800 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

800 Hour  Yoga Therapy Teacher Training is under construction. If you wish to apply for Yoga Therapy course you can choose 300 H program. It can be adjusted in this course later as well. Please consult us vedanshayoga@gmail.com

800 Hour Yoga Therapy Training Course is absolutely unique course that prepares high qualified yoga practitioner that is different from simple yoga instructor.

Who is Yoga Therapist?

Yoga therapist is a person who got certified according to competition of  particular specific education and able to perform the appropriate application of  teachings and practices of asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, lifestyle changes in a therapeutic context in order to support a consistent yoga practice that will increase self-awareness and engage the client/student’s energy in the direction of desired goals.

What is a goal of Yoga Therapy?

The goals of yoga therapy include eliminating,reducing, or managing symptoms that cause suffering; improving function; helping to prevent the occurrence or re occurrence of underlying causes of illness; and moving toward improved health and well being.

What allowed to do for Yoga Therapist?

According International Association of Yoga Therapists there are some limitations in practice of certified yoga therapist. Here you can see what allowed to do for Yoga therapist and what not https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iayt.org/resource/resmgr/docs_Certification_ALL/docs_certification/scopeofpractice/2016-09-01_iayt_scope_of_pra.pdf

300 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training800 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training 

Total Duration – 2 Years

Course Design Parts Place Pre-requests

Level I – 300 Hours

31 days


Yoga Therapy Foundation Vedansha retreat Center, Rishikesh India

Completiton of 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training course Yoga Alliance Certified

1 year of teaching

1 year of self practice

Level II – 200 Hours, residential

27 days


Yoga Therapy Master Vedansha retreat Center, Rishikesh India Competition of  Level I, can be done together with Level I or separately

Level III – 300 Hours, distance

or residential

Yoga Therapy Practicum

Yoga Therapy practicum

At your community place, should be done within rest of months according teaching program

Internship in Rishikesh

Competition of  Level I, II,
Duration Study days Free day Graduation Price
Level I 27 days Monday to Saturday Sunday Certificate of Attendance 1900 USD
Level II 31 days Monday to Saturday Sunday Certificate of Attendance 2100 USD

Level III distance


Level III 31 days residential

Exact days mentioned in schedule

Monday to Saturday


Certificate of Yoga Therapist after successful exam





Benefits of Yoga therapy teacher training

-new opportunity in career

-new level of yoga classes with more individual way of health support

-learn more than 200 different diseases, it’s pathology, physiology, applied asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra support

-work more individually with clients and support their health issues

-become not only simple yoga teacher but wellness & health consultant

-use yoga therapy methods to support your health and prevent sickness in your body

-be expert in treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis and different types of back pain

-know which herbal therapy should be used by headache, cough, fatigue, depression

-learn how to prevent cold, flu, high blood pressure, diabetes with yoga methods

800 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Syllabus 

-120 hrs of Yoga Foundations

– 155 hrs of Biomedical and Psychological Foundations

– 80 hrs on Teaching and Therapeutic Skills

– 115 hrs of yoga therapy tools & how to use them,

– 150 practicum hours of practice teaching,

– 30 hrs of professional practice with an emphasis on ethics, and

When you finish Level I of the 800 hr training, you will also qualify for a Yoga Alliance RYT 500 Yoga Teacher. To get Yoga Therapist certification you will need to continue education in Level II & III programs.

Level I+II divided in Modules:

1. Muscle-skeletal disorders (spine, neck, hips, knees, shoulders) & Respiratory diseases

2. Gastrointestinal disorders and  Cardio-Vascular system disorders

3. Nervous and urogenital systems disorders

4. Sensor organs diseases and disoders

5. Psychic  and somatic disorders

6. Traumatic, professional and Cancer diseases

7. Ayurveda foundation in yoga therapy

8. Autoimmune diseases

yoga therapy teacher training rishikesh indiaIncluded:

Certificate of yoga therapy teacher after successful completion of 800 H Level I+II+III, After Level I – 500 RYT, after Level I + II – Simple Certificate of Yoga Therapist 

Theoretical and practical skills in yogic treatment of common diseases.

Mala (string
of beads) energised by our Guru Ji Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey, PhD (Yoga & Naturopathy).



3 times of yogic nutrition, beverages.

Study materials.

Cleansing Kit.

Cleansing yoga session

T-shirts (1) with symbolic of school.

excursions in Himalaya.(2 in 200 H & 3 in 300 H )

1 short aura check up.

ayurvedic massages.(2 in 200 H & 3 in 300 H )

Accompanying and supporting during time of staying in the Institute, help provided 24 Hours.

Optional for Extra payment:

Pick up and drop.

Other ayurvedic procedures.

Ayurvedic doctor conculatation.

Number of excursions more than mentioned above.

Detailed Aura check-up with providing of written report about Aura statement, disturbances in Aura if they are present, supporting methods and treatment advices of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice).

Detailed horoscope assessment.

Extra night of accommodation.

Check in : 13:00 pm | Check out:12:00 pm

Time Table for Level I & II 800 Hour Yoga Teacher Training:

06:00 – 06:30  Wake up and cleansing.

06:30 – 07:00  Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing),

07:00 – 08:50  Yoga Therapy practical class

08:30 – 09:30  Pranayama: breathing exercises.

09:30 – 10:30  Breakfast: special yogic menu.

10:30 – 11:30  Ayurveda/teaching methodology/applied yoga Therapy

11:30 – 12:30 Yoga therapy theory class.

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch.

14:00 – 15:00  Free time.

15:00 – 16:00  Yoga anatomy/ therapeutic asana alignment and adjustment

16:00 – 17:30  Yoga Therapy instructed self study/Yoga Therapy sequencing/work with patient

17:30 – 18:30  Yoga Nidra/ guided Meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration.

18:30 – 19:30  Dinner.

19:30 – 22:00  Free time.

22:00 – 06:00  Sleep.

Level III Time table will be discussed individually


Give yoga therapy class to your peers under control of teacher, give yoga Therapy sessions.

A written theory test

Short research work in Yoga Therapy

Documented mentor supervised hours of classes and proper documentation of work in case of yoga Therapy practicum on place

Note:- Time table can be changed during to teaching process.

Yoga Therapy by Arterial Hypertonus and Sclerosis

IAYT Competencies Covered

Section 1. Yoga Foundations

Category 1.1. Yoga Teachings and Philosophy 
1.1.1 Familiarity with the evolution of the teachings and philosophy of the yoga
tradition and its relevance and application to yoga therapy, including teachings
from Vedic and post-Vedic periods, Samkhya,Yoga,Tantra, and Ayurveda.
Examples of concepts and models from the above teachings and philosophy
relevant to yoga therapy, include but are not limited to,
a. tanmatra/bhuta/indriya (subtle element/gross elements/senses);
b. purusha/prakrti (consciousness/material world);
c. pancamaya kosha (dimensions of the human system);
e. duhkha (suffering/discomfort).

Category 1.2. Yoga and the Mind 
1.2.1 Knowledge of yoga perspectives on the structure, states, functioning, and conditions of the mind, including, but not limited to, drashtr (seer), drshya (seen); antahkarana citta (consciousness), buddhi (intellect), ahamkara (ego), manas (mind); citta vrtti (activities of the mind), citta parinama (structural changes in the mind), vyutthana/nirodha (mind’s potential for distraction and focus); artha (cognition), bhava (mood), svabhava (inborn nature), vasana (residue of experience), samskara (conditioned pattern of thinking and behavior); and states of mind: mudha (stupefied/dull), kshipta (disturbed), vikshipta (alternating between distraction and focus), ekagrata (one-pointed), nirodha (focus enveloped/held/ restrained), vaishvanara (waking), taijasa (dream), prajña (deep sleep), turiya (beyond).

1.2.2 Knowledge of yoga perspectives on distracted/disturbed conditions of mind and their expressions as expressed in such texts as the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and other texts, including but not limited to, klesha (affliction); lobha, krodha, and moha (greed, anger, attachment); duhkha and daurmanasya (suffering/discomfort and negative attitude/thinking), sarupyam (identification with the contents of the mind or seer taking the same form as the mind); and antaraya (obstacles to progress in yoga).

Section 2. Biomedical and Psychological Foundations

Category 2.1. Anatomy and Physiology 
2.1.1 Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, including all major systems of
the body and their interrelationships, as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist.

Category 2.3. Psychology and Mental Health 
2.3.1 Basic knowledge of commonly occurring mental health conditions— from psychological distress to psychiatric conditions—their symptoms, and common approaches/interventions, as they relate to the work of a yoga therapist.
2.3.2 Basic knowledge of psychological concepts and terminology, including mood,
cognition, behavior, and personality, as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist.

Category 2.4. Additional Knowledge 
2.4.1 Familiarity with models of human development, including developmental stages, lifecycles, and personality, and their importance to medical and psychological health and well-being.
2.4.2 Familiarity with the influence of familial, social, cultural, and religious
conditioning on mental and medical perspectives of health and healing.

Category 2.5. Body and Mind Integration 
2.5.1 Knowledge of the interaction of the body, breath, mind, intellect, and emotions
in health and well-being.

Section 3. Yoga Therapy Tools and Therapeutic Skills

Category 3.1. Yoga Therapy Tools
3.1.1 In-depth knowledge of the application of yama and niyama.
3.1.2 In-depth knowledge of the range of yoga practices and their potential therapeutic effects for common conditions Practices may include, but are not limited to, asana (postures); pranayama (regulated breathing); meditation and relaxation techniques such as bhavana (visualization), mantra (recitation), vihara (lifestyle modifications) including basic yogic dietary concepts.
3.1.3 In-depth knowledge of contraindications of yoga practices for specific conditions and circumstances.

Category 3.2. Basic Principles of the Therapeutic Relationship
3.2.1. In-depth knowledge of, and observed capacity for, well-developed communication skills: listening, presence, directive and non-directive dialogue.
3.2.2. Demonstrated ability to recognize, adjust, and adapt to specific client/student needs in the evolving therapeutic/professional relationship.
3.2.3. Demonstrated ability to recognize and manage the subtle dynamics inherent in the therapist/client relationship.
3.2.4. In-depth Knowledge of the scope of practice of yoga therapy and how to assess the need for referral to other professional services.

Category 3.3. Principles and Skills for Educating Clients/Students 
3.3.1. In-depth knowledge of and demonstrated ability to implement effective teaching methods, adapt to unique styles of learning, provide supportive and effective feedback, acknowledge the client’s/student’s progress, and cope with unique difficulties/successes.
3.3.2. In-depth knowledge of and demonstrated ability to transmit the value of self-awareness and self- responsibility throughout the therapeutic process.
3.3.3. In-depth knowledge of and demonstrated ability to develop and adjust appropriate practice strategies to the client/student.

Category 3.4. Principles and Skills for Working with Groups 
3.4.1. Basic knowledge of and demonstrated ability to design, implement, and evaluate group programs.
3.4.2. Familiarity with group dynamics and techniques, including communication skills, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries, as well as techniques to address the specific needs of individual participants, to the degree possible in a group setting.

Section 5. Professional Practice

Category 5.1. Ethical Principles
5.1.1 In-depth knowledge of yoga practices and methods for self-inquiry related to establishing, practicing, and maintaining ethical principles.
5.1.2 In-depth knowledge of generally accepted ethical principles of health care codes of conduct and yoga’s ethical principles.
5.1.3 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of generally accepted ethical principles and related concepts from the yoga tradition to professional interactions and relationships.
5.1.4 In-depth knowledge of the scope of practice of yoga therapy, resulting in the demonstrated ability to discern the need for referral to other modalities.
5.1.5 Knowledge of the extent of one’s own individual training, skills, and evolving experience in yoga therapy, and knowledge of the importance of practicing within such parameters.

Category 5.2. Legal, Regulatory, and Business Issues Pertaining to Yoga Therapy
5.2.2 Basic knowledge of business practices relevant to the work of a yoga therapist, including record keeping, planning, and financial management.

Category 5.4. Personal and Professional Development and Continuing Education 
5.4.1 Knowledge of the fundamental value of ongoing personal practice, long-term mentorship, and skills maintenance/development through continuing education.
5.4.2 Knowledge of when and how to seek advice and support for case consultation, educational advancement, and personal practice.

Completion Requirements

Students have demonstrated understanding of course learning objectives by their supervised or internship practicum, 85 %  attendance at all lectures, participation in practice teaching &  teaching sessions, and completion of written test.