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IAYT Grandparenting of Yoga Therapists

Here is some important information about FINAL dates for submission under Grandparenting:

  • June 30, 2017 – Last date to register for IAYT Certification under Grandparenting
  • June 30, 2017 - All training and client hours to be submitted under Grandparenting must be complete
  • August 31, 2017 – application and all files, including any requests for missing information must be submitted.  No materials will be accepted after this date.

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 being developed is similar to that of other emerging complementary and alternative medicine professions. 

There are two pathways for grandparenting eligibility:

• Grandparenting Pathway 1

Grandparenting Pathway 2: 

  • "Seasoned” yoga therapists who may not have graduated from a 300-hour program, or indeed any formal training program at all, but began practicing as a yoga therapist prior to January 1, 2008 and have at least 700 hours of sustained yoga therapy client contact hours across the years of practice.

Grandparenting closes June 30, 2017. 
See Apply Now for application materials for Pathway 1 and Pathway 2. 

Here is some important information about FINAL dates for submission under Grandparenting:

June 30, 2017 – Last date to register for IAYT Certification under Grandparenting

June 30, 2017 - All training and client hours to be submitted under Grandparenting must be complete

August 31, 2017 – application and all files, including any requests for missing information must be submitted.  No materials will be accepted after this date.

Additional information for applicants:

It is currently taking approximately 4 weeks from the day an application and supporting files are received until the Review Team reaches you in the queue.  When reviewed the application is either approved or more information is requested.

After registering, complete your application and submit your files AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  All applications and files must be complete and in our queue by AUGUST 31for final review no later than August 31. 
NOTE:  Final review means that you will not be contacted for more information if your application is incomplete in any way.  It will be reviewed as-is after the August 31 application submission deadline.  In case this is not yet clear:  DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to file your application and files.  If incomplete as of August 31st, your application will be denied.


Are you planning to apply under one of the Grandparenting Pathways?


Here’s what you can do NOW:

  1. Review the Eligibility Page and the snapshot of requirements in the Eligibility Chart

  2. READ the Rules carefully

  3. Visit the Apply Now page for your Pathway (Grandparenting 1 or Grandparenting 2) and the application materials found there to view a sample of the online application, read the applicable policies, and download the tables you will need to submit. Gather your own documentation of training and client contact hours and make sure you continue to keep good records of any additional hours and training between now and the time you apply.  
  4. Use the Contact Us link if you have questions.  The Certification Team is happy to answer questions BY EMAIL.

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.