Looking for an IAYT Member?
IAYT members include yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, health professionals who utilize yoga in their practice and yoga researchers. Many members qualify in several of these categories.
Some important information for the Public
Choosing a Yoga Therapist
Yoga therapy is first and foremost yoga—a long-established, holistic discipline that acknowledges the multidimensional nature of the human being. Working with a yoga therapist, either one-on-one or in a group, can be a transformative approach to health and healing. Approaches vary widely, however, as does the education, training, and experience of yoga therapists. We encourage you to review qualifications and local reputations carefully. All qualifications presented in member profiles in IAYT's online member directory are self-reported. Presence in the directory does not imply endorsement by IAYT.
Because a sanctioned definition of "yoga therapist" does not yet exist, IAYT encourages members who describe themselves as a yoga therapist to provide in their professional profile a summary of what they do, including special skills or areas of expertise, along with information on their training,general education and experience.
IAYT developed the profile format to assist the public and health care professionals searching for members with the qualifications and experience important to them. Many of our members are pioneers in the emerging profession of yoga therapy and their profiles offer an excellent opportunity to learn more about their background.