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youn0635

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September 6, 2011 - 10:41 am
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is anyone a member at the IAYT? if so, what are the benefits of joining this over yoga alliance?

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September 6, 2011 - 1:18 pm
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Yes, I'm a member and IAYT is a great organization that gives you reliable information, isn't a money hungry corporate power and doesn't make false promises. As for the other guys dig deep and you'll find out why the BBB gives them an F rating. You have to burn a lot of yogis to get that type of rating.

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vasana1

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September 7, 2011 - 11:43 am
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About IAYT: The record is clean.

About YA: Well...

Yoga Teachers Don't Have To Register With Yoga Alliance!

It is not necessary for Yoga teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance. The Yoga Alliance is an organization in the United States that has standardized the core components of the certification process to be a registered Yoga teacher at both the 200 and 500 hour training levels. There are other Yoga teacher training programs in the U.S. that meet the same exacting standards and offer a professional certification for Yoga teachers through their own organizations.

It is highly advisable for a Yoga student who wishes to teach Yoga to study and graduate from a professional Yoga teacher training program. In a comprehensive program, an aspiring Yoga teacher will learn the fundamental principles of a well rounded Yoga practice including relaxation techniques, asanas, pranayama (Yogic breathing) exercises, meditation techniques and special needs modifications. These are very important areas to cover if a Yoga student would like to move into the role of teacher in a safe and effective manner.

A Yoga teacher may choose to register with the Yoga Alliance in order to benefit from the generally accepted registration through them and the perceived benefits of being associated with the organization. Some of those benefits might include networking opportunities, access to continuing education courses and workshops and the solidity of being backed by a supposedly accepted Yoga teachers' organization. However, many of these benefits may also be obtained by becoming certified through an independent Yoga school that offers a comprehensive and professional Yoga teacher training program. Better benefits would be attained by joining a state level Yoga teachers association. The track record of state level associations tends to be much more friendly that the supposed national registry.

If you have a Yoga instructor certification and you are certified by a high quality Yoga teacher training program, you need not necessarily register with the Yoga Alliance. A certified Yoga teacher designation will give you the same level of credibility with many Yoga studios, health clubs, hospitals and schools throughout the United States. Do remember to enroll in a Yoga teacher training program that gives you a similar number of instructional and practice hours as the generally accepted amount of most professional Yoga teacher training programs.

It is also important that the Yoga teacher training program you choose covers the basic elements of asana practice, meditation techniques, pranayama exercises, scriptural knowledge, anatomy, physiology and modifications for special populations of Yoga practitioners. Becoming a certified Yoga teacher, either with or without being registered with the Yoga Alliance, is an important step in developing your career as a Yoga teacher.

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September 7, 2011 - 8:57 pm
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No need to bash one organization and praise another here.

Benefits of International Association of Yoga Therapists Association are as follows:

Reputable Organization

Access to Research of Yoga by Medical, Academic, and Scientific Communities

Non-Political Agenda

Access to the Members Only Area of Their Website

All of this may mean nothing to some yoga teachers, but IAYT is out to help humanity by giving you access to research. Many people are members of IAYT and YA. There's nothing saying you have to join one over the other.

Conclusion: IAYT is a top notch association for yoga teachers and yoga therapists.

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Thanks for all the info! I am in the middle of completing my aura teacher training 200 hour level distant learning course. When i've officially become a "certified yoga teacher" through aura, I will register with the IAYT. Thanks!

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Hi youn0635,

I can't say enough good about IAYT because they publish current an past studies, trials and research about the therapeutic results of yoga practice. Their agenda is clear: Make the world a healthier place and show scientific proof of yoga's ability to heal. About aura: another class outfit. Their community and research info is wide open for the world to see. They make a lot of therapeutic yoga and yoga safety information available to the public for no cost. What more can I say?

Hari Aum,

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By the way that F rating for YA hasn't changed.

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