Assistant Program

For Yoga Therapist Training

Tennessee 2024-2028

Ready to deeply engage in Viniyoga’s approach to Yoga Therapy? The Yoga Well Institute Assistant Program is designed to acknowledge, support, and nourish certified Yoga Therapists in professional growth and embodiment.

We seek to provide an opportunity for continued personal development and ongoing, deep training while also enhancing and supporting our Yoga Therapist Training Programs. Through fulfilling a specific set of responsibilities, Students in the Assistant Program receive ongoing training and development from the Yoga Therapist Training Program Faculty.

We intend for this to serve as a method by which up-and-coming Yoga Therapists train to further their dharma of teaching in this tradition.

Ideal for Yoga Therapists who want to…
  • Deeply engage in Viniyoga’s approach to Yoga Therapy
  • Be trained as Teachers in the Viniyoga tradition
  • Contribute to a quality education for new Yoga Therapists
  • Deepen their capabilities in course planning

Those who are in the Assistant Program must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Have completed a Yoga Therapist Training in the Viniyoga Tradition
  • Be a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), or in the certification process
  • Have had a personal mentor for a minimum of three years
  • Have mentored others for at least one year



  • Support the physical space for in-person modules
  • Our attendance requirement is 80% of contact hours
  • Model Yoga and Studentship while present with program participants

Program Mentorship

  • Create personal Mentor relationship with assigned program students
  • Supervise student-led Individual Yoga Therapy and Functional Group classes during in-person module

Curriculum Planning

  • Participate in grading of homework and assessments in the hour past the end of Online Module times on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, & Tuesdays (1p – 2p PT / 4p – 5p ET)
  • Teach assigned practices throughout the program 
  • Participate in quarterly curriculum planning meetings



Free Enrollment 

  • Free enrollment in the Yoga Therapist Training Program 
  • Free enrollment in Yoga for Meditation and The Application of Meditation online classes


Program Mentorship

  • Mentorship under Program Faculty
  • Opportunity to Mentor students

Program Delivery

  • Opportunities to co-teach with Program Faculty
  • Gain experience developing and teaching an integrated and complex program curriculum


Applications are due by May 15, 2024.

Please note that you must have completed a Yoga Therapist Training Program to qualify for the Assistant Program.

There are two resources that may support you in completing your application:  Yoga Well and students in the Assistant Program will have a written agreement confirming roles, responsibilities, and expectations. You can view the template here.  Students in the Assistant Program are expected to communicate schedule conflicts upon being accepted into the program. Click here to review the schedule.

Curious if this is right for you?

Click here to schedule a conversation with our admission department and explore if this opportunity is right for you.