Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with specific health needs. It is taught by yoga teachers with additional training and experience in the therapeutic application of practices.

Yoga Therapy views the person as a whole; an integrated system of mind, body, emotional and spiritual aspects. Yoga Therapy can address different aspects as appropriate, to promote healing and improve health.

For example, Yoga Therapy can allow us to develop better body alignment if we have joint or back pain, encourage a quietening of the mind to help deal with stress or anxiety or to find space inside where we can begin to feel more comfortable and peaceful with ourselves.

Yoga Therapy is one of the fastest growing fields of complementary healthcare. Our graduates find therapeutic work privately, in the NHS, in private medical centres, or working with special interest groups. Some choose simply to integrate their therapy knowledge into their own lives and their regular yoga classes taking them to another level.

Real Yoga Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy

At Real Yoga, student development is our priority and is at the heart of everything we do. Training groups are small and you will have a personal tutor who will be your mentor throughout the course, Ensuring that you receive support and attention appropriate to your individual needs.
Specialist expertise is provided by e.g. physiotherapists, Ayurveda specialists.

On the course, you will:

  • Learn key yoga therapy skills and holistic principles
  • Learn communication skills for one to one work and how to develop the therapeutic relationship
  • Study subtle energy systems in relation to health problems and yoga practices
  • Study applied anatomy and physiology relevant to common illnesses
  • Learn the yoga understanding of disease
  • Learn how to run a professional yoga therapy practice

Next Course Starts…

Next Course Starts in Egham, Surrey in April 2021
N.B Due to Covid restrictions the 2021 course will be a mix of in person training and online live delivered by zoom

Course dates will be:

  • 17 – 18 April 2021
  • 5 – 6 June 2021
  • 17 – 18 July 2021
  • 4 – 5 September 2021
  • 16 – 17 October 2021
  • 4 – 5 December 2021
  • 2022 Dates TBC
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Next Yoga Therapy Course Starts…

Next Course Starts in Egham, Surrey in April 2021

Course dates will be:
17 - 18 April 2021 , 5 - 6 June 2021, 17 - 18 July 2021, 4 - 5 September 2021, 16 - 17 October 2021, 4 - 5 December 2021
2022 Dates TBC

Course Duration

There are 12 training weekends which are held over approximately 22 months.
A further 6 months is needed to complete case studies with supervision. (More time is given if needed)

Course Information

The course is accredited with The British Council for Yoga Therapy and students will be able to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Diploma in Yoga Therapy Entry

This is a post-graduate course and as such has certain entry requirements including a yoga teaching qualification from training of a minimum of 200 hours and 180 contact hours. Please see application form for more info

Diploma in Yoga Therapy Application

Diploma in Yoga Therapy Syllabus

Real Yoga Students Benefit From…

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CNHC Registration

Graduates of the Real Yoga Training School are trained to a standard which allows them to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The British Council of Yoga Therapy

BCYT Accredited

Accredited with The British Council for Yoga Therapy and follows the National Occupational Standard for Yoga Therapy and the Core Curriculum set by BCYT.

Balens Specialist Insurance

Real Yoga has a special Block Scheme Insurance with Balens for both its yoga therapy and teacher training, covering teachers and therapists throughout their training.

Upcoming training events from Real Yoga

The Interface Between Healing and Yoga

Exploring the common history that links these two modalities and how one supports the other in our understanding of the human state. We will practice some of the pranic healing techniques and learn to 'sense' subtle energy. Useful in self care and with clients.

CPD Event: To Be Arranged

Supervision / Mentoring

There are always times when we feel stuck, or need help to process personal issues arising from our client work, as well as gaining input and insight for our cases.

One to one mentoring: we offer one to one supervision/mentoring sessions by phone or skype.

Post Graduate Course in Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of yoga teaching for people with specific health needs. It is taught by yoga teachers with additional training and experience in the therapeutic application of yoga.

We are now inviting applicants for our next yoga Therapy training 18th April 2021