What is Yoga Therapy  

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

9.30am - 5.30pm Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 March 2019 (4 days)

Frenchs Forest Campus (Davidson), NSW


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Do you love yoga philosophy and psychology?

Are you passionate about healing with yoga?


This fascinating 4-day program will introduce you to the foundational concepts of yoga therapy including:


  • How yoga therapy heals body, mind and emotions
  • The role of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
  • Understanding yoga philosophy, including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, as a tool for healing
  • The process of ‘diagnosis’ and treatment of students in yoga therapy
  • The key principles of yogic psychology and how they relate to healing with yoga therapy


Through a balanced blend of theory and practical work, you will gain real-world skills that you can start using right away to support your students. At the end of this engaging course you will be able to:

  • Take a basic case history using the principles of Yoga Therapy
  • Help students manage their health using basic Ayurvedic Lifestyle recommendations
  • Understand how yoga philosophy informs the practice and techniques of yoga therapy
  • Understand the key concepts in yoga psychology in the context of healing

Is this the right course for you?

This course is for yoga teachers with a minimum of 200hrs recognised training who want to learn the foundational principles and practices of yoga therapy. It’s the right course for you if:


  • You are a qualified yoga teacher
  • You are passionate about helping your students heal with yoga
  • You have a keen interest in yoga philosophy and psychology


Continued Professional Development

Use this foundational course as a stand-alone training and gain CPD points, or as a springboard into accreditation as a Yoga Therapist. Participation in this course earns 26 CPD points with Yoga Australia and 26hrs credit towards the Adore Yoga Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy.



Course Curriculum  

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals (Thurs 7 March - Fri 8 March 2019)

This module lays the foundations for studying therapeutic yoga with an enquiry into the nature of yoga therapy, the attributes of a therapeutic yoga teacher and the traditional ayurvedic framework for healing through yoga. We'll also discover the philosophical foundations of yoga therapy as we explore the therapeutic application of classical yoga texts. You’ll also get to work straight away, learning the foundations of therapeutic assessment so that you can begin practicing your developing skills immediately.


Yoga Psychology Fundamentals (Sat 9 - Sun 10 March 2019)

This fascinating module explores the yogic view of the mind, comparing Eastern and Western approaches to psychology. Taking the classical yoga texts as our guide, we will discover the fundamental principles of yoga psychology and learn how to apply them to meet the therapeutic needs of individual students. We will also study the integration of mindfulness and the principles of positive psychology into yoga therapy.



Who's Going?

Certified yoga teachers with a minimum of 200hrs training who love learning about the psychology and philosophy of yoga and want to explore the foundational principles of yoga therapy.



Course Faculty 

You will be learning from Australia's leading yoga therapists, with over 50 yrs experience 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.  Nikola holds a Master's degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy and is currently studying for a Master's degree in public health. She is a certified Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia and the IAYT.

sunita patil

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


Four Day Introduction to Yoga Therapy Program



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Booking Terms and Conditions
*Payment plan available Call 1300 844 693 for details* Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the amount paid 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.


* Grad.Cert. Yoga Therapy must be completed over a minimum of 2yrs and a maximum of 4yrs. 350hrs teacher training required prior to admission.