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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 was a big step, and we recognized 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 and has created a credential that is increasingly recognized. Applications are now open for submission. 

The pages found in this section of our website provide more information about who may apply.

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, the Use of the C-IAYT Credential, and review the Scope of Practice. 

IAYT members may apply who are either

• Graduates of IAYT accredited yoga therapist training programs (there is no end date for applying


• Eligible for grandparenting.  Grandparenting ends June 30, 2017.  Click here for important information about FINAL dates for submission.

Please use the Contact Us form if have questions about the Certification process or guidelines.

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

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.