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Yoga Therapy Training

Practical Tools for Holistic Healing

Yoga Therapy empowers students to take charge of their own health by giving them a better understanding of themselves, and offering them practical tools to affect their own wellbeing. In as little as 10 minutes of personalized daily practice, clients can begin to experience more ease in their bodies, better sleep and digestion, and create healthier habits.

By blending the ancient healing modalities of Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy gives practitioners a comprehensive lens through which to view the individual, addressing all aspects of health and wellness of the body, mind and heart. Due to its unique focus and assessment methods, Yoga Therapy can successfully address a wide variety of conditions, such as back pain, chronic illness, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, injury recovery, as well as manage compounding issues.

Our Program

Designed for 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT-200) who are passionate about their students’ well-being,  this professional 800-hour program will equip you with the specialized knowledge and practical tools to offer yoga’s healing benefits to a wide range of people and conditions, as well as prepare you for a fulfilling career on the cutting edge of healthcare in America.

Our 800-hour program is divided into two 300-hour modules: Module 1: Yoga Therapy in Practice and Module 2: A Career in Yoga Therapy. In addition to the two modules of coursework, therapists-in-training seeking to satisfy IAYT’s requirements for certification must complete a 200-hour Practicum & Mentorship program.

Yoga Yoga’s Yoga Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. For more information, contact: www.iayt.org.


Module 1: Yoga therapy in practice

Module 1 introduces yoga therapists-in-training to the basic tools, skills and principles needed to provide Yoga Therapy, including:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Evaluation of a client’s condition
  • The allocation and application of yoga tools towards a client’s health and wellness goals
  • How to construct a yoga therapy session
  • How to address the most common health complaints, such as: back pain, joint pain and mobility issues, digestive issues, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and depression
  • Principles of subtle anatomy, Ayurveda, and the nature of the mind
  • How to apply pranayama and meditation to affect your client’s physical, mental and emotional well-being

Next start date: January 26, 2017

 

Module 2: A Career in Yoga Therapy

In Module 2, you will refine your skills and learn to apply them to more complex health challenges. You will learn:

  • How to work with clients presenting with compounding health issues
  • How to address chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes
  • How to address neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and fibromyalgia
  • A deeper study into the principles of yoga philosophy which serve as the basis for application of yoga therapy
  • Ethics and psychology of the therapist-patient relationship
  • Best business practices for yoga therapists

Next start date: February 1, 2018