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Yoga Therapy Applications Within The Mental-Health Field 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program


Explore the multiple facets of mental health and how yoga can support a variety of conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, chronic stress, and addiction. Leaders in the field will be presenting

  • Psychological concepts and terminology
  • Common mental health conditions, symptoms, and interventions 
  • Specific applications of yoga as medicine
  • Contraindications for specific conditions. 

Through the expert leadership of Kripalu Faculty and mental health professionals, experience the tools of yoga to promote mental well-being. Learn from the experts how to assess and create a yoga wellness plan for a variety of mental health conditions pertinent in a group or individual yoga therapy session. Using case studies and experiential practice, students engage with the material through intellectual discourse and embodied learning. 

This course is a  five-week online program, fulfilling 75 contact hours. These hours can be applied to the 800-hour Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Prerequisite Integrative Yoga Therapy Foundations of Yoga Therapy Part 1 and Part 2; In-Depth Anatomy of Asana; and Practicum Immersion. Please note for cohorts that began prior to 2023, the prerequisite is Foundations of Yoga Therapy Part 1 and Part 2.

Learn more about the 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program.

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Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
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All Yoga


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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Freedom Cole, AP, C-IAYT, is an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga therapist whose research and teaching focus on cultivating the body’s innate wisdom.

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Gail Parker, Ph.D. CIAYT, E-RYT 500 is an author, psychologist, educator, and certified yoga therapist. She serves as President of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

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