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Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 2 Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy

This module continues the overview of the yoga therapy field begun in Module 1. Dive deeper into the unique Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy protocol as you explore lifestyle-related diseases, common mental-health disorders, and the Kosha-based therapeutic approach to healing. This module includes further familiarization and integration of biomechanics and somatic movement as well as a more profound review of the principles of Ayurveda as they relate to the practice of yoga therapy. You also focus on the development of individual sessions and learn to translate the principles and skills of the therapeutic relationship for practice in a one-on-one setting with clients. Formal and informal assessments throughout the module provide the evidence help to keep your learning progress on track.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy protocol to individual client sessions
  • Design yoga therapy protocols for various common lifestyle-related diseases and mental-health conditions
  • Employ Ayurvedic principles for use in yoga therapy applications
  • Demonstrate understanding of the somatics and biomechanics of movement
  • Develop evaluation and assessments for individual sessions

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Yoga Experience
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Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
All Yoga


Mary Northey, RYT-500, is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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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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Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is Director of Medical Education for Kripalu programs, and a family practice physician. She also serves as medical director of the nonprofit Nutrition Center.

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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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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 is director of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s Home Study Program and serves as a mentor for the Professional Yoga Therapist Internship Program.

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