Yoga Therapy Diploma Course 550 hours ONLINE & IN PERSON
Yoga Therapy Diploma Course 550 hours With Online Modules
ONLINE YOGA THERAPY 550-HOUR DIPLOMA
Become a qualified Yoga Therapist with our unique, advanced online Yoga Therapy Diploma Course 550-hours (formerly 500 hours).
A professional programme in which you will learn everything you need to know about how to apply yoga tools in a therapeutic environment.
All students of the Yoga Therapy Diploma Course 550-hours are required to complete the following modules.
*Click on each module to see the dates and personalise your own schedule.
- Yoga Therapy Foundation Course 100-Hours
o Yoga Therapy Foundation Course 50-Hours Week 1
o Yoga Therapy Foundation Course 50-Hours Week 2
- Safety in Yoga Nidra & Relaxation for Yoga Therapy 14 hours
- Yoga Therapy Applications for Asana, Pranayama & Restorative Yoga 50 hours
- Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal Issues & Lower Back Pain Clinic 100-hours
o Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal Issues & Lower Back Pain Clinic 50-Hours Week 1
o Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal Issues & Lower Back Pain Clinic 50-Hours Week 2
- Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Issues 50 hours
- Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System, Degenerative Disease & Pain Clinic 50 hours
- Yoga Therapy for Digestive Issues & The Gut Link 42 hours
- Yoga Therapy for the Reproductive System, Family Dynamics & the Ageing Process 42 hours
- Yoga Therapy for Endocrine & Immune System Disorders 42 hours
- Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy with Esther van der Sande 35 hours
- Applied Somatic Counselling Skills for Yoga Therapists with Esther van der Sande 35 hours
- Final Evaluation, Mentorship & Official Diploma 550-Hours (dates to be arranged with each individual student)
*All modules for the Yoga Therapy Diploma Course 550-hours can be completed online.
Module assessments & End-of-module tests
Upon completion of each module, students are required to submit their relevant homework assignments and written end-of-module-test.
Students will also be required to complete one case study per module, with real clients, following The Yoga Therapy Institute’s protocol for practicum delivery and the IAYT’s professional principles of Yoga Therapy.
How long does it take?
Approximately 20 months
How long you take to do the 550-hour Diploma depends on your circumstances and how you integrate your studies into your professional and family life. At The Yoga Therapy Institute, we understand that there are practical reasons why you may miss some modules or take longer to finish your studies. Please keep us informed of any change in your circumstances, so that we can support you in managing your studies within a reasonable time frame.
What to expect
This online Yoga Therapy Diploma Course 550-hours offers the minimum hours of study and practice required to work as a professional Yoga Therapist in the Netherlands and other European countries*.
*Individual country’s regulations apply.
The Yoga Therapy 550-hour Diploma course can be the foundation for extending your studies to the Yoga Therapy Diploma Course 850-hours, which is accredited by the IAYT.
The online programme will include:
- Class lectures in a secure Zoom setting
- Real-life case study work in groups
- Pre-recorded videos and audio materials
- Home practices and group discussions
- Online written student manuals and study materials
- Open-book online examinations
- End-of-module assessment of practical work
- Mentorship and guidance to support you with your homework and case studies
Students will be expected to demonstrate their ability 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 programme, including case study support and extra tutoring.
- Yoga Teacher Training 200-hours certification
- Yoga teaching experience or alternatively, therapeutic or medical experience
- Proficient use of the English language
*All prices listed are in euros
|No.||Module||Price for 2022||Price for 2023|
|1.||Yoga Therapy Foundation Course 100-hours||1200||1300|
|2.||Safety for Yoga Nidra & Relaxation for Yoga Therapy weekend||350||400|
|3.||Yoga Therapy Applications of Asana, Pranayama & Restorative Yoga||750||750**|
|4.||Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal Issues & Lower Back Pain 100-hours||1200||1300**|
|5.||Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular & Respiratory Issues||700||700|
|6.||Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System, Degenerative Disease & Pain Clinic||700||700|
|7.||Yoga Therapy for Digestive Issues & The Gut Link||600||700|
|8.||Yoga Therapy for the Reproductive System, Family Dynamics & the Ageing Process||600||700|
|9.||Yoga Therapy for Endocrine & Immune System Disorders||600||700|
|10.||Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy with Esther van der Sande||600||650|
|11.||Applied Somatic Counselling Skills for Yoga Therapists with Esther van der Sande||600||650|
|12.||Final Evaluation, Mentorship & Official Diploma 550 Hours||300||450|
*Fees include: Case study mentorship, student support services, practice preparation, end-of-module tests and professional guidance throughout the programme, with year round access to teachers, for Yoga Therapy-related questions and work.
*All module prices exclude 21% VAT.
*All fees are subject to change.
**Prices listed are for the online editions of the modules. The in-person editions of the Yoga Therapy Applications of Asana, Pranayama & Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal Issues & Lower Back Pain Clinic 100-Hours modules are 800 euros and 1400 euros respectively (excluding 21% VAT).
At The Yoga Therapy Institute we are aware of the financial challenges that some of our students are currently experiencing. As a result, we have fixed our fees until the end of 2022 and offer personalised payment plans. For more information you can contact our administration department and we will do what we can to help.
We like to support our students by providing flexible payment options. To find out more about our payment plans, please see the links below:
email Kaz Little at [email protected]
European Tax Invoices:
Registered companies outside of the Netherlands and within the European Community may request a tax-free invoice.
You can check this by going to the VIES Europe Commision website to see if they are eligible and add the link : https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/#/vat-validation
How do I join?
All modules can also be done independently.
You can begin your studies for the Yoga Therapy 550-hour Diploma course at any module, but we highly recommend that all students begin with
We will contact you by email to help you organise your enrolment and answer any questions you may have.
Please note that, reservation of a place on a module can only be guaranteed upon payment of the full fee.
Once we receive your confirmation and payment, we will send you the required reading list for the module.
*A note on IAYT accreditation
This course follows the guidelines of The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
However, for IAYT certification, you will be required to complete a minimum of the Yoga Therapy 850-hour Diploma Course .
Upon completion of your Yoga Therapy 550-hour Diploma course, you can add the remaining 300-hours by enrolling for the extra modules and submitting additional case studies.
*For students based in the USA, we recommend our Yoga Therapy 850-hour Diploma course, which is recognised by the IAYT and accepted by some USA medical insurance companies (check your local regulation).
If you would like more information on this Diploma course, please contact us
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to The Yoga Therapy Institute!
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