Postgraduate Yoga Therapy Course 2023.
Our Yoga Therapy Course is a holistic approach 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.
This 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 is 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 residentials are included in the course fee.
“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 recognised by ‘Yoga Teachers Together’ 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.
Please note, there are 12 weekends in total
2023: September 9-10, October 12-15 (Residential),
2024: January 13-14, February 24-25, April 13-14, May 18-19,
July 13-14, September 21-22, November 16-17
2025: February 8-9, April 5-6
The overall course fee is £2795 for 25 days of tuition including three nights of full board accommodation over one long Thursday to Sunday weekend. (The residential weekend accounts for £390 from the above course fees and includes all meals and drinks from arrival on Thursday to departure on Sunday.)
On successful completion of the course, including practical and theoretical course work, the DSY Yoga Therapy certificate is awarded. The qualification is recognised by Yoga Teachers Together and The Yoga Register with full insurance available to work as a yoga therapist.
REGARDING POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT 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. There are no refunds of course fees for any necessary rescheduling. However, if we must cancel the course, refunds will be provided.
Download the course syllabus here
“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.