OHYA! - Continuing Education

Continuing Education Requirements for OHYA Level 1, 2, & 3 instructors

Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing Education is a cornerstone of The Original Hot Yoga Association. OHYA Teachers must earn 30 hours of continuing education (CE) every 3 years from their registration date to stay in compliance with OHYA’s standards for teachers. All continuing education is meant to enhance the knowledge and instruction of the Original Hot Yoga Class (26 & 2).

The 30 hours must come from approved teachers for continuing education and in the following categories:

  1. 30 Hours of approved workshops, seminars, clinics, and lectures.
    1. 25 hours coming from (AB) and (TC) defined below.
    2. Up to 5 hours max “personal growth” workshops and lectures (includes advanced seminars, mediation, & intermediate/advanced teacher training).
  2. A minimum of 100 classes every 3 years. (90 minute Original Hot Yoga classes)

Educational Categories

The following two Educational Categories are considered for approved hours. All teachers must do 25 hours combined in these first 2 categories:

Asana & Biomechanics (AB) Topics include but are not limited to: asana and pranayama, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics of postures, specific posture tips, modifications, corrections, understanding yoga postures and the physical body.

Teaching Skills (TS) Topics include but are not limited to: communication skills, group dynamics, time management, voice, observing, assisting students, delivering dialogue effectively, communicating benefits, demonstrating, room management, heat management, modifications & adjustments, delivering corrections. This category includes practical applications, mentoring, and feedback at the studio level.

Personal Development (5 hours max): includes other personal growth from experts in their field including intermediate/advanced workshops or Teacher trainings, progressive classes like arm balancing/handstands, philosophy books etc that contribute to the knowledge and growth of any teacher. 

    Submitting Continuing Education Hours

    1. Find approved CE events on the OHYA Calendar below.
    2. Confirm that the teacher of any continuing education that you do is approved for continuing education by OHYA by looking for this seal.
    3. Complete the submission form on the OHYA website.
    4. Add your continuing Education hours to the profile in your OHYA Teacher Directory Profile.

    Teacher Account Login

    For more details and to update your Continuing Education Credits, please login to your Teacher Account.

    Continuing Education Calendar




    28may(may 28)8:00 am27jul(jul 27)8:00 pmHot 26+2 Primary Teacher TrainingApproved Teacher Trainings - 2019 PURE Yoga Institute - Austin, TX, USA

    02jun(jun 2)12:30 pm04(jun 4)4:30 pmOHYA Workshop Seminar - Long BeachTeri Almquist Teacher Seminar

    20jun(jun 20)4:00 pm23(jun 23)4:00 pmTeacher Training Continuing Education WeekendWorkshop Seminar - Zeb Homison, Philip Vendemmia, Emily Vendemmia, John Salvatore

    22jun10:00 am3:00 pmClass and Q&A with John SalvatoreContinuing Education - Yoga Factory Pittsburgh


    05jul(jul 5)9:00 am30aug(aug 30)5:00 pmOriginal Hot Yoga Academy 26x2 Teacher TrainingApproved Teacher Training Forge Hot Yoga Portland

    08jul(jul 8)8:00 am17aug(aug 17)11:00 pmPrimary Teacher Training - Yoga FactoryApproved Teacher Training - Zeb Homison, Emily Vendemmia, Philip Vendemmia


    03sep(sep 3)8:00 am05(sep 5)6:00 pmTeacher Development with Gianna PurcellContinuing Education - Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

    13sep(sep 13)8:00 am08nov(nov 8)4:00 pmOriginal Hot Yoga Academy 25x2 SacrementoContinuing Education - Ida Ripley


    04oct(oct 4)8:00 am11(oct 11)6:00 pmBali Retreat105F Hot Yoga & Hot Pilates BALI RETREAT - Continuing Education

    18oct(oct 18)8:00 am20(oct 20)4:00 pmWorkshop Weekend with Zeb HomisonContinuing Education Santa


    10apr8:00 am10may6:00 pmApproved Teacher TrainingWe Are Yoga - Ormond Beach, FL