Accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma Program (C-IAYT)

( 1,000 + hours total; 800+ hours plus the 200-Hour certification )




Become a Certified Yoga Therapist in this cutting-edge program.  Ajna was one of the first programs to be accredited in 2014. We developed this diploma program based on our 20 years in the field of Yoga Therapy. Read an article on our program Ajna Yoga Therapy Today Article Jan 2019.

Choose from two routes to become a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) :

    1. Register in the 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Program (full-time or part-time)
    2. Begin with the 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Yoga Therapy program as a bridge program, then move into the 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma program (details here)

 

 


Click to Register for the 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Program.


Online Registration


Click to access the 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Program FAQ.


800-Hour FAQ


Click to learn more about Ajna Yoga’s bursary opportunities.


Bursaries



Accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma (C-IAYT) Program Outline

Ajna’s C-IAYT Yoga Therapy Diploma Program is Accredited with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education, and Future Skills.

 

The Yoga Therapy Diploma Program is a module-based program. The program can be taken on a full-time basis (20-25 hours a week), or students can choose to take the modules in a go-at-your-own-pace format.

 

During COVID -19, our programs moved online. Being online made our programs more accessible for many of our students and it meant that we could continue the learning, even during restrictions. Another bonus of being online was expanding our studentship to include people from all over the world.

 

Now, some of our modules are online and others are blended (hybrid). Hybrid modules mean that there will be students both online and in-person


The 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Program includes:

    • 20 modules
    • A Yoga Therapy Immersion Training
    • A Yoga, Psychology and the Mind Immersion Training
    • A Practice Teaching Mentorship

Sign up for individual modules on our Yoga Therapy Schedule page.


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Practice Teaching Practicum

  1. P1 – Group Yoga Therapy sessions – you will teach 80 hours of group yoga therapy classes in your home community. Using the session template from module 4 ‘Sequencing in Yoga Therapy’, you will design 6-week sessions for specific yoga therapy topics of your choice. With the support of your mentor, you will design each 6-week session with weekly educational themes, market the session, conduct client intakes, teach the 6-week session and conduct client follow up sessions.
  2. P2- One on One Yoga Therapy Sessions – you will teach deliver 50 private yoga therapy individual sessions with 10 clients, with feedback and support from your mentor. 2 of the sessions must be video recorded and 2 sessions need to be audio recorded. These sessions can be in- person, or online. *Yoga Therapy Immersion must be completed before starting one on one sessions.
  3. P3- Practicum Mentorship Series – Meeting once a week online, you will participate in a group mentorship with faculty members. This is to be done once you have started P1 ‘Group Yoga Therapy Sessions and P2 ‘One-on-one Yoga Therapy Sessions.’ These weekly mentorship sessions will support you to work through challenges and issues that may come up during your practice teaching.


Accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma (C-IAYT) Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 19 years of age, have at least one year of personal practice, at least one year of yoga teaching experience, and hold a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:

  • Online Application
  • Copy of photo ID proving you are at least 19 years of age
  • A copy of your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
  • Letter of reference from your RYS-200 Yoga Teacher Training School where you received your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
  • A description of your own personal yoga practice (1 year minimum required)
  • A resume or word doc outlining your minimum 1 year experience teaching yoga (please include the settings where you have taught, the types of classes, the clientele you have worked with and for how long you have taught the class).
  • Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be a maximum two-page letter that speaks to the following criteria:

  1. Your motivation for seeking entrance to the program. Please respond to all of the following: a) why are you interested in this program? b) What do you hope to learn? c) Why do you feel called to this program at this moment in time?
  2. Other relevant non-yoga experience or training that you bring to the program; and
  3. The areas you would like to improve upon as a student in the 800 Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Program and the area(s) in yoga therapy you are most passionate about.


Accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma (C-IAYT) Program Details


  • Duration:
    Full Time: Take all of the in-class modules in year one.  The Practice Teaching Practicum will be completed within the following year. This is a two year program in total.
    Part Time:  3-4 years. Start anytime and complete at your own pace.
  • An $800 deposit is required to hold your spot ($1,800 for International students).
  • The deposit is applied to the Yoga Therapy Immersion.
  • $200 is a non-refundable application fee ($700 for International students).

Module Schedule


ModuleTuition
20 Modules$7,560
Yoga, Psychology and the Mind $1,000
Yoga Therapy Immersion (note: your $800 deposit is applied directly to this component)$1,600
80 Hours Teaching Yoga Therapy Group Classes (Practice Teaching Mentorship Module)$400
50 Individual Yoga Therapy Sessions and Mentor Coaching (Practice Teaching Mentorship Module)$650
6-week groupwork weekly mentorship with faculty members (Mentorship Module)$380
Total for Canadian Students
(Deposit $800)
$200 non-refundable
$11,590
Total for International Students
(Deposit $1,000)
$700 non-refundable
$12,590

Accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma (C-IAYT) Payment Options

Pay by:

  • Cheque made out to Ajna Yoga
  • To pay by cheque, please mail to:
    • Ajna Yoga
      209-2250 Oak Bay Avenue
      Victoria, B.C.
      V8R 1G5
  • E-transfer sent to: jules@ajnayoga.ca
  • Visa or Mastercard through our Wellness Living registration site

Pay by Visa or MC


Accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma (C-IAYT) Graduation Requirements


Students must completely fulfill the following requirements:

  1. All modules must be completed in a maximum of four years. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you may attend the same workshop the following year. All workshop modules are repeated each year.
  2. Students must be prepared for each class by either having their computer for online learning, or bringing a notebook, writing material (pens, highlighters, etc.). Students must wear clothes suitable for asana practice.
  3. During class modules, students are required to take part in group assignments, practice teaching and written assignments.


Accredited Yoga Therapy Diploma (C-IAYT) Course Reading

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Click to Register for the 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Program.


Online Registration


Click to access the 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Diploma Program FAQ.


800-Hour FAQ


Click to learn more about Ajna Yoga’s bursary opportunities.


Bursaries