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IAYT Grandparenting of Yoga Therapists
Grandparenting refers to a process in which someone with the specified experience and expertise in a particular profession is granted certification along different pathways than others entering the profession. The grandparenting process usually begins just after a profession starts to certify practitioners and is limited to a prescribed period of time.
As a field develops standards, grandparenting is typically addressed in a generous way, respecting original training, continuing education, and experience.
The IAYT grandparenting process being developed is similar to that of other emerging complementary and alternative medicine professions.
There are two pathways for grandparenting eligibility:
IAYT certification (C-IAYT) applications are expected to be available June 2016. Grandparenting applications will be accepted for one year following release of the application.
For another review of the 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.