YOGA THERAPY FOR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
Yoga Therapy is a rewarding new career field where you can offer your passion for holistic wellness – mind, body and spirit – to serving others. We are building a new educational track that will allow you to become a credentialed healing professional in this exciting new career field.
The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) has now formalized the educational and accreditation standards for professional Yoga Therapists. YogaFit is a Supporting School Member of IAYT and has been involved in the discussion of Yoga Therapy standards since the first conversations.
YogaFit is expanding our Yoga Therapy educational offerings from our current 300 hours (listed below) to the required 800-hour curriculum.
YogaFit Therapy Program Overview
As you have come to expect since your YogaFit Level 1 training, our YogaFit Therapy curriculum will be richly informative, innovative, inspirational and transformational!
Our program will include 800 hours of training (including 150 practicum hours) over a two-year period. The admission requirement is that you complete your 200-hour RYT and have taught for at least one year. The IAYT educational standards specify 650 hours of training in the foundational knowledge of ancient yogic philosophy and Ayurveda, as well as an understanding of modern health care, psychology, business principles and ethics. Beyond these 650 core hours, you will be able to tailor your education to match your professional goals of working with a specific condition or population.
Here is an overview of the IAYT content standards and the core of your YogaFit Therapy Program:
We are committed to exceeding the IAYT educational standards by offering you options along your educational path. You may graduate as a specialist in Ayurveda, Mental Health (including Positive Psychology), Musculoskeletal and Movement Therapeutics. Other great specialty areas will be developed as we come to understand how you want to apply your training, or you may choose to fill your elective hours by learning in all of these areas! This program is all about giving you the tools and information that will best serve your career goals!
Here are some of the new trainings launching in spring and summer 2013:
Your trainings will be steeped in the most recent Yoga Therapy research while also providing many practical, application-based tools. Our Program Director, Dr. Stephanie Shorter, is a published yoga researcher and neuroscientist and will be a helpful resource for guiding you in the latest research, trends, legal and healthcare regulations.
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For more information on how you can take your next step to becoming a professional yoga therapist, contact email@example.com.
Excerpts from Dr. Stephanie Shorter’s presentation “Yoga Research: Applications for Your Teaching.”
Meet some of your YogaFit Therapy Leadership Team and Master Trainers here.
YogaFit Therapy Leadership Team:
Stephanie Shorter, PhD
Felicia Tomasko, RN, E-RYT 500
Katie Schuver, MS, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Kristy Manuel, MS, E-RYT 500
Heidi Dix, MS, RYT 200