1000 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification

Make the commitment to yourself and become a yoga therapist learning skills to teach weekly yoga therapy classes, workshops, and develop a private clientele. Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute is honored to be one of the first schools in the world and the only school in the Midwest to hold accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapist for our Yoga Therapy Program. There are currently about 35 such schools to hold the accreditation worldwide.

This program takes place at our studio in Duluth, Minnesota. The program includes five separate intensives spread over a two year period with extensive mentoring, practicum work, and online distance learning. This certification program begins after completing the Level 1/500 hour program at Yoga North ISYI (or at another qualified Level1/500 hour program) and maintaining at least one year of yoga practice and yoga teaching.

For applicants with no formal training in SomaYoga, the Bridge Program is required to establish the theory, skills and methodological understanding necessary to enter the Yoga Therapist Training.

my clients are experiencing tangible, life changing, sustainable results…

—Yoga North ISYI Yoga Therapy Training Program Alumni

Professional Training Course Overview

Yoga Foundations and Philosophy

Evolution of the teachings & philosophy of yoga • Systems of Indian Philosophy from Vedic & post-Vedic period • Yoga & the Min • Shadow Work & the Influence of Culture

Biomedical and Psychological Foundations

Stress Patterns & Somatic Interventions • Anatomy & Physiology • Biomechanics • Psychology & Mental Health • Human Development & Life Cycles • Development/Evolution of Disease & Healing • Pathology

Teaching and Therapeutic Skills

Developing Therapeutic Relationships • Client/Student Assessments • Evaluations and Therapy Strategies • Principles and Skills for Working with Individuals and Groups • Ethical Principles of Teaching

Professional Practice

Legal, Regulatory and Business Issues Pertaining to Yoga Therapy • Relationships with Peers, Mentors, Clinicians and Organizations • Personal/Professional Development

Your Mentor Program

Designed to enable you to collaborate with seasoned professionals as you develop your clinical skills.

You will check in with your mentor at scheduled times between intensives to provide the assistance you need throughout your training process

Your Practicum Course

Each student will be supported to complete 150 hours of one on one yoga therapy sessions. Students will become proficient at client assessment, evaluation, treatment and documentation. Documentation will be written, audio and video to be reviewed by mentor. Candidates for this program need to have access to and proficiency with a computer.

Bridge Program

If you are interested in enrolling for the Yoga Therapy Certification program and need the Bridge Program as a pre-requisite, please contact the office to arrange a bridge program to suit your needs.

Bridge Program will be tailor made to the student with distance learning, private session and varied teaching. SomaYoga Therapy and Somatics Intensive and Clinical Techniques is required plus additional work.

Graduates of Yoga North’s 350/500 Hour Teacher Training/Level 1 Yoga Therapy Dual Certification are not required to take Bridge Program.

Fall 2022 Start | Duluth, MN



The modules will be sometimes in studio in Duluth, and sometimes on Zoom. 

Module 1: November 9-13, 2022 in studio in Duluth

Module 2: March 15-19, 2023 in studio in Duluth

Module 3: May 5-7, 2023 on Zoom online

 Module 4: July 19-23, 2023 in studio in Duluth 

Module 5: September 8-10, 2023 on Zoom online

Module 6: November 1-5, 2023 in studio in DuluthM

Module 7: April 5-7, 2024 on Zoom online

Module 8:  May 2-5, 2024 in studio in Duluth

Throughout 2022-2024 Program Training: 

  • Online Live Class Mondays: 5:30–7:30 PM CT
  • Weekly live SomaYoga Methodology Classes

May require additional Bridge Program

Regular enrollment: $9,750 plus $50 application fee
Early Enrollment price: $9250 plus $50 application fee
Early Enrollment Price Discount Date: apply and enroll before August 9th, 2022

Monthly Payment Plans available.

Discount for current +350/500 Yoga North ISYI Students!
Partial Scholarships Available.

No charge for meals as students will be on their own for all food options. When in person an area with a fridge, rice cooker, instant pot, microwave oven and basic food preparation items will be provided for students use.

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Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute

4628 Pitt Street, Duluth, MN 55804



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.