Students who began the program before January 1, 2018, may complete the coursework required under the 2012 IAYT Educational Standards.  This option only applies to students who began the program in or after October 1, 2014, which was the first date of accreditation. The program was not accredited before October 2014, thus students who completed coursework prior to that month are not eligible for the C-IAYT.

Required Coursework

  • Yoga Therapy Rx I
  • Yoga Therapy Rx II
  • Yoga Therapy Rx III
  • Yoga Therapy Rx IV Clinic*
  • Ayurveda Self Care I
  • Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change

*IV Clinic has been seperated into two (2) individual courses: Yoga Therapy Practicum Preparation and Yoga Therapy Practicum Delivery. Students will enroll in these two courses in fulfillment of IV Clinic.

Course Descriptions

YRTX 811
Yoga Therapy Rx I
13.5 Semester Hours

Yoga Therapy is a marriage between Yoga and complementary medicine. It is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists and apply classical applications of Yoga in clinical settings to help treat common ailments and conditions. This basic course will focus on the musculoskeletal system. We will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, and the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee, and hip problems. The course also will cover communication tools for working with doctors, including reading reports and understanding medical terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes.

YRTX 821
Yoga Therapy Rx II
13.0 Semester Hours

Yoga Therapy is a marriage between Yoga and complementary medicine. It is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists and apply classical applications of Yoga in clinical settings to help treat common ailments and conditions. The advanced course will address the origin and treatment of the internal systems of the body, focusing on the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, reproductive and endocrine systems. The course will also cover communication tools for working with doctors including reading reports and understanding medical terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes.

YRTX 830
Yoga Therapy Rx III
13.0 Semester Hours

Yoga Therapy is a marriage between Yoga and integrative medicine. It is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists and apply classical applications of Yoga in clinical settings to help treat common ailments and conditions. Following the basic and advanced core courses, this clinical introduction course provides a practicum preparation experience in a clinical setting, taught seminar style with live and standardized patients, and complete interaction with all students.

YRTX 840
Yoga Therapy Rx IV Clinic
13.0 Semester Hours

Yoga Therapy is a synthesis of the ageless wisdom from the East with the most recent knowledge in complementary health from the West, and is a means to manage illness or facilitate healing. This practicum course is designed for students who have successfully completed the first three Yoga Therapy courses (basic, advanced and clinical) to apply and refine their clinical skills in an active medical setting. Under the supervision of resident physicians and instructors, this practicum will prepare students to work as professional Yoga therapists with chronic pain clients in a medical or allied health setting.

YGPX 894
Ayurveda Self Care I
5.0 Semester Hours

Ayurveda, considered one of the world’s first comprehensive medical sciences, offers a developed and comprehensive philosophical construct that defines the fundamental energetic nature of humans, and our interaction with our environment. In this course, students will be introduced to Ayurveda with an overview of its science, practice, and integration in everyday approaches to wellness.

YMSX 800
Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change
10.0 Semester Hours

In this course, students will explore various trends in Yoga and meditation, with an emphasis on discovering emerging areas of service, engagement, and social activism. Special attention will be given to the science of meditation, current ecological and social justice topics, and Yogic applications in various contexts for social change.