300-Hour Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Training

300-Hour Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Training
August 29th, 2020 6:30 AM

This Level 1 Foundations in Yoga Therapy course introduces you to the vast field of yoga therapy with an overview of the teachings & philosophies of the yoga tradition & their relevance & application to yoga therapy. You’ll learn modalities of yoga therapy as applied to various health conditions & develop a solid foundation to build your knowledge on your path to become a yoga therapist. This is the first course in the 800-hour accredited Yoga Therapy Certification Program. Topics include: Intro to Yoga Therapy; Functional Yoga Therapy[TM]; Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy; Yoga for Depression; Pain, Science & Therapeutic Yoga; Yoga of Recovery; Healing with the Chakras; Yoga for Cancer & more.

This offering is for regional residents to participate on a commuter basis, one weekend per month over the course of 10 months. Students interested in registering for individual topics/sessions can do so on a space-available basis. Cost for individual sessions is $175 per session.

Michele Lawrence, Maria Mendola, Chinnamasta Stiles, Durga, Nischala Joy Devi, Neil Pearson, Lisa Pearson, Amy Weintraub, Laura Kupperman, Antonio Sausys, Marisa Laursen, Jessica Patterson

By the end of this course, you should have understood, completed or demonstrated the following:

  • The pancamaya kosha model and well as other frameworks for understanding and assessing individuals
  • The four basic guiding principles of yoga therapy
  • How the practice heals through asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and meditation
  • Advanced anatomy physiology and its relationship to specific structural and physiological issues within the body
  • The use of asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation for healing based upon ayurvedic principles
  • Breathing exercises, easy postures, guided meditations, and other experiential yogic tools for mood management that are not often taught in regular yoga classes but are useful in working therapeutically with individuals and groups
  • How to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools to offer a more holistic mind, body, spirit approach to addiction and self-destructive behaviors
  • Common injuries, diseases and pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. This knowledge will be integrated with the wisdom of yoga, enhancing and broadening your perspective of yoga as a preventative and rehabilitative modality
  • Skillfully work with survivors of any type of cancer, at any stage of recovery. We will explore how yoga can positively impact the physical effects of cancer and its treatment, and also how to address the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual components of a cancer diagnosis
  • Learn how to transform chronic and acute back issues with this customized therapeutic program.

A 50 hour homestudy assignment in between sessions that includes 3 case studies with clients and a research paper on the the Yogic Treatment of Disease. (Topic can be chosen by the student.)

Pre-requisites for entry into the program include:

  • RYT 200*
  • Minimum of 1 year teaching experience and
  • 1 year of yoga practice experience
  • Completion of pre-reading assignments/ articles

*A 200-hour yoga teacher certification is required for participants seeking 800-hour certification with IAYT-International Association of Yoga Therapists. A 200-hour yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite for attendance for health professionals, body-workers, and/or holistic practitioners who are not seeking IAYT certification.

The course is held either as a residential program in two sessions (28 days total) or as 3-day weekends over the course of 8-10 months (28 days total). Each day is divided into segments, including: meditation asana practice, lecture, application, practice, discussion and observation. Students are expected to participate.

Students are required to keep up with reading, participate in class discussions, and complete homestudy assignments. Homestudy assignments will be turned in (either via hard copy or electronic file) and reviewed by Inner Peace Yoga Therapy faculty and/or mentors. Written feedback will be provided at the end of this course.

Students must attend the entire course, arrive on time for each class, and stay until the course ends. Absence may result in a student being dropped from the class.


  • The Concise Book of Muscles by Chris Jarmey (or another anatomy book of your choice)
  • The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
  • The Namaste Effect by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Yoga and Science in Pain Care by Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko & Marlyssa Sullivan
  • Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub
  • Functional Yoga Therapy Ball Kit: Purchase online here</li>


  • The Healing Path of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Yoga for Grief Relief by Antonio Sausys
  • Mudras for Healing and Transformation by Joseph & Lillian LePage
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as interpreted by Mukunda Stiles</li>

Generally speaking, the program’s daily schedule is as follows:

  • 6:30–8:15 Morning Asana & Meditation
  • 8:15–9:00 Breakfast
  • 9:30–12:00 Morning Class
  • 12:00-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-5:00 Afternoon Class*
  • 5:00–6:00 Daily wrap up, integration, meditation and closing*

*Sundays afternoon class ends at 4pm with wrap up between 4 and 4:30.

Early Bird by May 1: $4,000
Regular: $4,500

A $750 deposit is due at the time of application. This $750 deposit is refundable if you cancel more than 30 days prior to the start of any training. The tuition balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the training unless you opt for and agree to a payment plan.

Students interested in registering for individual topics/sessions can do so on a space-available basis after full program registration is closed. Cost for individual sessions is $175 per day. Please contact Michele (info@innerpeaceyogatherapy.com) directly to inquire.

Inner Peace is handling all registration for this training. To register, please visit https://innerpeaceyogatherapy.com/locations/new-haven/

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