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Yoga Therapy Online CE Course

Yoga Therapy Online CE Course

$119.00 USD

Product Format

    Course components are delivered online:

    Yoga Therapy: A Personalized Approach for Your Active Lifestyle e-book

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    In the Yoga Therapy CE Course, you will develop skills in identification, differentiation, and integration while learning how to apply the practices of breathing, visualization, sensory mastery, and mindfulness through yoga. In addition, you will study foundational yoga therapy concepts; learn about structural variety, body sensations, cultivation of awareness, and limits of practice; and further explore adaptable breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

    Through exploratory experiences, differentiation options, and the creative use of props, you will learn to adapt poses for individual needs and goals, thereby reducing the risk of injury and improving performance. This course offers expert guidance in how yoga therapy can help individuals live actively in every aspect of life.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:

    • Describe the difference between yoga and yoga therapy.

    • Identify the movement systems and explain how to connect the brain to the body, challenge the nervous system, and solve movement puzzles.

    • Define the phases of developing more efficient movements and skills: identification, differentiation, and integration.

    • Identify key concepts related to breathing, visualization, sensory mastery, and mindfulness.

    • Understand ways in which practitioners vary the use of props.

    • Integrate breath awareness, relaxation, and meditation into daily life.

    • Explain how to avoid injuries during yoga practice, linear and nonlinear activities, and everyday actions.

    • Develop intentions for practice and understand the connections between the layers of being as you apply the principles of identification, differentiation, and integration.

    • Customize spinal movement poses (forward bends, backbends, side bends, and twists) for individual practice.

    • Customize core, standing, balance, and hip poses for individual practice.

    • Describe how to maintain fitness and activity levels through goal setting, transition, and proprioception.


    A continuing education course for certified personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and health and wellness professionals.

    Kristen Butera, a professional yoga teacher and yoga therapist, is the co-owner of the YogaLife Institute in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She is the editor of the regional magazine Yoga Living. Butera started studying yoga in the year 2000 and has since accumulated more than 3,500 hours of professional education in a variety of yoga styles and movement modalities. She specializes in training yoga teachers and yoga therapists and is the co-creator of the 250- and 500-hour Teacher Training programs and 820-hour Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training programs at the YogaLife Institute. Butera is known for creating dynamic and interactive learning environments that empower students of all ages and levels to explore a variety of potential practices and apply yoga lifestyle principles toward living a richer, fuller life.

    Staffan Elgelid, PhD, is a physical therapist, Feldenkrais practitioner, and yoga therapist with RYT-500 and C-IAYT certifications. Elgelid has presented internationally on a variety of topics and created programs on core strengthening, including the SmartCore Training DVD. He is an associate professor of physical therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where he teaches soft tissue work and health and wellness. Elgelid is a faculty member for the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training program at the YogaLife Institute. He has written several articles on yoga therapy for the International Journal on Yoga Therapy and Yoga Living magazine. He has extensive experience as a presenter and moderator at professional conferences and continuing education workshops. Elgelid is co-editor of Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice, written for clinicians and scholars looking to integrate yoga into the medical and mental health fields.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Gina Tatro
    Loved the course!

    Very informative. Step by step pictures really help in learning the material.

    Very Helpful

    I'm several chapters into the book and finding it very informative in a concise and useful manner. In particular, the exploration exercises are very helpful. I'm looking forward to utilizing them with my clients.