Welcome to IAYT's Certification Pages
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.
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.
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 been published as interim
documents and will be complete by the time the application form becomes
IAYT members may
apply who are either
• Graduates of IAYT accredited yoga therapist training
• Eligible for grandparenting.
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
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.