Overview

Teach yoga with a special focus on health and well-being.

The Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga training program gives students in-depth skills to teach yoga as a vehicle for total wellness. Along with offering yoga classes with a focus on health and healing to the general public, KSIYT graduates teach yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary settings including hospitals, businesses, and healthcare settings. KSIYT teachers also develop special focus programs, such as yoga for back care, depression, seniors, stress management, and many other health conditions.

Curriculum

Learn to work with therapeutic groups in a variety of settings.

Upon successful completion of the 300-hours, students receive a certificate and may apply through Yoga Alliance for the 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation.

The yoga therapy components of our 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga program are based on our accreditation with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from our Yoga Alliance Registry RYS status.

Prerequisite YTT Requirements
Certification Hours 200
Therapeutic Yoga Course Hours
Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1 103
Module 2: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 2 103
Elective + Homework 75 + 19
  300

Electives (Select one of the following options)

Complete one of these Integrative Yoga Therapy Modules:

  • Yoga Therapy Applied in Medical Settings
  • Yoga Therapy Applications Within the Mental Health Field
  • In-Depth Anatomy of Asana
  • Pranayama, Mudra, and Subtle Anatomy Applied in Yoga Therapy
  • Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy

Descriptions of each module are available here.

Dates and Costs

Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1
July 22–August 4, 2019
July 13-26, 2020
July 12-25, 2021
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,990

Module 2: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 2
August 5–18, 2019
July 27-August 9, 2020
July 26-August 8, 2021
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,920

Electives (Select one of the following options)

Module 4: Yoga Therapy Applied in Medical Settings
March 6-15, 2020
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,074

Module 5: Yoga Therapy Applications Within the Mental Health Field
February 1–10, 2019
March 5-14, 2021
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,074

Module 6: In-Depth Anatomy of Asana
March 1–10, 2019
March 16-25, 2021
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,074

Module 7: Pranayama, Mudra, and Subtle Anatomy in Yoga Therapy
March 10–19, 2019
October 8-17, 2021
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,074

Module 8: Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
Will next be offered in 2020
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,074

The yoga therapy components of our 800-hour IYT training are based on our accreditation provided by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Daily Schedule

When you train with the Kripalu Schools, you benefit from a unique immersion experience in our beautiful retreat center setting. While you’re here, you develop tools to cultivate health, create community, and encourage a quest for knowledge. We offer a variety of accommodation options to support your experience and budget needs, ranging from dormitories to private rooms.

Student and Faculty Testimonials

Faculty Mary Northey

I love the experiential components of the training, a direct way to embody and assimilate the material at all levels of being...

Student Dayna J.

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

Student Feather P.

It’s the most beautiful, holistic, loving approach to learning of the ancient texts. The care and dedicated from Joseph and ...

Frequently Asked Questions

With the announcement that Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) will become a part of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, we anticipate that prospective students, current students, and graduates of IYT will have questions about how this news will affect them or the IYT program. We hope the following FAQ answers your questions, but if not, contact us: kripaluschools@kripalu.org or 800.848.8702.

Will Joseph Le Page and the IYT faculty continue to teach in the program?
Yes, Joseph and some IYT faculty will become part of the Kripalu faculty and will continue to teach the IYT curriculum. Some Kripalu faculty will also be trained gradually over the next 2-3 years to ensure continuity.

Will the application process be changing?
As of July 23, 2018, Kripalu receives, reviews, and decides on applications for our yoga therapy certification. Apply here.

What, if anything, will change for students enrolled in the Module 3 Internship Program (mentored practicum)?
Module 3 Internship was held by IYT through 2017. On January 1, 2018, Kripalu took over operation of this module. Due to new IAYT standards, the module had to be updated and the new version is known as the Practicum. If you are an enrolled student in the 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program, you may register for the Practicum here, after the successful completion of Module 2.

Will KSIYT programming be eligible for scholarships?
Yes, KSIYT programs are eligible for Kripalu Scholarships. Scholarship Application

Do KSIYT modules count toward the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, the 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, or the 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?
No, KSIYT modules only count toward the respective 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Yoga Therapy Training or the 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program.

Is the 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Training registered with Yoga Alliance?
Yes. Upon completion of Module 1, Module 2, and the elective, you'll receive a 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga certificate. You may use this certificate, along with your 200-hour yoga teacher certification, to apply with Yoga Alliance for the 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation. You may download Joseph Le Page’s response to Yoga Alliance’s decision regarding yoga therapy, here.

Is the 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)?
Yes, the training program is currently accredited under the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

Will the schedule of modules change? Will there be more or fewer modules?
The schedule has changed slightly. Modules 4–8 are now nine days and there are no evening sessions in any residential modules (1, 2, and 4–8) in order to better support the student experience, with some infrequent exceptions.

Apply

As of July 23, 2018, Kripalu receives, reviews, and decides on applications for our yoga therapy certification. Apply here.