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


  • Courses offered at SWIHA
  • Possible trainings offered at SOY
  • Courses offered at Amrit Yoga Institute
  • Courses offered Online


Module 1      I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training                                               100 hours

Module 2      I AM Yoga Therapy™ (Yoga Body Psychology training at SWIHA)    100 hours

Module 3*      Integral Breath Therapy Training (Level I at SWIHA)                          100 hours

Module 4      I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training                                                     55 hours

Module 5      I AM Yoga™ Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion                     200 hours

Module 6      Anatomy and Physiology                                                                           67 hours

Anatomy and Physiology – 32 hours/Applied Anatomy – 28 hour/Applied Psychology – 7 hours

Module 7      Principles of Ayurveda                                                                               12 hours

Module 8      Anatomy of Asana & General Assessment                                               7 hours

Module 9      Putting it all Together                                                                                20 hours

Module 10    Practicum                                                                                                  225 hours

*In process (Level I 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 approximates.

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 600 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: $15,624.00 (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 percent off AYI modules in addition to early bird rates. This only applies to programs taken at Amrit Yoga Institute. Amrit does not accept Financial Aid and is a cash pay program.  You can apply for scholarships here.

Our Recommended Order of Completion

1. When possible, take Modules 1-5 in that order

2. Then begin the distance learning Modules 6, 7, 8. Note: Module 7 (Ayurveda) is a pre-requisite to Applied Anatomy (a part of Module 6).

3. Best if you can complete Modules 1-8 (all residential and online courses)

4. Then go to Module 9 Puttting it All Together

5. Module 10 Practicum may only begin after completion after ALL other modules.

General Overview of Practicum Assignments

Yoga Nidra – 8 sessions

Yoga Therapy – 8 sessions, 1 case study

Integral Breath – Case study, 4 one hour live supervision calls (recorded)

Advanced – Case study, written report on yoga nidra components for various conditions

Advanced Yoga Meditation in Motion-  lead 4-5 Yoga therapy classes

Anatomy, Physiology & Psychology Student to provide detailed written report on which components of I AM Yoga Therapy™ they would use and why for students with different physical and mental conditions.

Principles of Ayurveda Student to assess client’s  prakriti/vikrti, which components of I AM Yoga Therapy™ they would use and why as well as suggested lifestyle changes for clients with different conditions. 

General Assessment Detailed written report on which components of I AM Yoga Therapy™ they would use and why for presented case histories.

Putting it all together: Students to create and teach 6 group yoga therapy sessions, two, 3-class series, with a focus of 1 of the following disorders per series: lower backpain, cervical backpain and shoulders, knee pain/surgery, hip replacement, osteoporosis, MS, sciatica, pregnancy, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis. Each student to present 15-minute overview of series

Independent Practicum: Video Record 5, independent yoga therapy. Assessment form and detailed treatment plan for 10  case histories. 5 case studies, 8 sessions per client, 40 min presentation of one case.

* This is a general overview. Assignments may not be 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
August 14 - September 20, 2020 I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training at SWIHA Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ
September 25 - October 2, 2020 I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training at SWIHA South West Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ

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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