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Transform your career - and the lives of your students - when you become a Yoga Therapist. This nationally accredited course offers:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the theoretical foundations of yoga therapy.
  • Extensive knowledge of biomedical systems and psycho-social conditions. 
  • Practical skills and confidence to assess clients, then design, implement and evaluate effective Yoga Therapy programs.
  • Hands-on experience with live case studies, so you’ll be ready to use your skills in the real world.
  • Extensive training in Ayurveda.
  • Learning from most skilled and supportive team of teachers in Australia and beyond with our celebrated international guest teachers.
  • Full Yoga Therapy Certification.


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Is this the right course for YOU?
This 650hr advanced program is for yoga teachers with a minimum of 350hrs training.  RYT200 or newly qualified teacher? Apply for the 150hr Introduction to Yoga Therapy bridging course.
When and where does the course run?
This yoga therapy training runs at Adore Yoga's French's Forest Campus (Sydney) from 8 March 2018 for a minimum of 2 years. Its flexible modular format means you can take up to 4 years to complete. 
What accreditation will I receive?

When you successfully complete all course requirements for yoga therapy teacher training, you will receive the Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy and be eligible to register as a professional Yoga Therapist with the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Australia. 


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Course Structure


The Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy is broken down into 3 Stages, each one consisting of: 

  • 120hrs face to face training

  • 50hrs home study

  • 50hrs practicum

These stages are broken down into 4 x 4-day modules. Each module runs from 9.30am – 5.30pm, Thursday-Sunday.


Flexible Learning


It's challenging to find the resources to embark on a major study program. To make it easier, this training runs in a flexible modular format. Start with the introductory module (Stage 1, Module 1), then complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 modules in any order. There are two program intakes in 2018 - March and July.


Flexible Enrolment Options


You can choose to enrol for:

  • The whole Graduate Certificate (650hrs)

  • One 220hr Stage at a time (220hrs each)

  • One 4-day module at a time (50hrs each)

The full program takes a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4yrs to complete. 


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Course Curriculum  
Stage 1: Yoga Therapy Foundations (220hrs) 8 March - 16 June 2018

Stage 1, Module 1 (Thurs 8 - Sun 11 March 2018)

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals 

Yoga Psychology Fundamentals 


Stage 1, Module 2 (Thurs 22 - Sun 25 March 2018)

The Breath & Meditation in Yoga Therapy 

Chanting, Chakras and Energetic Healing 


Stage 1, Module 3 (Thurs 24 - Sun 27 May 2018)

East-West Nutrition and the Gut-Brain Relationship 

Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Cleansing


Stage 1, Module 4 (Thurs 14 - Sun 17 June 2018)

Holistic Counseling and Clinical Assessment in Yoga Therapy 

Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, Panic Disorders and Depression 



Stage 2: Applied Yoga Therapy (220hrs) 26 July 2018 - 24 March 2019

Stage 2, Module 1 (Thurs 26 - Sun 29 July 2018)

Introduction to Yoga for Mental Health

Trauma Sensitive Yoga 

Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders 

Yoga Therapy for Addiction Recovery 


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

Orthopedic Yoga Therapy: The Upper Body 

Orthopedic Yoga Therapy: The Lower Body 


Stage 2, 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 2, Module 4 (Thurs 21 - Sun 24 March 2019)

Personality, Behaviour and Diversity in Yoga Therapy 

Research Skills for Yoga Therapists 

Therapeutic Restorative Yoga 



Stage 3: The Professional Yoga Therapist (210hrs) 9 May - 10 November 2019

Stage 3, Module 1 (Thurs 9 - Sun 12 May 2019)

Yoga Therapy for Cancer 

Yoga Therapy and Pain Management 

Yoga for Elderly Students and Chair Yoga 

Yoga Therapy and End of Life/Palliative Care 


Stage 3, Module 2 (Thurs 25 - Sun 28 July 2019)

Yoga Therapy for Auto-Immune Diseases 

Yoga Therapy for Asthma and Respiratory Conditions 

Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular Health 


Stage 3, Module 3 (Thurs 12 - Sun 15 September 2019)

The Professional Yoga Therapist 

Professional Development and Self Care 

Integration and Complex Presentations in Yoga Therapy 1


Stage 3, Module 4 (Thurs 7 - Sun 10 November 2019)

Integration and Assessment 




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 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.  


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. 

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Rosie Caunt

Rosie is a one of Sydney's most senior yoga teachers and a seasoned yoga teacher trainer. She is a fun loving person and a committed family gal who has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and has been in the classroom for 40 years as a teacher and lecturer. Rosie is passionate about yoga and its tools. She specialises in working in small classes and individual sessions to support people towards wellbeing and affect positive change in their lives. Rosie works with the whole person - mind, body, breath and spirit - using movement, sound, breath and talking.

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Rosemary Manners

Rosemary has been passionate about health since graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy 25 years ago. Ten years ago she completed a Diploma of Naturopathy from Nature Care College and since then she has been studying the mind and the decisions we make in relationship to health. This study has included Neurolinguistic programming, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis. Rosemary is also a trainer in NLP and Time Line Therapy.



 Application Process 


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

Because the Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy is offered in a flexible modular format, you can choose to enroll for the whole 650hr course or study one Stage or one Module at a time.


Your three study options are:


  1. The complete Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy program (650hrs taught over 2 years): $8,800 
  2. One 220hr Stage at a time (Complete the course in 2-4yrs to suit your schedule): $3,100 
  3. One 4-day module at a time (50 hours each with up to 4yrs to complete all 16 modules): $880 per module


In addition, students must attend eight private mentoring sessions (2 x sessions in Stage 1, 3 x sessions in Stage 2, 3 x sessions in Stage 3) 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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 Want more information on Yoga Therapist Training or how to become a Yoga Therapist? Call a course advisor on 1300 844 693. 

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 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.


*It is a prerequisite of the course that participants hold an accredited 350hr teacher training certificate. Teachers with RYT200 certification should apply for the 150hr bridging course Foundations of Yoga Therapy.