The option of taking a Career Break works very well for those members who are pregnant/injured/taking a break from teaching and want to put their Yoga Alliance Professionals membership on hold for a while and don’t want to go through the whole application process again in the future.
During a Career Break you are not considered a full member of YAP and do not have access to all of the benefits. For the period of the Career Break you don’t need to provide evidence of completing CPD/YAPTA workshops and you won’t have insurance through YAP.
The duration of a Career Break is unlimited from our side and depends on your personal situation. We will contact you after one year though to keep in touch and to check on your plans regarding the Career Break.
During that period you will still receive important emails. Your profile on the YAP website will show that you are currently on a Career Break*. Your profile will stay active on our website, you can still be contacted by the public and you can still use your membership for claiming discounts at the Yoga Alliance Store!
There’s a one-time fee of £25 to pay, once you join us as a full member again this fee will be deducted from the full membership price.
If you think this could be an option for your current situation, please let us know and we'll be happy to arrange this for you.
*Will only show as being on a career break if your profile was 100% completed before career break payment was made.