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Helping IAYT Thrive is Worth the Effort

IAYT has many programs and services to be proud of, all primarily supported by membership fees. The membership base for our emerging field is small, however, and so your additional support will make a difference. Click here to read the full article.

Sponsor an IAYT Program

Program support opportunities are for individuals and organizations that support the mission of IAYT and would like to sponsor one of IAYT's major programs for one year or longer. These include IAYT's professional publications, our annual conferences, accrediting training programs that meet our new standards and improving member services.

Supporters are recognized on the IAYT website. In some cases, further recognition comes along with the supported program, such as advertising pages in IAYT publications. Individual supporters may opt to donate their recognition to a suitable worthy Yoga organization of their choice.

To become a supporter, or for more information, please contact IAYT's Executive Director, John Kepner at jkepner@iayt"dot"org.

Sponsorship Levels


Platinum$10,008 or more
Double Silver$2,016

Program Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum  | $10,008 or more
One issue of IAYT's International Journal of Yoga Therapy
The only professional and scientific journal dedicated to Yoga as a healing practice. This has been IAYT's flagship publication since 1990 and the 20th anniversary issue will come out in 2010. This approximately covers the costs of printing, mailing, and electronic hosting. Sponsorship includes one full page for advertising or donation to a worthy organization of your choice.
One year's support for the new IAYT Accreditation Committee
This is an essential and long needed element for achieving IAYT's mission to establish Yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. Sponsorship supports the engagement of a highly regarded and experienced consultant for one year and a face-to-face meeting of the standards committee.This also approximately matches the contributions made by 50 IAYT Member Schools. IAYT published the standards in July of 2012. The new Accreditation Committee has worked ever since preparing the application and establishing the new accreditation process.

Gold | $5,000
One issue of Yoga Therapy Today
This popular journal, published three times a year, is an important outreach tool for IAYT, as well as for communication among our membership. In addition to printing, mailing, and electronic hosting, this supports printing extra copies to distribute to students of yoga therapist training programs, at yoga conferences and to integrative, complementary and alternative health care providers. Sponsorship includes one full page for advertising or donation to a worthy organization of your choice.
Four keynote speakers for IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Research
Supporting research in Yoga has been a key element of the mission of IAYT since our beginning. IAYT has presented an annual academic research conference since 2010. This is the only widely promoted and comprehensive academic meeting in the U.S. devoted to Yoga therapy research. This amount brings four internationally-acclaimed keynote speakers to the conference, including one from India and one from Europe. Sponsorship includes two conference registrations, regular accommodations for two during the conference and prominent acknowledgment on all conference publications.

Double Silver | $2,016
One year's support for IAYT's Digital Resources Library
The DRL ( makes available the professional presentations from SYTAR, other member-posted resources and supports the collaborative work of special interests groups and common interest communities (CICs). This state-of-the-art library is free to the world and is an important part of IAYT's public service.
One year's support for IAYT's membership in the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare
Membership in the ACCAHC ( provides, for the first time, a voice for Yoga in the development of healthcare policy and research priorities. Membership also provides valuable advice and perspective from the more established CAM disciplines for IAYT's efforts to develop educational standards appropriate for our field. With IAYT's encouragement, the Yoga Alliance and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association have also joined ACCAHC. Collectively, we are the Traditional World Medicine Group and ACCAHC provides a good structure for all of us to work together.

Silver | $1,008
Research presentation sponsorship
For a prominent Yoga researcher to attend an important conference on complementary, intergrative or alternative medicine to present research on Yoga as a therapeutic intervention.
Four scholarships for IAYT's research and practitioner conferences
These are the foremost conferences in the west developed to research and the practice of Yoga therapy.