This course is for yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program from a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school (RYS), have at least one year of experience as a yoga teacher and a minimum of one year of personal yoga practice, and can provide references from their current and past yoga teachers.
The course supports and is designed to comply with the educational standards and competencies set forth by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for the training of yoga therapists, and we are in the beginning stages of the accreditation process.
This includes an in-depth evaluation of our curriculum, faculty, and program details.
The course is delivered in a cohort format, with each training group moving through the program requirements together. Each group begins with a 5-day opening intensive in March, followed by one full weekend of training each month through October. We meet Friday evenings through late Sunday afternoons.
The training takes place in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, and the majority of the training hours each year are in-person. Our primary training location is Ease Mountain Yoga, a studio and training space in the town of Ben Lomond, located about 75 minutes from the San Jose Airport and about 90 minutes from SFO.
A portion of the training is delivered via distance learning, both live and self-paced.
2020 Training Dates
Additional Instruction Time:
Once per month from April-October, students participate in a 2-hour live online class focused on creating a successful career as a yoga therapist.
November 2020 - March 2021
30 Hours of Self-Paced Online Instruction +
Group Therapeutic Class and Mentored Practicum
Weekend Intensive Training Format
(April-October Each Year)
Friday Evenings: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sundays: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Dates for 2021/2022 are detailed in the course catalog
Yoga Teachings and Philosophy
Yoga and the Mind
Biomedical and Psychological Foundations
Anatomy and Physiology
Psychology and Mental Health
Human Development Across the Lifespan
Communicating with Allied Health Professionals
Documenting Yoga Therapy Intakes
Individual and Group Mentorship
Professional Practice & Entrepreneurship for Social Change
Ethical Principles in the Administration of Yoga Therapy
Legal, Regulatory, and Business Issues Pertaining to Yoga Therapy
Cultivating Relationships with Peers, Mentors, Clinicians, and Organizations
150-Hour Mentored Yoga Therapy Practicum
Yoga Therapy Tools
Principles of Therapeutic Relationships
Principles and Skills of Educating Clients/Students
Principles & Skills of Working with Groups
Personal and Professional Development and Continuing Education