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Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1


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.

Learn the methodology specific to the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy (KSIYT) as you explore

  • A strong biomedical and mental health foundation, including an introduction to current scientific research on yoga therapy
  • The philosophical underpinnings of the evolution of yoga therapy in India and in the West, as well as a survey of the various tools used in yoga therapy, such as asana, pranayama, mudra, yoga nidra, guided relaxation, and imagery
  • The Five-Kosha Model to describe all the dimensions of a particular health condition and aid students in developing a curriculum for a 10-week group series that they will be able to take and use at the end of the module
  • In-depth training in facilitating a group experience and in Conscious Communication, as well as the ethics and best business practices of teaching yoga therapy
  • Ways to manage their experience of personal transformation through self-development as a yoga therapist throughout the 800-hour training program.

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

Prerequisite Any 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered program.

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Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Min 1 year
Suitable For
Program Theme
Professional Training


From Kripalu Yoga teachers to Mindful Outdoor Leadership guides, our work is grounded in the Kripalu distinctive methodology, as taught by Swami Kripalu, whose very name means compassion.

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