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.

Essential Yoga Therapist

Training Program

Begins March 2019

Applications due Dec 1st, 2018

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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.

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.


The yoga therapy component of Essential Yoga Therapy's courses, classes, instructions, and materials is derived from accreditation by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is not derived from any status granted by the Yoga Alliance Registry.