Yoga Therapy Diploma 550 hours ONLINE

The Yoga Therapy 550-hour Online Diploma

Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs


Become a qualified Yoga Therapist with our unique, advanced Online Yoga Therapy 550-hour Diploma (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.

The programme 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 20 years of 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:

Marleen Jansen, Yoga Campus Certified Yoga Therapist, based in Amsterdam

Suze Retera, a psychologist and certified yoga teacher, teaching since 2006, specialising in embodiment and tension-release and Yoga Nidra.

Lisa Kaley-Isley, IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist, trained with the American Viniyoga of Gary Kraftsow.

Esther van der Sande, a Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) in the Netherlands under the supervision of TCTSY pioneer David Emerson.

All students of the Yoga Therapy 550-hour Diploma are required to complete the following modules:

  1. Yoga Therapy Foundation 100 hours 
  2. Yoga Therapy Applications for Asana, Pranayama & Restorative Yoga 50 hours  
  3. Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal injuries & Low Back Pain Clinic 100 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.  Safety in Yoga Nidra and Relaxation for Yoga Therapy 14 hours
  8.  Yoga Therapy for the Reproductive System, Family & the Ageing Process
  9.  Yoga Therapy for the Endocrine System and Auto-immune disorders 42 hours
  10. Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Workshop 35 hours
  11. Applied Somatic Counselling Skills for Yoga Therapists 35 hours 

* All modules for the 550-hour diploma can be completed online. Only your final assessment has to be done on location, to ensure that your mentor can observe how you work in person. 

Module assessments and examinations

Upon completion of each module, students are required to submit 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

Yoga Therapy Training Online

How long does it take?

Approximately 20 months

How long you take to do our courses depends on your own circumstances and how you can 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 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 550-hour Online Diploma course 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).

From the 550-hour diploma course, you can build up to the Yoga Therapy 850-hour Diploma  with the IAYT international accreditation.

What you can expect in each module

  • 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-hour certification

Yoga teaching experience or alternatively, therapeutic or medical experience

Proficient use of the English language


*Prices 2021

  • Yoga Therapy Foundation 100-hour 1200 euros 
  • Safety for Yoga Nidra and Relaxation for Yoga Therapy weekend 350 euros
  • Yoga Therapy Applications of Asana, Pranayama and Restorative Yoga 750 euros
  • Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal injuries & Low Back Pain 100 hours – 1200 euros 
  • Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular & Respiratory Issues 700 euros
  • Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System, Degenerative Disease & Pain Clinic 700 euros 
  • Yoga Therapy for Digestive Issues & The Gut Link 600 euros
  • Yoga Therapy for the Reproductive System, Family & the Ageing Process 600 euros
  • Yoga Therapy for the Endocrine system and Auto-immune disorders 600 euros 
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Workshop 600 euros 
  • Basic Counselling Skills for Yoga Therapists 600 euros 
  • Final Assessment and case study mentorship 300 euros 

8 200 euros (excl. 9% VAT )

*All prices subject to changes 

 Payment terms

We like to offer our students easy ways to apply and pay for these courses. Learn about the different payment options  at

Registration and payment terms 


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.

Yoga Therapy Diploma 500 hrs

How do I join?

First, complete our registration form  *This does not commit you in any way, it is for us to find out if you qualify for our courses and as the first point of contact.

All modules can be done independently.

You can start the 550-hour Diploma Course in any module, but we recommend students begin with

The Yoga Therapy Foundation 100 hours

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)

For certification with the IAYT, you need to complete a minimum of 850 hours of Yoga Therapy coursework.

At the end of your 550-hour Yoga Therapy Diploma course, you can add the remaining 300 hours with the extra modules and additional case studies.

*For students based in the US, we recommend our Yoga Therapy diploma of 850 hours which is recognised by the IAYT and accepted by some US medical insurance companies (check your local regulation).

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

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

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