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


Kripalu’s School of Integrative Yoga Therapy combines yoga’s most powerful tools with leading research across a variety of disciplines, creating a curriculum designed to help you guide your clients and students on their journey toward balance, health, and happiness. 

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. 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. 

You learn to 

  • 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. 

Prerequisite Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1

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The 4-week training meets virtually Friday–Sunday.

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This is the last opportunity to take the online Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 2. Apply today!

About the Application Process

Admissions to the programs are determined on a rolling basis. Given high program demand, and maximum number of 40 students per training, we strongly recommend that applicants submit applications as soon as possible. We rely on information provided in the application to make informed decisions about your capacity to fully participate in and benefit from all aspects of the program. Please answer the questions honestly and completely. The Kripalu Schools do not discriminate in admissions, administration, or educational policies with regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, creed, or religion.

Notes on your application:

  • Review information on program dates, costs, faculty, curricula, certification criteria, and general information about Kripalu on our website.
  • Complete the appropriate application for the program for which you are applying in its entirety, including the short-answer questions. Be sure to indicate your preferred program dates. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Kripalu reserves the right to require a phone interview or take other steps to supplement your application, if needed, in order to arrive at an informed admissions decision.
  • You will be notified of your admissions decision via email. If you do not have an email address, we will send your admissions decision by regular mail and also call you to inform you of your status.
  • If you are accepted in the training and the course you are interested in is full, you may register for the waitlist, which will remain open until the program’s start, or you may register for any training date within one year of your acceptance.

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

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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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