Meetings and Events



Global consortium activities–General Info

At a time when yoga is seeing unprecedented international popularity and its therapeutic effects are being noticed, yoga therapy is also a rapidly developing field. Basic questions regarding definitions of yoga therapy and standards for certification and instruction are being raised in various international forums. We believe that promoting information exchanges and dialogue among yoga therapy organizations that represent diverse cultures and lineages is essential. In this way, we can respect the diversity in yoga while also creating a cohesive, consistent and viable profession that can work together with medical and other institutions.

The Global Consortium will focus on four main areas:

  1. Developing a shared theoretical framework for yoga therapy
  2. Facilitating information sharing among yoga therapists and yoga therapy organizations around the world
  3. Conducting, supporting and disseminating yoga therapy research
  4. Promoting yoga therapy worldwide