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Welcome to IAYT's Certification Pages

IAYT is committed to a certification of individual yoga therapists (C-IAYT) that is internationally recognized and respected - by yoga therapy practitioners and educators steeped in the yoga tradition, and by practitioners from other healthcare fields with whom yoga therapists work in partnership. Establishing the proper structure and process to provide this credential is a major part of our standards effort.

It was a big step, and we recognized that it takes time and resources to do this right. Beginning in the autumn of 2014, we gathered a diverse group of people with the expertise to develop the certification criteria and process. This Certification Committee, along with your input, has made excellent progress in a short time and has created a credential that is increasingly recognized. Applications are now open for graduates of IAYT Accredited Training Programs. 


IAYT Certification (C-IAYT) is currently open to graduates of IAYT accredited yoga therapist training programs.  These graduates may apply for IAYT Certification (C-IAYT) anytime following completion of their program.

All applicants for IAYT certification (C-IAYT) must be current IAYT members and agree to the IAYT Code of Ethics and Grounds for Disciplinary Action, the Use of the C-IAYT Credential, and review the Scope of Practice

about IAYT Certification's Background and Future.


Membership in IAYT is open to yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, health care practitioners who use yoga in their practice, and yoga researchers. If you are already a member of IAYT, Thank You for your support of your profession. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining your colleagues! Click here to join and receive regular updates on IAYT activities.

To create, develop, and sustain the certification process requires resources. Your membership dues and donations are the lifeblood of the IAYT organization. Contributions of any size are received with gratitude.