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How to Become a Certified Yoga Therapist

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By blending the wisdom of yoga and ayurvedic lifestyle with the science of health and wellness, Yoga Therapy gives practitioners a comprehensive view of the body, mind and heart, allowing them to address the full scope of health and wellness for the individual.

The practice of Yoga Therapy creates a bridge between yoga and health care by integrating yoga philosophy, multiple assessment methods, and the application of therapeutic yoga techniques. This gives yoga therapists the ability to meet the specific needs of clients.  Yoga therapy has been demonstrated to effectively address a wide variety of wellness concerns, such as back pain, chronic illness, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, pre- and postoperative care, as well as injury recovery among many other health related conditions.

Designed for 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers who are passionate about their students’ well-being,  this professional program will equip you with the specialized knowledge and practical tools to offer yoga’s healing benefits to a wide range of people exhibiting a variety of health and wellness concerns, as well as those people seeking to live more vibrantly. Our Yoga Therapy program will also prepare you for a fulfilling career on the cutting edge of healthcare in America.

Our 800-hour program includes 3 components: Module 1: Yoga Therapy in Practice, 270 residential hours with homework and assessment; Module 2: A Career in Yoga Therapy, 189 residential hours and 112 distance learning hours, homework and assessment; Practicum Mentorship 200 hour graduated session delivery, 50  hour mentored specialized applied yoga therapy and a final project.  Students are awarded a C-IAYT by the International Association of Yoga Therapists upon satisfactory completion of all 3 units: Module 1, Module 2, the Practicum & Mentorship.

Completion of Module 1 satisfies the requirements to become a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

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




I live in Austin, TX and did my training at Yoga Yoga. The faculty is knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, the curriculum is extensive and informative, and the ongoing support provided to students via personalized mentoring is invaluable. If this is something that is calling to you, give yourself the gift of taking a closer look. My life will never be the same and for that I am grateful.
-Whitney Yoga Therapy Graduate