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The IAYT Accreditation Process:

IAYT accreditation is a voluntary process designed for IAYT member schools who seek accreditation of their yoga therapy training programs that meet the most current version of the IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists.

The accreditation process is rigorous and requires commitment and competence. IAYT provides structured application support while maintaining a fair and objective process. The ways IAYT provides structured support includes the following:

  • an annual accreditation update at SYTAR 
  • downloadable documentation templates and educational documents available on the IAYT website
  • scheduled group orientation and documentation webinars for applicants
  • scheduled Q&A sessions for applicants 
  • audio copies of webinar content for webinar participants 
  • individual documentation follow-up calls with applicants, if needed, recorded and provided to the applicant. 

A Multi-Step Approach to Accreditation

Before beginning the accreditation process, potential applicants are strongly advised to complete the pre-application readiness assessment. This self-evaluation is a tool designed to help applicants determine your level of preparedness for accreditation.  T

Once you have determined that you're prepared to proceed with the accreditation process, the next step is to submit the preliminary, or preapplication. Upon submission, an applicant receives an auto-email  acknowledging receipt. The Accreditation staff then reviews the preliminary application, and provides structured support and document links so that the applicant can proceed to prepare to submit a complete application in the next 12 months. 

In order to successfully apply for IAYT accreditation of your yoga therapy training program, your curriculum and necessary operational support, i.e., faculty, school and program policies, must be fully developed and documented. 

NOTE: Accreditation documents are not currently available for download. All content is being updated, and new versions will be posted in July 2019 after SYTAR. If you need any Accreditation information or documents, please contact the IAYT Accreditation Department via the Contact Us link at the top of the website.

2019 Submission Periods

In 2019, IAYT will accept completed applications for applicants who have already submitted an LOI  in one remaining window that will be open from:

  • October 1 – November 15th

In 2019, IAYT will only accepting completed applications from those applicants who have previously submitted an LOI no later than fall 2018 LOI window. These and all previous applicants will be submitting under the 2017 standards.  

The 2020 application submission dates will be posted after SYTAR 2019, tentatively July 2019. 

If you have any questions about this, please use " Contact Us" to submit an inquiry.