Essential Yoga Therapy offers a gentle, therapeutic orientation to yoga that is supportive of those with limited mobility, or who are living with chronic pain and illness.

EYT has two missions:

  • To offer a means for safe, personal healing to people living with chronic pain or illness through customized yoga therapy.
  • To help develop highly qualified yoga teachers and subsequently to provide comprehensive training in yoga cikitsa or yoga therapy for teachers who are motivated to go deeper.

The spring board for developing these programs arises from the same fundamental teaching of yoga: That we bear responsibility for reducing suffering in ourselves; and once we have achieved a level of health we are to be of service to others.

Essential Yoga Therapy provides high quality and skilled therapeutic application of yoga.


The education and skills required to work as a yoga therapist surpass those of a yoga teacher, necessitating a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology and psycho-spirituality from both the eastern and western traditions.

Benefit of Yoga

Essential Yoga Therapy is one of the first therapy training programs to be accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

Essential Yoga Therapy is nationally recognized for its innovative yoga teacher and yoga therapist training programs. Our highly regarded programs produce the very best yoga teachers and therapists, helping them advance in their own journey as they prepare to teach their own students. Our expert faculty brings years of knowledge, experience and technique to each class, delivering an unmatched learning opportunity.


EYT Therapist Training

Accredited by IAYT

The Essential Yoga Therapy Therapist Training program takes seasoned, mature, yoga teachers and provides them the skills and knowledge to become competent yoga therapists. Our four primary faculty members comprised of two doctors, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Robin combine their professional, medical expertise in yoga therapy, yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology, psychology and ayurveda to make this program an incredibly rich and unique training. We ensure a full 800 hours of Yoga Therapy Training. combining 500 hrs. within our program structure and a transfer of 300 relevant hours from your RYT-500 training which we require as a pre-requisite.

Essential Low Back Teacher Training

37.5 YA CEUs

In this 5-day intensive, you will develop the means to intelligently address the primary low back dysfunctions, hypo- and hypermobility, S.I. destabilization, pelvic misalignment, scoliosis, and lumbar-disc conditions. With Robin Rothenberg’s expert guidance, you will learn the importance of breathing, sequencing, and adaptation as key elements in addressing therapeutic issues.

The daily workshop format will include developmental and therapeutic practices, teaching practicum, and case studies to provide you with an abundance of skills to work confidently with chronic lower back pain.

EYT Advanced Teacher Training

RYT 500

This training is for yoga teachers who wish to deepen their practice and teaching capacity, who are interested in becoming an RYT-500, and/or becoming an EYT Certified Yoga Therapist. This training is rooted in the viniyoga and Iyengar traditions with over 700 hrs. of programing: the EYT Advanced Teacher Training Program, which includes Advanced Studies. For those inspired to pursue a career in Yoga Therapy, the EYT Advanced Teacher Training provides 300 hrs. of Introduction to Yoga Therapy and is the pre-requisite for the EYT Therapist Training, an IAYT Accredited Training Program.

Continuing Education

online and in person

Our learning never stops and Robin offers continuing education clinics that help hone your current skills as well as explore new approaches and techniques for yoga teachers and yoga therapists. In addition to in-person events, Robin offers webinars through YogaU on topics that will interest both students and teachers alike. Learn more about our continuing education clinics.