Yoga as a way of holistic healing of the body and mind has received its accreditation from the United Nations by way of International Yoga Day to be celebrated worldwide every year on June 21. This recognition brought a greater responsibility to all the practitioners and the institutions teaching yoga, towards their role in providing a quality based holistic service to mankind.

AYTA Accreditation and Certification is an independent and self regulatory body which provides strictly monitored credentials to yoga therapists and institutions teaching yoga therapy and related services. AYTA is founded by well known gurus and award winning pioneers in the field of yoga. It is closely associated with S-VYASA University, an internationally recognized institution with years of experience in providing yoga courses and carrying research in related sciences with integrated approach. S-VYASA was built with an objective to provide instructions and training in yoga and spiritual lore as propounded by Swami Vivekananda.

The aim of AYTA Accreditation and Certification is to certify the competence of yoga professionals or institutions providing yoga training or education programs and to bring them to global recognition through a set of standards and procedures.

Accreditation involves preparing for a survey and maintaining a high level of quality and compliance with the latest standards. It provides guidance to an organization’s quality improvement efforts. AYTA standards focus on state-of-the-art performance improvement strategies that help individual therapists or institutions continuously improve the quality of services provided, which can reduce the risk of error or low quality care.

Definition :

Accreditation in higher education is a collegial process based on self and peer assessment. Its purpose is the improvement of academic quality and public accountability.

Accreditation covers both initial and ongoing approval of a school, postsecondary institution or program. It offers meeting standards established by a nationally recognized accrediting association for membership in the association. Accrediting associations are voluntary membership organizations that undertake to monitor the academic and administrative quality of their members, which are either institutions or components.

Achieving accreditation makes a strong statement about an organization’s efforts to provide the highest quality services. It strengthens community’s confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and services provided.

Functions :
  • To assure the public by developing a set of educational standards intended to promote safe and effective practice
  • Certifying that an institution or program has met all the established standards.
  • Assisting prospective students in identifying recognized institutions.
  • Accreditation also ensures that institutions or programs accredited offer highest quality of education.
  • Creating standards for self-improvement of programs which need improvement and support.
  • In raising standards among educational institutions.
  • Establishing criteria for professional certification.
  • Accredited institution / program strengthens consumer's confidence. It enhances staff recruitment and development. Employer’s value degrees of an accredited program in their selection of candidates.
  • Accreditation helps institutions to know their strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. It pushes them to continuously improve their programs and give them a new sense of direction, identity and targets.
  • Accredited institution / program demonstrate accountability to the public, commitment to excellence and continuous quality improvement.
  • Accreditation can attract qualified personnel, who prefer to serve in an accredited organization.
  • Being accredited by AYTA helps institutions position for the future of integrated care. By choosing AYTA accreditation you are choosing to pursue a commitment to excellence towards your services, which in turn attracts loyal consumers and helps to elevate your organization.

There are two types of educational accreditation -
1) Institutional
2) Programmatic.

AYTA comprises of experienced professionals trained to provide expert advice, counsel and education services during the process of accreditation.

  • Standards: The Accrediting agency, in collaboration with its communities of interest, establishes and periodically revises its standards and policies.
  • Self-study: The institutions or programs’ seeking accreditation prepares an in-depth self study which measures its performance against the standards established by the accrediting agency.
  • On-site Evaluation: The AYTA association selects a team of external academic and administrative experts from other similar institutions or programs. The team reviews the self- study and visits the institution or program to determine first-hand if the applicant meets the established standards. The evaluation team issues its report of findings enumerating any conditions that need to be met before final approval.
  • Publication: The Association’s members of the Board of Commissioner’s vote on the status of the candidate or the member, and publish the names and information about the successful candidates and re-accredited members in the upcoming annual edition of the official list.
  • Re-evaluation: The accrediting agency periodically re-evaluates each institution or program that it lists to ascertain whether the continuation of its accredited or pre accredited status is warranted.

This procedure is to help us provide the information and support needed for those interested in applying for program accreditation as well as for those who want more clarity on AYTA’s educational standards, competencies, definitions, and related policies and procedures.

Fill the below form to request for the details on Accreditation:

For questions related to AYTA accreditation Process or AYTA Certification use Contact Us on the AYTA website. Your query will then be forwarded to the appropriate staff member to assist you.

After submitting the form, you will be taken to the page where you may download key documents related to the AYTA accreditation Process.

Be sure to bookmark the resulting key accreditation materials to download page so that you can return to it in the future and bypass this request page.

Member schools should sign in to the school's account to access all the accreditation documents that will be required during the pre-application and application process. A link on the page will open the Members' Only area.

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