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FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA THERAPY, PART 1 Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga


Immerse yourself in one of the most established yoga therapy training courses available (now online!), 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 month-long online module introduces specific Integrative Yoga Therapy programs and sets you on the path toward certification.

Prerequisite Any 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered program.

Wednesday, April 7, 8:00 pm EST

Curious about the training? Join our information session with the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy faculty to learn about the 300-hour certificate and 800-hour certificate training programs.

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The month-long training meets online via Zoom. View the Schedule.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Min 1 year
Suitable For
Program Theme
Professional Training


Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, C-IAYT, is an assistant professor in integrative health sciences, researcher, physical therapist, and yoga therapist specializing in chronic pain, neurological, and orthopedic conditions.

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Cathy Prescott, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a graduate and faculty member of the Professional Integrative Yoga Therapist program.

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Kaelash Neels holds a degree in somatic psychology, is a certified yoga therapist, and completed the four-year Feldenkrais training program in 2003.

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Ellen Schaeffer, C-IAYT, director of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s 200-hour affiliate program, is founder and owner of One Yoga Center in Foster, Rhode Island.

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Janna Delgado, E-RYT 1000, Kripalu faculty member and curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program, is a facilitator and trainer for RISE, an evidence-based program in conscious leadership.

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