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July 27–August 9, 2015 Monday–Sunday 13 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program: Module 1

Joseph Le Page, Maria Mendola, Debra Jensen, Beth Gibbs, and Jennifer Reis
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 Mendola

Maria Mendola, 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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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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Beth Gibbs

Beth Gibbs, MA, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). She is a senior member of the IYT teaching faculty and directs the school’s Professional Yoga Therapist Internship Program. Beth…
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Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty and Integrative Yoga Therapy faculty member, creates sacred space for students to journey into realms of deep peace and healing. An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer…
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Program Details

For yoga teachers who have completed 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 and Mudras for Healing and Transformation (available at
Ray Long, The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga
Robert Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers.

Required materials 7" Myofascial Black Ball, Small Slo-Mo Ball, Myofascial Ball Foot Kit (Super Balls), available at

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

Don’t miss Beth Gibbs, Yoga Nidra: The Theory and Practice of Conscious Relaxation, August 9–10.

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