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Interested in yoga therapy but not ready to jump into a full Yoga Therapist training? Start here!


Take your first step towards yoga therapy certification with the first module of Adore Yoga's acclaimed Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy. Enjoy this 4-day program as a stand-alone event, or use it as your gateway to full accreditation as a yoga therapist. Our modular approach means that you can jump in and out of your yoga therapy teacher training as you need to.


Is this the right course for me?

  • You have a minimum of 350hrs teacher training
  • You are interested in yoga therapy
  • You want to learn to help your students manage injury and health issues


Teachers with 200hrs teacher training can apply to join Yoga Therapy Foundations (150hrs). This is a bridging course designed to bring RYT200 teachers up to the minimum requirements for accredited yoga therapy training programs.


Join us for this introductory course to build your skills and confidence as a yoga teacher, including:


  • A comprehensive introduction to the principles of Yoga Therapy
  • Explore the rich philosophy of Yoga Therapy
  • Discover the fundamentals of Yoga Psychology 
  • Gain hands-on experience in assessing students with health issues
  • Grow your confidence and skills when working with student injuries


Once you've completed this foundational course, you have the option to complete the modules from Stages 1 and 2 of the Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy in any order that suits your schedule.*  It's the most flexible way to gain accreditation as a Yoga Therapist. Alternatively, enjoy this course as a one-off and earn CPD points with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. 


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Course Curriculum  

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals (Thurs 23 - Fri 24 August 2018)

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 25 - Sun 26 August 2018)

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 (350hrs +) who want to learn the foundational principles of yoga therapy.



Course Faculty 

You will be learning from Australia's leading yoga therapists, with over 50yrs 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.  

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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


Four Day Introduction to Yoga Therapy Program



Ready to transform your teaching? Book now with a deposit of just $200



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The ACCESS Yoga Project

Adore Yoga's ACCESS Yoga Project is designed to make high quality advanced teacher training accessible to more people. Adore Yoga offers selected training courses at discounted prices and/or at venues that are easily accessible to students with a disability. Under the ACCESS Yoga Project, this program is reduced to $275 for holders of concession cards and full time students. Applications for the ACCESS Yoga Project discount will also be considered from non-concession card holders experiencing significant financial hardship - Apply Here.


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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 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