Yoga Therapist Training Programs & Professional Associations

Here is a listing of some of the prominent and respected Yoga therapist training programs in the USA and abroad. The International Yoga Teachers Association (IAYT) also has a members schools program. IAYT is a great resource for finding information on training programs, research and resources for Yoga therapists. Find an IAYT member Yoga therapist training school here.







International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

IAYT is the organization that serves as a professional membership organization for Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists worldwide. IAYT publishes an annual research journal, provides a great amount of research and resource materials on their website.

SYTAR, the annual “Symposium on Yoga therapy and Research”   Watch this video introduction




Presented by IAYT, the SYTAR Annual Meeting is the premiere Yoga therapy educational forum featuring experts in the field and the latest research. In 2010, SYTAR becomes SYR: Symposium on Yoga Research.

The Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT)

Promotes professional standards for Australian Yoga Therapists, provides ongoing professional support to Yoga Therapists and represents Yoga Therapy as a recognised, professional and respected therapy.

Yoga Therapist Training Programs: USA

Integrative Yoga Therapy: Professional Yoga Therapist Training programs with Joseph LePage

Healing Yoga Foundation:  US (San Francisco) branch of the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation (India)

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training program with Michael Lee

Yoga Therapy Center: Professional training and certification as a Structural Yoga Therapist or Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with Mukunda Stiles

Yoga Therapy Rx program at Loyola Marymount University
Yoga Therapy Rx is a marriage between Yoga therapy and complementary medicine. It is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists and apply classical applications of Yoga for use in clinical settings to help treat common ailments and conditions. Dr. Larry Payne, Leslie Kaminoff and others.

The Therapeutic Yoga Training Program
Begun in 1998 by Cheri Clampett & Arturo Peal as a continuing education course to teach physical therapists, registered nurses, certified Yoga teachers, and other health care professionals how to integrate therapeutic Yoga into their repertoire of healing

Yoga Therapist Training Programs: International

Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy
In conjunction with the CAE,  the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy offers Australia’s only nationally recognised training program for Yoga Therapists, the Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy

Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute (India)
Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institutions, one of the oldest and most respected institutes for Yoga training, therapy and research. Established at Lonavla in 1924.

Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation (India)
Yoga therapist & Yoga therapist trainer programs with Sri TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar

SVYASA University (India)
A branch of the well-respected Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation near to Bangalore. SVYASA offers a bachelor’s of naturopathy and yogic science.


For more Yoga therapy training programs: visit IAYT, Yoga’s professional organization.

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