Yoga Therapy now has educational standards. We support these standards established for yoga therapy by International Association of Yoga Therapists’ (IAYT)  and intend to apply for IAYT accreditation following implementation of the new process.

Classroom Study Starts Fall 2014

Clients, students and contacts often voice their concerns about their health and about becoming dependent on medication. Some have experienced chronic pain and mental health challenges for some time now, and are tired of the reduced quality of life. Yoga teachers know that yoga techniques do help, and really wish they knew more of yoga`s healing power, and could offer more. They feel stuck.

You can change this. Enrol in this program, and gain practical experience customizing wellness and health plans, under the guidance of a mentor, and increase your confidence in sharing yoga for wellness and healing.

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  • 200-hour teacher training, such as a Yoga Alliance 200-hour registered school program (RYS 200) or its equivalent (e.g. Yoga Network of Canada)
  • In addition to minimum yoga teacher training, students must have completed the following, which can be accomplished concurrently:
    • one year of teaching experience in group &/or individual setting; and
    • one year of personal practice in yoga (includes meditation)
    • Module 1 is a prerequisite for Modules 2 and 3
    • Module 2 is a prerequisite for Module 3

Module 1- Wellness: Approaches and Applications

Start Date:

To be advised

Learning Outcomes:

  • Become familiar with the basic perspective of health from Yoga and Ayurveda relevant to the practice of yoga therapy
  • Relate basic yoga and meditation concepts and techniques for wellbeing with the latest research in neuroscience in order to advise student/client
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of nature’s cycles and rhythms to one’s health;
  • Assess individual digestion patterns and metabolism type and make recommendations of diet and lifestyle
  • Practice foundation asanas, pranayama, and mudra to increase awareness of the effect of the elements
  • Explain and demonstrate how to improve alignment, strength and range of movement systematically
  • Examine and refine ways to improve posture in everyday life
  • Develop and appreciation for the art of relaxation and yoga nidra
  • Gain practical experience in customizing and proposing wellness programs for self-reliance and self-care management including diet, lifestyle, and yoga.

On satisfactory completion of this module, students with a 200-hour yoga teacher training will receive our certificate –Yoga Lifestyle Coach.


Mohawk College, Hamilton Ontario

hamilton-logoResidence & Conference Centre- Hamilton is pleased to offer a special rate of $74.95 per night, based on double occupancy for overnight accommodations!

Includes two private bedroom kitchenette suites, complimentary parking, internet access, local calls and continental breakfast.

For reservations and additional details, contact Holli DeLange at (905) 385 3200 ext 4012 or

Module 2:  Say Goodbye to Stress: Yoga Meditation, Ayurveda & Stress Management

Start Date:

September 12-14, 2014;
October 17-19, 2014;
November 14-16, 2014: 3 weekends over 3 months.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain subtle anatomy (marmas, chakras, nadis) and its use to address physiological and psychological imbalances
  • Evaluate  imbalances based on specific signs of dosha aggravation, different stages  of imbalances and make recommendations for early intervention
  • Select and modify simple yoga and Ayurveda techniques to restore energetic  balance
  • Apply  yoga and Ayurveda teachings and practices to stress management and aging  well
  • Summarize  the biological basis of yoga and Ayurveda for stress management and for cardiovascular and respiratory health
  • Measure  and assess the state of dosha with reference to balance/imbalance through  self pulse reading
  • Practice hands-on marma for self, and mudra techniques for meditation
  • Gain practical experience in customizing and proposing stress management programs using lifestyle, diet, meditation and other yoga techniques.

Location: Mohawk College, Hamilton 

On satisfactory completion of modules 1 and 2, students with a 200-hour yoga teacher training will receive our certificate –Yoga Stress Management Coach.

Out of town guests may stay at the Visitors Inn

Module 3 –  Relax and Heal: Yoga Meditation, Ayurveda and Healing

Start Date: 

September 11-13, 2015;
October 16-18, 2015;
November 20-22, 2015

Learning Outcomes:

  • Adapt  and recommend subtle yoga techniques for healing
  • Apply  the deep relaxation techniques of Yoga Nidra to desensitize and promote      healing
  • Predict  how emotions affect the brain and immune system
  • Develop  an appreciation for the biological and psychological benefits of a   meditative approach to healing
  • Practice   trauma informed dialogue and listening skills essential for beneficial  relationships with clients/students
  • Recommend   mudra and marma therapy for health and healing
  • Show   how ethics relates to healing
  • Assess   the state of imbalance dosha, sub dosha, agni (metabolic toxins) and systems
  • Gain  practical experience customizing and recommending personalized Ayurveda  health plans to restore balance: including home remedies (single herbs,  combination of herbal formulas or dietary supplements)

Location: Mohawk College, Hamilton 

On satisfactory completion of the 3 modules, students with a 200-hour yoga teacher training will receive our certificate –Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant.

Out of town guests may stay at the Visitors Inn

Module 4: Discover the Healing Power of Optimism and Altruism – Mind Body Medicine

Start Date:

April 24-26, 2015;
May 22-24, 2015;
and June 19-21, 2015.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the process of guiding clients/students towards an understanding and development of a healthier relationship with their own bodies and mind
  • Explain how the sustained practice of yoga and meditation initiates deeper structural changes in mind and body towards healthier balance
  • Summarize and explain to clients/students key points in the history and evolution of mind-body medicine
  • Discover how and why the body’s hormone and chemical messengers go out of balance and how to listen to the warning signals
  • Explore how our personality influences our response to life’s challenges
  • Evaluate the role of attitudes, emotions and attitude in wellness
  • Debate the pros and cons of the role of our belief system in psychosomatic disorders
  • Recognize the healing power of optimism and altruism

Location: Mohawk College, Hamilton 

Program Fee

$6,797 includes taxes – Discounted registration price when full payment is made at least 3 months before start of program:

$6,997 includes taxes – Full registration.

$9,100 includes taxes – Late registration and payment plan fee when paid within 4 weeks of start of program

Students 15% discount – $6,492 (Only 1 discount is applicable- discounts cannot be combined.)

Materials extra. Cost of books recommended – $80 approx.

A $500 non-refundable deposit (plus tax) is required to secure your space. Balance is due 4 weeks before training begins. Convenient payment plan (with admin fee) is available to cover the balance of tuition.

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