Overview

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

The Integrative Therapeutic Yoga Teacher 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, IYT graduates teach yoga-based wellness programs in a wide variety of complementary settings including hospitals, businesses, and healthcare settings. IYT 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.

This training forms the foundation of our yoga therapist training program. 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 Therapist, not derived from our Yoga Alliance Registry RYS status.

Prerequisite YTT Requirements
Certification Hours 200
Therapeutic Yoga Course Hours
Module 1 125
Module 2 125
Elective 50
  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, Bandha, and Kriya Applied in Yoga Therapy
    Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
  • Submit transfer hours from one pre-approved therapeutic yoga course taught by any of the following teachers: Maria Mendola, Genevieve Yellin, Karen Clarke, Jennifer Ries, Amy Weintraub, Nischala Joy Devi , and Richard Miller.  There is a $75 transfer fee. In addition we accept transfer hours for Uniting Yoga and Ayurveda at Kripalu; transfer fee is waived. If you select this option, you must complete transfer credits by December 31, 2017; effective January 1, 2018, we will no longer accept transfer credits. 

Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy (125 hours)

This foundational training includes

  • The philosophy and psychology of yoga therapy
  • Yoga practices, benefits, and contraindications for each system of the body and for specific health conditions
  • The use of asana in the holistic-healing of musculoskeletal imbalances
  • Evaluation skills for assessing imbalances
  • Movement techniques for developing strength and flexibility
  • Essential Ayurvedic principles for yoga therapy
  • In-depth exploration of the energy body
  • Practical skills for stress management, including relaxation, concentration, meditation, and yoga nidra
  • Yoga-based awareness methods such as body mapping, mandala drawing, and guided imagery.

Required Reading
Joseph and Lilian Le Page, Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Mudras for Healing and Transformation (available at iytyogatherapy.com)
Ray Long, The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga
Robert Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Required Materials
5" Myofascial Black Ball
Small Slo-Mo Ball
Myofascial Ball Foot Kit (Super Balls)
All available at mariaalive.com.

Module 2: Yoga Therapy in Practice (125 hours)

Deepen your understanding of yoga therapy and learn practical applications of Integrative Yoga Therapy principles and techniques.

In Module 2, you

  • Use a variety of formats for evaluation and body reading
  • Receive in-depth instruction in selecting and adapting yoga therapy tools and techniques
  • Understand how to develop and implement a complete yoga therapy program
  • Learn therapeutic sequences that apply the principles of Ayurveda and balance the subtle body
  • Develop listening and dialogue skills to support your clients
  • Observe one-on-one yoga therapy sessions by master therapists.

Required Reading
Joseph and Lilian Le Page, Yoga Toolbox for Teachers and Mudras for Healing and Transformation (available at iytyogatherapy.com)

Required Materials
5" Myofascial Black Ball
Small Slo-Mo Ball
Myofascial Ball Foot Kit (Super Balls)
All available at mariaalive.com.

Dates and Costs

Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy
July 24 –August 6, 2017
July 23–August 5, 2018
Joseph Le Page (Additional faculty to be determined)
Tuition $1,990

Module 2: Yoga Therapy in Practice
August 7–20, 2017
August 6–19, 2018
Joseph Le Page (Additional faculty to be determined)
Tuition $1,990

Electives (Select one of the following options)

Module 4: Yoga Therapy Applied in Medical Settings
April 22–29, 2018​
Joseph Le Page (Additional faculty to be determined)​
Tuition $995

Module 5: Yoga Therapy Applications Within the Mental Health Field
April 29–May 6, 2018​
Joseph Le Page (Additional faculty to be determined)​
Tuition $995

Module 6: In-Depth Anatomy of Asana
This program will next be offered in 2019.

Module 7: Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, and Kriya Applied in Yoga Therapy
August 20–27, 2017
Joseph Le Page (Additional faculty to be determined)
Tuition $995

Module 8: Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
April 13–20, 2018
Joseph Le Page (Additional faculty to be determined)​
Tuition $995

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

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. In our FAQ’s below we hope to answer those questions. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact the IYT office at info@iytyogatherapy.com.

Will Joseph Le Page and the IYT faculty continue to teach in the program?
Yes, Joseph, Lillian and the 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?
For the remainder of 2017, IYT will continue to receive, review, and decide on applications for our yoga therapy certification. The application can be found here on the IYT website. NoteYou'll need to create an account to access the application. On January 1, 2018, the Kripalu Schools will take over this process.

What, if anything, will change for students enrolled in the Module 3 Internship Program (mentored practicum)?
Module 3 will continue to be held by IYT through 2017. On January 1, 2018, Kripalu will take over operation of this module. Until that time, nothing is changing for those enrolled or for those seeking to enroll. If you are an enrolled student in the 800-hr Professional Yoga Therapist Program, you may register here.

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

Will IYT modules count toward the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training or the 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training?
No, IYT modules will 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 50-hour 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.

Who will issue the 300-hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga certificate? What will be on the certificate?
The certificates will remain the same through 2017, issued by Integrative Yoga Therapy with Joseph’s signature on them.

Is the 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)?
Yes. Read more about eligibility for IAYT Certification as a Yoga Therapist.

Will this change impact the tuition?
No, the tuition remains the same.

Will the schedule of modules change? Will there be more or fewer modules?
We’re looking at the schedule of modules now that Integrative Yoga Therapy is part of the Kripalu School of Yoga. 2017 dates will be coming soon.

Apply

For the remainder of 2017, IYT will continue to receive, review, and decide on applications for our yoga therapy certification.  Note You will need to create an account to access the application.  On January 1, 2018, the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda will take over this process.