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Continuing Education Credits

Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program: Module 1

Joseph Le Page, Maria KaliMa, Beth Gibbs, and Debra Jensen
Joseph Le Page

Joseph Le Page is the founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and a pioneer in yoga therapy training programs. Since 1994, more than 3,000 students have participated in IYT programs, which draw on…
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Maria KaliMa

Maria KaliMa, RN, MS, E-RYT 500, is both a Structural Yoga therapist and an Integrative Yoga therapist. An avid practitioner of yoga for more than 30 years, and a teacher for 20, Maria’s background as…
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Beth Gibbs

Beth Gibbs is the director of the Professional Yoga Therapist Internship Program. She holds a masters degree from Leslie University in yoga therapy and mind-body health with a special focus on yoga for menopause. Beth…
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Debra Jensen

Debra Jensen, PTA, E-RYT 500, CHC, is a certified health counselor and integrative yoga therapist. Since 2003, she has taught yoga classes for cancer survivors at Southampton Hospital, as well as chair yoga, Level I…
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Program Details

For yoga teachers who have completed or are nearing completion of a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered program.

Immerse yourself in one of the most established yoga therapy training courses available, focusing on the use of yoga as a true healing art. Yoga therapy can be applied in a wide variety of mainstream settings, including hospitals and health-care offices.

This foundational training includes

  • The philosophy and psychology of yoga therapy
  • Yoga practices, benefits, and contraindications for each system of the body and for specific health conditions
  • The use of asana in healing musculoskeletal injuries
  • Evaluation skills for assessing imbalance at the physical, energetic, psychological, and spiritual levels
  • Movement techniques for developing strength and flexibility
  • The essential principles of Ayurveda for yoga therapy
  • In-depth exploration of the energy body
  • Practical skills for supporting clients at the psychoemotional level, including stress management, relaxation, concentration, meditation, and yoga nidra
  • Yoga-based awareness methods such as body mapping, mandala drawing, and guided imagery.

This two-week module introduces specific Integrative Yoga Therapy programs and sets you on the path toward certification.

Required reading Joseph and Lilian Le Page, Yoga Teachers’ Toolbox (available at and T. K. V. Desikachar, The Heart of Yoga.

Recommended reading Mark Singleton, Yoga Body (Oxford University Press); Anodea Judith, Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self (Celestial Arts); The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali (We recommend Enlightened Living, available at; and Chris Jarmey, The Concise Book of Muscles.

Note Note Tuition includes an $85 fee for a manual required in both modules. Information about IYT 500-hour certification can be found here.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 131.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
  • 131.5 credits for Massage and Body Workers (NCBTMB), $30 additional charge
  • 131.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge