Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Programs



Now Accepting
Grandfathering Applications


Currently open only to faculty of NAMA member schools. Applications for AYT program listings of schools that meet the AYT education standards will open in the coming months. Primary teachers must be NAMA AYT recognized before submitting school applications.

(NAMA Professional Membership required to apply)




After nearly 5 years of painstaking details and countless hours of discussion, the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Standards subcommittee is very happy to report that we have created legitimate standards for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. We encourage NAMA professional members (AHC/AP/AD) with long term training in yoga and yoga therapy who teach in NAMA member schools to take advantage of the grandfathering period and become NAMA recognized teachers of our very thorough AYT standards.

~ AYT Standards Subcommittee ~
Arun Deva
Maria Garre
Jennifer Rioux, PhD
Amy Wheeler, PhD


The application process includes the following:  

  1. Choose a pathway:

    • C-IAYT: Those who are already certified yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, may apply for AYT-NAMA recognition.

    • Long-Standing Practice: Those who have been studying yoga for at least 10 years, consistently teaching for at least 5 years, and has taught one-to-one Ayurvedic therapeutic sessions for at least 50 hours may also apply. 

  2. Prepare 3 Case Studies (see the application for format requirements)

  3. Submit application, supporting documentation, and the $25 application fee


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