Yoga Therapy Training Programs

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Yoga for Emotional Health &Healing

100 hour program

Yoga as 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 restore balance and promote 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 use yoga therapy with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma in a clinical and community setting. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to experience therapeutic yoga practices and apply their knowledge through teaching, assignments and small group work.

Program Overview:

Module I: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Module II: Yoga for Trauma 

Module III: The Unique Art and Science of Yoga Therapy

Module IV: Yoga Therapy Mentorship

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 promote optimal emotional health and how to tailor therapeutic yoga practices for clients suffering with depression, anxiety and trauma.

Module I: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

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Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Yoga Therapy.
  • Learn the basic principles of Yoga Therapy.
  • 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.
  • Understand how anxiety and depression influence the physical, energetic, mental, and emotional body. 
  • Learn evidence-based yoga practices to meet and manage anxiety and depression with asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga nidra.
  • Learn how to create a safe therapeutic yoga sequence to meet your client’s needs.
  • Learn components necessary for creating a therapeutic yoga class.
  • 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.

Continuing Education Credits available for Social Workers and LMHC. 

Module 2: Yoga for Trauma

Learning Objectives

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  • Learn the basic principles of trauma informed yoga therapy.
  • Understand how trauma influences the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body.
  • Review fundamental yoga as 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.

Continuing Education Credits available for Social Workers and LMHC.

Module III: The Unique Art & Science of Yoga Therapy

Learning Objectives

  • Explore and understand how to help your clients cultivate balance the subtle body.

  • Understanding the teacher/client relationship: how to build a therapeutic relationship. 
  • The importance of communication skills and therapeutic language.
  • Understand the evolution of Yoga Therapy field and it's current landscape. 
  • Review ethical principals, scope of practice and professional responsibilities of a Yoga Therapist.
  • Learn about the business of Yoga Therapy in community and private practice settings.
  • The importance of self care as a Yoga Therapist.

Module IV: Mentorship

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Join an intimate group of like minded teachers and caring professionals to discuss and address many of the questions and challenges that face those bringing yoga therapy techniques to various health and wellness settings. Learn how to navigate challenging situations, find your authentic voice, gather inspiration for your teaching and further hone your skills. This program will also be an opportunity to share ideas, build networks, and gain valuable feedback. Those who have previously completed a therapeutic yoga training or currently offer yoga therapy in a clinical or yoga setting to promote wellness will be best suited for this program. 

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 treatment plans and 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 as 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 yoga as therapy program which includes 80 contact and 20 non-contact hours.

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.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made 21 days prior to the commencement of training start date are eligible to receive tuition less $500 deposit. Cancellations made within 21 weeks or during the training will not receive a refund or transfer. Soulful Yoga Therapy’s cancellation policy is firm.

Application

Upon registration, please request a program application form at soulfulyogatherapy@gmail.com

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.


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