Last year the International Association of Yoga Therapists developed Educational Standards for the training of Yoga Therapists. This was the first big step in groundbreaking work to further professionalize the work and training of yoga therapists.
I was honored to join the first Accreditation Committee, this summer, which is charged with the task of implementing the Educational Standards. It’s no easy task as you can imagine!
Fortunately, I work with a dedicated and talented team of experts. Everyone truly wants what is best for the field of yoga therapy. We all respect the rich and varied traditions and emerging new perspectives on Yoga Therapy. We are responsive to the thoughts and input from existing yoga therapy schools and individual yoga therapists.
In June we will be giving presentations and answering questions at the Meeting of Schools and at the Symposium of Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR). Topics will include the process of accrediting yoga therapy schools, grandparenting qualified individuals already working as yoga therapists and future directions.
This is a very exciting time in the field of yoga and yoga therapy. I will be sharing more with you soon. As one of the pioneers in yoga therapy it is wonderful to see these developments.