Niroga Yoga Therapy Training

A Comprehensive 2-Year Yoga Therapy Program

Yoga Therapy Training
© Bethany Hines

Building on its highly regarded year long training program for Certified Yoga Teachers, Niroga Institute also offers a 2-year Certified Yoga Therapist program. This training is designed for advanced Yoga teachers and other health professionals who want to supplement their practice with yoga therapeutic techniques. If you are a yoga teacher or health care professional with a serious yoga practice, you will gain valuable insight from knowledgeable yoga faculty and fellow practitioners.

Each training year is an advanced teacher training designed to deepen knowledge and skills for practicing yoga teachers and health care professionals. Completion of Year 1 qualifies for the Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hour certification. Completion of both years exceeds our 800 hour yoga therapy standard for practice. Niroga Institute supports the IAYT educational standards and has submitted an application for accreditation. Niroga will provide information on status after the IAYT completes it's review process.

Distinguishing Features:

  • Excellent faculty with great depth of experience, present an immersive experience of their wide range of expertise during monthly weekend modules
  • Public Yoga Therapy workshops during weekend modules allow for integration of theory and practice
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in Niroga Community Yoga classes taught by Yoga Therapists (or in Niroga-approved therapeutic yoga classes if residing outside the Bay Area)
  • Students conduct Client Assessment and Case Studies in Year 2, and report back in facilitated review, moderated by faculty


Year 1: Common Chronic Conditions

With an emphasis on all our major physical systems and many common chronic conditions, including arthritis and asthma, back and neck pain, diabetes and depression, headaches and hypertension, insomnia and IBS, and much more.

Requirements to apply for Year 1: A 200 hour level teacher training and experience in teaching yoga.


Year 2: Special Populations

With an emphasis on a wide range of populations, including seniors, cancer survivors, prenatal/postpartum, rehab/recover, chronic pain, at-risk youth, and those with special needs.

Requirements to apply for Year 2: Completion of Niroga Year 1 Yoga Therapy training, or a 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher training from a qualified school.



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What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is the application of yoga practices (movement, breathwork and meditation) for optimal health and well-being. Validated by the latest medical research, Yoga Therapy is one of the most effective complementary and integrative therapies for many common chronic conditions (e.g. hypertension and diabetes, asthma and arthritis, anxiety and depression), as well as special populations (e.g. dealing with aging, addiction, pregnancy or childbirth, chronic stress and trauma).