All IMTTA courses are evidence based and industry accredited with the following organizations.
IMTTA graduates are able to join these organizations and also get professional insurance.
The International Institute of Complimentary Therapists (IICT)
The Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)
The International Meditation Teachers Association (IMTA)
Many Meditation Teacher and Yoga Teacher training colleges are accredited with “modality” exclusive associations. We, at the IMTTA, are very cautious about who we choose to get our courses accredited with.
We have chosen the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (who have an excellent global reputation) as our primary industry accrediting body. It is important to emphasis the term ‘industry accredited’. Yoga and Meditation are two modalities that
do not legally require any formal accreditation in any country in the world.
The IICT has accredited our courses based on the quality of the educational content of our courses and not because it fits in with a format or methodology, determined by someone who proclaims to be an expert in a field which has so many aspects, it would be impossible to ever become an expert in it.
The IICT accreditations allow our graduates to join the IICT and to get professional practitioner insurance, in 26 countries around the world.
So, we are not interested in having the IMTTA courses “accredited’ with organizations that are focused on approving specific styles or methods for teaching Yoga or Meditation. Yoga is not our main focus. The Chair Yoga component of the course is to complement the Meditation teaching. Our main focus is on Meditation as Therapy and the courses go very deeply into the mind/body connection in physical and psychological health and exploring Meditation as a holistic (and very powerful and effective) healing modality.
IMTTA courses are all evidence (not philosophy) based and incorporate a wide variety of techniques and styles. While the IMTTA courses go way beyond the scope of most Yoga teacher or Meditation teacher training courses, they do not necessarily conform to the requirements of the associations that are interested in training teachers,
because we train therapist.
The IMTTA courses are ‘industry’ accredited (as opposed to ‘modality’ accredited) with the IICT so our graduates will have a
high level of professionalism and be able to get insurance.