Certificate in Yoga Therapy Rx

The Yoga Therapy Rx program is designed for yoga teachers and professionals who desire to better serve clients dealing with physical challenges or ailments, as well as those beginning their journey as certified yoga therapists. Online classes begin October 2, 2021, and late enrollment is available as space permits. Admission to program required for enrollment. Details are below under General Information.

Students discuss their experience in the Yoga Therapy Rx program.

This basic Yoga Therapy Rx professional certificate program is a 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.

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Use Yoga therapy to understand and address the origin and treatment of musculoskeletal problems including common lower back, upper back, hip, and knee ailments
  • Incorporate a safe, modified approach to group Yoga classes, which allows their one-on-one Yoga therapy clients to evolve to the group experience
  • Work with doctors, physical therapists and other health professionals by learning how to read and understand basic medical terminology, reports and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center at (310) 338-2799 or yoga@lmu.edu, or the program's academic advisor, Ms. Felicia Tomasko, at Felicia.Tomasko@lmu.edu.

Please note: because this is a fully online program, enrollment eligibility is dependent on place of residency. Similarly, COVID-19 provisions also impact this program. Please review these provisions in full before enrolling.

  • Begins: October 2, 2021

    Enroll: Application to program required.

    • Full Payment Discount. Register with full-tuition payment to receive $150 off tuition.
    • Concurrent Enrollment Discount. Register in YRTX 821 concurrently to receive $150 off tuition.

    Prerequisite: Completed 200-hour Yoga teacher training, and admission into the program.

    Course: YRTX 811

    Tuition: $3,780 | A minimum payment of $945 is required to register. Tuition payment plans are available. Please contact Ms. Rosa Calderon at Rosa.Calderon@lmu.edu to make arrangements.

    • Books + Materials Fees: $300-$375 (estimate only)
  • Classes meet once a month on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

    • October 2, 2021
    • October 3
    • November 6
    • November 7
    • December 4
    • December 5
    • January 8, 2022
    • January 9
    • January 29
    • January 30
    • February 19
    • February 20
    • March 12
    • March 13
    • April 9
    • April 10
    • May 14
    • May 15
    • June 4
    • June 5
    • July 9
    • July 10
    • July 30
    • July 31

    Connecting Online

    MyLMU is the primary Internet-based portal for students, faculty and staff at Loyola Marymount University. Once you log in to the portal with your credentials, you can directly and securely access the various online learning platforms, including Brightspace and Zoom, and your student record. Click here to begin.

  • Instructor


    • Shannon Collins
    • Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, D.PT.
    • Eden Goldman, D.C.
    • Don Henry
    • Linda Lack, Ph.D.
    • Fay Levinson
    • Surendra Mehta
    • Richard Miller
    • Rick Morris, D.C.
    • Steve Paredes, D.C.
    • Matthew Taylor, Ph.D.
    • Felicia Tomasko
  • Students must complete a total of 13.5 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Required Coursework: YRTX 811

  • YRTX 811
    Yoga Therapy Rx I
    13.5 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 basic course will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Classes will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee and hip problems. In addition the course will cover communication tools for working with doctors including reading reports and understanding terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes. Prerequisite: 200-hour Yoga teacher training.