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IAYT Grandparenting of Yoga Therapists
Grandparenting refers to a process in which someone with the specified experience and expertise in a particular profession is granted certification along different pathways than others entering the profession. The grandparenting process usually begins just after a profession starts to certify practitioners and is limited to a prescribed period of time.
As a field develops standards, grandparenting is typically addressed in a generous way, respecting original training, continuing education, and experience.
The IAYT grandparenting process developed is similar to that of other emerging complementary and alternative medicine professions.
Beginning in 2014, IAYT invited comments from all members on serveral versions of draft guidelines for grandparenting. Grandparenting opened in May of 2016 with a one-year window. It closed on June 30, 2017.
Two pathways were created for grandparenting eligibility:
• Grandparenting Pathway 1:
Grandparenting Pathway 2:
For another review of the process and preparation recommendations, see Aggie Stewart’s article in the Winter 2015 Issue of Yoga Therapy Today, Steps to Certify and Board Charge to Certification Committee.