About the Original Hot Yoga Association
The mission of OHYA is to preserve and promote the therapeutic practice of Original Hot Yoga by creating and upholding standards and resources for studios, teachers, classes and teacher trainings.
The Original Hot Yoga Association
(OHYA just say “OH YEAH!”)
The Original Hot Yoga Association is on a mission to preserve and promote the therapeutic practice of Original Hot Yoga, by creating and upholding standards and resources for studios, teachers, classes, and trainings.
OHYA is dedicated to moving the Original Hot Yoga community into the future. Our association of studios and teachers is the largest and most stringent resource for authentic Original Hot Yoga Studios around the world. Our board of credentialed instructors, owners, and service professionals vet studios to ensure they are meeting the highest of standards, so yoga enthusiasts to discover the real Original Hot Yoga with highly-trained instructors and traditional, therapeutic, 90-minute 26 & 2 classes.
OHYA Studio Directory
Central to OHYA’s mission is the Studio Directory where over a 150 OHYA studios are listed. All studios on the OHYA Studio Directory are owned by either Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher or graduates of OHYA approved trainings with at least 10% of their classes dedicated to 90-minute Original Hot Yoga. Look for the OHYA “Studio Partner” seal when searching for studios to find those that offer the Original Hot Yoga.
OHYA Teacher Directory
The OHYA Teacher Directory ensures that our community of highly-trained and experienced teachers have a professional association to protect and promote their certification. To join the OHYA Teacher Directory, all teachers must have graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training or an OHYA-approved Teacher Training and complete a six-month internship before earning their Level 1 seal as an Original Hot Yoga Teacher (OHYT).
To maintain their seals in the OHYA Teacher Directory, teachers commit to a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education taught by OHYA-approved Continuing Education teachers every three years. OHYA offers a listing of Continuing Education for teachers to find all options to fulfill their continuing education requirements. This ensures that all OHYA-certified teachers continue to grow their understanding of the lineage, posture mechanics, and teaching methodologies from the most experienced teachers in the field.
OHYA-approved Teacher Training
OHYA created Approved Teacher Trainings so our studios could identify teachers that met our exacting standards. OHYA-approved Teacher Trainings are for students who want to pursue a career in teaching the Original Hot Yoga. More and more studios are hiring graduates of OHYA Approved trainings in addition to CBYT(Certified Bikram Yoga Teachers).