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YOGA THERAPY APPLICATIONS WITHIN THE MENTAL-HEALTH FIELD 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program, Module 5


Explore yoga therapy’s applications in the mental-health field. Each day focuses on a different facet of mental health, including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addiction recovery, and yoga in social work settings. Delivered by leaders in the field, each presentation outlines

  • How yoga can be used to support treatment
  • Specific applications that are most helpful
  • Contraindications.

Through the expert leadership of Kripal Faculty and Mental Health Professionals experience the tools of yoga to promote mental well-being. Learn from the experts 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 four-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: Module 1

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This 4-week training meets every Friday–Sunday.

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Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Mary Northey, RYT-500, is Dean of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy and a certified teacher of Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Program.

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

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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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Lisa Cavallaro, C-IAYT, a licensed psychologist who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, specializes in health psychology and behavioral medicine.

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