Yoga Therapy & Mental Health Case Studies

Explore the intricacies of yoga therapy through immersive case studies, each presenting a unique mental health issue. Delve into the theoretical foundations of yoga and Ayurveda while gaining practical insights into devising effective therapeutic plans tailored to individual needs.

The 20-hour course is scheduled to convene once a week through online platforms, with each session delving into a distinct mental health yoga therapy case. Throughout the duration of the course, participants can anticipate comprehensive coverage of a wide array of topics, encompassing but not limited to anxiety, insomnia, depression, addiction, emotional eating, childhood trauma, and adult onset trauma, among others.

Case Study Highlights:
Each week, immerse yourself in a new case study, meticulously examining an intake form, the case’s mental health nuances, relevant biomedical information, pertinent yogic and Ayurvedic theories, and a detailed outline of the prescribed therapeutic plan. Engage in insightful discussions around the theoretical aspects of each case study, fostering a deeper understanding of yoga’s role in mental health treatment.

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. 

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.

Anxiety & Yoga Therapy

Insomnia & Yoga Therapy

Depression & Yoga Therapy

Addiction & Yoga Therapy

Trauma & Yoga Therapy 

Learning Goals:

  • Gain a holistic understanding of case studies from both yogic and Ayurvedic perspectives.
  • Develop proficient skills in conducting thorough and appropriate intakes for yoga therapy sessions.
  • Refine individualized assessment techniques based on comprehensive yoga and Ayurveda principles.
  • Master the art of crafting therapeutic plans aligned with individualized assessments.

Course Structure:

  • Foundational Yoga Wisdom: Immerse yourself in the timeless philosophies of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Bhagavad Gita. Acquire in-depth knowledge of the mind’s nature, elemental forces, and the holistic framework for achieving optimal mental health.

  • Comprehensive Biomedical and Psychological Insights: Explore the intricate connections between the brain, physical body, and mental health. Gain insights into common health conditions, treatment options, and the integration of yoga therapy with conventional medicine.

  • Teaching and Therapeutic Excellence: Learn the art of establishing effective teacher-student relationships, honing communication skills, and adapting teaching methods to cater to diverse learning styles. Gain practical experience in applying various yoga techniques for physical illnesses, understanding their implications and contraindications.

  • Application of Yoga Tools: Elevate your expertise by working with real clients, implementing a range of techniques including asana, pranayama, dhyana, and chanting. Refine your ability to plan and adapt therapy courses based on individual progress and requirements.

  • Professional Ethics and Best Practices: Cultivate a strong ethical foundation, regulatory awareness, and a commitment to continuous personal and professional growth within a supportive community.

Course Logistics:

  • Location: Online via Zoom 
  • Application Window: Now Open!
  • Course Start Dates (Yearly): February 2, 2024 – June 28, 2024
  • Time: 8:30am-9:30am PST
  • Cost: $750 (+$50 application fee)
  • Hours: 20

Join us in this immersive journey of self-discovery and therapeutic excellence, as we explore the profound connection between yoga and mental well-being.

At the completion of the course you will be an Optimal State Mental Health 2 – Yoga Therapy Case Studies for Mental Health. You will receive a Certificate of Completion registered with International Associate of Yoga Therapists. This course counts for 30-hours of continuing education credits.


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