Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT) 1000-Hour Diploma Program

Motivated by the Joy learning brings, you will gradually progress from basic to refined levels of understanding until you attain mastery. - Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, I-17

CYT 1000-Hour Diploma Program Format

Prerequisite: RYT 200 (or equivalent) with 100 hours teaching experience over at least one year
Format: 3 intensive residential terms with distance learning practicums after each term
Years: 2 years (24 months)
Hours:1000 (760 residential + 240 distance learning hours)

Overview by IAYT Competencies

Section 1: Yoga Foundations – 150 Residential Hours (120 Hours Minimum)
Section 2: Biomedical and Psychological Foundations – 180 Residential Hours (155 Hours Minimum)
Section 3: Yoga Therapy Tools and Therapeutic Skills – 435 Hours (140 Hours Minimum) = 391 Residential + 44 Distance Learning Hours
Section 4: Practicum –  Hours (205 Hours Minimum) = 15 Residential Hours + 190 Distance Learning Hours
Section 5: Professional Practice – 30 Hours (30 Hours Minimum) = 24 Residential + 6 Distance Learning Hours
Total Hours: 1000 hours (760 Residential + 240 Distance Learning)  

Residential Intensive Terms

Term 1: Vancouver, Canada: June 19 to August 25, 2017
Term 2: Chennai, India: January 8 to February 16, 2017
Term 3: Vancouver, Canada: June 18 to August 3, 2018


Term 1: 394 Hours
Term 1 in Vancouver, Canada – 340 Residential Course Hours

  • June 19 to August 25, 2017 = 10 weeks
  • 30 hours of classes/week = 300 hours
  • +40 hours of Practicum Preparation, observing, assisting, and delivering Yoga Therapy while being observed by Practicum Supervisor, Maggie Reagh.

Term 1 At-Home Practicum – September to December, 2017
54 Supervised Distance Learning Hours

Hometown Delivery Hours: 40 hours – 4 months
Online Practicum Supervision/Mentoring: 4 Hours – 4 months @ once/month per student (Note: counts as 4 residential hours)
Case Documentation: 10 hours – 4 months

Tuition for Term 1: $5,376 CAN plus 5% Tax


Term 2: 235 Hours
Term 2 in Chennai, India – 192 Residential Course Hours

  • January 8 to February 16, 2018 = 6 weeks
  • 30 hours of classes/week = 180 hours
  • +12 hours of Practicum Preparation (Internship), observing private Yoga Therapy sessions

Term 2 At-Home Practicum – March to May, 2018
43 Supervised Distance Learning Hours

Hometown Delivery Hours: 30 hours – 3 months
Online Practicum Supervision: 3 hours – 3 months (Note: Counts as 3 residential hours)
Case Documentation: 10 hours – 3 months

Tuition for Term 2: $3,346 CAN plus 5% Tax


Term 3: 371 Hours
Term 3 in Vancouver Canada – 224 Residential Course Hours

  • June 18 to August 3, 2018 = 7 weeks
  • 30 hours of classes/week = 210 hours
  • 14 hours of Practicum Preparation for delivering private Yoga Therapy while being observed by Practicum Supervisor, Maggie Reagh

Term 3 At-Home Practicum – September 2018 to May 2019
108 Supervised Distance Learning Hours

Hometown Delivery Hours: 80 hours – 8 months
Online Practicum Supervision: 8 hours – 8 months (Note: Counts as 8 residential hours)
Case Documentation: 20 distance learning hours – 8 months

Capstone Paper Distance Learning Hours
Capstone Paper: Self-Directed, Case Study Project - 39 hrs

Distance Learning, Supervised Independent Study - Maggie Reagh & Research Mentor, Neil Pearson

  • Conduct a Yoga Therapy case study and write a research paper
  • Preparation given during Term 3 in Vancouver
  • In hometown with supervision from Neil Pearson and Maggie Reagh – 2 synchronous, contact hours per student online as well as written feedback for each draft
  • Write a proposal and 3 drafts of your Capstone Paper

Tuition for Term 3: $5,278 CAN plus 5% Tax

CYT 1000-Hour Diploma Completion: May 31, 2019

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