Yoga Therapy Fundamentals (70 Hr Post-Graduate Program)

Yoga Therapy, Therapeutic yoga (for people with injury and illness), Therapeutic, Yoga for Pain, Yoga for Women, Yoga for Cancer Patients

Adore Yoga

Adore Yoga



30 Jan 2022

10 Apr 2022


10 weeks



Payment plan available

This course will change the way you think about yoga

Do you long to go beyond teaching general classes? Do you want to help your students to heal and grow? It’s time to deepen your connection to self, enrich your teaching experience and develop the skills to share the healing power of Yoga Therapy*. 

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Lenore Bower

Adore Yoga Therapy 2020 Graduate

"I can't recommend this course highly enough. Nik and her team are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about all things Yoga Therapy and create an engaging, supportive learning environment - in both online and face to face settings. This course has helped me immensely, both professionally and personally. I look forward to training with Nik and the Adore Team again someday. Thank you so much!"

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals course structure

6 x Live Online Tutorials with expert senior teachers (48hrs)
7 x Home Study Kits (22hrs)
Certificate of Completion

Live Online Tutorial Timetable

The live tutorials with world-class senior teachers take place live online 9.30am and 5.30pm, Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra time on:

Sunday 30 January 2022
Sunday 6 February 2022
Sunday 20 February 2022
Sunday 6 March2022
Sunday 20 March 2022
Sunday 10 April 2022  

Course highlights

  • Learn to design therapeutic 1-2-1 yoga sequences
  • Learn to use Ayurveda in a therapeutic setting
  • Learn to do a full client assessment
  • Immerse yourself in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya, learning from senior teachers who have studied directly with TKV Desikachar and BKS Iyengar.

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The program takes place online from anywhere in the world. Please note, all times are Sydney/Melbourne time. Please adjust times to your location.


You don't need any special equipment or tech skills to do this course - just internet access and a device with a camera. The live tutorials are conducted via Zoom - just click the link we email you and you'll be right there! It's all very easy and stress-free!

"A great course for anyone ready to build on their 200hr training and start to dive deeper."

Jasmine Bashford, course graduate. 

Foundations of yoga therapy graduates

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals Curriculum 

  • Module 1: The philosophy and psychology of yoga therapy

    You'll start the course with a fascinating exploration of how the key philosophical yoga texts create the foundations for Yoga Therapy. What does Patanjali say about health and healing? How do the ancient principles of classical yoga help to heal dis-ease in the modern world?

  • Module 2: Yoga Therapy and the energetic body

    Expand your understanding of the subtle energetic body and how to draw on ancient techniques to address healing in every domain of our being - body, mind, emotion and spirit. Through this fascinating exploration of the chakras, prana, pranayama and the nadis, you’ll discover powerful techniques that can support profound healing transformations.  

  • Module 3: Introduction to Trauma Sensitive yoga therapy

    Trauma sensitive yoga forms the background of Adore Yoga's approach to yoga therapy. Discover how and why using a trauma sensitive approach supports students of all backgrounds to health through yoga.

  • Module 4: Introduction to therapeutic assessment

    Yoga Therapy views health through a set of unique lenses, informed by the practices and philsophy of yoga and Ayurveda. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn the classical approach to student assessment and how to determine what yoga techniques will support the healing of each individual. From understanding the classical yoga approach to wellbeing, through to developing an holistic intake form that incorporates every aspect of your client's body, mind and spirit, this is an essential introduction to the art of clinical assessment. 

  • Module 5: Sequencing in yoga therapy

    In this session, we invite you to rethink everything you've learned about sequencing yoga practices!  You'll learn why and how yoga therapy sequences follow a very different process to regular yoga classes. You'll also learn how to design personalised yoga sequences designed to meet the therapeutic needs of each student. 

  • Module 6: Introduction to Ayurveda in yoga therapy

    Ayurveda, India's ancient system of healing, is at the very heart of Yoga Therapy. Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Ayurveda and discover how Ayurvedic principles infuse the practice of Yoga Therapy. Gain practical skills in Ayurvedic assessment and apply Ayurvedic techniques to support students as they heal.

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"An informative, well balanced course allowing yoga teachers to feel confident in taking the tools of yoga therapy into their daily practice and assist their students with great care and insight."

Francesca Morgante, course graduate

 Course Faculty 

You will be learning from expert senior teachers with over 60yrs experience of studying, practicing and teaching Yoga Therapy between them:

Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT

Course Director

Founder of Adore Yoga, Nikola has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. Nikola has been training yoga teachers and therapists for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.  

Sunita Patil

Sunita is a yogini, teacher, writer, artist, and coach. She has over a 30 years experience of yoga and over the past 17 years she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA and India. Sunita has studied yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit at advanced levels in India (BKS Iyengar Institute), Europe (Yoga Philosophy at the University of Oxford), the USA and Australia.  Sunita is passionate about making the sophisticated aspects of yoga philosophy accessible to everyone. 

Not sure if online yoga therapy study is right for you?

Take our free e-course! You'll learn the essential components of yoga therapy and find out if studying yoga therapy is the right step in your evolution as a yoga teacher.

"Excellent course in Yoga Therapy. Informative, in-depth learning with a lovely group of fellow students. Our teachers share a wealth of knowledge and are always willing to support and help us. It's a beautiful place to study, too."

Stephanie Moody, course graduate

Booking Terms and Conditions

Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. See prospectus for full terms and conditions.

*This course is foundational and does not qualify you to work as a yoga therapist, which requires 650hrs accredited training to achieve full yoga therapy certification.

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