Yoga Therapy Program

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.

Yoga and Ayurveda have some ideas on how to lead healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives. This tradition has a road map. Let’s explore it for ourselves and share with others.

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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)
    • The module – Working with the Individual must be completed after the other 3 modules.

Befriend the Human Being (100 hours)

Dates – 201peer support room5: Sept. 20, Oct. 03, 04, Nov.15, 2016: Jan.09, Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 09, May 28, June 19,

Learning Outcomes:

    • Become familiar with the approach to health and happiness from Yoga and Ayurveda’s point of view
    • Propose appealing approaches for a healthy diet and lifestyle routines for health and happiness
    • Explain and demonstrate how to improve posture, strength and range of movement systematically
    • Propose gentle movement exercises to avoid or reverse the symptoms of premature aging
    • Use the framework of the chakras to address mental and physiological concerns


Befriend the Mind and Emotions (100 hours)


Dates 2016: MindfulnessClassApr. 24, May 15, June 05, Jun 26, July 09, Aug. 28, Sep.18, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Nov. 27.

Learning Outcomes:

    • Apply deep relaxation techniques to promote health
    • Explain how emotions affect physiology
    • Appreciate the biological and psychological benefits of a meditative approach to living well
    • Guide clients/students in visualization, relaxation, and meditation including mindfulness
    • Intelligently select meditation, mudra, mantra techniques to build inner resources

Befriend the Body (100 hours)

Start Date: January 8, 2017

Learning Outcomes:

    • Develop an appreciation for the qualities of a therapeutic relationship
    • Utilize trauma informed dialogue and listening skills for beneficial relationships
    • Facilitate group yoga classes for specific therapeutic conditions
    • Familiarity with medical terminology relative to common diseases – psychological or physical



Working with the Individual

Start Date:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain how the sustained practice of yoga and meditation initiates deeper structural changes in mind and body
  • 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
  • Recognize the healing power of optimism and altruism

Location: Wellwood Resource  Center, 501 Sanitorium Road, Hamilton L9C 0C3

Program Fee

$1,500 per module includes taxes – Discounted registration price when full payment is made at least 3 months before start of program:


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 for the balance of tuition.

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