For those entering with a 200 hour certification and 1 year teaching experience.
Sattva means balance. The study of ayurveda is one in keeping the body balanced, and the study of yoga is one of keeping ourselves in harmony with our bodies, breath, relationships and the world around us. We have joined these sister sciences in our holistic yoga therapy training programs so that we may find the integrated approach to healthcare in the 21st century. We believe that for the whole person to not only survive but to thrive, there needs to be harmonious balance of the three treasures of mind, body, and spirit. Our philosophy is one of wholeness and integration to achieve sustainable results and transformation within.
Becoming a Sattva Yoga Therapist will allow you to:
See private clients as a yoga therapist
Earn additional income and experience as a professional yoga therapist
Conduct adaptive group classes for special populations
Confidently work in collaboration with other health care professionals
Testimonial: ”It is Vani’s background and origin as a yoga therapist that provides for the most beneficial yoga teacher trainings. I didn’t fully understand the importance of this basis until recently comparing different programs and teachers that did not focus so much on the significance of alignment, the role of yoga in healing, and the philosophy of compassion. Not only learning from Vani as a teacher through lectures and in-class studies, but simply following her sattva yoga practices will shift your mentality and enhances your awareness of what it really means to be a healer and an inspiration to all of your students. “ -S. Snodgrass
The Sattva Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapist certification is offered to those interested in merging the sister sciences of yoga and ayurveda healing necessary for cultivating sacred space for education, clear communication, support, and integration of ancient practices into modern life.
This program is for those who have graduated from the 200 hour foundations program or equivalent(200 hour training) or sattva vinyasa and therapy foundations program, and wish to continue on to earn a Sattva Therapy® Diploma.
This program meets as weekend modules each month. Along with completion of the weekend modules, is a required professional yoga therapy practicum through our foundation clinic hours, and teaching retreat internship hosted through pranayoga foundation.
The sattva yoga therapy program is designed to affirm students’ awareness and ability to utilize his or her understanding of anatomy, biomechanics of healthy movement, group and private sessions, adaptive yoga sequeces, somatic movement, mindbody therapies, pranic energy healing, subtle body anatomy, and therapeutic and professional relationships.
Therapy Foundations Modules begin each November(Modules taken before principles)
Therapy Principles modules begin Fall of 2016
Foundations Training Schedule:
Friday evenings 6:30-9:30 Lecture and Sadhana.
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am-6:30pm Weekend Schedule
Sattva Therapy Principles Training Schedule:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am-6:30pm
Skills and Knowledge gained in this program include but not limited to.
Holistic Range of yoga practices and their potential therapeutic effects.
Yoga and Ayurvedic Perspective on Wellness and Disease
Yoga for different Doshas
Adaptive Yoga Sequences
Chronic illness and palliative care
Common Pathologies and Disorders of all major systems
Commonly used Drugs
Ethics and Privacy
Medical Terminology for Cancer and Chronic Illness
Stress and Yoga
Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma
Understanding Commonly Occurring Mental Health Conditions and our Relationship as Yoga Therapists
Knowledge of Psychological Concepts and Terminology
Discussing Models of Human Development and Their Importance To Medical and Psychological Health.
Foundations of Yoga Therapy Modules Part 1 Includes:
Vedanta Meditation and Pranayama for Healing
Chakrology: The subtle body anatomy
Intro to Ayurveda with Dr. James Bailey
Raja Yoga Retreat (additional cost for room and board)Thurs-Sunday-50 contact hours
The Art of Relationship: Ethics, Private therapeutic sessions, and Living our Yoga.
Therapeutics: The Adaptive Class
Ayurveda and Yoga: Yoga for Dosha Imbalances
Structural Yoga Anatomy & Somatic Movement
Online Yoga Anatomy Training
Yoga Therapy Principles Part 2 Includes 17 Modules:
Yoga for the Management of Stress /Restorative Yoga
Intro to Yoga Therapy: Lineage, Models and Foundations
Healing Mantra and Pranayama
Thai Yoga and Marma Therapy Skills for the yoga therapist
Yoga for Heart Disease and Rehabilitation
Yoga for People with Cancer
Yoga For Breast Cancer
Yoga Therapy Foundations: Heath Vs Disease
Structural Yoga Therapy II: Support and Strengthen
Healing Injuries: Anatomy and Physiology in Yoga Therapy
Yoga for Mood: Anxiety and Depression
Yoga Psychology: The Bodymind
Teaching Skills for the Yoga Therapist
The Business of Yoga Therapy and Assessments
Yoga Therapy For Trauma
Ayurveda for Yoga Therapy
Practicum and Mentorship: This part of the program allows the student to put into knowledge all they have gained under supervision and feedback of director. This includes setting up adaptive courses and individual sessions. Demonstrating clear competency on assessments, charting, therapeutic relationships and documentation.
What to expect during the Practicum: (1 year mentorship)
Developing and Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships
Intakes, Evals and Observations
Providing Yoga Therapy
Follow-up, Feedback and Re-Planning
Assisting Mentor with classes and private sessions
Teaching adaptive yoga courses to group classes
Private Students-Working with privates sessions
Phone, Email, and Skype Support with Mentor(lead teacher) to check on group and individual therapy sessions
Intake and assessment
Ayurveda intake assessments and referral etiquette
Home Study: This is considered the non-contact hour portion of the yoga therapy training. In addition to being present for all modules you will be required to complete the following:
6-10 Page Thesis paper
Written Adaptive Sequences
Practicum: Documentation and Charting
Written Reports on specific healing modalities
Online Yoga Anatomy Training
Tuition: Yoga Therapy Foundations+Principles+Clinicals/Practicum:$8450+$300 Non-Refundable Deposit and Registration Fee. Pay Deposit Here
Payment plan available: 18 months at the rate of $470.00 per month.
Recieve a Pay-in-Full Discount of 10% off.
*All program fees are non-refundable and non transferrable.
Dani "Vani" McGuire
E-RYT500, Yoga Therapist, IAYT, Ayurvedic Health Educator
Vani has practiced yoga since 1995, having studied Integral, Tantric, Yoga Therapy. She is founder of PranaYoga Institute and PranaYoga Foundation, a 501c3 non profit that teaches yoga to people with cancer. She is creator of sattva vinyasa and sattva therapy and all of our 200/300/prenatal and yoga therapy teacher training programs. Her teaching is an alchemy of eastern philosophy and modern living. Using both life and practice as a way of inspiring self-awakening, love, and devotion. She is author of Beginner and Beyond: A Hatha Yoga Practice, available on itunes; columnist for elephantjournal.com, and Sattva Vinyasa: A daily practice. Dani leads teacher trainings and workshops at conferences and studios around the world.
James Bailey, LAC, DIPL AYU, ERYT500
James G Bailey, LAc, Dipl Om, Dipl Ayu, E-RYT is a third generation healer, CAM physician, Yoga educator, and Yoga teacher trainer who has been living yoga and ayurveda for 30 years. He practices Ayurveda, Marma Therapies, Acupuncture, and Wellness Counseling to aid patients towards their true nature of well being. His training includes 5 years (4000+ hours) of formal clinical studies in Oriental Medicine (Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University) and training in Ayurveda under such luminary teachers as Dr. Vaijayanti Apte (Dipl Ayu from the Kerala Ayurveda Academy), Dr. Subash Ranade, Dr. Avinash Lele, Dr. Vasant Lad, and many Ayurvedic doctors and therapists in Kerala, south India where he spends time teaching and studying while on retreat.
James teaches Yoga, Ayurveda and meditation workshops worldwide. He is a contributing editor and former columnist for Yoga Journal, Light on Ayurveda, LA Yoga magazine and other wellness magazines. He served as an active Board member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM), and is founder of Sevanti Wellness in Santa Monica, CA.
Dr. Dave Johnson PhD: Dr. Johnson is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker, and board certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. He is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Saint Francis, and EAP specialist with Parkview Health.