Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics takes part in research, educates the public, and trains teachers to apply yoga techniques developed by B.K.S. Iyengar as a complementary treatment for diseases and health conditions.

• IYT offers classes, clinics and other programs to the public devoted to specific diseases and conditions.

• Iyengar Yoga teachers take part in and promote research conducted by hospitals, universities and others in the medical community regarding the effects of Iyengar Yoga. Support may include seeking funding for research projects and providing classes.

• The group informs the public regarding Iyengar Yoga and its application as a complementary treatment.

• IYT provides continuing education to certified Iyengar Yoga teachers.

IYT was formally incorporated as BKS Iyengar Yoga Complementary Therapy and Research Group.