YogaFit Yoga Therapy Program
YogaFit has been working hard to create a yoga therapy program. We thank you for your questions and patience through this process. We are fully committed to the creation and implementation of a program that adheres to the standards set forth by the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT).
The IATY is a membership based group that supports research and education in Yoga, and serves as a professional organization for Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists worldwide, much like Yoga Alliance governs the 200 and 500 RYT program. The IATY mission is to establish Yoga as a recognized and respected therapeutic modality. As yoga continues to grow in popularity is becoming viewed as a therapeutic and healing modality, there is need for educational standards and competencies within this emerging profession. The IAYT Accreditation Committee has created standards and competencies that yoga therapy schools must adhere to in order to be considered a recognized and accredited school. You can view these standards and competencies at http://www.iayt.org .
YogaFit's Yoga Therapy Program will be applying for IAYT accreditation in January 2013. As we begin to roll this program out in its entirety, there are courses that are part of the Yoga Therapy Program that you can take now. Below is a list of courses that adhere to our Yoga Therapy Program. Please feel free to begin these courses, as they will transfer into entire Therapy Program for IAYT accreditation.
YogaFit Yoga Therapy Tract:
Therapy 1 (4-day)
Therapy 2 (4 day)
Therapy 3 (2 day)
Anatomy 2 (2 day)
Ayurveda 1 (2 day)
Ayurveda 2 (2 day)
Pranayama (1 day)
Prenatal OR Kids (1 day)
Restorative (4 day)
Thai Massage (1 day)
Working with the Chakras (1 day)
YogaFit for the Change (1 day)
YogaFit for Mental Health: Depression/Anxiety (2 day)
YogaFitSweat (1 day)
YogaLean (1 day)
YogaLean 2 (1 day)
Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma (2 day)
Restorative Therapeutics (2 day)
YogaFit Warriors (2 day)
Transformational Meditation (1 day)
Sound & Mantra Therapy (2 day in 2014)
Whole Being Institute Positive Psychology Online Program (upon completion of this online course- specific assignments will need to be assigned. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org after completion of this course, for further direction. Please also use the code "yogafit" when registering for the online program to save 10%)
More classes will be added very soon!!
YogaFit Yoga Therapy Requirements
Once we have approval from IAYT there will be specific requirements upon committing to the program. The minimum requirements will be as follows :
Provide us copies of course completion certificates for ANY courses that you have taken from above list
2 years of personal practice
3 years of teaching yoga
Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy is an emerging health care field. How exciting that we can all be on the forefront of this!!! With this excitement does come patience and frustration as well. As many of you inquire about when the program is going to roll out, and what the process looks like- PLEASE know that we are working hard to provide a program that is held to the highest standards and adheres to the IAYT competencies.
Commonly Asked Questions About the Program
If you have any specific questions, please contact Heidi at email@example.com. We will continue to keep you up to date on our progress! We will also be providing more information on the YogaFit blog site as well as in our newsletters.