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Yoga Therapy Training Courses and Certification

Yoga Therapy's Unique Approach

Born from the ancient practice of yoga and informed by modern knowledge.

The aim of yoga therapy is to educate, empower, and enable clients to take an active role in their health and wellness.

A Yoga Therapist uses frameworks from the Yoga and Ayurveda traditions combined with western medicine research and perspective to help clients improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

A Yoga Therapist applies yoga techniques to specific health conditions. This requires yoga therapy training in both the techniques (asana, pranayama, chanting, philosophy or point of view, and meditation) and the therapeutic applications of these techniques.

Get Your Yoga Therapy Certification Online

Next Class Starts on April 16

What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Yoga Therapy Certification?

  • Can successfully work as a general practitioner or as an effective specialist
  • Your yoga therapy certification can potentially increase your clientele as well as your earning potential
  • Yoga therapy is easily integrated with other healing modalities and can be used in conjunction with western medicine
  • You will have the yoga therapy training to support individuals’ health and wellness needs
  • You will be able to help clients move out of suffering from a number of physical conditions including:
    • Back pain
    • Shoulder injury
    • Sciatica
    • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • And more
  • You will also know therapeutic practices to address:
    • Anxiety disorders
    • PTSD
    • Insomnia
    • Depression
    • autoimmune diseases
    • Addiction 
    • Obesity
    • Cancer support 
    • And more

How Does Our Online Yoga Therapy Training Work?

When you sign up for one of our yoga therapy online courses, you have the flexibility to complete coursework and pay for each training module at your own pace. You can complete our Foundations yoga therapy training online in one year and get certified with our Advanced course in as little as 2 years or take as long as you need.

Our modules are delivered live on a schedule, ensuring that our students can ask their teachers questions, receive real-time guidance, and learn in a community of your peers, even in an online yoga therapy course. We have been successfully running yoga therapy training online for over a decade, continuously refining our program to best meet the needs of our students.

Students come to us from all over the United States and Canada, including Boston, Massachusetts; Silver Spring, Maryland; New York City, New York; Washington, DC; Indiana; Michigan; New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Maine; Virginia; Ontario, Canada; and many more.

The Opportunity of Yoga Therapy Programs

This point in time represents an exciting opportunity for yoga therapy! Though based in a long tradition of healing, yoga therapy is a relatively new occupation gaining awareness and recognition as an effective healing modality. This opening in healthcare is creating a new paradigm in wellness between the medical and yoga therapy fields. Career opportunities are emerging at a rapid pace due to public demand and greater attention to yoga therapy research.

Our Foundations of Yoga Therapy Course

Complete the Foundations of Yoga Therapy Program in one year – or more, depending on your personal timeline.

The Foundations Program consists of:

  • 50 pre-recorded lectures
  • Coursework
  • Assignments and online social network
  • Live Q&As with head teacher and Breathing Deeply creator, Brandt Passalacqua
  • Virtual/online learning retreat modules
  • Hands-on experience with other students

“What initially drew me to this particular program was primarily logistics: the ability to do the entire foundations program from my home if I chose. Upon starting the program, however, I realized my great fortune for finding Brandt and his wealth of knowledge and accessibility. Brandt’s ability to distill ancient practices into comprehensible, practical application in a true gift. I am receiving ‘industry skills’ that give me the tools and confidence to work with people in a deeper way.”

Lisa McKenzie, Yoga Instructor & Therapist

Our Advanced Yoga Therapy Course and Certification

The 875-hour Advanced Yoga Therapy Program gives you the highest level of yoga therapy certification — C-IAYT.

It is made up of three parts:

  • The Foundations of Yoga Therapy Program
  • 8 week-long live virtual learning modules
  • Mentored practicum in the community

The Advanced Yoga Therapy Program includes 8 weeks of “retreat” modules held virtually, allowing you to complete this advanced yoga therapy training online. Once all components of the course are complete, you can earn your yoga therapy certification online by passing a final exam consisting of both verbal and written questions.

Graduates of this program work in healthcare, mental health, pain management, and other areas.

“This is the complete package. The online lectures are great, and you can go back as many times as you need. The on-line practices in meditation, pranayama, and chanting have really helped me deepen my practice. The Garrison Institute retreats are a joy with great camaraderie (and delicious food).”

Carol Day Young, PhD & Yoga Therapist

radically balanced yogi

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Next Class Starts on April 16

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