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Welcome to IAYT's Certification Pages

IAYT is committed to a certification of individual yoga therapists (C-IAYT) that is internationally recognized and respected - by yoga therapy practitioners and educators steeped in the yoga tradition, and by practitioners from other healthcare fields with whom yoga therapists work in partnership. Establishing the proper structure and process to provide this credential is a major part of our standards effort.

It's a big step, and we recognize that it takes time and resources to do this right. Beginning in the autumn of 2014, we gathered a diverse group of people with the expertise to develop the certification criteria and process. This Certification Committee, along with your input, has made excellent progress in a short time. We expect applications to be ready for you by June 2016. Visit the Eligibility and Grandparenting pages for more details and critical dates.

All applicants for IAYT certification (C-IAYT) must be current
IAYT members and agree to the IAYT Code of Ethics and Grounds for Disciplinary Action (note that these documents have now been published in final form.)

IAYT members may apply who are either

• Graduates of IAYT accredited yoga therapist training programs, or

• Eligible for grandparenting.

To create, develop, and sustain the certification process requires resources. Your membership dues and donations are the lifeblood of the IAYT organization. Contributions of any size are received with gratitude.

Please use the Contact Us form if have questions about the Certification process or guidelines. We cannot answer questions about individual situations at this time.


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.