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*Completion of Yoga Therapy I is a requirement for participation in Yoga Therapy II.

Yoga Therapy II

Hands-On Techniques

Master Advanced Hands On Assisted Posture Techniques with Kamini Desai

July 26 - August 2, Salt Springs, FL

Learn how to physically support and assist your client — removing effort and maximizing opening in various yoga poses.

What will you learn?

Support yourself and others to increase range of motion, reduce pain and inflammation, heal burnout and improve mental and physical wellbeing not only from the outside in, but from the inside out! While Yoga Therapy I is available to everyone, Yoga Therapy II is more physical and requires at least a moderate level of health and strength. 


Completion of Yoga Therapy I is a requirement for participation in Yoga Therapy II.

You will learn:

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

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

  • Elements from contact yoga, yogassage, phoenix rising yoga therapy, thaiyoga therapy and traditional yoga styles to specifically target issues & promote total body opening

  • Ideas for chair Yoga Therapy

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

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


Who is this course for?

In addition to promoting your personal development, this training is excellent for yoga teachers, psychologists, counselors, health and healing professionals, and bodyworkers 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.


Yoga Therapy II: Program Overview

Become A Certified Yoga Therapy Facilitator

How Can I Use My Hours?

  • Yoga Therapy I can be taken on its own or you may use these hours to continue on to Yoga Therapy II to become a certified 120hr Yoga Therapy practitioner.

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

  • If you are already a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), this course may used towards continuing education hours

  • Practicum: For those going on to Yoga Therapy II you will need to complete and submit documentation for the following:

  • Upon completion of Yoga Therapy II you will need to complete 8 documented yoga therapy sessions for certification.


What's Included?

  • Direct Yoga Nidra guidance from Kamini Desai, Ph.D.

  • A comprehensive Course Manual in digital format

  • Access to course materials on digital platform for 90 days

  • 120 Eligible for hours towards AYI's 800hr IAYT program

  • Deeply restorative personal retreat experience

  • Individual coaching & mentoring

Yoga Class

"My clients say they have never felt so relaxed before!"

Preparatory & Recommended Reading


The classic guide to a powerful technique that can increase your mindfulness and lead to personal transformation.

Based on groundbreaking research conducted at the University of Chicago, the focusing technique has gained widespread popularity and scholarly acclaim. 
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Body Mind

It is strongly recommended this book be read for future reference as you progress in your yoga therapy training. It may be purchased as a paperback here.

An established classic in its field, Ken Dychtwald's Bodymind has been updated in this latest edition to reflect the author's ongoing exploration of the vital body and mind connection. Integrating ancient Eastern knowledge with the pioneering contemporary work of Wilheim Reich, Moshe Feldenkrais, Fritz Perls, and with his own intuitive observations, Dychtwald presents a comprehensive study on the body and mind relationship in an analytic yet highly readable style.


Registration Options


AYI Private Room

Private Bathroom


Required Deposit:


*Accommodations Included


AYI Private Room

Shared Bathroom


Required Deposit:


*Accommodations Included


AYI Private Room

Private Bathroom


Required Deposit:


*Accommodations Included


AYI Private Room

Private Bathroom


Required Deposit:


*No accommodations included

Optional Meal Plan: $450

Includes self serve breakfast, cooked lunch and dinner. Vegetarian. Includes All meals (Dinner only on the first program day and breakfast and lunch on the last program day). No meals during extra night stays before and after the program.

Yoga Therapy II:
Hands-On Techniques

Master Advanced Hands On Assisted Posture Techniques with Kamini Desai

Schedule: 4pm arrival on the first day and departure by noon on the last day.

  • 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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