Standards for Teacher and School Accreditation

Sarva Purnam accreditation means that all SPIYS Yoga Teachers, Yoga Teacher Trainings, and Yoga Schools satisfy 6 of the 7 following categories. Yoga Teachers must have completed training modules, or a minimum of 200 hours of training, with experience in 6 of the 7 categories

Mind Yoga
pranayamas for meditation, classical meditation, Raja Yoga, yamas and the nyamas, yoga sutras, yoga sutras
Traditional Hatha Yoga
pranayamas, sat karmas, traditional Surya Namaskar in alignment, aligned yoga asanas, traditional yoga techniques
A Free form Hatha
or any other yoga style that uses spine warming, asana variations, laterality, without emphasis on alignment
A Hatha Yoga of Alignment
for example, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Anusara, aligned Power Yoga
Power Yoga
Power Yoga, Dynamic Hatha Yoga, Peak Postures, Yoga Sports, Yoga Competitions, Peak Asanas
Art Yoga
for example, Yoga Dance, Acro Yoga, Artistic Vinyasa Flow, or Artistic Yoga™
Therapeutic Yoga
Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga Nidra, Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga, emphasis on wellness

Advanced Yoga teachers must complete additional modules, or a minimum of 300 additional hours of training, focusing in either or all of the following areas

Purna Yoga Level 2
Namaskar Yoga 2, perfection of Raja Yoga, Traditional Hatha, Artistic Yoga™, and Yogatherapy
Intensive specialization in an Art Yoga
Yoga Dance, Acro Yoga, Artistic Yoga™, Yoga Theatre, Yoga Art Fusion
Intensive specialization in Yogatherapy
from any school, tradition, and method
Ashramacharya™ Yoga
training in how to hold an Ashram, pujas, kriyas, mantras, and spiritual education
Kundalini Yoga
Yogi Bhajan Kundalini Yoga, Saiva Kundalini Yoga, Kundalini Shakti Yoga, Laya Yoga

Yoga Schools must be directed by a Master of Yoga, and Yoga Teacher Trainings must be conducted by someone who has taken a Master of Yoga training.

If you qualify as a Master of Yoga, but have not taken a specific Yoga Teacher Trainer's course, please enquire about where these courses are offered near you.
Graduates of your Teacher Training will be receiving Sarva Purnam International Yoga Society registration and our logo.