Yoga Therapy Course.
Our Yoga Therapy Course is for postgraduate teachers who wish to further develop their understanding of yoga as a method of therapy. The physical and mental benefits of yoga are widely recognised and this course explores the potential of yoga to improve health holistically.
The yoga therapy course was created by the schools tutors who have vocational experience in health and therapy. These include NHS professionals in occupational health and psychological fields, anatomy, physiology and pathology – and complementary health practices.
This 250 hour course includes 160 hours of tuition held over 25 days – during 12 weekends. One of the weekends also includes a Thursday to Sunday long weekend residential, based at Middle Coombe Farm. This venue is ideally located in the rolling countryside of Devon. It offers a peaceful environment – perfect for Yoga study and contemplation. Classes are held in a converted thatched cider press barn, with underfloor heating and beautiful views across the Devon hills.
“The yoga therapy course has given me the tools, techniques and knowledge to support individuals and groups who need specific help. A bonus is that my yoga teaching has also moved to another level due to my increased confidence.”
Sue, YTH student.
Key areas of study include: Holistic Yoga as a spiritual discipline; Yoga Therapy; Cautions and contra-indications; Mental and emotional health and illness; The pre and post-natal period; Regulatory and professional issues; Anatomy, physiology and pathology; Pain management; Practical use of subtle energetic models; Ayurveda practices; Bodywork including Shiatsu massage techniques.
Students of the course will also develop a wide range of skills including analysis of individual health issues, identifying a yoga based therapy to suit specific problems, the planning of appropriate yoga practice and procedures for remedial therapy and the understanding of contra-indications.
This course was designed with the ‘Skills for Health’ National Occupational Standards (NOS) in mind, as set by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). It is accredited by the Independent Yoga Network as a 250hr postgraduate course. Graduates are able to practice yoga therapy and likewise be insured as yoga therapists.
The course will benefit qualified and self-motivated yoga teachers from any tradition. Evolve and integrate the diversity of your yoga life experience into a therapeutic practice. It is also perfect for those looking for continual professional development.
In addition to the practical teaching you will be provided with a comprehensive manual covering all aspects of the course.
Home study and practice are essential to make the most of this course.
2021: Jan 16-17, Feb 6-7, Mar 20-21, April 24-25, May 8-9, July 3-4, Sept 23-26 (Residential), Nov 20-21
2022: Jan 29-30, Feb 26-27, March 19-20, May 7-8
Training course tuition fees total £2000 (this includes the £1000 deposit) for 25 days of tuition.
The full board residential fees total £360 (residential fees include 3 nights full board accommodation over one long weekend of Thursday to Sunday and includes all meals and drinks from arrival to departure of the residential weekend.)
Thus, the overall course fee total is £2360
On successful completion of the course, including practical and theoretical course work, the DSY Yoga Therapy certificate is awarded. The qualification is recognised by The Independent Yoga Network and The Yoga Register with full insurance available to work as a yoga therapist.
REGARDING POSSIBLE COVID LOCKDOWNS
Our priority and commitment are to deliver this course in person. If any weekend on the course is unable to run due to a possible government lockdown, it will be rescheduled. Any rescheduled weekend will be run with in person teaching. However, if on any rescheduled weekend a student feels uncomfortable to attend, it will be offered via online zoom as well. There are no refunds for course fees other than if we have to cancel in which case refunds will be given.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and learnt a great deal to my own benefit as well as feeling more confident and competent as a teacher and now as a yoga therapist.”
Lucy, YTH student.