer correspondence education programs as well as online video recordings to help you where ever you may be.

I think that IYTA proves members with a large number of benefits. For me, the best benefit is the provision of very high quality, accessible CPD, be it regular videos, or zoom/in person workshops. I have attended many and always been very impressed by their quality. Thank you so much! Namaste

Dr. Rossana McKenzie – Full Member

I love being a part of the IYTA community because I do feel like its a big yoga family and i love all the continued training opportunities, workshops and events. I especially love getting my magazine mail in the letterbox. Such a treasured treat to receive. Thank you team!

Alexi Pallpratt – Full Member

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Note: Full Membership of the International Yoga Teachers Association remains at the discretion of the Committee of Management

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** Overseas means being located in countries other than Australia