APD Resources

Already an APD Provider? 

Click here to enter the private APD Providers Group where you can submit new courses, update your currently-approved courses, find the APD Service Mark (SM) and more!

Are you a yoga therapy educator and interested in joining APD?

All APD courses must have the following components:

  • An IAYT member or member school who has registered as an APD provider
  • An active faculty member in each approved who is an IAYT-certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT®)
  • Clearly described yoga therapy related content aligned to the IAYT Competencies for yoga therapy education consistent with the IAYT Yoga Therapy Scope of Practice
  • Concisely defined learning objectives that support the course content
  • An evaluation of the student's comprehension of the course content
  • Between 1-100 hours of educational content in one of four delivery methods: Live (In Person), Live (Online), Prerecorded, or Hybrid (a combination of on-site and distance learning)
  • Points of contact for course enrollees for technical and/or content questions

How do I get started?

  • If you are not a current member of IAYT, join now or renew your membership
  • Review the APD Guidelines, required policies, provider and course application instructions, and other supporting materials (see below)
  • Register as an APD provider
  • Submit one or more courses for APD designation
    (To view current APD courses click here)


The materials below are available for you to review in preparation for applying to the APD Program.
We recommend that you look at the materials in the order they appear below.   

After reviewing these materials, if you have questions, use the Contact Us link at the upper right corner of our website to reach an APD team member.


The Program Guidelines explain the criteria and application process for approval of continuing education courses to be included in the APD course listing.

IAYT Policies

Some of the policies may be familiar to you, others are new for this program. The applications require that you confirm you have read them.

Process Overview:
  1. Register as an APD Provider under the IAYT membership profile where courses will be submitted.  If you have both an individual and member school profile you may choose to register under either.  Each provider registration is accompanied by a one time fee of $155.    
    • Upon notification of acceptance as a provider you are then eligible to submit courses
    • You will receive an email with the link to the course submission process.
    • If you do not receive this email, please use the Contact Us link to reach us.
  2. Submit the Course application (required for each course you submit) - Courses will then be reviewed for approval. The approval process for courses may take up to 60 days.
  3. Once approved, you will receive an invoice to pay the course fee ($45 per course 1-100 hours, $90 per course 101-250 hours)
  4. After payment is received your course will be listed on the IAYT website and you will receive access to APD resources including the Service Mark for your course, marketing materials, and an IAYT Certificate of Completion.

Provider Registration and Course Application Instructions

Additional support materials

Still have questions? 

Click here to reach the APD FAQs or use Contact Us at the top of the IAYT website and the appropriate team member will assist you.