+350/500 Hour/Level I Yoga Therapy Training
Become a Certified Yoga Instructor or Yoga Therapist
Enroll in the Level I Yoga Therapy Training program to deepen your practice, deepen your learning, or become a skilled and internationally certified Yoga Instructor or Yoga Therapist. Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute uses unique techniques based on the Yamas & Niyamas and a progressive approach to classic yoga using somatics, therapeutic yoga and bridging these techniques back to classic postures/asana.
This +350/500 hour TT/Level 1 Yoga Therapy training program begins after completing a 200 hour program at Yoga North ISYI or another qualified yoga studio and maintaining at least one year of yoga practice and yoga teaching. We encourage and will support transfers from other TT 200 programs. Once you have gained “the essentials” from your 200 hour training, you are invited to deepen your study with advancing the areas of study in body, breath, mind, and philosophy. The course consists of intensive weekends, one per month with additional home study, practicum work and a mentorship program. Final weekend of the training will include retreat time.
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Type of Study
The Yoga North 500 hour advanced program has a focus in Therapeutic SomaYoga and Classic Hatha Yoga at the +350/500 hour levels. Completion of this program results in 500 hours which can be submitted to Yoga Alliance for certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level (RYT500). This study also counts as the first 500 hours of a 1000-hour Yoga Therapy Certification.
In response to the evolving Covid-19 community health situation, our teacher trainings have shifted fully online, in accordance with community health guidance and within allowance of Yoga Alliance and IAYT.
We continue to develop best practices and deliver an excellent yoga teacher training experience while being cautious and prioritizing our student, faculty, and community’s health. Please feel free to contact us with questions about our programming and updated delivery methods.
Yoga North ISYI +350/500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Begins Fall & Spring
Accepting Applications. Limited Space Available.
Our Minnesota location for training rotates between Duluth and St. Paul every other year to accommodate students interested in traveling from other locations. Both locations are close to International airports and on direct travel routes.
+350/500 Hour Level 1 Yoga Therapy Training Program Start Dates | We will accept late applicants up to the second class meeting date:
- Fall 2021 HYBRID Online/Live Cohort Session Starts October 8, 2021 at our Duluth, Minnesota Studio AND our Des Moines, Iowa Studio—SAVE $300—Early Enroll by August 8, 2021
Deepen your study by advancing the areas of study in body, breath, mind and philosophy
Our innovative curriculum and pairing of the neuromuscular re-education discipline of Somatics with the ancient wisdom of yoga is a unique blend that brings profound results with less effort in advancing even the seasoned yogi’s practice. Our goal as faculty is to provide:
- thorough knowledge of postures and a comfort level in teaching and assisting postures in others
- comprehensive knowledge of yogic philosophy and ability to relate this understanding to life
- opportunities for each student to leave with a much deeper understanding of themselves
At Yoga North we share the ancient yogic science, which provides tools and guidance to adjust your life to the true essence and evolution of your soul, allowing you the opportunity to “find your true north”. Our philosophy and teacher training is in the Himalayan Tradition. The Himalayan Tradition is rich in the teachings of the 8-fold Ashtanga path, encouraging personal and social awakening and transformation. All classes at Yoga North are offered in support of the awakening and transformation of each student.
What is SomaYoga Therapy
SomaYoga is a unique blending of work that includes:
- Traditional Yogic Philosophy from the Himalayan Tradition
- Traditional Yogic Meditation and Training of the Mind
- Modern Systems Theory Practice and Personal Development
- Ayurveda—Yoga’s Sister Science
- Traditional Pranayama—Working with the Breath
- Classic Asana, Traditional Therapeutic Yoga and the Neuromuscular Re-Education of Somatics
+350/500 Hour Teacher Training Course Topics
We progress your body awareness in both your personal practice and your teaching. Our curriculum includes:
SomaYoga • Therapeutic Yoga • A History of Traditions and Their Teachings • Wisdom of the Vedas • Wisdom of the Upanishads • Wisdom of the Bhagavad-Gita • Wisdom of the Yoga Sutras • The Yamas and Niyamas • Student Guru Relationship • Ayurveda Philosophy and Practice • Ayurvedic Cooking • Finding Silence & Stillness • Teaching Meditation • Teaching Restorative Yoga and Relaxation • Teaching Yoga for Stress, Anxiety and Depression • Mind Study & Working with the Shadow • Mantra, Mudra and Marma as Yoga Therapy • Professional Development • Business Ethics • Therapeutic Approach to Classic Asana • Anatomy, Asana and Yoga Therapy for the Spine and Back • Anatomy, Asana & Yoga Therapy for the Pelvis and Lower Limbs • Anatomy, Asana and Yoga Therapy for the Shoulders and Upper Limbs • Anatomy, Asana & Yoga Therapy for the Pelvic Floor • Anatomy & Cadaver Lab Integration • Yoga & Therapy for Core Stability • Understanding Joints • Adaptive Yoga & Student Variance • The Art of Seeing—Developing Your Ability to See Postural Analysis • Building a Private Practice with Yoga & Yoga Therapy • Creating Therapeutic and Specialty Classes and Workshops • Advanced Breath and Bandhas • Aligning the Subtle Body and Chakras
The yoga therapy components of our certification programs are based on our accreditation through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry.
Fall 2021—Summer 2022 | Duluth, MN & Des Moines, IA
Fall 2021 HYBRID Online/Live Cohort will be held at our Duluth, Minnesota Studio AND our Des Moines, Iowa Studio
Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute | 4628 Pitt Street
Des Moines, Iowa:
Sacred Health | 4123 University Avenue
Program Dates | Late Applicants Accepted Up To the Second Class Meeting Date:
2021: October 8–10, November 12–14, December 17–19
2022: January 14–16, February 11–13, March 11–13, April 8–10, May 13–15, June 10–12, July 8–10
Throughout Program Training:
Weekly Online Live Class:
Tuesdays: 6:30–8:30 PM CT
Regular enrollment: $4900 plus $50 application fee
Early enroll by August 8, 2021: $4600 plus $50 application fee
We encourage and will support transfers from other TT200 programs.