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Yoga Therapy Applied in Medical Settings 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program, Module 4

For students who have completed Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1. Scholarship eligible.

Module 4 of Integrative Yoga Therapy training presents yoga therapy applications for medical conditions. Each day focuses on a system of the body, the most common medical conditions affecting that system, and specific therapeutic yoga approaches to support healing. You learn a detailed protocol for a condition being highlighted that day, and leads a practice based on that protocol.

Important facets of this training include

  • Half- and full-day workshops offered by leaders in the field who have in-depth experience in treating specific conditions with yoga
  • Contraindications for yoga therapy treatment of these conditions
  • Daily morning asana class concentrating on one of the conditions being covered that day
  • Yoga nidra and meditation techniques appropriate for each condition.

Teaching Format and Contact Hours

This course is a one-week residential program fulfilling 65 contact hours. Classes are held daily, beginning at 6:00 am and ending at 8:30 pm. These hours can be applied to the 800-hour Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Min 1 year
Suitable For
Program Theme
Therapeutic 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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Debra Jensen, PTA, E-RYT 500, CHC, is an integrative yoga therapist with 15 years of experience as a physical therapist assistant. She brings a love and enthusiasm for yoga to her work.

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Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is a family practice physician, Director of Medical Education for Kripalu programs, and a Kripalu faculty member who has trained thousands of individuals in mind-body practices for health and vitality.

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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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Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a physician, medical acupuncturist, certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and coauthor of Yoga for Healthy Aging.

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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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Robyn Tiger, MD, C-IAYT, RYT-500, is a physician, certified yoga therapist, researcher and founder of Yoga Heals 4 Life serving those touched by cancer, anxiety, and stress related disorders.

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