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Training for Yoga, Allied Medical & Mental Health Professionals

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We Celebrate our Excellent Partner Studios
For the creation of outstanding community spaces

We are very selective about whom we partner with; our partners have the same selectivity. Therefore, we are honored to offer our in-person TIYT™ Trainings in the studios listed below. We share core values. Central to those values,  treating ALL community members with respect and dignity; whenever possible, their community members are addressed by name  - the studio staff take time to get to know their members. To be 'seen' and recognized is to be valued; this sets a foundation for creating a safe space for the practice of Yoga - a critical trauma-informed care principle.

Our goal is to bring trauma informed Yoga Therapy to all manner of providers, whether they are new to their field or are long-standing practitioners. To this goal, we offer three levels of instruction. The higher the level, the more elements are required. Sundara’s TIYT™ Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy training is broken into 3 levels; each level requires specific modules named after the elements:

Level I TIYT™
Trauma Informed Yoga Teaching

Working with the general population
Certificate of completion 32
Tuition: $889 if registering for just Earth.
($108 discount if registering for Ea & Wa together)
Level II TIYT™
TIYT™ Yoga Therapy Methodology
Working with special populations
Certificate of completion 18
Tuition: $489 if registering for just Water.

($108 discount if registering for Levels 1 &2 together)
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TIYT™ Clinical Facilitator Certification
Facilitation of evidence-based protocols Internship & Certification course.
Option to participate in Sundara Foundation Research projects.


Completed Level II & interested in Level III?
Please email us HERE
Completion of Levels I & II is required


As we ramp up for research, our 2023 schedule is limited. If we fill up quickly, and the faculty are able, we may add new sections, but there is no guarantee.  Our trainings typically fill quickly; please don't wait to register as we cannot hold spaces without complete registration and full tuition payment. 
Acceptance of application does not guarantee a space in the upcoming courses, you must fully register. 

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These dates/times don't work for you?  Please let us know via email or choose "future dates" in the schedule option of the application  and you may list your availability in the optional space on the application.  Thank you! 

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  • 100% attendance is required. If an emergency arises, we will help place you in a later cohort session.

  • We do not record the Webinar “live” meetings for participants to view later. In-person attendance is required in all sessions.

  • The only required texts of Levels I & II are the Earth and Water Manuals - once you are fully registered, you will be given a link to purchase them separately.  These manuals are only available to our participants - do not share the link.  We have an education platform that houses all additional materials required for the training.

  • Participants will have access to the education platform for 12 months from the start date of the program they enter.

  • There are NO make-up hours available, so be certain you are available for all of the hours listed.

2023 Tuition Rates

  • We have restructured the hours to include more in Earth Element for practical application experientials

  • We have not raised tuition in several years.

  • Level I - Earth Element (32 hrs)  $889

  • Level II - Water Element (18 hrs) $489

  • Level III – $689  Mentored Internship to become a TIYT™ Certified Clinical Facilitator


  • We are currently offering BIPOC* and Veteran Scholarships are available. Please email for more information and application

    * Generations of racism and an education system born from discriminatory policies have made clear that  Black, Indigenous, and People of Color students face greater obstacles to educational achievement. Coupled with the under-representation of BIPOC in the field of Yoga Therapy, SYT's BIPOC scholarship aims to mitigate these issues by providing financial support to increase opportunity for BIPOC community members to participate in our Yoga Therapy education programs.

Please review our refund policy (link below) before applying - we are small non-profit organization with financial obligations and cannot make exceptions - please don't ask, as everyone is important.

100% attendance required; if you have any concerns about being able to attend, please do not register at this time. 

FAQs & Tuiton
Refund Policy


 It is a Yogic tradition to practice self-inquiry - our application process starts with a self-inquiry.  Please read through the questions and meditate on them. If you do not have the time to do such an inquiry, please consider joining us when you have more time in your schedule.


Our Story

What is now called the Sundara Foundation's TIYT™ Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy training, started as a mentoring program in 2009 to keep up with the high demand for the "Overcome Anxiety Clinic" in Austin, Texas. The "clinic" became affectionately known as "OAnx" (pronounced "oh-anks"). OAnx is a program that evolved out of a protocol that was created as a holistic recovery program after a complete nervous breakdown (acute stress disorder), where one's nervous system is "hijacked" and one feels totally out of control.

The OAnx program had astounding success, and therefore the demand continued to increase, including requests to offer the program in hospitals, wellness centers and institutions. It quickly evolved to a program to help manage withdrawal symptoms from SUD detox within recovery efforts. The applications and customizations have grown as we have added trained facilitators from all walks of life.  When the demand for the mentoring became too much for our founder to keep up with, the TIYT training was created so we could train a group, rather than one-on-one mentoring. The training has evolved over the years due to collaborations, faculty input and is now this robust program that you are embarking upon. The training is packed with clinical experience, knowledge, and the love of 800+ TIYT™ Collective members made up of Yoga, Mental Health, and Allied Medical Professionals.  

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