The prerequisite for our Certified Yoga Therapist Diploma (CYT 1000) is an RYT 200 (or equivalent) with 100 hours teaching experience over at least one year.
In Term One of the Certified Yoga Therapist Diploma, you will learn how to conduct Yoga Therapy in small group classes, focussed on managing a wide range of physical-emotional conditions, using a breath/meditation-restorative-alignment centred approach from the Sri T. Krishnmacharya lineage.
At the end of your practicum, post Term One at home, you will be eligible to register as an RYT 500 if you already have your RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance. Yoga Therapy International’s teaching and training in the fields of Yoga Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga are related to our membership and program accreditation through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from our status as an RYS 200 and 300, or from Maggie Reagh’s status as an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance Registry.
Develop the Skills to
- Design and lead general Therapeutic Yoga group classes, modifying for a wide range of minor physical-emotional conditions
- Design and lead small Therapeutic Yoga group classes, focussed on conditions ranging from Lower Back Pain to Disabilities
- Modify practices using chairs and other props for individual students managing the symptoms of a wide range of physical-emotional conditions
- Incorporate Restorative Yoga into small group classes
- Incorporate Anatomy-Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda, Chanting, Meditation, and Pranayama into small group classes
Vancouver is a one of the largest Yoga centres in the world. As such, we have a wealth of Yoga Therapists working with a wide range of conditions both in group and private settings. You will be connected to the best practitioners in Vancouver through both in person workshops while in Vancouver and practicum opportunities in their specialties, including Yoga Therapy for Disabilities, Cancer, Addictions, Trauma, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Scoliosis, MS, PD, Stroke, Aging, etc.
Note on Practicums
You will have the opportunity to do up to 4 hours per week of practicum work with Maggie and her teachers in India during the three on-campus terms. Specialists may also be available depending on their schedules, while you are in Vancouver. You can do up to 50% of your on-campus practicum hours with these specialists. During off-campus practicums, you will be supervised by Maggie and expected to meet with her once per month to discuss your classes and cases. You may also set up additional on-line consultations with our Specialists. There may be additional costs working with Specialists either in person or on-line during your practicums both on and off campus. Tuition fees include all practicum work with Maggie. International students cannot work while in Canada.
Class sizes are limited to 10-12 students to allow for individualized attention.
Expect to have a very close relationship with Maggie Reagh, who is not only the Program Director but your main teacher. Once you are a student with Maggie, she is committed to being there for you as you develop as a yogi and therapist. Even graduates often continue to study with Maggie and/or seek her advice on cases long after they have completed their formal studies. This committment is the traditional student-teacher relationship, which Maggie enjoys with her beloved teachers in India and shares with her students from around the globe.