Over the last year, Yoga Alliance Registry (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) has become concerned about the growing use of the words “Yoga Therapy” and “Yoga Therapist” in the market. Based on in-depth research and the mission of the Registry, Yoga Alliance Registry has adopted a new policy.
Going forward, any teacher or school registered with Yoga Alliance Registry must remove the terms “yoga therapy,” “yoga therapist” and related words from their profile on the Yoga Alliance Registry Directory. Registrants using these words on their own website or in marketing materials must add a disclaimer explaining the source of their “therapy” training. If there is no disclaimer, they need to remove this language entirely.
Read more about why we came to this decision on our website: yogaalliance.org/yoga_therapy_usage