Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2

Mar 6 – 11, 2018

Yoga therapy for many chronic health conditions, such as Obesity, Diabetes, Coronary bypass surgery, common Cardiac Arythmias, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Headaches (Tension & Migraine), Asthma, and COPD.

Course Hours: Total: 36 (Contact = 28; Non-Contact = 8)
Practicum = 14 (Contact = 6; Non-Contact = 8)


This is a 4-day residential course that includes a combination of lecture, discussion, case studies and practicum.

Yoga therapy has proved extremely helpful for many chronic health conditions. This course covers Obesity, Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Coronary bypass surgery, common Cardiac Arrythmias, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Headaches (Tension & Migraine), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Asthma, and COPD.

We review the anatomy of systems involved and basic pathophysiology for these conditions. Medical, Ayurvedic, and subtle energy perspective on these health challenges are addressed to guide the therapist's choice of interventions. In class, case studies are presented to provide time in practical application of the concepts. Students also apply the knowledge gained by writing up their experience working with volunteer clients in their community and then receiving individualized feed back from course instructors.


Mangala Loper-Powers RN, MN, NP, E-RYT 500, Ananda Yoga Therapist, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Maitri Jones, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, Ananda Yoga Therapist

Required Texts/Reading Materials

  • McCall, Timothy B. Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health & Healing. New York: Bantam, 2012.
  • Ananda Yoga TherapyTraining: Health Challenges 2 Manual. The Expanding Light, 2014.
Maitri Jones

Maitri Jones

Certified Yoga Therapist, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT-500, Ananda Minister, Counselor

Maitri’s name means “Friend” in Sanskrit and well describes her extraordinarily kind and supportive nature. She directs our Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Assistantship program, where she helps YTT grads take their teaching to the next level. She also helped pioneer our Ananda Yoga Therapy Training, and brings great wisdom and experience to her many Yoga Therapy programs. Maitri is a certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher, as well as a registered nurse.

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Nayaswami Mangala

Nayaswami Mangala

Certified Yoga Therapist, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher, E-RYT-500

Nayaswami Mangala has an impressive background in yoga teacher training, Ayurvedic training and practice, and in-depth medical training and practice.

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Costs (TXS2)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Mar 6 – 11, 2018
$570 $735 $1065 $965 $1420

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2 starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

Yoga Alliance RYTs and E-RYTs receive a 10% discount on the total cost for Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2. To receive the discount, please tell us when you register: your name as it appears in the Yoga Alliance registry, and your city/state/country.

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2 starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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The yoga therapy components of these courses are based on our accreditation by IAYT, not derived from our status as an RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.

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