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*No prerequisite knowledge or experience necessary.

Yoga Therapy II

Hands On Certification

Learn advanced techniques of yoga therapy to physically support and coach your client through body limitations and psychosomatic tensions. Remove struggle and help your client receive maximum opening and benefit in assisted variations of classical yoga poses.

Become a certified Yoga Therapy facilitator

These techniques enhance the effect of physical poses and support emotional integration – especially when combined with our unique coaching methods. The methods of yoga therapy you learn here work at a deeper layer than traditional yoga therapy, allowing people to access experiences ranging from stress relief and stretch to release of old feelings, fears and psychosomatic causes of disease.

Draw on elements from contact yoga, yogassage, phoenix rising yoga therapy, thai yoga therapy and traditional yoga styles to promote total body opening.

 

Support yourself and others to increase range of motion, reduce pain and inflammation, heal burnout and improve mental and physical wellbeing by freeing the body’s ability to heal itself.

Includes:

  • Advanced hands-on assisted posture techniques

  • Four sequences to address the most common holding zones in the body

  • Instructional videos and detailed digital manual

  • Facilitation techniques to enhance the effect of physical poses & support emotional integration

  • Ideas for chair Yoga Therapy

  • Basic principles and precautions of Yoga Therapy for scoliosis, hip replacement and other common conditions

  • Incorporate Yoga Nidra with Yoga Therapy*

  • How to put together a full 6 limbed yoga therapy session

  • Suggestions for marketing and pricing

 

*For certified Yoga Nidra teachers

Who is this course for?

  • In addition to promoting your personal development, this training is excellent for yoga teachers, bodyworkers, physical therapists, holistic counselors and health and healing professionals in search of new tools to serve their clients.

  • Yoga Therapists are increasingly working in pain clinics, and in conjunction with doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, physical therapists, senior treatments centers and rehabilitation clinics.

  • While Yoga Therapy I is appropriate for everyone, Yoga Therapy II is more physical and is best suited for those with moderate stamina and strength.

  • Some bodywork, healing modality or yoga experience is helpful, but not required.

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Yoga Therapy II: Program Overview

What does this course intel?

What's Included?

  • Direct guidance from Kamini Desai & senior instructors

  • Comprehensive Course Manual

  • Instructional videos

  • Access to all course materials on digital platform for 90 after course completion

  • 120 Hour Yoga Therapy certification upon completion of 8 documented sessions

  • Individual coaching & mentoring**

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Additional Resources

The Role of Thoughts in Health and Yoga Therapy

​This article emphasizes the role of thoughts in health and how yoga therapy can be used to affect not only the physical body, but the subtler levels from which illness can arise.

Live Training Schedule

How Can I Use My Hours?

  • This course is 60 hours. Combined with Yoga Therapy I is 100 hours and upon completion of 8 documented sessions provides 120 Hour Yoga Therapy certification.

  • Completion Yoga Therapy I & II Certification allows you to become a member of IAYT (The International Association of Yoga Therapists).

  • If you are already a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), hours can be used towards continuing education requirements

  • Completion of Yoga Therapy I and II count towards Amrit Yoga Institute’s 800hr IAYT accredited yoga therapist program. Learn more here.

  • Yoga Therapy I and II are sometimes offered together as one course, often in a 10-11 day format.

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  • What are the origins of this style of Yoga Therapy and what makes it unique?
    This training was developed by Kamini Desai and builds on techniques including Yogassage and Contact Yoga, developed by Ken Scott, Restorative Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy created by Michael Lee, The Wave Work created by Sandra Scherer. The latter two were inspired by the work and teachings of Yogi Amrit Desai, Kamini’s father. This training draws on all these modalities and uniquely combines them to serve the intention of the Integrative Amrit Method (IAM) of Yoga Therapy. This is not therapy, it is a practice of wholly integrating all aspects of the human experience as a part of our spiritual journey. This style of Yoga Therapy is less about symptoms and more about resolving the root cause of those symptoms. By resolving and freeing various accumulated tensions left lingering in the body for variety of reasons, we free the body to heal itself.
  • Is this course appropriate as an introduction to the practice?
    Yes. This is an excellent course for any beginner to learn theory, how to practice Yoga Therapy for yourself and how to get most out of your personal practice.
  • Why does the length of my course differ from others?
    Depending on location, content may be delivered in various formats including one 12 day segment (Yoga Therapy I and II together), 2 separate segments, (sometimes with Yoga Therapy I offered online), or over weekends. It can also be offered in an intensive format. However all curriculum and content is the same.
  • I have physical limitations, but would love to take this course. Is it for me?
    Yes! You can take this course regardless of physical limitations.
  • Can I give a Yoga Therapy session after completing Yoga Therapy I?
    Yoga Therapy I alone does not certify you as a yoga therapist, however it is the first step. Upon completion of BOTH Yoga Therapy I and II you will be certified to give Yoga Therapy sessions. In some cases, such as for Mental Health Professionals or those who already have counseling, yoga therapy or other qualifications, Yoga Therapy I alone can immediately provide a host of touch-free techniques to use with your clients without necessarily needing to go on to Yoga Therapy II.
  • If I have previous experience with Yoga Therapy, can I place out of this course?
    No. This course is foundational and crucial for your success in all other courses that follow. You will find that even if you have learned some of these techniques and concepts elsewhere, the teachings are put together, and combined in a unique way. Keep in mind that the hours completed in Yoga Therapy I, count towards the certification you receive in Yoga Therapy II.
  • Where do I get my manual and program materials?
    Program materials and other class resources are provided digitally through an online platform once you register. You have the option to have these materials printed on your own if you wish.
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