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Therapeutic Yoga

The Center for Integrative Medicine in conjunction with the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) is pleased to announce an 300-hour online course for licensed health care providers who wish to learn yoga therapy techniques for use in their current clinical practices.  This course is NOT a path to C-IAYT but is a certificate of completion specific for LHCPs that shows the skills and competencies needed to provide yoga therapeutically as an integrative healthcare practice in their respected fields.



  • Must have a 200-hour RYT
  • First cohort would be only for the following LHCP’s (note this first run is a pilot, additional licensed health care providers may be added in the future)
    • OT
    • PT
    • RN
    • MD
    • DO
    • ND (Maryland Licensed only)
    • DC
    • PharmD
  • Must hold a current and active license
  • Must have a University Degree

Course Overview:

  • Year-long online course
  • 300 hours in length
  • On line, combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Weekly lessons plus homework
  • Capstone project
  • Certificate of completion to be awarded at the end.

Topics to Include:

Part 1: Foundations

  • Integrative Medicine
  • Ethical, legal, communication
  • Groups and Group Dynamics
  • Yoga Foundations and Philosophy
  • Yoga Therapy Foundations
  • Intro Ayurveda
  • Assessment   
  • Research methods

Part 2: Disease states

Topics covered

  • Yoga therapy approach
  • Precautions/contraindications related to yoga therapy

Areas covered

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurologic
  • Cardiac
  • Mental Health
  • GI/Gut Health
  • Uro/Gyn
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Palliative Care/End of Life
  • Complex Medical Clients


Online via Canvas

Register now:

For more information:

Please contact us at and use the subject line “Therapeutic Yoga.”

Not ready for therapeutic yoga, but still interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher?  We have a great program!  Learn more here.

Thank you for attending Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge with us!

Thank you to those who joined us at the "Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge" on Sunday, August 20, 2017!  Our Director of Yoga Programs, Kelli Bethel, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, presented on stage and demonstrated "Therapeutic Yoga for Caregivers."  You can download a free copy of her Therapeutic Yoga for Caregivers protocol here.  If you have any problems with the download, please email us at  This protocol will only be available for download for a limited time.  **For personal use only.  Please do not distribute without permission.**