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Yoga Therapy Training Courses and Certification

Yoga Therapy's Unique Approach

Yoga therapy is born from the ancient practice of yoga and informed by modern knowledge.

Its aim is to educate, empower, and enable clients to take an active role in their health and wellness.

A yoga therapist uses frameworks from the traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. We combine this age-old wisdom with Western medicine research and perspective. This helps clients improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

A yoga therapist applies yoga techniques to specific health conditions. This requires yoga therapy training to learn the techniques themselves. These can include asana, pranayama, chanting, philosophy or point of view, and meditation. Yoga therapy training also teaches you how to apply these techniques therapeutically.

Get Your Yoga Therapy Certification Online

Next Class Starts on June 27

What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Yoga Therapy Certification?

  • You can work as a general practitioner or as a specialist
  • Yoga therapy certification can increase your clientele as well as your earning potential
  • It’s easy to integrate yoga therapy with other healing modalities, including Western medicine
  • Yoga therapy training allows you to better support clients’ health and wellness needs
  • You can help clients move out of suffering from many 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?

Our yoga therapy online courses are flexible. Complete coursework and pay for each training module at your own pace. You can finish our Foundations yoga therapy training online in one year or take as long as you need. In one more year, you can get IAYT certified through our Advanced program.

While coursework is available 24/7 online, we also schedule live training components. Our students can ask teachers questions and receive guidance in real time. You can also interact with other students. Learn in a community of your peers at Breathing Deeply, even in an online yoga therapy course.

We have successfully run our yoga therapy training online for over a decade. Throughout the years, we have continuously refined our program. By staying adaptable, we ensure we’re meeting our students’ needs.

Students come to us from all over the United States and Canada. In New England, we have students from Boston, Massachusetts, to Portland, Maine. Elsewhere on the East Coast, we have students in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. In the Mid-Atlantic, we’ve had students from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. We even get students in the Midwest from Indiana, Michigan, and more, as well as students from the South in Austin and beyond.

The Opportunity of Yoga Therapy Programs

This moment represents an exciting opportunity for yoga therapy! Although it’s based in a long tradition of healing, yoga therapy is a relatively new career. Today, it’s gaining awareness and recognition as an effective healing modality.

Practitioners are creating a new paradigm in wellness between medicine and yoga therapy. Public demand for yoga therapy and research on yoga are both on the rise. As a result, career opportunities in the field are expanding every day.

Our Foundations of Yoga Therapy Course

Complete the Foundations of Yoga Therapy Program in one year! Need more time? You’re welcome to work around own 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

Looking for the highest level of yoga therapy certification? You’re eligible for C-IAYT certification through our 875-hour Advanced Yoga Therapy Program.

It consists 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. This allows you to complete our advanced yoga therapy training online. After our Advanced training, you can earn your yoga therapy certification online. You must pass a final exam from the IAYT consisting of both verbal and written questions.

Our graduates 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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Want To Join Our Yoga Therapy Training?

Next Class Starts on June 27

Curious about what happens when you submit your application and how long it takes?

First, fill in your application form below. Please make sure your application is as detailed as possible so we can get to know you.

Once you submit your application, you can schedule a call with our admissions staff.

You will receive an email from us with the next steps toward enrollment.

Not sure if you’re eligible to apply?

We have programs for each level of yoga expertise.