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Professional Development Workshops

The following professional development modules are an important elective addition to our diploma courses, offering opportunities for personal growth and self development as well as extending our understanding of the psychological aspects of working as a Yoga Therapist.

  1. Yoga & Mental Health with Kristin Vikjord
  2. Yoga Psychology: Philosophy & Practice Applied for Anxiety & Depression Relief Workshop with Lisa Kaley-Isley
  3. Releasing Tension & Creating Safety in the Body Workshop with Suze Retera
  4. Autoimmune Disease: A Holistic, Empowering Approach with Suze Retera *New!

Why should we extend our studies to include these elective workshops?

Although these workshops are not required for the completion of the diploma courses, The Yoga Therapy Institute recognises the importance of having a personal self-care practice and continuing professional self development.  

Sometimes it is easy to forget about ourselves as we focus on taking care of others. This is why compassion fatigue has become more prevalent among yoga teachers and Yoga Therapists, with new issues such as “yoga burnout” and mental and physical exhaustion becoming a reality of our work.

These advanced Yoga Therapy workshops are led by highly experienced psychologists who have been applying the tools of Yoga and Yoga Therapy for many years.

Their safe and compassionate self-care methods include being able to identify when we might be feeling mentally, physically or spiritually exhausted and how to implement safe practices for our own care. You will acquire a more specialised skills set which will support you, as you work, as well as giving you the confidence to guide your clients or students in the best possible way – we need to put the oxygen mask on ourselves before we can help others.

Who are these workshops for?

The professional development workshops are recommended for yoga teachers, Yoga Therapists and advanced yoga practitioners, as ongoing training for ensuring self-care and growing self-knowledge, allowing you to hold space and guide others with confidence and care.

” It is important to remember that we will be working with vulnerable individuals who have been diagnosed with serious, possibly life-threatening illnesses. We will be working with human beings suffering from trauma, pain, grief and a broad spectrum of physical and emotional issues.

As Yoga Therapists, we will often feel exposed to our own fears and our own unresolved issues. It is therefore vital to work on ourselves so we become the receivers of love and care before we can offer it to others. This self-care practice makes for a responsible, respectful and safe Yoga Therapist”

Montserrat G. Mukherjee C-IAYT

For more information about these modules please contact us at [email protected]