Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs

Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs in Amsterdam


The Yoga Therapy Institute’s Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs for Europe in the Netherlands


Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs

Become a qualified Yoga Therapist with our advanced Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs, a unique course of its kind in Europe.

A professional program in which you will learn everything you need to know about how to apply Yoga tools in a therapeutic environment.

The program director is Montserrat G Mukherjee, the first yoga therapist in the Netherlands certified by the prestigious International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Montserrat has over 12 years experience working as a yoga therapist with clients from all over the world and she is a yoga teacher’s mentor and yoga teacher’s therapist.

Other teachers and therapists in this course:

Kristin S. Vikjord, clinical psychologist, yoga therapist and founder of Delight Yoga.

Alison Melvin, E-RYT Yoga Alliance (500-hour)  and Restorative Yoga training teacher

Suze Retera, a psychologist and certified yoga teacher, teaching since 2006, specialized in Trauma-sensitive Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Doctor Mays Zakko, our in-house doctor and bio-medical lecturer,  based in Amsterdam

Marleen Jansen, Yoga Campus Certified Yoga Therapist based in Amsterdam

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yoga Biomedical Trust- certified yoga therapist who has trained thousands of Yoga Nidra teachers around the world and co-founder of Yoga Nidra Network. Author of the best-selling book Yoni Shakti

 Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs


All students of the Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hours are required to complete the following modules:


  1. Yoga Therapy Foundation 100 hours 
  2. Yoga Therapy Applications for Asana, Pranayama & Restorative Yoga 
  3. Yoga Therapy for Muscular -Skeletal injuries & Low Back Pain Clinic 50 hours  
  4. Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disease 50 hours
  5. Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System, degenerative disease & Pain Clinic 50 hours
  6. Yoga Therapy for Digestive issues: The Gut Link 42 hours
  7.  Yoga Nidra for Yoga Therapy 14 hours
  8.  Well -Woman and Well -Man Clinics 42 hours
  9.  Yoga Therapy for Endocrine and Auto-immune disorders 42 hours
  10.  Yoga Therapy for Anxiety & Depression Workshop with Lisa Kaley Isley 30 hours 
  11.  Yoga Therapy for the Mind with Kristin Vikjord Paternotte 20 hours


Module assessments and examinations

Upon completion of each module, students are required to complete their relevant homework assignments and written examinations.

Students will also be required to complete one case study with real clients per module, following The Yoga Therapy Institute’s protocol for practicum delivery and The IAYT’s  professional principles of Yoga Therapy



Stroombaan, 4

Amstelveen 1181VX

The Netherlands


Yoga Therapy diploma 500 hours


How long does it take?

approx 20 months

How long you take to do our courses depends on your own needs and how you can integrate them into your professional and family life. At The Yoga Therapy Institute, we understand that there are practical reasons why you might miss some modules or take a longer time to finish your studies. Please keep us informed of any changes in your course schedule so we can come up with solutions to help you manage your studies within a reasonable time frame.



This Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs Course offers the minimum hours of study and practice required to work as a professional yoga therapist in the Netherlands and other countries in Europe * (individual country’s regulations apply).

It is the foundation on which to build the Yoga Therapy Diploma 800 hours with international accreditation.


What you can expect in each module


  • Lecture hours (at location) by international yoga therapists and medical professionals
  • Yoga Therapy Practice with live-observation of clients from our Clinic
  • Mentorship and guidance to support you with your homework and case studies
  • Distance learning (in some modules only)
  • Open-book examinations (online)
  • One assessment of practical work (at location)
  • A Student manual per module
  • Continual mentorship and follow-up from a certified Yoga Therapist to help you with your professional development.


Students will be expected to demonstrate their abilities to apply the knowledge and skills learned in this course during a practical assessment, at the end of the course.



All students participating in this course will benefit from our mentorship program, which includes:

  1. Their own personalized Yoga Therapy Program and self-care practice
  2. Extra tutoring outside of classroom hours, when needed at the discretion of their teacher
  3. Guidance and support with case studies and practical cases.



Yoga Teacher Training 200- hour certification

Yoga teaching experience or alternatively, therapeutic or medical work experience

Proficient use of English language



*Prices in Euros 

  1. Yoga Therapy Foundation 100-hour 950 euros 
  2. Yoga Nidra Foundation Weekend 250 euros
  3. Yoga Therapy Applications of Asana, Pranayama and Restorative Yoga 550 euros
  4. Yoga Therapy for Muscular-skeletal injuries & Low Back Pain 550 euros
  5. Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular & Respiratory Issues 550 euros
  6. Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System, Degenerative Disease & Pain Clinic 550 euros 
  7. Yoga Therapy for Digestive Issues & The Gut Link 480 euros
  8. Well-Woman’s health & Well-Man Clinic 480 euros
  9. Yoga Therapy for Hormonal & Immune Systems 480 euros
  10. Yoga Therapy Workshop for Anxiety & Depression 450 euros
  11. Yoga Therapy for the Mind 350 euros
  12. Final Assessment Weekend 160 euros 


5,800 euros excl

BTW 21%

 Payment terms

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Registration and payment terms 

European Tax Invoices:

Registered companies outside of the Netherlands and within the European Community may request a tax-free invoice.


Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs


How do I join?

First, fill up our registration form 

Please specify if you are registering for a course or module in GROUP A or B.

All modules can be done independently.

You can start the 500-hour Diploma Course in any module.

We will then contact you by phone for a personal interview when we can discuss your goals and answer all your questions.

When your application is accepted, you will receive an invoice for a deposit of 500 euros if you are registering for the 500-hour course.

If you are registering for an individual module, we will send you an invoice for the module  *Please note that your reservation will only be confirmed upon  payment of the full module fee

Once we receive your deposit and/ or module payment we will send you the list of the materials, reading manuals and course notes to prepare for your training as a TYTI Yoga Therapist!




*A  note on IAYT accreditation


This course follows the guidelines of The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

For certification with the IAYT you need to finish a minimum of 800 hours of Yoga Therapy coursework.

Our 800- hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Course is being developed for the  IAYT  process of accreditation in 2018.

At the end of your 500-hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Course, you can add the remaining 300 hours with the extra modules that we offer.

If you would like more information on this subject, please contact us


We look forward to hearing from you, and welcome to The Yoga Therapy Institute!