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Foundations of Yoga Therapy (150hrs)

Registered Post-Graduate Yoga Therapy Teacher Training for RYT200 teachers

Frenchs Forest (Sydney), 16 January - 23 February 2020


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This course will change the way you think about yoga.


Do you long to go beyond teaching general classes? Do you want to help your students to heal and grow? It’s time to deepen your connection to self, enrich your teaching experience and develop the skills to share the healing power of yoga*. This is your first step towards becoming an accredited Yoga Therapist.

Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate highlights:

  • Real-life case studies
  • Anatomy through the yogic lens
  • Therapeutic adjusting skills
  • Learn to design therapeutic yoga sequences
  • Personal mentoring sessions with senior teachers
  • Discover the role of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
  • Pathway to Yoga Australia Level 1 and Yoga Therapist Certification
  • Yoga Australia Registered 150hr post-graduate course
  • Immerse yourself in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya, learning from senior teachers who have studied directly with TKV Desikachar and BKS Iyengar.



This course is for RYT200 Yoga Teachers who want to learn about Yoga Therapy. At the end of this course you will:

  • Be eligible to apply for Yoga Australia Level 1(350hrs) recognition
  • Have the requisite training hours to enrol in an accredited Yoga Therapy Teacher Training program
  • Have a strong understanding of the principles of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda
  • Develop the skills and confidence to begin supporting your students' health through yoga



The Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate includes:

  • 100hrs of face to face teaching, including classroom training and individual mentoring.
  • 50hrs of home study and practice, plus two written assignments. 



  • 9.30am - 5.30pm Thurs 16 - Sun 19 January 2020
  • 9.30am - 5.30pm Thurs 6 - Sun 9 February 2020
  • 9.30am - 5.30pm Thurs 20 - Sun 23 February 2020



The program takes place at Adore Yoga's training facility in Davidson (near Frenchs Forest) on Sydney's Northern Beaches, 20 mins north of Sydney CBD.



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Foundations of Yoga Therapy Curriculum 



9.30am - 5.30pm, Thurs 16 - Sun 19 January 2019


The Philosophy of Yoga Therapy

Welcome to Yoga Therapy! We start by exploring your vocation as a teacher of therapeutic yoga and discover how your heart-felt values help you connect to your students in meaningful ways. You’ll learn how yoga philosophy forms the foundations for Yoga Therapy and how to use ancient principles and practices to help students heal from physical, emotional and mental dis-ease.


Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers

Sanskrit is the language of yoga and your studies will be greatly enhanced when you feel confident reading and pronouncing key Sanskrit terms. This workshop will introduce you to the meanings, sounds and importance of Sanskrit as an important part of your study and practice of therapeutic yoga.


Introduction to Therapeutic Teaching Methodologies

This introduction to therapeutic teaching methodologies will radically change the way you plan and teach yoga classes. You will learn foundational techniques for assessing the needs of individual students and working hands-on with them to meet those needs.




9.30am - 5.30pm, Thurs 6 - Sun 9 February 2020 


Yoga Therapy and the Breath

Expand your understanding of the subtle energetic body as we explore prana, pranayama and the nadis. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence and expertise in teaching powerful pranayama techniques that harness the power of prana to create profound healing transformations.


Yoga Anatomy – The Diversity of the Human Body

In this workshop, you’ll taking a fresh look at yogic anatomy as we explore the human body through the yoga lens. No two bodies are the same and this workshop introduces you to the skills required to understand how individual anatomical features impact the way how your students move. You’ll learn why one-size never fits all when it comes to Yoga Therapy and how to adapt what you teach to meet the individual anatomical features of each student.


Introduction to Therapeutic Alignment and Adjusting

Prepare to question some of the alignment and adjusting principles you learned in your Level 1 teacher training! Yoga therapy takes a very different approach to teaching asana and this workshop will help you to take your first steps towards assisting students from a therapeutic viewpoint.


Teaching Adaptive Yoga Classes

In this workshop you will learn how to translate the philosophy of yoga therapy into practical classes that evolve with your students and create a safe, nurturing environment that promotes growth and healing.  




9.30am - 5.30pm Thurs 20 Feb - Sun 23 February 2019


Introduction to Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy

Ayurveda, India's ancient system of healing, is at the very heart of Yoga Therapy. Over two days, you will immerse yourself in the wisdom of Ayurveda and discover how Ayurvedic principles infuse the practice and philosophy of Yoga Therapy. Along the way, you’ll gain the practical skills you need to assess your students using Ayurveda and apply Ayurvedic techniques to support them as they heal from a variety of health conditions.


Yoga Therapy Live!

In this exciting 2 day workshop, you’ll work ‘hands-on’ with live case studies. This is a fascinating opportunity to use what you’ve learned about Yoga Therapy to support real students! We’ll be working with volunteer students, applying the skills you’ve learned during the course to support their healing journey. If you're considering progressing to yoga therapy certification, this exciting, hands-on weekend will give you great insights into how a yoga therapist really works.



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What Accreditation Will I Receive?

A Yoga Australia registered post-graduate program, RYT200 teachers will be able to apply for full Level 1 membership of Yoga Australia (350hrs) after successfully completing this course. You will also be eligible to apply to accredited professional Yoga Therapy Teacher Training programs*.  


 Course Faculty 

You will be learning from expert senior teachers with over 60yrs experience of studying, practicing and teaching Yoga Therapy between them:


Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT

Course Director

Founder of Adore Yoga, Nikola has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. Nikola has been training yoga teachers and therapists for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.  


Joan Miller

Joan Miller is a senior and talented teacher with over 30 years of experience in yoga teaching and teacher training. Joan takes yoga back to its authentic roots, using the traditional practices of Hatha Yoga to help her students develop spiritual and physical awareness. Certified by over five nationally and internationally recognised bodies, member of Australia’s peak body for Yoga, Yoga Australia and Accredited Journey Therapist, Joan is a highly qualified, compassionate and inspiring Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.


Tracy Gerza

A passionate student and teacher of anatomy, Tracy has studied with Qi Yoga and Polestar Pilates as well as undertaking training in Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy and more. She emphasizes function, stability and introspection rather than aesthetic 'perfection', encouraging students to work at their own pace and listen to their bodies for a safe and enjoyable practice. 

Tracy believes in making yoga accessible to everyone and uses her joyful, nurturing nature to do just that. She is currently studying Pilates rehab in her quest to offer her students a highly personalized and healing experience of yoga.

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Sunita Patil

Sunita is a yogini, teacher, writer, artist, and coach. She has over a 30 years experience of yoga and over the past 17 years she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA and India. Sunita has studied yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit at advanced levels in India (BKS Iyengar Institute), Europe (Yoga Philosophy at the University of Oxford), the USA and Australia.  Sunita is passionate about making the sophisticated aspects of yoga philosophy accessible to everyone. 



How To Book


Applicants must hold a recognised RYT200 certification. Please make sure you are able to attend a minimum of 80% of the face to face training hours and satisfactorily complete all coursework and teaching practice prior to booking. A non refundable deposit of $900 is required to secure your place. Bookings are limited to 12 students to ensure a high quality learning environment. 
Enrolment and Fees
Includes all tuition, notes and assessment: $1950 (payment plan available)

Non-refundable deposit: $900 

Plus 2 x $120 Private Mentoring sessions paid direct to your mentoring teacher.


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Booking Terms and Conditions

*Payment plan available - ask here for details* Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. See prospectus for full terms and conditions.



*This course is foundational and does not qualify you to work as a yoga therapist, which requires 650hrs accredited training to achieve full yoga therapy certification.