About IAYT

Founded in 1989, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) represents more than 5,600 yoga and healthcare professionals working in more than 50 countries. The organization supports research and education in yoga as therapy and serves as a professional resource for yoga therapists and yoga teachers.

OUR MISSION is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy.

IAYT’s certification for yoga therapists (C-IAYT) is built on competency-based educational standards and a rigorous accreditation process for training programs. C-IAYTs agree to follow a defined scope of practice and a code of professional ethics. Learn more at www.iayt.org.

IAYT publishes the research-focused International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Yoga Therapy Today magazine and holds annual conferences, the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research and the Symposium on Yoga Research.

The organization is not-for-profit and governed by a board of directors. Our small, dedicated staff is supported by a large group of volunteers and advisors.