Yoga Therapist Training
1,008-Hr Yoga Therapist Training Program
Why Become a Certified Yoga Therapist?
Yoga has the ability to transform people’s lives.
As a Yoga Teacher, you’ve seen this firsthand in yourself and in your students. Now, you’re looking to go deeper, expand your understanding, enrich your experience, and gain the potential to make a greater impact.
Becoming a Yoga Therapist will open up a new world for yourself, your students or clients, and your practice.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is an ancient and self-empowering healing disciple that treats the person who is suffering – rather than their diagnosis. Yoga Therapists apply a wide range of Yoga and meditation tools in a great variety of therapeutic situations.
The Yoga Well Institute’s approach to Yoga Therapy leverages the powerful connections between body, breath, mind, behavior, and emotions and how they work together.
Our students become skilled at creating personalized Yoga and meditation practices that meet each individual where they are. Students learn to restore balance, improve wellbeing, and address the health issues specific to each person.
We train you to be able to confidently create practices and provide clear Yoga explanations for each
tool you teach, no matter who you are working with.
Our Yoga Therapist Training Program
Yoga Well Institute’s 1,008-Hour Yoga Therapist Training program is IAYT Accredited. The program creates a container for professional growth and personal development that consists of in-person modules with online real time classes between modules to ensure thorough assimilation of material throughout the program. This consistent exposure to the concepts allows you to steep in and integrate the learning into your life and practice.
Becoming skilled as a yoga therapist requires a combination of thorough knowledge and practical expertise. Accordingly, the training presents both theory and practice, with special emphasis on helping trainees master the practical application.
We teach students to understand and treat the human system from the perspective of Yoga. This framework includes a wide array of tools and techniques that empowers the yoga therapist to address each client’s unique needs holistically. This also enables you to continually adapt the therapeutic practice as the client’s needs change over time.
Yoga Therapist Training Program Curriculum
Come together for training intensives 4 times each year.
Stay connected to the material and community through regular online classes.
1:1 support is integral to the Viniyoga approach.
One-to-one and small group yoga therapy sessions with clients.
Who Is This Program For?
The Yoga Well Institute’s 1,008-Hour Yoga Therapist Training Program is for Yoga Teachers who want to deepen their understanding and expand their possibilities and impact. Some of our students’ goals include:
- Teaching in different environments like pain clinics, hospitals, prisons, and other medical facilities.
- Tailoring private and one-on-one sessions so that they provide more personalized insight than a group class.
- Add more tools to their repertoire so they can achieve more with their students and clients.
Yoga Well Institute’s Program Values
Yoga Well Institute presents a traditional, authentic perspective in our trainings. We help our students understand the underlying concepts of Yoga, which creates a truly integrated experience that is both broad and deep.
Yoga is experiential. It can only be fully understood through one’s own practice and application of it in their own life. Our program requires each student to have an ongoing mentor and personally experience the Yoga Therapy process themselves.
We teach more than just a curriculum. Our students develop new perspectives that shift their understanding and engagement with the world. The duration of our program reflects our believe that it takes time to embody these trainings.
Think Like a Yogi
We create a solid foundation that empowers our students to do much more than follow a prescriptive formula.
“You gave us an example person and said, ‘What should we do?’ And I KNEW!” – Past Student
Interested in Our Yoga Therapist Training Program?
Our next Yoga Therapist Training Program will launch in October 2020 in Northern California. Please see the Program Details for the 2020 Yoga Therapist Training Program for more information.
We currently have active Yoga Therapist Training Programs in Nashville, TN and Minneapolis, MN that are no longer open for enrollment.
Because of the extensive time commitment, we start a new program every couple of years. If you’re ready for the next step, learn more about our upcoming 2020 Yoga Therapist Training Program.