800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Program

Transfering from SWIHA?

Welcome to the Amrit Yoga Institute! We are happy to know you are thinking about joining our IAYT Accredited, 800 hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ professional training.

What Will You Get Out of This?

  • Make double use of courses that are already in your educational track at SWIHA and get credit for the 800 hour Yoga Therapy track too!
  • An 800 hour Yoga Therapist carries credibility and distinguishes you among others.
  • 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.

Transfer Credits

Through transfer credits, we can accept students into the program if they completed courses from 2013 onwards.* For Yoga Nidra you may still qualify for transfer credit if you took the training before 2013. Please see transfer credit policy on this page.

You may transfer all or some of these listed below and still be within the allowable 300 transfer credit hours. Besides the programs listed below, we do not accept transfer credit for any other programs. 

  • I AM Yoga Nidra Professional Training (offered at SWIHA)
  • Yoga Body Psychology Training at (offered at SWIHA)
  • Integral Breath Therapy Training  (Level I currently offered at SWIHA – as a workshop)
  • I AM Yoga Nidra Advanced Training  (offered at  SWIHA)
  • I AM Yoga Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion 
  • Anatomy and Physiology* (32 of 67 hours eligible for transfer)

The total cost of the Yoga Therapy program is detailed here. However, whatever programs you have already completed of the modules above may be transferred in and do not need to be paid for.  The enrollment fee is $400. $350 is refunded if denied ($50 admin fee is held).  Once accepted you only need to enroll and pay for each module as you do them. You do not need to pay this entire amount ahead of time. Once enrolled in the 800 hour program you will be eligible to receive 10% off AYI modules in addition to early bird rates. This only applies to programs taken at Amrit Yoga Institute. AYI does not accept Financial Aid and is a cash pay program.  You can apply for scholarships here.

Our Recommended Order of Completion

Contact our assistant director ([email protected]) will advise you regarding adjustments needed to fit your schedule. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

  1. When possible, we suggest you take Modules 1-6 in that order. Each has their own practicum homework portion you will need to complete before taking the next module.
  2. Then begin the distance learning Modules 7 & 8.
  3. Module 1-8 must be completed before going on to 9 (Putting It All Together).
  4. Module 10 Practicum may only begin after completion after ALL other modules.

Which Courses Taken at SWIHA Count Towards the 800 hour training?

Table Guide:

  • Courses offered at SWIHA
  • Possible trainings offered at SOY
  • Courses offered at Amrit Yoga Institute
  • Courses offered Online
Prerequisite Any 200 hour RYS Yoga Teacher Training
Module 1 I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training
Module 2  General Assessment
Module 3 I AM Yoga Therapy™ Body Psychology
Module 4 I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training
Module 5** Integral Breath Therapy Training
Module 6 I AM Yoga™ Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion 
Module 7 Principles of Ayurveda
Module 8 General Anatomy, Applied Anatomy, Applied Psychology
Module 9 Putting It All Together
Module 10 Practicum

*If you took a 200-hour yoga training in a tradition other than Amrit Yoga you are required to register for and successfully complete the online course “The Posture of Consciousness Intensive”. Teachers must have one year teaching experience, and one year of personal practice which may occur concurrently.

**In process (Level I IBT is now offered at SWIHA, working on bringing the rest of the program)

**NOTE: Additional practicum assignments are required after most modules to fulfill IAYT requirements for courses taken at SWIHA.

Program hours are general approximates.

General Overview of Practicum Assignments

Module 1: I AM Yoga Nidra Training (YO401-404)

6 individual Yoga Nidra sessions. Note: YO 409 Practicum sessions conducted at the end of YBP SWIHA count towards these required 6 sessions provided the correct documentation forms are used.

Module 2: General Assessment

Research and development of protocol

Module 3: Yoga Body Psychology (YO421-424)

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

Note: YO 425 Practicum sessions count towards these required 8 sessions provided the correct documentation forms are used.

Module 4: I AM Yoga Nidra Advanced Training (YO405-406)

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.

* This is a general overview. Assignments are not fully outlined.

What Do I Need to Do After Becoming a Yoga Therapist?

  1. After certification: You need to be an IAYT member to maintain certification and fulfill the Continuing Education requirements. You need to Submit at least 24 hours of IAYT approved continuing education within the 3 year period.



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Upcoming Yoga Therapy Modules at SWIHA

Programs are listed in chronological order.

Dates Program Module Location Details Register

Complimentary Event:

Introduction to Integral Breath Therapy

January 4, 2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

A complimentary introduction to Integral Breath Therapy, a revolutionary body mind modality, including information, direct experience of the basic technique, it’s therapeutic applications and benefits.
Participants will explore the multidimensionality of the human being and identify the significance of the Mind Body connection as a key to the deepest levels of health and wholeness. There will be an explanation of the principles of Integral Breath Therapy along with the benefits of treating each of the four levels. Distortions in breathing as a diagnostic tool will be explored. An experiential introduction to the basic circular breathing technique will be introduced and practiced. Call SOY to sign-up (480) 567-0695 or visit www.myspiritofyoga.com

Training at Spirit of Yoga:

Integral Breath Therapy Level One Training

January 17th – 19th and January 24th- 26th pm 2020 9am – 7:30pm

Fee: $1195 (register by January 3rd, 2020 to receive a $200 early registration discount)

This 6 day Intensive Training Program is a split weekend format designed for professionals looking personal as well as professional transformation. The primary intention for this method is to educate the participants in the various use of the breath tools that can be used in their current clinical practice. This unique and powerful modality integrates various tools and techniques with Conscious Connected Breathing. With the ability to expand, explore, release and heal, this program is structured to include personal as well as professional transformation. Experience directly the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits of this powerful modality. This mind body therapy will add a new dimension to your practice as a counselor, health care provider, educator, or coach. If your vision is to expand your practice and deepen the effectiveness of your relationship with your clients, then join us for the next step in your professional training.

Sign-up with Carol on her website at: https://www.integrationconcepts.net/calendar
Held at Spirit of Yoga | 1420 E. Southern Ave. Tempe AZ 85282

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