Yoga Therapy Case Studies

Yoga Therapy Case Studies

150 Hours (875 Diploma) | 33 Hours (625 Diploma)

Conduct individual and group case studies to gain valuable practical experience as a Yoga Therapist! Enhance your skills in client intake and assessments, identifying client needs and priorities, and applying client-adapted Yoga Therapy tools. Gain confidence while working in a trauma-informed manner and implementing safe and ethical practices in your therapeutic relationship with clients under mentor supervision.

Case studies are an essential learning experience for Yoga Therapists. They provide an opportunity to put knowledge into practice, gain confidence in working with clients, and develop skills in client assessment, Yoga Therapy strategy design, and application of practices and techniques.

Embrace the transformative adventure of case studies, where challenges serve as catalysts for unparalleled growth, empowering both you and your clients!


In Person/ Online

150 Hours/33 Hours



What to expect

  • Complete case studies in your own time; up to 12 months (875 diploma) or 6 months (625 diploma).
  • Gain real-world experience by leading individual and group Yoga Therapy sessions.
  • Receive constructive support and feedback from your mentor and reflect on your development as a Yoga Therapist.
  • Develop healthy and meaningful therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Identify your areas of interest, such as specific communities, working environments, or health conditions.
  • Expand your client base and repertoire by working with a variety of clients with different needs and interests.
  • Ensure that you are practicing within your professional boundaries and providing ethical and responsible care to your clients.
  • Sharpen your critical thinking skills by evaluating client needs, assessing progress, and making informed decisions about treatment plans.

Learning objectives

  1. Conduct individualised client intake and assessment to design a tailored Yoga Therapy session.
  2. Follow Yoga Therapy safety protocols, identify red flags, and address contraindications.
  3. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, health issues, medications, and side effects using appropriate terminology.
  4. Analyse case studies from a Yogic perspective.
  5. Communicate and work in a trauma-informed manner.
  6. Apply Yoga Therapy practices and techniques safely, incorporate props effectively, and develop realistic homework.
  7. Assess client’s progress, immediate response, and provide lifestyle recommendations within Yoga Therapy’s scope of practice.
  8. Understand and adhere to IAYT’s Scope of Practice and Ethical regulations, while engaging in self-reflection and self-inquiry.
  9. Foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship and creatively solve challenges.
  10. Recognise the need for medical referrals, consultation with mentors/supervisors, and seek professional support when necessary.



  • The case studies are flexible and completely self-paced, so you can work at your own pace and schedule your own session times with your clients.

Who are the case studies for?

The case studies are exclusively available for students finalising their diploma course.


There is no fee for the case studies. As the lead Yoga Therapist, you’ll be responsible for finding your own clients, scheduling the sessions, and determining the location and price of the sessions. Your mentor will be there to guide and support you throughout the entire process.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Yoga Therapy case study is a supervised practice in providing Yoga Therapy to a client. As the lead Yoga Therapist, you’ll be responsible for conducting an intake and assessment,
developing a session plan, and delivering Yoga Therapy sessions. You’ll also be responsible for documenting the client’s progress and submitting a final case study report.

Here are some of the key elements of a Yoga Therapy case study:

  • Intake and assessment. This involves gathering information about the client’s health history, their goals for Yoga Therapy, and their current physical and mental state.
  • Session plan. This involves developing a plan for how Yoga Therapy will be used to address the client’s unique needs and desires. However, as Yoga Therapists, we must be flexible and adapt the plan as needed to meet the client’s changing needs.
  • Yoga Therapy sessions. This involves delivering Yoga Therapy sessions that are tailored to the client’s individual needs.
  • Documentation. This involves keeping records of the client’s progress, any challenges or situations that may have arisen, and mentor feedback received throughout the process. When the sessions are completed, you’ll document everything into a final case study report. This is a detailed report that summarises the entire case study process, including specific questions to help you reflect on your takeaways and development as a Yoga Therapist.
  • Mentorship. Throughout your case studies, you’ll receive mentorship from an assigned mentor. Mentorship is an important part of the case study process, and it can help you to develop your skills and knowledge, get feedback on your work, and navigate the challenges of the case study process.

The case studies are regarded as the most exciting and fulfilling part of our training, offering a glimpse into your future Yoga Therapy work. Our programme is designed specifically to prepare you for this moment, providing clear guidelines, detailed instructions, and continuous support from our case study coordinator and mentor.

Our programme is carefully designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in Yoga Therapy Case Studies. Each module in the programme contributes to expanding your repertoire of expertise through a combination of theory and practice.

One reason we schedule case studies after the completion of modules is to ensure that your knowledge base is comprehensive and well-rounded. To prepare effectively, we recommend attending all classes, completing homework assignments, passing the end-of-module tests, and seeking opportunities for practical application. Throughout the programme, your teachers will guide and support you in refining your skills.

As you near the completion of your training, it can be helpful to explore potential clients who may be interested in participating in your case studies.

The duration of completing Yoga Therapy Case Studies may vary for each student, and at The Yoga Therapy Institute, we understand and support individual learning journeys. While students enrolled in the 875-hour course have up to 12 months, and students in the 625-hour course have up to 6 months, we acknowledge that some students may require additional time.

We believe in prioritising your comprehensive training, ensuring client safety, and fostering a supportive environment. If you need extra time to complete your case studies, we encourage you to take it. Our focus is on delivering high-quality education and promoting the well-being of both our students and their clients.

Here are some tips on how to find clients:

  • Start with your own network. Talk to your friends, family, and colleagues and see if they know anyone who might be interested in participating in your case study.
  • Talk to your existing students in yoga studios and gyms. Many students in regular yoga classes could greatly benefit from the safe and individually adapted Yoga Therapy sessions that you can provide. When a student asks about an injury or pain they experience, take the opportunity to inform them about your Yoga Therapy approach and how it could help them.
  • Use social media. Many students have found great success through social media by posting about their case studies and asking for referrals.

As a Yoga Therapy trainee, it is crucial to transparently communicate your status and fees to your clients in advance. The decision to charge a fee for participation in a case study is entirely up to you. It’s good to consider the value of your time and effort. Several factors may influence this decision, including your relationship with the client, their socio-economic status, and the location of the sessions.

It’s important to acknowledge that conducting case studies may involve certain expenses, such as studio rental and props. As you progress through your case studies and gain experience, you may choose to adjust your fees accordingly.

Ultimately, the determination of whether to charge a fee and the amount is a personal decision that should be made with careful consideration. We encourage you to assess the circumstances and ensure that your chosen approach aligns with your professional ethics, fair compensation, and maintaining a healthy client-therapist relationship.

Still have questions? Reach out to us. We’re always happy to help!

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