• July 23–August 5, 2018
  • Monday–Sunday: 13 nights

Foundations of Yoga Therapy Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Therapist Training, Module 1

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 Toolbox for Teachers and Mudras for Healing and Transformation (available at iytyogatherapy.com)
Ray Long, The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga
Robert Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Required materials 5” Myofascial Black Ball, Small Slo-Mo Ball, Myofascial Ball Foot Kit (Super Balls; available at mariaalive.com.

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

For students planning to take Module 1, July 24–August 6, and Module 2, August 7–20, an additional night stay is required.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
All Yoga


Joseph Le Page, founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), has trained more than 3,000 teachers and therapists.

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Beth Gibbs, MA, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and a senior member of the IYT teaching faculty.

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Maria Mendola, RN, MS, E-RYT 500, is both a structural yoga therapist and an integrative yoga therapist. She has practiced yoga for more than 30 years.

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Mary Northey, RYT-500, is an IYT graduate and Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Program teacher.

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Debra Jensen, PTA, E-RYT 500, CHC, is an integrative yoga therapist with 15 years of experience as a physical therapist assistant. She brings a love and enthusiasm for yoga to her work.

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