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The Therapeutic Relationship

Yoga Teacher Training courses provide the essential foundations for conducting public classes but often leave graduates wanting to learn more about:


  • How to create clear, compassionate boundaries
  • Directive and non-Directive dialogue
  • Embodied presence and listening skills
  • Effective, non-violent communication

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists and anyone in the helping professions need to be able to adjust to the unique needs of each client or student while maintaining a safe therapeutic relationship that is empowering for everyone.


In this innovative workshop, we will explore the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship and learn how to create a safe and welcoming space. This course will examine ways to manage your relationship to your students. You will gain a deeper understanding of where classical yoga psychology and modern pyscho-therapeutic theory meet to allow us to be of service to our students while maintaining balance for ourselves.

Instructor: Nicole Marcia

June 10-12, 2016


Click here to learn about Ajna’s upcoming Advanced Yoga Therapy training schedule.

Training Schedule

Ajna Yoga is a therapeutically-based Yoga Studio in Oak Bay, Victoria, on beautiful Vancouver Island. We are the only studio in Victoria that offers a 240-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program (RYT-200), a 300-Hour Yoga Therapy program (RYT-500), and a new, internationally-accredited 800-Hour Yoga Therapy program (1000 hours). On June 7, 2014, Ajna was awarded accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for our 800-Hour program. We are the first of 11 programs in the world to have this distinction and we are proud to be part of the new standard for yoga therapy.

Click to read the IAYT press release.

IAYT Press Release

Watch the following overview video for an introduction to Ajna Yoga.

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classes and training programs.

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