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Certifying Yoga Therapists

Establishing the proper structure and process to provide IAYT certification of individual yoga therapists is the next phase of our standards effort. Our goal is a certification that is internationally recognized and respected - not only by yoga therapy practitioners and educators steeped in the yoga tradition, but also by practitioners from other healthcare fields with whom yoga therapists work in partnership.

It's a big step, and it's important to take the time to do this right. Currently we are gathering a diverse group of people with the expertise to develop the certification criteria and process, and are seeking the financial resources necessary to support this initiative.  

We don't expect to be able to accept actual applications for some time. When we are ready, however, IAYT will accept applications for certification from IAYT members who are either

  • Graduates of IAYT accredited yoga therapist training programs, or
  • Eligible for grandparenting.

Learn more about IAYT's emerging certification program, including grandparenting.

For another review of the certification process and preparation recommendations, see Aggie Stewart’s recent article in the Winter 2015 Issue of Yoga Therapy Today, Steps to Certify and Board Charge to Certification Committee.

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