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.

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: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1
Must be taken first; prerequisite to all other modules.
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

2018 Trainings

Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1
July 23–August 5, 2018
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,990

Module 2: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 2
August 6–19, 2018 
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,895


2019 Trainings

Beginning in 2019, Part 1 and 2 must be taken together as listed below.

Module 1: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 1
September 22–October 4, 2019
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,990

Module 2: Foundations of Yoga Therapy, Part 2
November 10–22, 2019
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,895

Electives (Select one of the following options)

Module 4: Yoga Therapy Applied in Medical Settings
Will next be offered in 2020
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty

Module 5: Yoga Therapy Applications Within the Mental Health Field
February 1–10, 2019
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,049

Module 6: In-Depth Anatomy of Asana
March 1–10, 2019
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,049

Module 7: Pranayama, Mudra, and Subtle Anatomy in Yoga Therapy
March 10–19, 2019
Mary Northey, Joseph Le Page, and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,049

Module 8: Embodying the Principles of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
Will next be offered in 2020
Mary Northey and KSIYT Faculty
Tuition $1,049

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 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. 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 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?
Until the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy is accredited on its own by IAYT, 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.

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. 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 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 Integrative Yoga Therapy school founded by Joseph Le Page. Kripalu has submitted an application to IAYT for accreditation of our yoga therapy program, and will be able to provide information on our status after IAYT completes its review process.

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? 
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.

Apply

Until the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy is accredited on its own by IAYT, 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.