Yoga for Trauma & Addiction

Embark on a profound exploration of yoga therapy, delving into the intricate assessment of both the mind and body in this 9-day module. Discover effective techniques for documenting progress and fostering holistic care for clients experiencing a diverse range of mental health challenges, including childhood trauma, PTSD, addiction, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, BPD, and OCD.

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.

Assessment for Mental Health & Yoga Therapy 

ADHD, Autism Spectrum & Yoga Therapy

Trauma & Yoga Therapy

Addiction & Yoga Therapy


  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of mental health concerns from both the yogic and ayurvedic perspectives.
  • Master the art of precise client assessments using the Optimal State System, enabling tailored therapeutic plans aligned with individual needs.
  • Cultivate practical skills in writing effective therapeutic plans and refining teaching techniques, guided by experienced faculty evaluation and feedback.

Course Breakdown:

  • Foundational Yoga Wisdom: Immerse yourself in the timeless philosophies of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Bhagavad Gita. Acquire a deep understanding of the mind’s nature, elemental forces, and the holistic framework for achieving mental and physical well-being.

  • Holistic Biomedical and Psychological Insights: Explore the intricate connections between brain anatomy, physical health, and mental well-being. Gain insights into commonly encountered conditions, treatment mechanisms, and the integration of yoga therapy with conventional medicine, complemented by psychological insights and human developmental stages.

  • Teaching and Therapeutic Excellence: Learn to foster effective teacher-student relationships, hone communication skills, and adapt teaching methodologies to cater to diverse learning styles. Gain practical experience in applying various yoga techniques for different pathologies, understanding their implications and necessary adaptations.

  • Application of Yoga Tools: Elevate your expertise by working with real clients, applying a diverse range of techniques including asana, pranayama, dhyana, and chanting. Refine your ability to plan and modify therapy courses based on individual progress and unique 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): July 12, 2024 – July 21, 2024 (9-day module)
  • Time: 8:00am-3:00pm PST
  • Cost: $2,500 (Monthly Payment Plan Available after $1,000 deposit – $255/6 months)
  • Hours: 100

Join us on this enlightening journey of self-discovery and therapeutic excellence, as we explore the profound impact of yoga therapy on mental well-being and holistic healing.

At the completion of the course you will be an Optimal State Mental Health 3 – Yoga Teacher for Trauma & Addiction. 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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