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Training Description & Topics Covered

Tuition, Expenses & Location

Refund Policy

Faculty Biographies

Guest Speaker Biographies

Certifications & Continuing Education Credits

Training Description & Topics Covered


This training is designed to teach Yoga Therapy methods to Yoga Therapists and experienced Yoga teachers, allied health partners and mental health professionals presently working with, or who are interested in working with clients who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and/or acute cumulative stress. The focus of the training is to give participants practical applications of ancient, traditional Yoga techniques and modern therapies that train the body and mind to employ a natural system of self-regulation.

65hr Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Training Tuition: $985woman with anxiety; overcome anxiety program
APA American Psychological Association:National pre-approval Provider for Continuing Education Credits for six APA Continuing Education Credits.
Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Certification: This training counts as elective credits in the 800hr Professional Yoga Therapist Certification.
Integrative Yoga Therapy Certifications: This training can count as either Module 3 transfer credit in the 500hr Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga program, or as Module 5 credit in the 800 hour Professional Yoga Therapist Certification, but not both.
Yoga Alliance: 65 Yoga Alliance CEUs
Marriage & Family Therapists:
Pre-approved as a Provider for Continuing Education Credits for the state of Texas. Many states do not require pre-approval of continuing education offerings. Additionally many states accept courses that are offered by pre-approved providers in other states. Please check with your licensing board to determine your specific requirements.
Social Workers:
Pre-approved as a Provider for Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Additionally many states accept courses that are offered by pre-approved providers in other states. Please check with your licensing board to determine your specific requirements.
Professional Counselors:
Pre-approved as a Provider for Continuing Education Credits for Professional Counselors in the state of Texas. Additionally many states accept courses that are offered by pre-approved providers in other states. Please check with your licensing board to determine your specific requirements.

Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy training (TIYT certification) is an in-depth exploration of Yoga perspectives of the structure and functioning of the mind as well as distracted/disturbed conditions of mind and their expressions. The training includes evidence informed yoga therapy methodology and protocols for working with clients who suffer from a wide array of anxiety disorders. These protocols are currently taught in Yoga studios, hospitals, wellness centers and other healthcare facilities, prisons, and addiction recovery centers, both as stand-alone programs and as a complementary modality in an integrative healthcare setting. We offer practical information about teaching in a wide variety of settings, as well as the many business aspects that help students market their new skills and find teaching jobs in similar facilities.
Yoga Therapy is an integrated approach to health and wellness; it is widely recognized and accepted within the most up-to-date medical and mental health communities. Yoga Therapy brings the ancient insights of yoga into modern wellness programs, utilizes modern scientific, medical and mental health knowledge, in addition to ancient practices of self-healing. Through an Ayurvedic lens, we see each client as an individual with a unique constitution; from this view we employ a variety of techniques and tools to address the multitude of an individual’s needs. The practices slowly bring clients into a balanced and harmonious existence, mind, body and spirit. The methods we employ are not only rooted in the ancient techniques of Yoga but also in modern research in the fields of neurobiology, stress physiology and medical biophysics. We explore the plethora of modern research devoted to the relationship between Yoga and the mind, and its role in treating trauma and stress related illness. The Polyvagal Nerve theory and Somathesis, and their application in treating acute stress, trauma and anxiety, provides us with the knowledge and skills to amplify a human’s innate ability to self-soothe, self-heal and eventually revive a natural self-regulation system, all through the practice of evidence informed yoga therapy protocols. More often than not, yoga training programs avoid the topic of spirituality. Our distinguished faculty member, Dr. Henry Rosemont, Jr. helps us develop an understanding of the importance and relevance of spirituality and offers guidance into how to implement spirituality into the therapeutic model without religious affiliation. Our licensed psychotherapy faculty members will address some of the more complex psychological aspects to give training participants a deeper understanding of trauma, anxiety and stress disorders. We teach participants self-care techniques and methods to stay emotionally safe when working with this complex and potentially emotionally taxing population.
The two hallmarks of the program are the faculty and the guest speakers, all of whom give firsthand information about the reality of working with special populations in a variety of settings (prison, cancer centers, addiction rehabilitation centers, inpatient psychiatric wards, shelters, etc) based on solid experience. The reality of working with these populations is often much different than the textbook theory information that is based solely on averages and clinical data dervied from a single population source. What works well in an addiction rehabilitation center does not necessarily work in oncology center. We practice Yoga Therapy and work in the trenches with the special populations we prepare our students to work with.

The training includes didactic and experiential lessons and group discussions in the following areas: yoga psychology and philosophy, ancient yoga techniques (asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, svadyaya, aparigraha, and Yoga Nidra), Yoga Therapy protocols (working within the Koshic model), Ayurveda, behavioral therapy, spirituality, western perspectives (musculoskeletal, biochemical systems, neurophysiology), acupressure, acupuncture, sound therapy, aromatherapy and nutrition. These are all important factors which address the complex issues that present with anxiety disorders. Important business topics such as assessment, privacy, documents, registration, marketing, networking, and current ongoing research is covered within the program.
The training also readies participants to offer an Overcoming Anxiety Clinic modeled after Sundara Yoga Therapy’s very successful program that has been offered quarterly in Austin since 2009. Click HERE to see Overcoming Anxiety:A Holistic & Natural Approach Clinic. Upon completion of the training, students will be certified facilitators of the Overcoming Anxiety Clinic and will have full access to all the materials used in the clinic including marketing material. No additional fees will ever be required in the future to offer clinics.


Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (65hr) $985

Additional Expenses

1) Required reading (estimated cost: $34)
a) Book: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky, PhD.
b) Book: Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
c) Various Articles by Dr. Stephen Porges (we’ll provide full list upon registration).
2) Accommodations/Meals — Not included in tuition; please see below


Registration buttons can be found at the bottom of each location web page (each location has its own page). Contact information for venues is provided for location information and directions. Please see specific location page for information about accomodations and other information about the geographic area. If you have any questions about the training (course content, schedule, application or registration), please email Sundara’s Registrar

Houston, TX: May 18-24, 2017 — For more information

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: July 10-16, 2017 — Registration is now open.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island: Sept 30-Oct 6, 2017 — For more information

Continuing Education Credits & Certificates

YOGA ALLIANCE: Our training fulfills 65 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
INTEGRATIVE YOGA THERAPY: This training will count as the elective credit in IYT’s 500hr program OR Module 5 in IYT’s 1000hr Professional Yoga Therapy program.
MENTAL HEALTH CEUs are available for Social Workers, Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists.
Two Certificates will be awarded to each participant upon completion of the training once full attendance is confirmed by all faculty and all exit criteria are met.
1) This training certifies completion of 65 hours of Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy training – an advanced Yoga Therapy training.
2) The training also certifies participants as facilitators of Overcoming Anxiety Clinics modeled after Sundara Yoga Therapy’s very successful program that has been offered quarterly in Austin since 2009. No future fees or permission will be required in order to facilitate this program.

Please note that all Yoga Therapy programs require 100% attendance. This is tough for us because we know life happens and things come up, but we cannot make exceptions due to very inflexible requirements for CEUs, as well as yoga therapy transfer credits for Integrative Yoga Therapy and Inner Peace Yoga Therapy certification programs (as required by IAYT). If there is an emergency and no other arrangements can be made, we will certainly try to work with you to make up the hours – just know we are limited in how much we can extend that offer – make up hours must be in the presence of a faculty member. If make up hours extend beyond what we are capable of making up in person during the training (after hours, before hours or during lunch), you can attend a future training (fees may apply);travel and accomodations will the students’responsibility.



The refund, withdrawal and termination policy for each location is different – please see the individual location web pages (links above) for an overview of the refund policy for each location. Be sure to read the refund policy in the Registration Packet that is emailed to you when you’ve been accepted into the program; there may be some changes from what is listed online – the Refund Policy that we email to you, and that you sign and send back is the legally binding agreement – I know that is obvious to most, but we want everyone to be absolutely clear as some locations have a “no refund” policy and the contract is between you and the venue – we cannot do anything to alter that agreement.