Wisdom Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

Wisdom Yoga Institute

Wisdom Yoga Institute



25 Feb 2022

17 Dec 2023


2 years


$1100 - $1800 per module x 6

IAYT Accredited Training

This course is designed to equip yoga teachers to become skilful at working with individual health needs using Yoga Therapy. Take your yoga teaching to a new level so that you can conduct intake interviews, client assessments, find and understand research relevant to your clients, create yoga therapy management plans, and deliver yoga therapy in a variety of settings. Wisdom Yoga Therapy trainees and graduates have been able to deliver yoga therapy in cancer centres, hospitals, palliative care units, rehabilitation centres, allied health clinics, private practice and yoga studios.

Course Structure

The full course comprises 4 workshop based Yoga therapy specific modules and 2 online Practicum modules. Real time, live online workshops run on weekends, and personalised support during your Practicums. Each module is offered every second year.

Mind Body Wellness - 60 HRS
includes workshops such as:

  • Yoga Therapy Defined
  • Spirituality & Wellbeing
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Ayurveda & Yogic Lifestyle
  • Wellness Coaching Skills
  • Models of Health & Wellness
  • Prana Flow, Vayus, Nadis and Granthis
  • Biopsychology of yoga – chakra system
  • Yoga for Dosha Balance

Applied Anatomy & Physiology - 60 HRS

  • Anatomy Review
  • Observing Asana
  • Pathologies & Therapeutics
  • Movement as Medicine
  • Yoga for Flexibility
  • Yoga of Strength
  • Yoga for Fitness
  • Anatomy of Pranayama
  • Somatic Self Awareness
  • Intro to Pain Science

  • Mentoring & Practicum A - 195 HRS
    Prerequisite: 100 hrs training
  • 1:1 Yoga Therapy
  • Forming and maintaining a
    therapeutic relationship
  • Assessment Skills
  • Sequencing for Individual Goals
  • Protocol development
  • Case taking
  • Record keeping
  • Ongoing evaluations
  • Ending a therapeutic relationship

  • Yoga for Chronic Illness - 80 HRS

  • Yoga for Trauma & Mental Health
  • Yoga for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Yoga for Diabetes
  • Yoga for Arthritis, Ageing, and Auto-immune Conditions
  • Yoga for Women’s Hormonal Health: Menarche to Menopause
  • Yoga for Cancer
  • Palliative Care: The Yoga of Dying
  • The Business of Yoga Therapy - 50 HRS
    Prerequisite: Yoga for Chronic Illness

  • Legal, Regulatory & Business Issues
  • Yoga Therapy in a Multidisciplinary Team
  • Building a referral network
  • Funding Models for Yoga Therapy
  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Scope of Practice
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Intake and Assessment
  • Evaluating and reporting
  • Find Your Niche
  • Grow Your Business

  • Mentoring & Practicum B - 205 HRS
    Prerequisite: 100 hrs training

  • Small group yoga therapy for shared diagnosis
  • Integrating yoga therapy in your community
  • Providing psychoeducational support
  • Group dynamics
  • Sequencing for shared goals
  • Adapting for individuals within group
  • Intake, assessment, evaluation and reporting.

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