A Pioneer in the Field of Yoga Therapy
Integrative Yoga Therapy is a pioneer and leader in therapeutic Yoga teacher training programs. We are dedicated to bringing the ancient insights of Yoga into mainstream wellness programs based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit. The IYT experiential approach to learning allows students to integrate in-depth information through a creative process resulting in a uniquely personal experience. IYT students bring Yoga based wellness programs into a wide variety of settings, including general wellness, senior wellness, prenatal Yoga and Yoga for specific health challenges such as back pain, heart disease, cancer and auto-immune conditions. Learn more.
Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Our Training Programs
IYT teacher training programs give students the skills, insights and practice to bring Yoga into mainstream life in ways that are inspiring, enjoyable, safe and easily accessible. The koshas, the five dimesions of being, within Yoga philosophy form the foundation of the IYT journey of healing. Through a wide range of assessment tools and Yoga techniques students learn to facilitate balance at physical, energetic, psycho-emotional, intuitive and spiritual levels.
As of April 2016 the 300-hour & 800-hour training programs became part of the curriculum of the Kripalu School of Yoga. The 800-hour training program is accredited under the Integrative Yoga Therapy school founded by Joseph Le Page. Kripalu has submitted an application to IAYT for accreditation of the yoga therapy program, and will be able to provide information on the status after IAYT completes its review process.
|200-hour Therapeutic Yoga
Yoga Alliance approved teacher trainings held throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico (residential and non-residential).
|300-hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Program
Foundational training for the Professional Yoga Therapist training. When you complete the 300 hour level you can apply for the 500 RYT designation with Yoga Alliance.
|800-hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program
Advanced Yoga Therapy training, accredited by IAYT. (a continuation of the 300 hour Therapeutic Yoga program) to obtain a Professional Yoga Therapist Certificate
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as presented at the 2015 SYTAR Conference
Interested in Assisting IYT Faculty at upcoming trainings?
As of April 2016 the Integrative Yoga Therapy training program (300- and 800-hour) became a formal part of the curriculum of the Kripalu School of Yoga.
What Students Are Saying About IYT
"I felt I got a very solid foundation in anatomy, physiology, working with specific injuries, emotional issues, and diseases (the whole gamut), Chakra work, working with Koshas and Vayus, meditation, pranayama, imagery, yoga nidra, as well as an introduction to the use of Ayurveda in teaching yoga, ,…I feel like I could go on and on. Basically, I have yet to meet a client where I did not know where to start-that all comes from the IYT training. We did A LOT of hands on work, we developed programs with support and assistance, plus they pool all of the programs at the end of the training, and share the outlines. Each training, I went home with an arsenal of already established 8 week programs for many typical client issues (heart disease, anxiety, knee pain, infertility, insomnia…). I have modified most, but they are great starting points."
– Genevieve Y.
"The depth of Yoga tools and physiology taught in this course is difficult to describe. I am taking home an understanding of Yoga concepts that brings one far beyond the physical aspects of the conditions of humanity."
- Cherie K.
"The program had a great way of building on my previous knowledge without excluding my yogic lineage. I love the way all of the parts come together for a very organized way of creating a therapy program for any condition. I feel such gratitude for all of this knowledge."
- Danielle D.