How can I become a Yoga Therapist?

To become a Yoga Therapist requires commitment and extensive training and you may, therefore, need some guidance prior to enrolling in any of our courses. Not all Yoga Therapy training courses are equal and some will not be accredited and/or widely recognised.  The Yoga Therapy Institute’s 850-hour diploma is one of the diploma courses  accredited by the IAYT and recognised worldwide.

Which Yoga Therapy courses should you do to become a Yoga Therapist?

To qualify as an International IAYT certified Yoga Therapist you will need to complete our 850-hour Diploma Course.

This course includes:

  • Online or classroom lectures *all courses are currently online until the end of 2022
  • Online practices, learning from real case studies and breakout room experiential work
  • Study of Yoga Therapy manuals and required reading materials
  • Homework and project work for each module
  • Post-module online subject examinations
  • Supervision from your own mentor and our team of supervisors
  • Completion of 21 case studies with your own clients
  • A final specialised written project on a subject agreed with your mentor
  • A final assessment
  • Post-graduate bi-annual meetings

The Yoga Therapy Institute course options:

You can choose to register for the following:

  1. The IAYT-Accredited 850 hour Yoga Therapy Diploma
  2. The Yoga Therapy Institute’s 550 hour Yoga Therapy Diploma
  3. Any of our independent professional development workshops.

To begin with, we recommend new students to enrol in the The Yoga Therapy Foundation Course – 100 hours. However, you can contact us to assess if you may start with another module.

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How long does it take to qualify as a Yoga Therapist?

In total, including the case study work, it can take from 2 to 3 years.

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) Certification

To obtain your IAYT certification, you need to do at least 850 hours of recognised Yoga Therapy training.

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The IAYT is expanding their reach outside of the USA, “establishing research and education in yoga and serving as a professional organisation for yoga teachers and Yoga Therapists worldwide”  Their mission is to establish yoga as a recognised and respected therapy. The Yoga Therapy Institute‚Äôs 850-hour diploma was the first programme in Europe accredited by the IAYT.

Our Yoga Therapy Diploma 550-hour is also an intensive Yoga Therapy training, which serves as an excellent grounding for the accredited 850-hour qualification, which is necessary for the IAYT certification.

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What kind of work can I expect to do as a Yoga Therapist?

You can set up your own private Yoga Therapy practice, almost anywhere in the world. This will allow you to take on clients for individual sessions and in small groups.

At the Yoga Therapy Institute, we will teach you all the necessary knowledge and skills you need to set up your own Yoga Therapy practice.

The IAYT claims that, since 2014, their accredited Yoga Therapists have been working in the following areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare centres
  • Wellness centres
  • Yoga studios
  • Physiotherapy centres
  • Private practice
  • Schools
  • Corporate facilities
  • Community centres
  • Military facilities

At the Yoga Therapy Institute, we have life-coaches, sports professionals and medical personnel amongst our students, demonstrating that you can effectively apply the skills acquired as a Yoga Therapist in a variety of areas, including yoga teaching, healthcare, education, coaching and psychological therapy.

To find out how you can register in our courses, please send us an email and we will get back to you in just a few days!