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

A Career Break is an excellent option for members who are planning to go on maternity/paternity leave, recovering from an injury, or taking a break from teaching. It allows them to temporarily suspend their Yoga Alliance Professionals membership without the need to reapply 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 up to 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. This process will also save you the hassle of going through the whole application process again in the future and paying the new membership fees.

You can apply for a Career Break using the form provided.

Access Career Break Application Form

Our team will process your request within two working days. 

Please be aware: that it is not possible to take a Career Break during your membership/insurance year. You are only eligible to request a Career Break at the end of your current membership and insurance year.

If you do not meet the requirements for a career break, your application will be rejected.