CORRECTION: YogaFit Has Submitted Application to IAYT for Accreditation of Its 1,000 Hour Yoga Therapy Program

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YogaFit has submitted an application to IAYT for accreditation of its 1,000 hour yoga therapy program, and will be able to provide information on our status after IAYT completes its review process.

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CORRECTION -- In its press release dated March 30, YogaFit conveyed inaccurate information regarding the status of its application for accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapy. YogaFit’s Yoga Therapy program has not been accredited by the IAYT. YogaFit has submitted an application to IAYT for accreditation of its 1,000 hour yoga therapy program, and will be able to provide information on our status after IAYT completes its review process. We apologize for any confusion this mistake may have created.

The YogaFit Therapy program draws from the rich traditions of ancient yoga and integrates them with cutting-edge evidence based on science to create a unique training program for educating and training Yoga Therapists. YogaFit's ecumenical user-friendly approach to training yoga teachers offer an empowering holistic program with a broad knowledge base and prepares the current yoga teacher and/or health care practitioner to work with a wide variety of health concerns safely and effectively. As the largest Yoga Teacher training school in North America, YogaFit is uniquely poised to prepare yoga therapists to work with clients/students of all ages and abilities in creating a positive healing environment for the body, mind and spirit.

This program has been developed to meet the needs of Yoga teachers wishing to extend their scope of practice to become a Yoga Therapist, which in turn will enable teachers to provide professional, well qualified therapeutic yoga treatment and advice to the broader community.

The YogaFit Yoga Therapy Program is delivered in non-residential, distant, online, and self- directed components. The program consists of 606 Contact hours and 394 non-contact hours, for a total of 1000 hours. The 1000 hours include the 163-hour practicum. All required courses and hours must be completed successfully to acquire program completion.

As a standards-based process, IAYT accreditation provides a consistent benchmark against which yoga therapy training programs can be evaluated. Accreditation is a means of ensuring quality control and promoting continuous improvement. The IAYT developed an accreditation program to serve: the public by developing a set of educational standards intended to promote safe and effective practice; the yoga therapy practitioner and educator communities by promoting a stronger and more well-defined professional identity for the field; and yoga therapy students by establishing standards and policies designed to ensure access to quality training programs.


YogaFit® Training Systems Worldwide was established in 1994 and has since trained more than 250,000 yoga and fitness professionals worldwide. The leader in mind body fitness education, YogaFit® is the largest training school for yoga instructors in North America with further expansion ongoing internationally. YogaFit® is the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) premier and only yoga partner. Founder and President Beth Shaw is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on yoga and fitness and has been profiled in print publications and television programs including the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Oprah’s O Magazine, CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur, SELF and is currently a New Business Group Member of the New York Times. YogaFit® is committed to community service as well as supporting animals and humanitarian causes.

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