Our Yoga Therapy Program is designed to certify you to work with individuals within the yoga therapy model. Upon completion, you will have the information and skills to work one-on-one with people for a wide range of conditions. The course will teach you anatomy, philosophy, theory, and how to apply this information and tools in a therapeutic setting. The course is structured to be completed in about one year. The unique blended online, in-studio and retreat format allows for schedule flexibility so that people with a variety of life situations can participate.
This program and curriculum is based on years of knowledge and experience as a practicing Yoga Therapist. You will be taught through a Koshic “lens” or framework. The Koshas are how yoga views the human experience. By the end and completion of this program, you will be able to assess any client and teach them techniques for self-healing. You will have a clear grasp of how human anatomy works and be able to apply it in a real-world setting. This course is designed for actual application and the teachings come from actual cases. The goal of the Yoga Therapy Program is to train people to be clear on how to work with any condition from lower back pain to arthritis, depression to spiritual connection, in a focused way that has full integrity.
The main part of this course, the Foundations course, will be delivered in 50 online lectures (see course outline) with an option in person monthly study group at the UP Campus with other students also in training in our area. The fee for the in-person monthly Campus at UP is $500.
This unique online/in-studio hybrid will give you the support you need to complete the course and truly understand the material.
Weekly Q&As with Brandt
There is also a community Facebook forum for all trainees to ask questions that arise at any time. You will also receive a weekly, live, online, group Q&A with Brandt to delve deeper into the material and get your questions answered. These weekly times change according to the group’s needs.
There are 3-weekend retreats as part of the Foundations course certification. These retreats will be held just above New York City in Claverack, New York at the beautiful WON Dharma Center and are offered 3 times per year. To complete the course you must attend each of the weekend retreats. Each retreat will cover yoga teachings & techniques, Sadhana, and muscle testing/structural analysis.
(Note: The weekends are billed separately, the fee will vary depending on the accommodations you choose. Generally, the cost should be between $500-$650 per weekend including 2 nights and all meals.)
Weekend retreats dates can be found here.
We are also developing a distance option for those too far to make the retreats. The cost for all 3 will be in the $1000 range and will include the same material. Contact us for more information.
Completion and Certification
You may begin and complete this course at any time. There are 4 requirements for certification.
- Completion of all 50 online lectures and coursework
- Attendance of 3-weekend retreats or equivalent
- Completion of 2 papers outlining your case studies
- Oral exam ($250 test fee)
This course is open to all yoga teachers at a 200 hour level or equivalent from any tradition. Others will be considered case by case.
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