Niroga Yoga Therapy Training

Yoga Therapy Training

A Comprehensive 2-Year Yoga Therapy Program

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 just one year (Year 1 or Year 2) qualifies for the Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hour certification. Since Niroga's program is accredited by IAYT, completion of both years qualifies students to receive IAYT's yoga therapy certification, C-IAYT.

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.

Tuition and Application

We are now accepting applications for February 2016.

If you are ready to transform your life and share the authentic practice of yoga please fill out our application form today.

Contact Us

For program inquiries, please contact Heidi Brown, Niroga Yoga Therapy Program Manager, at [javascript protected email address].

*Apply Now for Feb 2016

RYS 500 Yoga Alliance

IAYT Accredited
Niroga is accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. For more information, contact:

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).