OHYA Certified Bikram Teacher Advance Levels

Membership Levels

LEVEL ONE

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  • Received a Certificate from Bikram’s Teacher Training and taught 75 classes and a minimum of 6 months.
  • Completed an internship at their home or neighboring studio that encompassed what they learned at training and applied it to teaching in a studio setting.
  • Have maintained their recertification every 3 years or 30 hours of continuing education every 3 years. (self-reported until 12/2017 when more regulations may come into place.)
  • Membership and fees valid for 3 years from registration. To maintain membership, members must update their listings every 3 years and enter their 30 hours of continuing education to maintain their certificate in good standing and to meet the standards that any state may impose. (details of qualifying education, click here)
  • Meets the same criteria as the yoga alliance for validation.
LEVEL TWO

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  • Level 2 or Experienced E-Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher.

  • Completed all requirements from Level 1.

  • 5 years of teaching minimum and taught 1500 classes.

  • Maintained recertification every 3 years from Bikram and/or maintained 30  hours every 3 years of furthering education in The Orignal Hot Yoga lineage. Approved teachers for furthering education listed on our site. 

  • Level 2 Credentials can be added to your profile by clicking the edit gear gear in your membership profle.

  • After adding your credentials in your profile please submit for approval to the OHYA executive team. 

  • Level 2 teachers are qualified to co- lead an endorsed Teacher training and teach continuing education classes

LEVEL THREE

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  • Level 3 or Senior S-Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher

  • Completed the requirements for Level 1 and 2

  • Maintained further education requirement every 3 years

  • Completed consistent teaching for 15 years and taught a minimum of 3000 classes

  • Level 3 Credentials can be added to your profile by clicking the edit gear gear in your membership profle.

  • After adding your credentials in your profile please submit for approval to the OHYA executive team. 

  • Further confirmation may be requested

Advancing Membership Levels

Requirements to Advance to Level 2

  • Completed all requirements from Level 1.

  • 5 years of teaching minimum and taught 1500 classes.

  • Maintained recertification every 3 years from Bikram and/or maintained 30  hours every 3 years of furthering education in The Orignal Hot Yoga lineage. Approved teachers for furthering education listed on our site. 

Completed Level 2 Requirements?

If you have completed these requirements please use the form below to let us know. Upon review we will send a link to pay for level 2 status.

Requirements to Advance to Level 3

  • Level 3 or Senior S-Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher

  • Completed the requirements for Level 1 and 2

  • Maintained further education requirement every 3 years

  • Completed consistent teaching for 15 years and taught a minimum of 3000 classes

Completed Level 3 Requirements?

If you have completed these requirements please use the form below to let us know. Upon review we will send a link to pay for level 3 status.

Present Credentials to Advance

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

OHYA Teacher User Name

Level Two Credentials

Skip if advancing to level 3

Have you completed all requirements from Level 1?
yesno

Do you have 5 years of teaching minimum AND taught 1500 classes?
yesno

Have you maintained recertification every 3 years from Bikram and/or maintained 30 hours every 3 years of furthering education in The Original Hot Yoga lineage?
yesno

Please list you’re the studio name, owner and email of your current studio owner for verification. If you are a studio owner, please list that here.

Level Three Credentials

Have you completed all requirements from Level 2?
yesno

Have you maintained further education requirement every 3 years?
yesno

Have you completed consistent teaching for 12 years AND taught a minimum of 3000 classes?
yesno

Please list you’re the studio name, owner and email of your current studio owner for verification. If you are a studio owner, please list that here.

Continuing Education

Please apply below to teach classes that qualify for the furthering education requirement for the OHYA.

We will contact you if approved and once approved, , list you on our site as an approved teacher for further education. We will also help you promote your seminars that provide further education to our community. We will contact you if we have questions or need further clarification.


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