Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy

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Integrative Yoga Therapy

Bringing the ancient insights of yoga into mainstream wellness programs.
 

Yoga therapists merge ancient yoga practices with evidence-based protocols to address many physical and mental health conditions ailing our modern world. As a yoga therapist, you will be trained to develop classes and individualized instruction that utilize yoga’s most powerful tools—asana, pranayama, mudra, yoga nidra, mantra, and meditation—to treat a myriad of issues including

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain, arthritis, and osteoporosis 
  • Stress, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders 
  • Autoimmune diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other illnesses. 

More specifically focused than a general yoga class, yoga therapy sessions address many common diseases, injuries, and conditions, and are tailored to the unique needs of an individual or a small group. Yoga therapy complements allopathic approaches to healing, helping to bring greater physical and emotional relief to clients.

As proven vehicles for wellness, healing, and transformation, yoga and yoga therapy have been successfully incorporated into settings such as hospitals, schools, universities, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. Yoga therapists are on the front lines, advocating for yoga’s healing capacity, while delivering impressive outcomes. 

For more than 20 years, the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s (KSIYT) curriculum has inspired students to be these agents of change. Certified graduates bring holistic wellness to communities through private practices and through neighborhood institutions. Whether in group settings or in one-on-one sessions, yoga therapists know how to custom design a suite of effective therapeutic yoga practices to address special populations wrestling with specific conditions. KSIYT provides students with the necessary skills to bring yoga therapy into mainstream healthcare, treatment, and wellness approaches in ways that are safe, accessible, and effective.  

Interested in becoming a therapeutic yoga professional?  
 

KSIYT’s 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program, available in a hybrid format of online and onsite courses, provides a best-in-class experiential training that lets you build skills and clinical practice as you make your way through the curriculum. Each of the training’s nine modules offer a rich assortment of tools and techniques used to assess client needs and goals to facilitate balance at the physical, energetic, psychoemotional, intuitive, and spiritual levels.  

The first three modules result in students receiving their 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga certification:

  1. Foundations of Yoga Therapy Part 1 
  2. Foundations of Yoga Therapy Part 2 
  3. In-Depth Anatomy of Asana 

Students in the 800-Hour certification program then advance to the final six modules:

  1. Practicum Immersion  
  2. Mentored Clinical Practicum 
  3. Yoga Therapy Applied in Medical Settings 
  4. Yoga Therapy Applications Within the Mental Health Field 
  5. Pranayama, Mudra, and Subtle Anatomy Applied in Yoga Therapy 
  6. Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy  

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Student Testimonials

Student Trishan H.

As a yoga therapist, I get to be part of someone’s healing journey.

Student Nya P.

I gained the tools to be an effective yoga therapist, within a nurturing, supportive, non-competitive environment.

Student Eileen L.

My yoga therapy training at Kripalu helped me integrate my lives as a yoga teacher and a scientist into one.

Student Dayna J.

“If you are looking for an experiential training focused on spiritual [and] personal growth, heart-based therapeutics and...

Scholarships

Kripalu Schools are committed to supporting individuals interested in enhancing their life and realizing their full potential through yoga, yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and mindful outdoor leadership regardless of background or financial status. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of Kripalu’s patrons and donors. Financial assistance is offered when funding is available.  

Currently, limited scholarships are available for certain Kripalu School of Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, Kripalu School of Ayurveda 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda, and Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership Level 1 certification. Scholarships are not currently available for 300-Hour, 450-Hour, 800-Hour, or 1000-Hour tracks within Kripalu Schools.  

Scholarship applications will be reviewed, and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need and/or are BIPOC candidates who will expand access to yoga, Ayurveda, and mindful outdoor nature experiences in historically underserved communities. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please notify kripaluschools@kripalu.org, and we can confirm whether scholarship slots are available for your desired training. Once accepted into a training, you can complete the Kripalu Schools Scholarship Application Form. (Scholarship applications will not be processed without prior program acceptance.) Please note that scholarships are limited and awarded on a rolling basis. Thus, those that apply early are given the best chance of securing any available financial support. 

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Registration

Once you have been notified of acceptance into your program, contact Registrations at 413.448.3152 to confirm your space in the training and reserve your accommodations. In order to register for a Kripalu professional training, with the exception of select 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, you must first receive an acceptance decision from the Kripalu School of Yoga. 

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

Payment Policy
100 percent of total program cost—tuition, housing (or commuter fee), and meals for on campus programs, and tuition for online programs—is due at time of registration to reserve program space. Payment plans are not available.

Tuition Cost
Please note that tuition does not include housing accommodations or meals for on-campus portions of the training. If you are registering for a program that includes on-campus components, you must also register for housing accommodations. Please visit Kripalu’s accommodations page for more information on housing options and costs.

Refunds for On Campus and Online Trainings*
Refunds (less a $50 processing fee) will be given according to the following schedule: for cancelations up to the start of the program, 100 percent of monies paid will be refunded. From program start and up to completion of 25 percent of the program, 75 percent of tuition will be credited to your Kripalu account. Up to completion of 50 percent of the program, 50 percent of program tuition will be credited. Up to completion of 75 percent of the program, 25 percent of the program tuition will be credited. A credit for any unused days related to on campus accommodations (or commuter fee) and meals will also be given. All credits on account will be valid for 1 year from date of issue. No other refunds or credits are available. Kripalu’s standard cancellation policy applies to all other charges such as Healing Arts booking. Please note: cancellation of program involvement also includes dismissal of a student by Kripalu administration due to violations of student agreements and/or guest center policy. For cancelations due to Covid-19, please click here.  

Notes on Terms
For programs offered with multiple on campus and/or online sessions with nonprogram days in between course days, credits on account are based on full program length—meaning total number of days in which the program holds sessions associated with the posted tuition. (E.g. a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher training offered in two 12-day on campus sessions will have one tuition that covers 24 days, and early departure after the first 12-day session would result in a 50% tuition credit plus an additional credit for any unused accommodations/commuter fee and meal charges for program days remaining.)   

For other certifications with multiple modules, program cost is determined based on one module at a time. Program start date refers to the start of each module.

Refunds for Kripalu Schools Scholarship Recipients 
Refunds will be given according to the following schedule: for cancellations up to the start of the program, 100 percent of monies paid will be refunded. From program start and up to completion of 25 percent of the program, 50 percent of the monies paid will be credited to your Kripalu account. Up to completion of 50 percent of the program, 25 percent of the monies paid will be credited. All credits on account will be valid for 1 year from date of issue. No other refunds or credits are available, including any additional consideration for accommodations/commuter fee or meals. Kripalu’s standard cancellation policy applies to all other charges such as Healing Arts booking. Please note: cancellation of program involvement also includes dismissal of a student by Kripalu administration due to violations of student agreements and/or guest center policy. 

Method of Payment 
Acceptable forms of payment are  

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Personal checks (US dollars)
  • Money orders (US dollars)

*If you are an international student traveling to Kripalu for a training and you are unable to obtain a visa to allow you entrance into the United States, we will refund in full all monies paid toward tuition and housing, including the $50 processing fee.