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Soulful Yoga Therapy Training & Workshops

Therapeutic Yoga Training and Professional Development Program
Yoga for emotional health and healing

Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering the individual through yoga with a deep awareness and integrated understanding of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. Yoga techniques and practices are adapted to the client’s specific needs in order to understand, manage and treat conditions experienced by the individual, promoting optimal health and wellness.  

This program is designed to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the core therapeutic yoga principals. Students will develop and refine the unique qualities and skills necessary to work as a yoga therapist with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to experience the therapeutic yoga practices and apply their knowledge through teaching, assignments and small group work.
​Who is this program is for:
- Yoga teachers eager to understand how yoga can be applied therapeutically to promote emotional health and to refine the unique skills needed to become a yoga therapist.  
- Clinicians and health professionals wanting to learn an integrated approach to emotional healing and how to tailor therapeutic yoga practices for clients suffering with depression, anxiety and trauma.

Program Overview
Module I: Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
Module II: Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma
Module III: The Unique Art of Teaching Therapeutic Yoga 
Therapeutic Yoga Mentorship Program

Module I: Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety and Depression 

Friday, Jan 23rd, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, Jan 24th, 9am-5pm
Sunday, Jan 25th, 9am-5pm

Learning Objectives
- Introduction to yoga therapy.
- Learn the basic principles of yoga therapy.
- Understand how anxiety and depression influences the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body.
- Review fundamental yoga therapy perspectives and models for understanding and managing emotion.
- Discover the interaction between the body, breath, mind, and emotions in health and well-being.
- Learn evidence-based yoga practices to meet and manage anxiety and depression with asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra.
- Understand what is necessary to establish a safe and therapeutic relationship with your clients.
- Take away specific evidence-based yoga techniques to manage mood in a clinical or private setting.
- Learn components necessary for creating a therapeutic yoga class.

Module II: Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma

Friday, Jan 30th, 6pm-9pm 
Saturday, Jan 31st, 9am-5pm
Sunday, Feb 1st, 9am-5pm

Learning Objectives
- Learn the basic principles of trauma informed yoga therapy.
- Understand how trauma influences the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body.
- Review fundamental yoga therapy perspectives and models for managing dysregulation and trauma in the body.
- Discover the interaction between the body, breath, mind, intellect, and emotions in health and well-being.
- Learn trauma informed evidence-based yoga practices including specific asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra techniques.
- Learn modified practices such as chair yoga to accommodate diverse settings and support clients with a wide range of abilities.
- Understand the elements necessary to create a safe space for trauma survivors 
- Learn how to help your clients create a safe space for themselves within their practice. 
- Take away specific trauma informed yoga techniques for the clinical, group or private setting.
- Learn components necessary for creating a therapeutic trauma informed yoga class.

Module III: The Unique Art of Teaching Therapeutic Yoga 

Friday, Feb 20th, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, Feb 21st, 9am-5pm
Sunday, Feb 22nd, 9am-5pm

Prerequisites: Must have completed the first two modules.

Learning Objectives
- Understanding the teacher/client relationship: how to build a therapeutic relationship. 
- The importance of communication skills and therapeutic language.
- Refine observational skills and learn how to assess postural patterning.
- How to adapt offerings to accommodate all styles of learning.
- Review ethical principals in a therapeutic yoga practice.
- The importance of self care as a Yoga Therapist.

Therapeutic Yoga Mentorship Program

Saturday 12.30pm-5.30pm on March 28th, April 25th, May 16th and June 13th

Prerequisites: Must have completed all three modules.

Learning Objectives
- Refine the application of your therapeutic yoga teaching skills through case studies and on-going supervision.
- Understand and implement intake and assessment/evaluation tools necessary to develop appropriate session strategies and practices.
- Develop specific therapeutic yoga sequences based on client individual needs.
- Recognize and manage the subtle dynamic inherent client/therapist relationship.
- Understand professional issues and requirements such as documentation, ethics, business practices and legal aspects of practice.
- Define your path as a yoga therapist.
- Deepen your commitment to your personal practice and see how your personal practice supports your clients.

Program Format 
Each module is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the application of yoga therapy in each area of study. Modules include lectures, yoga practice focused on the clinical application, practical application of the material through teaching, assignments and small group work, group discussions, readings and homework assignments. The Mentorship program will allow students to continue to develop and refine their personal practice and integrate their professional therapeutic yoga skills through case studies, session recordings, assignments and practical application of knowledge.

Program Hours
This is a 100 hour therapeutic yoga program which includes 80 contact and 20 non-contact hours.

Course Material List
If you have registered for the training, please contact soulfulyogatherapy@gmail.com for a copy of the course materials and pre-training assignments.

Prerequisites
Students must be enrolled in or have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program or be a master’s level mental (or higher) clinician with a regular yoga practice for at least two years.

Continuing Education Credits
Social Work, LMHC and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education available for this program.

Program Pricing
Early Registration - $1,550 to be paid in full before January 10th 
Program Cost - $1,695 with deposit $500 to secure place in the course and remaining balance due before the first day of the program.

Registration
Space is limited! Register online

Application
Upon registration, please complete the program application form and email to soulfulyogatherapy@gmail.com