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The curriculum for the 800-hour Certified Yoga Therapy program is a combination of the 300-hour Foundation Curriculum and the 500-hour Advanced Curriculum.

Students will learn to assess and address physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual imbalances from an Eastern & Western perspective and address imbalances in one-on-one & small group therapeutic sessions using the following practices: (ni)yama, asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and meditation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy and employ problem solving tools from Vedantic, Buddhist and Northern Indian Shaivite Tantric traditions of yoga.
  • Identify and list common conditions, medications and medical terminology associated with the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic and reproductive systems.
  • Use the Integrated Systems Model (Lee & Lee) to assess and address a client’s physical concern, find the underlying cause and provide a home program.
  • Assess the chakra system according to the Tantric Yoga tradition and provide a practice to balance using yogic techniques.
  • Work as a yoga therapist with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and eating disorders and understand both yogic and western medical perspectives and approaches.
  • Create safe classes and practices for trauma survivors that emphasize choice and focus on the cultivation of interoceptive awareness.
  • Adapt traditional yoga poses to chair yoga for a diverse population. Understand the issues & health concerns of an aging population.

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