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IAYT Takes Steps to Develop a Certification Process for Yoga Therapists

Tuesday, September 02, 2014   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Aggie Stewart
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Little Rock, AR  August 18, 2014. IAYT has embarked on a multi-year project to develop a process for certifying individual yoga therapists. Developing this process is a big step for the field of yoga therapy, and it's important to take the time to do this right. Currently, IAYT is gathering a diverse group of people with the expertise to develop the certification process, and is seeking the financial resources necessary to support this initiative.

IAYT's goal is to develop a certification process 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 will be a while before IAYT is ready to begin accepting applications from and granting certification to yoga therapists. However, there are a number of things yoga therapists can do now in preparation for applying for certification when it does become available. For more information, see the new certification pages on the IAYT website.


Sandy Casey says...
Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I am collecting my documentation...I have 5300 teaching hours and 1750 Training Hours. I have reference letters and more coming. On your Q&A page it states "Graduates of 300-hour yoga therapy training programs who apply for grandparenting will be required to provide a detailed program syllabus to document their yoga therapy training program, including when they started in that program". I have my certificate of graduation in 2005 but I no longer have my 500 YTT manual from IAY (Integrative Yoga Therapy). I sent an email requesting the syllabus and an email was returned stating it is not in their policy to send syllabus' out. In a prior email when I inquired about their Program status with you they indicated that it was in process with you. Would it then be possible for IAYT to keep the documentation of their syllabus on file so that when graduates of IAY 500 hour program apply for grandfathering that this is not a recurring problem. Thanks Sandy Casey

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