The International BodyTalk Association (IBA) is a worldwide membership organization to which the IBF is affiliated. The IBA provides vision, tools and training for the future of life sciences. The IBA was formed in Sarasota, Florida, in 2000. It was set up to be the official governing organization for the BodyTalk System and its related modalities. The IBA is responsible for the direction of BodyTalk and its family of systems; practitioner standards and credentialing; training and scheduling of courses, and generally working to ensure that the public’s best interests are being served with regard to the BodyTalk System and its family of practitioners.