Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

This comprehensive course provides students with the foundational understanding and practical tools necessary for effective yoga therapy. Through a comprehensive curriculum, participants will grasp the essentials of yoga therapy assessment for both the mind and body, along with precise documentation methods to track progress toward specific goals.

Who Is This Course For?
This course caters to a diverse range of professionals and individuals seeking to enhance their expertise in the realms of yoga, mental health, coaching, and personal growth. 

The course is designed to benefit:

Yoga Teachers: Yoga instructors looking to transcend the physical aspects of their practice, and delve into the integration of mental health and coaching within their teachings. This course empowers them to provide invaluable support to their students, nurturing emotional equilibrium and mental well-being.

Wellness Coaches: Aspiring or experienced wellness coaches seeking a deeper understanding of mental health dynamics and neuroscience and yoga philosophy, and how these insights can be effectively harnessed to assist clients in realizing their holistic wellness aspirations.

Mental Health Professionals: Esteemed mental health practitioners, including psychologists, therapists, and social workers, who aspire to broaden their skillset and explore innovative approaches to mental well-being, fostering even greater efficacy in their therapeutic interventions.

Individuals Interested in Personal Growth: Those with an avid interest in personal growth and development, seeking to equip themselves with essential skills for self-improvement and assisting others in their personal and professional journeys toward fulfillment.

Yoga Therapists: Yoga therapists looking to enrich their professional toolbox with valuable continuing education opportunities. This course offers them specialized insights to further elevate their practice and offer enhanced support to their clients.

Health Professionals: For healthcare professionals such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Physician Assistants, seeking to expand their expertise and discover innovative methods for enhancing physical and mental well-being. This pursuit aims to bolster the effectiveness of their therapeutic interventions


Yogic Perspective on Mental Health

Gain an in-depth understanding of the yogic and ayurvedic approaches to mental health concerns.

Client Assessment and Planning

Master the skills necessary to assess clients using the Optimal State System and create personalized therapeutic plans tailored to individual assessments.

Interactive Learning 

Enhance your assessment, planning, and teaching skills under the guidance of experienced faculty, who provide valuable feedback and evaluation.

Course Breakdown:

  • Yoga Foundations: Immerse yourself in the profound teachings of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Bhagavad Gita. Delve into the fundamental concepts of the mind, the pañcamaya system, and the holistic yogic framework for health and disease.

  • Biomedical and Psychological Foundations: Explore the intricate connections between the brain, physical body, and mental health conditions. Understand the integration of yoga therapy with conventional medicine, while also delving into the ayurvedic and subtle anatomical aspects of healing.

  • Teaching and Therapeutic Skills: Develop effective communication skills, teaching methods for both group and individual classes, and the ability to adapt teachings to various learning styles. Acquire comprehensive knowledge of adjustments and modifications for different pathologies and physical illnesses.

  • Yoga Tools and Application: Gain hands-on experience by working with real clients, applying asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting techniques. Learn how to plan therapy courses for both short- and long-term goals and adapt these techniques to the disease process.

  • Professional Ethics and Practices: Cultivate a deep understanding of personal and professional ethics, regulatory laws, and the importance of continual professional development and community engagement.

Course Logistics:

  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Application Window: Now Open!
  • Course Start Dates (Yearly): January 19, 2024 – January 28, 2024 (9-day module)
  • Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm PST
  • Cost: $2,500 (Monthly Payment Plan Available after a $1,000 deposit – $250/6 months)
  • Hours: 100

Embrace this enriching opportunity to become an adept yoga therapist and make a significant impact on the well-being of your future clients.

At the completion of the course you will be an Optimal State Mental Health 1 – Yoga Teacher for Anxiety & Depression. You will receive a Certificate of Completion registered with International Associate of Yoga Therapists. This course counts for 100-hours of continuing education credits.



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