Online Yoga Therapy Foundations 150hrs

Yoga Therapy Training Online

Registered Post-Graduate Yoga Therapy Training for RYT200 teachers

6 September - 22 November 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 Therapy*. 


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Lenore Bower

Adore Yoga Therapy 2020 Graduate

"I've just completed the Online 150hrs Intro to Yoga Therapy with Nik and the Adore Team and can't recommend this course highly enough. Nik and her team are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about all things Yoga Therapy and create an engaging, supportive learning environment - in both online and face to face settings. This course has helped me immensely, both professionally and personally. I look forward to training with Nik and the Adore Team again someday. Thank you so much!"



Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate course structure

  • 96hrs live online sessions (12 x 1 day sessions)
  • 1-2-1 online mentoring
  • 52hrs of home study and assignments

Course highlights

  • Build your confidence in anatomy 
  • Learn therapeutic adjusting skills
  • Learn to design therapeutic yoga sequences
  • Private Yoga Therapy 121 session with a senior teacher
  • Learn to use Ayurveda in a therapeutic setting
  • 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.

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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 applied Ayurveda
  • Have developed the skills and confidence to begin supporting your students' health through yoga



The program takes place online from anywhere in the world. Please note, all times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney time). Please adjust times to your location.



You don't need any special equipment or tech skills to do this course - just internet access and a device with a camera. The live tutorials are conducted via Zoom - just click the link we email you and you'll be right there! It's all very easy and stress-free!


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"A great course for anyone ready to build on their 200hr training and start to dive deeper into applied anatomy and explore interlinked areas such as ayurveda and somatics."

Jasmine Bashford, course graduate. 


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Foundations of Yoga Therapy Curriculum 


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.


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.


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.


Meditation in Yoga Therapy

Explore how meditation is integrated into yoga therapy as a tool for healing. Build your confidence in teaching (and practicing) a variety of meditation styles including mindfulness, mantra and moving meditation. 


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.


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.


Managing common health issues with Yoga Therapy

Have you had students come to your classes with back pain but you weren't sure how to help them ? Do you know people who live with anxiety but you don't know how to support them with yoga? In this exciting session you will discover the Yoga Therapy approach to managing some of the health issues that you will see in class every week as a yoga therapist. You'll learn how to support students to move towards better health through simple Yoga Therapy techniques.




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"An informative, well balanced course allowing yoga teachers to feel confident in taking the tools of yoga therapy into their daily practice and assist their students with great care and insight."

Francesca Morgante, course graduate



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*.  


Hear from a course graduate in this Facebook Live interview between Adore Yoga Director, Nikola Ellis, and course graduate Lenore Bower from Newcastle, NSW:


Online Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate 2020 dates and times

Live online sessions
These interactive sessions are conducted live online and real-time attendance is compulsory. All times are AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time, Sydney).
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 6 September 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 13 September 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 20 September 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 27 September 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 4 October 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 11 October 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 18 October 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 25 October 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 1 November 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 8 November 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 15 November 2020
9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday 22 November 2020

121 Yoga Therapy Session

You will experience a 1.5hr private Yoga Therapy session with a senior yoga therapist, conducted online at a time to suit you and your teacher.  In this session, you will experience a full Yoga Therapy consultation and receive a detailed, personalised Yoga Therapy practice designed to meet your specific needs. This session is included in the price of the program - no hidden costs.


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 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. 


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Course entry criteria
Applicants must hold a recognised RYT200 certification. Please make sure you are able to attend a minimum of 80% of the live online training hours and satisfactorily complete all coursework and teaching practice prior to booking. A non refundable deposit of $300 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, assessment and certification: $2500 (payment plan available)

Non-refundable deposit: $300 


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"Excellent course in Yoga Therapy. Informative, in-depth learning with a lovely group of fellow students. Our teachers share a wealth of knowledge and are always willing to support and help us. It's a beautiful place to study, too."
Stephanie Moody, course graduate


Booking Terms and Conditions

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.