AYTA is committed to a certification of individual yoga therapists that is internationally recognized and respected by yoga therapy practitioners, educators and practitioners from other healthcare fields with whom yoga therapists work in partnership.

Establishing proper structure and process to provide this credential is most important aim of AYTA’s standards effort. AYTA Certification is the premier certification awarded to therapists/institutions that demonstrate high-quality services using evidence-based, guidelines-driven procedures.

AYTA Certification provides recognition to yoga therapists who meet or exceed an established set of standards. It is a quality control mechanism whereby through a credible, objective, peer review process a stamp of approval is given to professionally trained yoga therapists.

Certification shows a professional’s or organizations commitment to continuous performance improvement. Like accreditation, it provides the framework for improving the quality of services by reducing variation in the processes followed. Certification in general helps the wider community to have confidence, as the certified yoga therapists make an authentic contribution to holistic healing and integrative standards in healthcare.

Important Notice:

All applicants for AYTA Certification must be current AYTA Members and must agree to the Code of Ethics and Grounds for Disciplinary Action, the Use of the Certification Credential, and review the scope of practice

AYTA Certification is currently open to all the AYTA members who are graduates of yoga therapy Programs. These graduates may apply for AYTA Certification anytime following completion of their Program.

  • CYTI – Certified Yoga Therapist Instructor
  • CYT – Certified Yoga Therapist
  • CYTP - Certified Yoga Therapist Practitioner

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