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I am taking a break from teaching - do I have to cancel my membership?

Taking a Career Break works very well for those members who are going on maternity/paternity, recovering from an injury or 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 but you do still have reduced access to member benefits. For the period of the Career Break, you won’t have insurance through YAP.

The duration of a Career Break is 2 years (you can of course return before the 2 years is up). During that period you will still receive important emails. 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.

Please note that it is not possible to take a Career Break in the middle of your membership/insurance year. You are only eligible to take a Career Break from the expiry date of your current membership and insurance year.