Overview

Teach yoga with a special focus on health and well-being.

The Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga training program gives students in-depth skills to teach yoga as a vehicle for total wellness. Along with offering yoga classes with a focus on health and healing to the general public, KSIYT graduates teach yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary settings including hospitals, businesses, and healthcare settings. KSIYT teachers also develop special focus programs, such as yoga for back care, depression, seniors, stress management, and many other health conditions.

Curriculum

Learn to work with therapeutic groups in a variety of settings.

Upon successful completion of the 300-hours, students receive a certificate and may apply through Yoga Alliance for the 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation.

The yoga therapy components of our 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga program are based on our accreditation with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from our Yoga Alliance Registry RYS status.

Prerequisite YTT Requirements
Certification Hours 200
Therapeutic Yoga Course Hours
Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1 103
Module 2: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 2 103
Elective + Homework 75 + 19
  300

Electives (Select one of the following options)

Complete one of these Integrative Yoga Therapy Modules:

  • Yoga Therapy Applied in Medical Settings
  • Yoga Therapy Applications Within the Mental Health Field
  • In-Depth Anatomy of Asana
  • Pranayama, Mudra, and Subtle Anatomy Applied in Yoga Therapy
  • Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy

Descriptions of each module are available here.

Dates and Costs

Online Format

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA THERAPY, PART 2Date: 5-Week Training, September 11–October 11, 2020
Length: 15 in-class hours per week
Faculty: Ellen Schaeffer, Cathy Prescott, Marlysa Sullivan, Janna Delgado, and Kaelash Neels
Tuition: $1,920

 

Kripalu Campus Format

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have made a decision not to reopen in 2020. All programs and trainings at the retreat center will be canceled this year. Read more.

Daily Schedule

When you train with the Kripalu Schools, you benefit from a unique immersion experience in our beautiful retreat center setting. While you’re here, you develop tools to cultivate health, create community, and encourage a quest for knowledge. We offer a variety of accommodation options to support your experience and budget needs, ranging from dormitories to private rooms.

Student and Faculty Testimonials

Student Trishan H.

As a yoga therapist, I get to be part of someone’s healing journey.

Student Nya P.

I gained the tools to be an effective yoga therapist, within a nurturing, supportive, non-competitive environment.

Student Eileen L.

My yoga therapy training at Kripalu helped me integrate my lives as a yoga teacher and a scientist into one.

Frequently Asked Questions

With the announcement that Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) will become a part of the Kripalu Schools, we anticipate that prospective students, current students, and graduates of IYT will have questions about how this news affects them or the IYT program. We hope the following FAQ answers your questions, but if not, contact us at kripaluschools@kripalu.org or 800.848.8702.

Do I need a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate to apply for this training?
Yes, a 200-hour yoga teacher certificate is a prerequisite for this training.

Does my 200-hour yoga teacher certificate have to be from the Kripalu School of Yoga? 
No, we accept 200-hour yoga teacher certificates from all traditions, as long as the school is registered with Yoga Alliance.

Are KSIYT programs eligible for scholarships?
Yes, KSIYT programs are eligible for Kripalu Scholarships. Scholarship Application

Do KSIYT modules count toward the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, the 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, or the 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?
No, KSIYT modules only count toward the respective 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Yoga Therapy Training or the 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program.

Is the 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Training registered with Yoga Alliance?
Yes. Upon completion of Module 1, Module 2, and the elective, you'll receive a 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga certificate. You may use this certificate, along with your 200-hour yoga teacher certification, to apply with Yoga Alliance for the 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) designation. You may download Joseph Le Page’s response to Yoga Alliance’s decision regarding yoga therapy here.

Can I take the elective (modules 3–8) prior to taking Module 1 and Module 2?
No, you must take modules 1 and 2 prior to taking the elective.

Can I transfer credits from other trainings?
No, we do not accept transfer credits.

Is the 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists?
Yes, the training program is currently accredited under the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

Will the schedule of modules change? Will there be more or fewer modules?
The schedule has changed slightly. Modules 4–8 are now nine days and there are no evening sessions in any residential modules (1, 2, and 4–8) to better support the student experience, with some infrequent exceptions.

What do I need to apply?
You will need a copy of your 200-hour yoga teaching certificate or Yoga Alliance RYT registration card.

Apply

As of July 23, 2018, Kripalu receives, reviews, and decides on applications for our yoga therapy certification. Apply here.