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Build your yoga skills and confidence as you embark on a journey of profound discovery. This highly regarded professional training is your first step towards Yoga Therapy Certification, where you will: 


  • Explore the philosophy and psychology of Yoga Therapy
  • Consolidate your understanding of yoga anatomy
  • Learn to support musculoskeletal injuries using somatics
  • Discover how to make subtle therapeutic adjustments to student posture
  • Learn how to plan and teach therapeutic sequences
  • Gain a strong grounding in restorative yoga therapy


This program can be enjoyed as a stand-alone training (earning 170 CPD points with Yoga Australia) or as the first step to full Yoga Therapist accreditation with Yoga Australia. This is Stage 1 (220hr) of the 3-Stage (650hr) Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy. All three stages must be completed satisfactorally in order to qualify as a Yoga Therapist.


Course Curriculum  
Stage 1: Yoga Therapy Foundations (220hrs) 

Stage 1, Module 1 (Thurs 23 - Sun 26 August 2018)

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals 

Yoga Psychology Fundamentals 


Stage 1, Module 2 (Thurs 20 - Sun 23 Sept 2018)

Orthopedic Yoga Therapy: The Upper Body 

Orthopedic Yoga Therapy: The Lower Body 


Stage 1, Module 3 (Thurs 15 - Sun 18 November 2018) 

Functional Assessment and Diversity in Human Anatomy 

Working One-on-One: Therapeutic Sequencing 

Working One-on-One: Therapeutic Adjusting 


Stage 1, Module 4 (Thurs 21 - Sun 24 March 2019)

Personality, Behaviour and Diversity in Yoga Therapy 

Research Skills for Yoga Therapists 

Therapeutic Restorative Yoga 


Who's Going?

Certified yoga teachers who want to learn the foundational principles of yoga therapy.



 Course Faculty 

You will be learning from Australian and interntational guest teachers who join us to deliver specialty courses throughout the program. Your core faculty includes:



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.  

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. 

Joan Miller yoga Therapist

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 Yoga Therapy

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. She is currently studying Pilates rehab in her quest to offer her students a highly personalized and healing experience of yoga.



 Application Process 


Applications are now open for this program, which has limited enrolments to ensure a high quality learning environment.  


Earlybird: $2800 (ends 15 June 2018)

Full Fee: $3100


In addition, students must attend two private mentoring sessions with members of Adore Yoga Therapy  core faculty. Mentoring sessions are $110 each, payable direct to the mentoring teacher.  


Find out about our easy payment plans.


Ready to transform your teaching? Book now - a deposit of just $900 deposit guarantees your place.



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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.