Yoga Therapy Applications Within the Mental-Health Field: Module 5
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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Ellen Schaeffer is the director of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s 200-hour affiliate program. Founder and owner of One Yoga Center in Foster, Rhode Island, Ellen has taught yoga for more than 20 years and trained yoga…
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with special guests Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg, Bessel van der Kolk, Tommy Rosen, Sue Tebb, and Karen Soltes
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For mental-health professionals with min. 1 year of yoga experience, students of any yoga therapy tradition, and students who have completed Integrative Yoga Therapy Foundations of Yoga Therapy: Module 1.
Explore yoga therapy’s applications in the mental-health field. Each day focuses on a different facet of mental health, including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addiction recovery, and yoga in social work settings. Delivered by leaders in the field, each presentation outlines
- How yoga can be used to support treatment
- Specific applications that are most helpful
Enjoy daily morning asana classes that center on one of the conditions being covered that day. Joseph Le Page, founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy, presents a detailed protocol for one condition highlighted that day, and leads a practice based on that protocol. Participants also learn yoga nidra and meditation techniques appropriate for each mental-health condition.
- Robert Sapolsky Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers.
- Frances Vaughan, Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing through Spiritual Illusions
- Swami Rama et al, Yoga and Psychotherapy
- Amy Weintraub, Yoga for Depression
- Bo Forbes, Yoga for Emotional Balance
- Mary NurrieStearns, Yoga for Emotional Trauma
- Richard Miller, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD
Teaching Format and Contact Hours
This course is a one-week residential program, fulfilling 65 contact hours. Classes are held daily, beginning at 6:00 am and ending at 8:30 pm. These hours can be applied to the 800-hour Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
- 69 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 69 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $837 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $1,273 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More