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. Each year is an advanced Yoga teacher training registered with the Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hour certification. Completion of both years exceeds the requirements of the 800-hour draft standards from the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 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.

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 develop and justify Yoga Therapy protocols for chronic conditions (Year 1) and special populations (Year 2), and also conduct and present relevant research in a participatory learning environment
  • 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, or health professionals with at least one year of serious study and practice of 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, or a health professional with at least one year of Yoga study and practice.

 

 


Applications for 2014
are Now Open!

RYS500 Registered Yoga School

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School

 

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is a preventive and promotive health science, focusing on the individual to uncover the potential of their own healing process; breath by breath, moment by moment.