Yoga Medical Society in Japan（YMSJ）
Mission: Popularize yoga therapy in Japan’s medical society.
Key principle: Build credibility of yoga therapy as an optimal tool in Japan’s medical fields based on evidence, rationales and practice.
Service: Offer and foster an environment in which people can learn, share and practice yoga therapy as well as conduct research on it.
Establishment: Established in 2016. Registered as a general incorporated association (non profit) .
Membership types: Regular member, General member, Registered member for the Common Inter-est Community (CIC)
We currently have about 300 registered members and 80 general members. (June 2017) Preparations are being made to set up the category
Structure: The executive board consists of the President, Board Members including medical doc-tors, members of the media, yoga instructors.
Domestic support: We collaborate with Medical Supporters who are doctors and other medical practitioners endorsing our activities.
International support: YMSJ is affiliated with IAYT.
Education: CIC-based groups hold workshops at their initiative to achieve their missions and goals and support mutually.
Certification: We certify yoga therapists who meet our 10 criteria, including completing our basic training course, participating in YMSJ-accredited workshops and giving presentations and reports.
Research: We have started some research projects in collaboration with our Medical Supporters at medical institutions.
Study: We translate significant research reports and medical reviews with supervision of medical doctors who are our board members.
Assessment: We adopt contemporary medicine to assess therapeutic effects of yoga in order to fa-cilitate the use of yoga therapy by health care providers.
Ethics: Never Force.
-Listen to people’s needs, concerns and preferences.
-Listen to the body and mind.
-Respect physical and mental limitations.
Our ethics is based on IAYT’s Code of Ethics. Global Cooperation
YMSJ is an affiliated organization with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)
Member of YMSJ are honor to participate in a conference of IAYT (Symposium Yoga Therapy and Research / Symposium Yoga Research) every year.