Yoga Therapy Diploma 875 Hours
Yoga Therapy Diploma
The Yoga Therapy Institute’s Yoga Therapy Online Diploma 875-hour Course is the longest running Yoga Therapy Diploma in Europe accredited by The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and has had the honour to receive the prestigious re-accreditation in 2023.
This Yoga Therapy Online Diploma is a testimony to the lifetime experience of the program director, Montserrat G. Mukherjee, and the outstanding faculty team that make it one of the most respected Yoga Therapy diplomas in the world.
Our mission and inspiration is to offer the best education for yoga professionals to succeed in the field of Yoga Therapy, based on the main values of our school:
- Prioritize safety above any yoga lineage, dogma and prescriptive methods.
- Offer science-informed yoga education
- Focus on the person-centred approach and adaptation of yoga to the individual
- Learn from real-life experience and practice
- Strive to offer Yoga Therapy as complementary therapy, inclusive and accesible for everyone.
- Create a fun, inspirational and motivational environment
- Respect, collaborate, support and always inspire!
Yoga Therapy Online Diploma
We recommend starting with the Yoga Therapy Foundation 100-Hours. However, our educational methodology allows for flexibility, enabling you to start from other modules and design a personalised programme that suits your needs.
The following modules make up the first part of the program:
- Yoga Therapy Foundation Course 100-Hours 100 Hours
- Safety in Yoga Nidra & Relaxation for Yoga Therapy 12 Hours
- Yoga Therapy Applications of Asana, Pranayama & Restorative Yoga 50 Hours
- Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal Issues & Lower Back Pain Clinic 100-Hours 100 Hours
- Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Issues 50 Hours
- Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System, Degenerative Disease & Pain Management 50 Hours
- Yoga Therapy for Digestive Issues: The Gut Link 50 Hours
- Yoga Therapy for the Reproductive System, Family Dynamics & the Ageing Process 50 Hours
- Yoga Therapy for Endocrine & Immune System Disorders 50 Hours
- Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy 35 Hours
- Applied Somatic Counselling for Yoga Therapists 35 Hours
- Yoga Therapy for Cancer Patients & People Affected by Cancer 50 Hours
- Ayurvedic Healing & Yoga Therapy 50 Hours
- Ethical, Legal & Business Principles for Yoga Therapy 17 Hours
The practice & mentorship:
Once you have finished 11 modules, you can start your case studies working with your own clients. During this process you will benefit from the care and guidance of our mentors, who are all C-IAYT yoga therapists with years of clinical experience.
Your mentor will be allocated to you based on your profile and even your own language!
Added to your one-on-one mentorship, you will also enjoy 3 days of peer supervision meetings where you share and learn from other students in a collaborative, professional environment.
“Working with clients is when the learning begins” Marleen Jansen, C-IAYT yoga therapist, teacher and mentor.
After each biomedical module (7 in total) you will be sent an online test with multiple choice and open questions which you can complete in your own time with the help of your notes and the module recordings.
These tests are designed to motivate your study and they offer your teachers valuable insights about your progress, so they support you in the areas you need it most.
The final evaluation consists of a real case study presentation in which you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities to deliver safe and effective Yoga Therapy tools adapted to the individual.
*Biomedical modules only
How long does it take?
Our Yoga Therapy Online Diploma 875-hour Course, accredited by IAYT, requires a minimum of 2 years to complete. This timeframe ensures that you take ample opportunity to learn and integrate the acquired knowledge, as well as develop essential skills for your role as a Yoga Therapist.
You can refer to our Programme Calendar to select module dates that suit your preferences. This flexibility enables you to plan your studies according to your personal, holiday, and work schedule.
You can take up to 3 1/2 years to complete the programme.
To join this Yoga Therapy Online Diploma programme, you must meet the following requirements.
You can discuss your requirements during your interview with the program director, Montserrat G. Mukherjee.
Our unique online programme includes:
Added benefits of this Yoga Therapy Online Diploma:
At The Yoga Therapy Institute we are aware of the personal and professional needs of each student.
You will be able to discuss your options for class attendance during your interview with the Program Director, Montserrat G. Mukherjee.
All our classes are recorded and recordings are available through our educational platform with unlimited access.
- Morning 9:30 – 13:00 CET
- Break 13:00 – 14:30 CET
- Afternoon 14:30 – 18:00 CET
The faculty of the Yoga Therapy Diploma Online Diploma 875- hours comprises experienced C-IAYT Yoga Therapists with years of teaching and practical, clinical experience.
You will learn from them through practical classes, real case studies, and active participation with fellow students. Our teachers are available outside of class hours, and you will have a personal mentor for your own Case Study work.
We foster a collaborative and educational environment where teachers and students learn from each other. Our school embraces a “guru-free” approach, emphasising the exchange of knowledge and collective growth.
Final Evaluation & Official Diploma
Pay per module so you can spread your budget at no extra cost.
Pay in full and receive a 7% discount off the total price.
Pay in monthly instalments at a little extra cost but with smaller payments each month.
Steps to enrolment
Credit for previous training or experience
Under special circumstances, our IAYT-accredited 875-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Course may accept the transfer of credits from other IAYT-accredited programmes.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOGA ALLIANCE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS CANNOT BE INCLUDED IN THE CREDITS FOR YOGA THERAPY
The criteria for the transfer of credits are as follows:
- Credits can only be transferred from another IAYT-accredited Yoga Therapy training programme. Exceptions may be granted with respect to credits obtained from Trauma-Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga or Academy of Ayurvedic Studies, providing the training hours were equal to or greater than the module hours prescribed in our Academic Performance & Yoga Therapy Skills Requirements.
- Proof of previous training hours is required for credit transfer to be approved, such as a certificate of attendance or completion.
- A maximum of 300 hours may be transferred from another Yoga Therapy training programme. Thus, out of our 875 course hours, a minimum of 575 hours must be completed at The Yoga Therapy Institute.
- Some of the 875-hour course requirements are not eligible for credit transfer and must always be completed at The Yoga Therapy Institute. Excluded from transferrable credits are:
- Any transfer of credits must be approved by the Programme Director in consultation with the relevant faculty members. To assess which previous training hours are eligible for credit transfer, an interview with the Programme Director is required.
- It is at the school’s discretion to determine that certain parts of a module must be completed for the credit transfer to be approved. For instance, a student may be required to submit and pass the end-of-module test to be exempt from attending a certain module.
- Our Transfer Policy does not alter or affect the programme entry requirements. Applicants must meet the stated prerequisites to be accepted into the programme, regardless of any transfer credits they may have.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please send us an email.
Frequently Asked Questions
The IAYT certification exam will be required for all graduates of any IAYT-accredited programme who begin their training on or after July 1, 2023. However, if you were already enrolled in the programme before this date, you’ll be exempt from taking the exam.
Rest assured, our programme is fully accredited by the IAYT and meets all of their standards and curriculum requirements. You won’t be expected to have knowledge of anything that is not covered in our modules and case studies. By the end of the programme, we’re confident that you’ll be well-prepared to take and pass the certification exam. Additionally, the IAYT is currently working on developing a study guide for the exam, which will provide you with information on the subjects to review before taking the exam.
Please visit IAYT for more information about the certification exam.
The IAYT is a separate organisation from ours, and they charge their own fees for certification, membership, and other services. These fees are not included in the course price, so you will need to pay them separately.
The price of the course includes access to all live module lectures, unlimited access to the educational platform, written materials, presentations, full recordings, practice videos, audio files, and assignments. It also includes mentorship and access to the faculty and team for any email support you may need.
The price of the course does not include books from the reading list, yoga mats or props, or any other materials or equipment that may be required for the course.
We offer a variety of discounts and promotions on our Yoga Therapy training courses throughout the year. To see the current discounts and promotions, please visit our promotions page.
Yes, we understand that plans can change, and we have a cancellation policy in place to accommodate that. To ensure clarity and transparency, we have provided detailed information about our Payment & Cancellation Terms.
You can start with the Yoga Therapy Foundation Course 100-Hours, and then choose to schedule the majority of the modules (on the body systems, the mind, and the tools) in any order you like. After that, you’ll be ready to attend the Yoga Therapy for Cancer Patients & People Affected by Cancer module. You can also request to start your practicum during this time.
We recommend doing the research part of the programme in conjunction with the practicum, as much of the work required will complement each other well. When all coursework has been completed and case studies submitted, you’ll get to showcase your Yoga Therapy skills and knowledge in the final evaluation.
See “The Journey” above for a visual representation of the module order.
Yes, there is an assessment for each module. The assessments vary in format, but they all serve the same purpose: to help you digest the material and put your knowledge into practice.
Some of the assessments you may encounter include:
- Class practice: You may be asked to practise with the entire class. This is a great way to learn from your peers and to get feedback from your teacher.
- Breakout room practice: You may be asked to practise with a small group of students in a breakout room. This is a great way to get more individualised attention from your teacher.
- Take-home assignments: You may be asked to complete a take-home assignment, such as a written reflection or a case study. This is a great way to demonstrate your understanding of the material and to apply your knowledge to real-world situations.
- End-of-module tests: You may be asked to take an end-of-module test. This is a great way to assess your knowledge of the material and to identify any areas for additional learning.
The assessments are designed to help you learn and grow as a Yoga Therapist. They’re not intended to be stressful or overwhelming. If you have any questions about the assessments, please don’t hesitate to ask us!
You can begin your case studies and mentorship (practicum) when you’ve completed the majority of the modules of the diploma and are ready to put all the knowledge you’ve gained into practice.
The practicum is a hands-on experience where you work with clients under the supervision of a certified Yoga Therapist. Case studies are an opportunity for you to document your work with clients and reflect on your experiences. Mentorship is a way for you to get support and guidance from a more experienced Yoga Therapist.
No, you won’t have to worry about losing access to your Zoom recordings. You can access them indefinitely, or download them to store on your own device.
The 625-hour course allows you to work as a Yoga Therapist in some European countries such as the Netherlands and the UK, but it won’t give you the international certification with the IAYT.
To get certified with the IAYT, you need to complete at least 800 hours in an accredited Yoga Therapy programme.
The Yoga Therapy Institute’s 875-hour course is accredited by IAYT and fulfils the requirements for the international certification.
The Yoga Therapy Diploma 875-hours has additional requirements compared to the 625-hour course. These include:
- Ayurvedic Healing & Yoga Therapy
- Yoga Therapy for Cancer Patients & People Affected by Cancer
- Ethical, Legal & Business Principles for Yoga Therapy
- Case Study Peer Supervision
- Additional case study hours
- Additional mentorship hours
- Yoga Therapy Final Project
Simply completing one or several modules is not enough to work as a Yoga Therapist. Equally, an advanced, experienced Yoga Teacher Training does not qualify you to work as a Yoga Therapist.
You will need to have completed at least 625 hours with a recognised Yoga Therapy school, or, in some cases, you can only work as a Yoga Therapist when you have an IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma such as The Yoga Therapy Institute’s 875-hour.
If you want to work in a hospital or medical centre, you may require additional qualifications. When working with clients, students who are still in training should inform all parties involved that they are not yet certified Yoga Therapists.
Still have questions? Reach out to us. We’re always happy to help!