I AM Yoga Therapy™ 

800 Hour Yoga Therapy Training

Program Director Hasu Marney Coulter

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is a holistic approach to healing and well-being that combines the principles and practices of yoga with modern medical and psychological knowledge. It is a personalized and integrative form of therapy that uses yoga-based techniques to address physical, mental, and emotional health issues. The primary goal of yoga therapy is to promote overall wellness and alleviate specific health problems.

What is I AM Yoga Therapy™?

There are many different styles of Yoga Therapy, each of which have different areas of focus. Our approach to Yoga Therapy allows you to address the TOTAL person and address the entire range of causes from the invisible to the visible.

Our 800+ hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional training is accredited with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), meets rigorous training standards and is designed to prepare you to successfully work in group, private and clinical settings.

An IAYT accredited program is respected by both the Yoga and Medical field. IAYT is actively working with the medical field to be able to refer clients to yoga therapy and even bill insurance for yoga therapy. This is not yet realized, but that is the goal. As these become realized, the standards will only become higher.

Benefits for Yourself & Clients

  • Improved posture, flexibility and range of motion
  • Increased energy, emotional balance and mental clarity
  • Reduction of chronic pain and tension (results vary)
  • Calming and balancing in the nervous system
  • Techniques to integrate unresolved experiences at the energetic and physical level
  • Increases the body’s capacity to heal itself

What makes our program unique?

The core principle of our 800-hour program is understanding, listening to and freeing energy as a healing force within each individual. 

Each module is interwoven with the others and is intended to eventually create an entire body of knowledge and yoga therapeutic skills which allow the yoga therapy student to have a variety of channels to most appropriately address the individual needs of the client. An assessment module is included early on to help you do this.

Module 1:

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training | 100 Hours

A 5-tool methodology to discern which type of Yoga Nidra techniques are most appropriate for the client. 

Module 2:

General Assessment | 11 Hours

Topics include include: Intake, clear communication, how to document cases, HIPPA laws and confidentiality, communication skills and more. 

Module 3:

I AM Yoga Therapy™ Body Psychology Training | 100 Hours

This module is the core of the 800-hour program. 

Module 4:

Module 4: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training | 50 Hours

Advanced techniques of Yoga Nidra specifically designed to work with emotional integration.

Module 5:

Module 5: Integral Breath Therapy Training | 100 Hours

Incorporating over 20 holistic modalities, ideal for those who cannot access physical poses – and just as effective.

Module 6:

I AM Yoga® Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion | 200 Hours

Gain skills to aid others in listening to the intelligence of the life force in daily life through both sensation and intuition.

Module 7:

Principles of Ayurveda | 12 Hours

This course introduces professionals to the ancient science of Ayurveda and create a foundational understanding of its key concepts.

Module 8:

General Anatomy, Applied Anatomy & Applied Psychology

General Anatomy | 32 Hours

This is an online course introducing basic the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology.

Applied Anatomy | 28 Hours

Review the major pathologies and disorders of each system and management of these as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist. 

Applied Psychology | 7 Hours

How to interact with the client, scope of experience, when to refer, and various personality types through the enneagram.

Module 9:

Putting it All Together | 20 Hours

An opportunity to review and skillfully combine all the components of I AM Yoga Therapy™ into protocols for your clients.

Module 10:

Final Practicum | 150 Hours

This distance learning practicum is to be completed after all other modules are done. Presentation details will be assigned.

Learn from our world-class training faculty

All of our instructors have been practicing and teaching for over 20 years.

Kamini Desai PhD

Hasu Marney Coulter

Program Director & Mentor

Kamini Desai PhD

Kamini Desai, PhD.

Curriculum Developer, Yogeshwari

Indu Heather Arena

Senior Training Faculty

with contributing classes and sessions from:

Chandrakant John Hiester, Meditation in Motion

Hansa Knox

Senior Yoga Therapy Faculty

Chandrakant John Hiester

Carol Lampman

Senior Traning Faculty

Chandrakant John Hiester

Stuart Sovatsky

Senior Training Faculty PhD.

Ready to get started?

The program director of the 800-hour program will be your consistent contact point. You will also be assigned various mentors to support you throughout your training depending on the module you are taking. Our Mentors consist of teachers from our training and offer an exceptional depth of knowledge, skill and compassion.

Your Professional Journey Starts Now

Combining science with the ancient wisdom of yoga, you will graduate with an advanced range of practices and techniques:

Techniques

Learn a vast array of tools and techniques and how to customize them for each individual or group you work with.

Professionalism

Learn how to interact with clients professionally, objectively and compassionately.

APPLIED ANATOMY

Practical understanding of how the areas of the body move and are impacted during yoga practice.

ESSENCE OF YOGA

Learn how to synthesize and transmit the felt-energetic depths of your practice while teaching.

Culmination

Skillfully combine all the components of the training into an appropriate treatment plan for your clients.

Protocols

 

 

  • Protocol development and modifications for various conditions.
  • Conducting intake and assessment
  • How to help clients develop intentions.
  • How to conduct an individualized session
  • Logistics and practicalities of conducting sessions, classes and series
  • How to document cases
  • HIPPA laws and other confidentiality issues
  • Refining and developing communication skills
  • Guidance on leading trauma sensitive classes & sessions

Techniques

 

 

  • Simple energy facilitation techniques
  • Holding the space for a client
  • Prop and partner assisted poses
  • How to lead a yoga therapy class
  • Body reading assessment tools
  • How to adjust poses for various physical conditions or other needs
  • Advanced therapeutic Yoga & Yoga Nidra techniques
  • Body, breath and awareness exercises & how to combine them
  • A foundational understanding of Ayurveda

Applications

 

 

  • Pain, discomfort, and stiffness
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Habits & Addictions
  • Insomnia
  • Body Awareness
  • Spiritual & Energy Awakening
  • Improving range of motion
  • Private Sessions
  • Group Classes
  • Clinical settings

Hear what our grads have to say

Come join our network of IAYT-Accredited Yoga Therapists.

“I am deeply grateful for the I AM Yoga Therapy online course. The training was well supervised. The teachers were committed and genuinely interested in our progress. Help was always available. I am now confidently able to practice both in Australia and France. I highly recommend this Internationally accepted course.

Christiane Jaine

800-HOUR GRADUATE

 

“The 800-Hour I AM Yoga Therapy program invites an ongoing recognition of the innate intelligence of Divine Prana; plus including all the various aspects of an integrative Yoga Therapy offering that meets IAYT requirements. The impact to myself personally, and the ripples that I see with the clients I get to support, continue to expand and remind me who we all really are. Each component builds and integrates in a way that allowed me to receive the teachings and guidance by being met where I was at, gently encouraged and always supported. Highly recommend this path, this program… for your own personal journey, AND to support the journey of other people.”

Rhonda Vroman

800-HOUR GRADUATE

“The 800+ hour I AM Yoga Therapy program was life-changing for me. I feel awakened to an incredible way of supporting people in coming back to their innate wholeness.”

Veda Spidle

800-HOUR GRADUATE

Our recommended order of completion:

Upon registering for this professional training, you will have an opportunity to plan your 2-4-year program with our Program Director. This will help you decide what Modules you will take in order to fit your goals.

Personalized Mentoring

The Program director of the 800 hour program will be your consistent contact point. You will also be assigned various mentors to support you throughout your training depending on the module you are taking. Our mentors consist of teachers from our trainings and offer an exceptional depth of knowledge, skill and compassion.

Prerequisite

I AM YogaⓇ 200-Hour Teacher Training or any 200 hour RYS Yoga Teacher Training*

Module 1 | I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training

Yoga Nidra Professional Training – Lead By Kamini Desai, PhD.
This training introduces the basic philosophical tenets of I AM Yoga Therapy.

Yoga Therapy students understand the genesis of dis-ease at both the subtle (mental/emotional ) level as well as the physical level from BOTH the yogic and scientific perspectives. Yoga Therapy students are taught how to use the techniques of I AM Yoga Nidra to reach into core consciousness and re-write core patterning from this place with the techniques of Yoga Nidra and the use of intention. They understand how experiential reconnection to Source is the basis of healing and how Yoga Nidra can re-establish this experientially. Yoga Therapy students learn about the following conditions from both a Yogic and Scientific perspective and how to use the techniques of Yoga Nidra as Yoga Therapy to support the body to rebalance itself from the inside out.

In-depth Study & Applications include:

  • Stress, Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Habits/Addictions
  • Insomnia

Students receive a 5-tool methodology to discern which type of Yoga Nidra techniques are most appropriate for the client. As part of the final exam, yoga therapy students deliver a Yoga Nidra for a particular condition of their choosing to a fellow classmate with oversight, feedback and guidance from their designated mentor. The techniques of I AM Yoga Nidra are drawn upon in other modules including I AM Yoga Therapy Training, Advanced Yoga Nidra, and in Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion for continuity. In these subsequent trainings, students learn how to apply Yoga Nidra in additional ways for the yoga therapy client.

Includes:
Protocol development and modifications for various conditions.
How to help clients develop intentions.
Learning how to conduct an individualized session
Logistics and practicalities of conducting sessions, classes and series
These techniques are practiced in in-class exchanges and then the student practices them on their own through the practicum assignments that follow the module.

Practicum Assignment: 6 individual Yoga Nidra sessions.

Kamini Desai PhD

Module 2 | General Assessment

General Assessment

In this online module, topics will include:

  • Intake
  • Checking personal biases
  • Clear communication
  • Interpreting objective versus subjective information from client interview
  • How to document cases
  • HIPPA laws and other confidentiality issues
  • Refining and developing communication skills
  • Determining to take a case and developing a protocol

Practicum Assignment: Research and development of protocol; an assignment involving all that has been learned and practicing in real time.

 

Module 3 | I AM Yoga Therapy™ Body Psychology Training

I AM Yoga Therapy Body Psychology Training

This module is the core of the 800-hour, I AM Yoga Therapy program. Students understand how imbalances at any level can be addressed as the stagnated movement of energy through the body.

Whether a condition is showing up at the subtle mental/emotional level or at the gross body level, students learn:

  • Simple energy facilitation techniques
  • Holding the space for a client
  • Prop and partner assisted poses
  • How to lead a Yoga therapy class
  • Body reading assessment tool
  • In-depth Chakra Study & Energy anatomy
  • Mid-training practice and review
  • Incorporating Yoga Nidra into a Yoga Therapy session
  • By the end of this course the student should be able to successfully complete a full yoga therapy session.

 

Students also learn about limits of experience, current regulations, rules and ethics all of which are deepened in later modules.

 

Includes:

  • How to use the 6 limbs of an I AM Yoga Therapy session
  • How to adjust poses for various physical conditions or other needs.
  • Practicing full sessions in class with supervision.

Practicum Assignment: 8 Yoga Therapy sessions, 1 case study (8 sessions with one client)

Kamini Desai PhD

Module 4 | I AM Yoga Nidra Advanced Training

I AM Yoga Nidra Advanced Training

Here the yoga therapy student learns advanced techniques of Yoga Nidra specifically designed to work with emotional integration. Receive training on:

  • The stages of emotional resolution
  • Developing protocols for stages of emotional healing.
  • Yoga Nidra for the Inner Child
  • Yogic Studies of Ancient Scriptures

 

 Includes:

  • Deeper Understanding of Energy Anatomy, Koshas and 4 parts of the mind including the ego.
  • Advanced therapeutic Yoga Nidra techniques.
  • Assessment and delivery of Yoga Nidra protocols for grief, trauma, inner child and other forms of emotional integration.
  • Guidance on leading trauma sensitive classes & sessions

Practicum: 1 case study (4 Advanced Yoga Nidra sessions with one client), 1 report & recording of Yoga Nidra created for designated clinical condition.

Kamini Desai PhD

Module 5 | Integral Breath Therapy Training

Integral Breath Therapy Training

Breath is one of the most powerful methods to non-mentally shift deep energetically held patterns in the body. Incorporating over 20 holistic modalities, this type of Breathwork gives you an energetic and psychological understanding of how to use the breathing process to unlock unresolved issues and the process to support healing on all planes. Ideal for those who cannot access physical poses – and just as effective. Integral Breath Therapy can be used in conjunction with both I AM Yoga Therapy techniques and I AM Yoga Nidra, as you will learn in module 9.

 

 Includes:

  • Deeper understanding of emotional blocks and how apply breathwork
  • When and how to know to use breathwork in a session and where to use it in the structure of a yoga therapy session.
  • Conducting intake and assessment
  • Integration techniques to work with clients with emotional releases during and after their sessions.
  • Protocol development for various conditions.
  • How to adjust breath techniques for various physical conditions or other needs.

Practicum: 4 exchanges, 1 case study (8-10 sessions with one client), 4 one-hour live supervision video calls

Module 6 | I AM Yoga Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion

I AM Yoga Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion

Different from a traditional yoga training, Yoga Therapy students learn specific wording and techniques to guide the student to become aware of areas of frozen prana, to move into these areas consciously and with breath and awareness to allow this energy to move and release itself. Yoga therapy students also go deeper into the understanding of energy as a force for inner healing and awakening through study of various scriptures. You will also gain skills to aid others in listening to the intelligence of the life force in daily life through both sensation and intuition.

This module is designed to provide:

  • A deeper understanding of energy and the role of witness
  • Techniques to lead group yoga therapy sessions
  • Methods to help the students access the inner intelligence of their body
  • Additional poses for group yoga therapy sessions
  • How to incorporate tools of I AM Yoga Nidra TM as well.

Includes:

  • New techniques for teaching group yoga therapy classes.
  • How to lead appropriate practices for groups, keeping in mind the assessment of their conditions, limitations, possibilities, and the overall practice strategy.
  • Practicum assignments to gain real-life experience

Practicum: Facetime teaching review, four documented group yoga therapy classes.

I AM Yoga Teacher, 6 Day Cleanse Leader 

Please note: If applicant took their 200-hour yoga training in a tradition other than through the Amrit Yoga Institute, they are required to register for and successfully complete the online course “The Posture of Consciousness Intensive before completing Module 6: Meditation in Motion®. This is a bridge course designed to layer the principles and practices of I AM Yoga® into any yoga class and prepare you for the next level of study.

Module 7 | Principles of Ayurveda

Principles of Ayurveda

This online course introduces professionals to the ancient science of Ayurveda. It is designed to create:

  • A foundational understanding of the key concepts of Ayurveda
  • How to apply basic Ayurvedic principles as a yoga therapist
  • Explore the interconnectedness of the body and mind from the Ayurvedic perspective
  • Learn how to apply this science to working with your clients by creating treatment plans for their unique constitution.

Practicum: Research and development of protocol.  Students provided case history of mock clients.

Module 8 | General Anatomy, Applied Anatomy & Applied Psychology

General Anatomy, Applied Anatomy & Applied Psychology

General Anatomy: This is an online course introducing basic the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology.

Applied Anatomy*: This component of the Anatomy Module focuses on integrating the yoga subtle body theory, foundations of Āyurveda and the medical model of disease. We will review the major pathologies and disorders of each system and management of these as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist. This includes knowledge of common drugs, surgical procedures, common terminology and pathologies, and how to approach from the point of view of a Yoga Therapist.

Applied Psychology: Applied psychology includes a more in-depth look at how to interact skillfully and compassionately with the client, scope of experience, when to refer, understanding various personality types and how to address their specific needs in a yoga therapy session and more.

*Module 7 (Ayurveda) is a prerequisite to this course.

Module 9 | Putting it All Together

Putting it All Together

This module provides you an opportunity to review what you learned and skillfully combine all the components of I AM Yoga Therapy™ into an appropriate treatment plan for your clients. This program is residential and conducted face to face. This course is followed by at-home practicum assignments in Module 10 overseen by a mentor to solidify what has been learned.

* You must complete modules 1-8 before going on to module 9. Exceptions are considered on a case by case basis. 

 Practicum: Students to create and teach one 3-class yoga therapy series, with focus on a designated condition, plus short video/zoom presentation of series.

I AM Yoga Teacher, 6 Day Cleanse Leader

Module 10 | Final Practicum

Final Practicum

This distance learning practicum is to be completed after all other modules are done. It will be your opportunity to practice and put together all you have learned with mentor oversight and feedback. Practicums include recording yourself giving yoga therapy sessions incorporating all you have learned as appropriate for your client, as well as conducting case studies. You will have prepared for this practicum with fellow students in Module 9. Now you will be practicing on your own.

 Practicum: Video Record 2 complete yoga therapy sessions, conduct three Case Studies (8 sessions per client), present overview of one case study, live via Zoom.

“There is nothing more fulfilling than witnessing my client’s glow on their faces after a deeply healing session that revealed their deep inner knowing and connection to their wholeness.”

Yulia Punita Azriel

800-HOUR GRADUATE

Academic Performance & Program Completion Requirements*

Students must attend all 10 modules and receive a certificate of completion for each module. Upon successful completion of the final Practicum, each student will be provided with an official IAYT- Accredited 800-Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training certificate.

Completion Pathways

This program can be taken over a span of 2 and 4 years. Choose the timeline that’s best for you.

2 Year Completion

Immersive learning

4 Year Completion

Flexible Schedule

800-Hour Students Receive

10% discount off every module

Once enrolled, you only need to register and pay for each module as you go. You do not pay for all 10 modules at once. 800-Hour students receive 10% off every module.

Upcoming Modules

Dates Program Module Location Register Now
Open Dates General Human Anatomy – On Demand On Demand, Self Study
Open Dates Applied Psychology, Yoga Psychology and The Enneagram – On Demand On Demand, Self Study
Open Dates Applied Anatomy – On Demand On Demand, Self Study
Open Dates Principles of Ayurveda – On Demand On Demand, Self Study
Open Dates I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion – On Demand On Demand, Self Study
April 5 - 14, 2024 Integral Breath Therapy – Level 1 Only Live Well Training Center
July 26 - August 2, 2024 Yoga Therapy II: Hands-On Certification Amrit Yoga Institute (Forest Side)
August 22 - 26, 2024 I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion Retreat Amrit Yoga Institute
September 3 - 8, 2024 Advanced I AM Yoga® Teacher Training – Immersion Retreat Amrit Yoga Institute (Forest Side)

Admissions & Registration

Everything you need to know about Yoga Therapy Traning with us.

  1. Applicant must present a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate
  2. If applicant took their 200-hour yoga training in a tradition other than I AM Yoga®, they are required to register for and successfully complete the online course “The Posture of Consciousness Intensive”
  3. Applicant must have a minimum of one-year teaching experience
  4. Applicant must have a minimum of one-year of personal practice
  5. Fill out the application and our Program Director will respond. 

READING MATERIALS & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Literature provided physically or electronically.

Module 1: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion and Certification Manuals & 1 set of cards

Module 2: General Assessment Manual

Module 3: I AM Yoga Therapy™ I & II Manuals

Module 4: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Manual & 1 set of cards

Module 5: Integral Breath Therapy Immersion and Supervision Manual

Module 6: I AM Yoga® Advanced Meditation in Motion Immersion and Certification

Manuals & 1 set of cards

Module 7: Principles of Ayurveda Power Point

Module 8: Applied Anatomy Manual

Module 9: Yoga Therapy by Swami Kripalvananda

getting ready to become a yoga therapist…

Resources and information for all applicants

Program Overview

Modules 1-6

The core principle of our 800-hour program, module 1-6 is understanding, listening to and freeing energy as a healing force within each individual. Each of our trainings represent a different facet of this core principle, and are designed to introduce the yoga therapist to a new yoga therapeutic skill set (or deepen an existing skill set) which they can then practically apply to their yoga therapy practicums and clients in both yoga therapy classes or individual sessions. 

Each module is interwoven with the others and is intended to eventually create an entire body of knowledge and yoga therapeutic skills which allow the yoga therapy student to have a variety of channels to most appropriately address the individual needs of the client. An assessment module is included early on to help you do this.

The 800+ hour training is centered around the I AM Yoga Therapy™ Body Psychology training which acts as the hub of the wheel. In this two-part core course, you will learn foundational Yoga Therapy techniques including assisted poses, prop-assisted poses and facilitation techniques that may be used in both group and one-on-one settings.

Modules 7-9

Modules 7-9 are designed to go deeper into the basics outlined in the previous 6 modules and go deeper into specific applications for yoga therapists. The practical applications for use in yoga therapy session follows this general formula:

  • Modeling of the technique
  • Practicing in-class and classroom exchanges
  • Post module practicum assignments to hone skills from home

Module 10

The practicum assignments following each module are designed to develop skills as learned in that particular module. However, Module 10 practicum is designed for the candidate therapist to pull together ALL techniques into one unified practice based on their assessment of client’s needs.

Order Of Completion

When possible, we suggest you take Modules 1-6 in that order.

Modules 1-6 each have their own practicum portion you will need to complete before taking the next module.

Then begin learning Modules 7-8. NOTE: Module 7 is a prerequisite to Applied Anatomy (in Module 8).

Modules 7-9 delve deeper into the basics learned in Modules 1-6 on the subjects of: Anatomy/Physiology, Applied Psychology, Ayurveda.

It is best if you can complete Modules 1-8 before going on to Module 9 as this module provides you an opportunity to review what you learned and skillfully combine all the components of I AM Yoga Therapy™ into an appropriate treatment plan for your clients.

The final practicum and exam will be provided to you upon completion of Module 9. Module 10 Practicum may only begin after completion after ALL other modules.

*If necessary for scheduling you may take Module 9 after you have completed Modules 1-6 but it is less ideal.

Application Process

  1. Applicant must have a minimum of one-year teaching experience and personal practice.
  2. The 800-Hour Program has an enrollment fee of $800, which includes consistent throughout the duration of your program. This is non-refundable unless your application is denied. In this case, you will be refunded minus a $50 administration fee.
  3. Once you have submitted the enrollment fee, you will by prompted to fill out the 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ application here. There is a save function in the application form so you may have time to complete all the required portions.
  4. Applicant must present a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate, and there is a location for you to upload it built into the application form. Please note: If applicant took their 200-hour yoga training in a tradition other than through the Amrit Yoga Institute, they are required to register for and successfully complete the online course “The Posture of Consciousness Intensive” before completing Module 6: Meditation in Motion®. This is a bridge course designed to layer the principles and practices of I AM Yoga® into any yoga class and prepare you for the next level of study. 
  5. Once your payment and application are received, your submission is reviewed by our Program Director.
  6. You will receive notice of approval or rejection within 30 days of submission of your application.

Transfer Policy

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed some of the I AM Modules listed in the 800 hour program through AYI or approved senior teachers, you may be considered for transfer of up to 300 hours into the program. If seeking to have credit for modules transferred, you need to have graduated in 2013 or later. Trainings taken prior to 2013 do not meet the IAYT competencies. Yoga Nidra professional training is the only exception and you may apply to transfer that module prior to 2013.

  1. I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training (prior to 2013 is allowed for this module only)*
  2. I AM Yoga Therapy™ Body Psychology Training
  3. Integral Breath Therapy Training
  4. I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training
  5. I AM Yoga® Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion
  6. Anatomy and Physiology from a professional school (31 of 67 hours eligible for transfer)

When applying for transfer credits, you will be asked to describe how you have been using each modality since being certified. You will need to provide information that demonstrates to us that you have been using the modality and have knowledge, experience and skill in this area. 

This includes personal practice as well as experience teaching classes, workshops, trainings or facilitating individual private sessions since your year of certification.

Transfer credit is not guaranteed and is based on your continued use of, familiarity, and experience with the modality. After reviewing your application, we may recommend a module be retaken at 50 percent off tuition.

*For I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training

Graduates prior to 2013, you are required to document 100 hours of continuing education in I AM Yoga Nidra™ teaching and practice. 50 hours or less are to be from personal practice or continuing education. These 50 hours may include the following: I AM Yoga Nidra™Advanced Training, I AM Yoga Nidra™ weekends, workshops or retreats. The remaining 50 or more hours need to reflect facilitating in group settings, individual settings, or teaching (workshops, classes, trainings).

For Anatomy and Physiology 

The course must be taken with a creditable school and apply to IAYT competency 2.1.1** with a minimum of 31 hours studying the following topics: Organization of the body, the skeletal system, the muscular system, hematology, blood vascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, nervous system, digestive system, urinary system, endocrine system, female/male reproductive system, integumentary system.

**Competency 2.1.1

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, including all major systems of the body and their interrelationships, as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist.

As part of the application process, you must turn in a written report which includes a summary of each system of the body including but not limited to location, structure, function and relationships. This report will be assessed on accuracy and clarity. This is in addition to your transcripts from a professional school.

If accepted, you will be excused from completing 31-hours of Module 8: Anatomy and Physiology which relates directly to competency 2.1.1 as defined above. You will be required to complete all other portions of Module 8 including Applied Anatomy and Applied Psychology. 

Notes

* Application is reviewed by our Program Director. You will receive notice of approval or rejection within 30 days of submission of your application. Recognition of Prior learning is not guaranteed. After reviewing your application, we may recommend a module be retaken at 50% off tuition. Anyone granted transfer credit will still need to make up any material that was added/changed/adapted during the IAYT accreditation process. Most changes are related to practicum assignments which must be completed to fulfill IAYT requirements.

 

*According to IAYT standards, students need to complete at least 500 hours of the AYI accredited program and may only transfer up to 300 hours.

Application Process for Applying Transfer Credits:

  1. Fill out the 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ application and list the programs you would like considered for transfer credit and the year you took them. There is a save function in the application form so you may have time to complete all the required portions. We will ask you to upload your certificates, and type or paste in the anatomy written report if you are applying for Anatomy and Physiology transfer credit.
  2. Once submitted, your application is reviewed by our Program Director.
  3. You will receive notice of approval or rejection within 30 days of submission of your application.

Overview of Practicum Assignments

Module 1: I AM Yoga Nidra Training 

6 individual Yoga Nidra sessions.

Module 2: General Assessment 

Research and development of protocol

Module 3: I AM Yoga Therapy Body Psychology 

8 sessions & 1 case study (8 sessions with one client).

Module 4: I AM Yoga Nidra Advanced Training 

1 case study (4 Advanced Yoga Nidra sessions with one client), 1 report & recording of Yoga Nidra created for designated clinical condition.

Module 5: Integral Breath Therapy Training

4 exchanges, 1 case study (8-10 sessions with one client), 4 one-hour live supervision video calls

Module 6: Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion

Facetime/Zoom teaching review, four documented group yoga therapy classes.

Module 7: Principles of Ayurveda Research and development of protocol.  Students provided case history of mock clients.

Module 8: General Anatomy, Applied Anatomy, Applied Psychology 

In class-assignments as well as Research and development of protocols overseen by mentor.  

Module 9: Putting it all together

Students to create and teach one 3-class yoga therapy series with focus on a designated condition, plus short video/zoom presentation of series.

Module 10: Independent Practicum:  Video Record 2 complete yoga therapy sessions, conduct three Case Studies (8 sessions per client), present overview of one case study, live via Zoom.

Total Practicum Hours: 150 in compliance with IAYT standards. Assignments include some hours fulfilled over and above 150 hours which count towards practicum preparation as defined by IAYT

Books Required for Purchase

Module 1: Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep by Kamini Desai

Module 3: Bodymind by Ken Dychtwald & Focusing by Eugene Gendlin

Module 7: Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad

Module 8: The Wisdom of the Enneagram by D.R. Russo and R. Hudson

Grading

We grade on a pass/fail scale in accordance with clear criteria. A student is required to pass each module’s requirements and receive a certificate of completion before participating in the next Module. The teacher of each Module and/or mentor will grade all assignments and provide the pass/fail grade. 70% of the IAYT competencies must be demonstrated for a passing grade. If a student does not meet the competencies, they will be given the opportunity to complete the needed portions of the assignment again, either during the course of this program or on their own time.

If a student does not pass a second time a mentor or teacher may, at their discretion, ask the student to do further study or retake that particular Module again at their own expense.

Suggested Props to Purchase

Yoga Mat 

Blankets

Strap

Bolster

Pillows

Yoga Blocks

Recommended Reading

Module 2: Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness by A.G and Indra Mohan

Yoga Based Intervention for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome A Randomized Trial by Marian S. Garfinkel, Atul Singhal, Warren Katz, David Allan, Rosemary Reshetar, Ralph Schumacher downloaded from jama.com

A pilot study of a yoga meditation protocol for patients with medically refractory epilepsy by Rajesh Jayachandran, Mohandas Radhakrishnan

Kripalu’s Self Health Guide by Amrit Desai

Phoenix Rising Yoga Theapy by Michal Lee

 

Module 3: Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness by A.G and Indra Mohan

Yoga Based Intervention for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome A Randomized Trial by Marian S. Garfinkel, Atul Singhal, Warren Katz, David Allan, Rosemary Reshetar, Ralph Schumacher downloaded from jama.com

A pilot study of a yoga meditation protocol for patients with medically refractory epilepsy by Rajesh Jayachandran, Mohandas Radhakrishnan

Kripalu’s Self Health Guide by Amrit Desai

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy by Michal Lee

 

Module 4: Advanced Yoga Nidra

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Mandukya Upanishad with Gaudapada’s Karika and Shankara’s Commentary

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad by Sankaracarya and Madhavananda

 

Module 6: I AM Yoga® Advanced: Meditation in Motion

The Science of Meditation by Swami Kripalvanand available for download at http://www.naturalmeditation.net/Design/science_meditation.html

Jnaneshwar’s Gita translated by Swami Kripananda

 

Module 8: Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy Coloring Workbook, 4th Edition: An Easier and Better Way to Learn Anatomy; Princeton Review and Edward Alcamo

Program Enrollment & Cancellation Policy

    Program Enrollment & Cancellation Policy:

    1. Once enrolled, you only need to register and pay for each module as you go. You do not pay for all 10 modules at once.
    2. 800-Hour Yoga Therapy students receive 10% off every module once accepted into the program.
    3. Please see our cancellation policy listed here: https://amrityoga.org/information/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off

    Anticipated Program Cost

      Anticipated Program Cost:

      1. The cost of this program includes the Enrollment Application Fee and 10 Modules.
      2. The Enrollment Application fee covers ongoing mentorship within each module, mentorship, overseeing practicums and your education track throughout the entire duration of your program, whether you choose a two- or four-year track.
      3. The modules that make up this program are paid for as you go, not at once. All accepted applicants receive a 10% discount applied toward each module.
      4. In addition to program tuition costs, students anticipate costs for yoga therapy props, suggested reading, and travel associated expenses that apply to in-person modules. 
      5. We have created a chart with estimated cost for student reference. 

       

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      Student Handbook

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        Transfering from SWIHA?

        Here’s a few thing to to concider when thinking about transfering from SWIHA to our IAYT Accredited, 800 hour I AM Yoga Therapy™  training.