Yoga Therapy Training: Principles
- Feb 5 – 12, 2017
- Jun 4 – 11, 2017
Nursing CEU Eligible: 38 hours
This in-depth 7-day program is the first module of Ananda’s Yoga Therapy Training. It will give you many practical foundational skills necessary for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice. You will also gain an understanding of the foundations of yoga therapy, which come from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
In this course you will:
- Gain practical client assessment skills (including structural and functional assessment, basic Ayurvedic constitution assessment)
- Learn how to take and document a client history
- Learn to create, document, and evaluate individualized therapeutic yoga plans
- Deepen your understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
- Learn how to design individualized yoga therapy regimes
- Discover how Yoga and Ayurveda work together to promote well-being of body, mind, and spirit.
- Deepen your understanding of the breadth of Yoga teachings (asanas, meditation, pranayama, diet, yoga philosophy, intuition, lifestyle, and more), and how they can be used to help a client therapeutically
- Explore Energy Healing: how to send healing energy to others; the roles of prayer and intention; the power of the mind; the therapeutic use of affirmations, visualizations, and mantra
- Explore important issues in conducting the business of yoga therapy
In addition, you will learn how to communicate with health care professionals: how to generate and interpret referral information. You’ll explore how to establish therapeutic relationships with your clients: how to set clear boundaries; what are professional and ethical boundaries; listening and communication skills.
In short, by the end of the week, you will have been given the basic skills for creating your own yoga therapy practice. We hope you will take advantage of this rich opportunity!
This program is the foundation for all of our other yoga therapy programs. It is a prerequisite for the Musculoskeletal Yoga Therapy course and most of the other Core Ananda Yoga Therapy Training.
For more information, see Course Syllabus.
The Ananda Yoga Therapist Certification program is so much more than I imagined. I have been teaching for 14 years and have wanted to expand and deepen my knowledge as well as work more therapeutically with my students.
The program is all embracing ~ asana, ayurveda, chakras, special health issues touching on body, mind, and spirit. The instructors were wonderful, knowledgeable, supportive, and enthusiastic. The environment is conducive to learning as well as personal growth.
—T. C., Palo Alto, CA
Ananda Yoga Therapy Training
- Flow Chart of Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Courses
- Course Syllabi
- Tuition Costs
- Yoga Therapy Training Courses Scheduled
- Frequent Questions
- Apply for Level 1
- Student Handbook with Costs
- Bridge to Ananda Yoga
- Ananda Yoga Assistantship
- Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
- Yoga Therapy Training: Principles
- Yoga Therapy Training: Seniors and Bone Strength
- Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 2
- Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges 2
- Ananda Meditation Teacher Training
- The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita According to Yogananda
- Advanced Pranayama
- Yoga Therapy Training: Psychology and Mental Health
- Yoga Therapy Training: Musculoskeletal 1
- Yoga Therapy Training: Ayurveda
- Yoga Therapy Training: Health Challenges I
- Meditation Solutions
- Spiritual Counseling Training
- The Essence of the Yoga Sutras According to Yogananda
or e-mail or call us at 1-800-346-5350
Costs are on a per person basis.
- Feb 5 – 12, 2017
- Jun 4 – 11, 2017
Yoga Therapy Training: Principles 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: Principles . 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.
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.