imagesThe International Association of Yoga Therapists recently came out with their FINAL Grandparenting Pathways for Yoga Therapists

Here we recap what you need to have completed to become a Yoga Therapist with the IAYT.

Grandparenting Pathway 1

Yoga Therapists with at least 300 hours of formal yoga therapy training, a 200-hour teacher training program and at least 150 hours of yoga therapy client contact hours.  If you started your 300 hour “yoga therapy” training with Pranakriya between 2008 and January 1, 2014 and you will complete your work by January 1, 2017, and prior to submitting paperwork, this pathway will work for you,  Please note that in addition to our 300 program, you will have also needed to complete 150 hours of client work.  To see a estimated breakdown of categories and our courses, please click the link below.

Pranakriya programs – how our courses match up for grandfathering

Grandparenting Pathway 2

“Seasoned” yoga therapists who may not have graduated from any formal training program at all, but began practicing as a yoga therapist prior to January 1, 2008.

Please note:

  • ALL applicants must be current IAYT members and agree to the IAYT Code of Ethics and Grounds for Disciplinary Action.
  • The DEADLINE for certification under either the Grandparenting Pathways will be 1 year from the time the application becomes available (June 2016).  No grandparenting applications will be accepted after this 1-year submission.
  • Forms for grandparenting will be available via the IAYT website ( in June 2016