Yoga Therapy Diploma - March 2021

Yogacampus Finsbury Park, London

Apply the art and science of yoga to help people on a deeper level with the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma. Our 22 month 550+ hour course is a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of yoga therapy as it applies to a variety aspects of wellbeing.

Therapeutic Posture, adjustment

Have you noticed that your students struggle with specific conditions, but don’t know how to help? Would you like to create more specific and targeted support for your yoga students? Then yoga therapy may be for you.

With a practical grounding in key yoga therapy skills, as well as a synthesis of yoga therapy approaches from different traditions, the training provides a balance of theory and practical work. As more health professionals, GPs and NHS staff recommend yoga to their patients, having a solid grounding in common conditions and how yoga can help these is crucial.

We view individuals holistically: you will learn to adapt yoga practices and techniques and apply them to the needs of each individual, rather than offering prescriptive practices for particular conditions. Yoga is for everybody, but every body is unique. Grow your toolbox as a yoga teacher and therapist to respond to your students’ unique needs.

We have a core faculty of widely respected teachers and yoga therapists, supplemented by experts in relevant fields to bring their differing perspectives to the course.

Yogacampus recognise that yoga therapy is a new, emerging discipline, not a long-established cut-and-dried subject. We therefore encourage debate and diversity among teachers and students and take a non-dogmatic approach to our teaching. As well as theory, the course is rooted in the development of practical skills. We are proud to have set up the first Yoga Therapy Student Clinic at The Life Centre in Islington, London. Here, students have a unique opportunity not available on other training courses: to gain over 60 hours of practical experience with real clients, under the supervision of leading yoga therapists.

Why train with Yogacampus?

The Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma course has played a leading role in developing the complementary health profession of Yoga Therapists, within the natural health care community. Taught by leading UK and US yoga therapists, our course complies with UK standards for Yoga Therapy and is accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy (BCYT). It meets the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for yoga therapy upheld by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). You will gain a broad knowledge of the landscape of Yoga Therapy and clarify what you would like to specialise in in the future.

“The breadth of areas covered which provided a good introduction to yoga therapy, variety of teachers and balance of theory and practice.” - A Yogacampus Graduate


We encourage debate and diversity among teachers and students and take a non-dogmatic approach to our teaching. As well as theory, the course is rooted in the development of practical skills. Throughout the course you will have the unique opportunity to hone your therapeutic skills in the first student led Yoga Therapy Clinic and through Case Study Supervision. This hands on approach will allow you to become a confident yoga therapist, gaining over 60 hours of practical experience with real clients, under the supervision of leading yoga therapists.

“I loved clinic and I found it really energising. I found it a massive part of my learning and loved the opportunity to put my learning into practice. Having the actual experience of being a therapist with support helped with confidence and understanding how it will be working with clients.” – Louise Anderson, Yogacampus Graduate


Take a look at the student clinic in action.

Who are the course teachers?

We have a core faculty of widely respected yoga therapists, led by Yoga Therapy Board members Penny Roberts, Lisa Kaley-Isley and Faye Duncan, supplemented by experts in relevant fields to bring their in-depth knowledge to the course. Jude Mills teaches about support for cancer, Lisa Sanfilippo shares her expertise on insomnia, Sherezade Ruano-Santana explains the relationship between cardiovascular function and the energetics of the heart. Other course teachers include Rebekah Hay-Brown, Anna Blackmore, Marc Beuvain, Kate Binnie, Adelene Cheong, Susanne Lahusen, and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

Students deep in thought

What will I learn on the course?

  • What yoga philosophy can tell us about health, healing and the relief of suffering.
  • Less widely known practices particularly suitable for use in yoga therapy, including yoga nidra, restorative yoga, chair yoga.
  • How to use asana, pranayama and meditation practices in yoga therapy.
  • Building the therapeutic relationship: communication and listening skills.
  • Case history taking and client assessment.
  • The body as an energetic system and its impact on internal disorders.
  • Common medical conditions, including a focus on yoga for cancer and insomnia.
  • Pain and its management, including psychological issues around pain.
  • Yoga Therapy for mental health and trauma.
  • Yoga approaches to structural therapy and yoga for back care.
  • Practical training in working one on one with clients.

A large part of the course focuses on developing your practical skills, not just theoretical knowledge. This is done primarily through the Case Study Supervision and the Yoga Therapy Clinic.

students in a circle

How will I learn?

The core modules will be delivered by a combination of live-online and face-to-face training days, blending theory that can be taught virtually with its practical application in face to face interaction. This virtual learning environment affords greater freedom and flexibility for both teacher and student.

Your learning will be supported throughout with regular check-ins, quizzes, videos, podcasts, and reading materials as part of our unique online learning platform. This way, your learning will seamlessly integrate with your life. This course is rigorous and demanding, and we don’t want the technical aspects of learning to get in the way.

We believe effective communication and learning requires instantaneous and responsive multi-platforms provided by e-Learning and digital technology. Since 2017 our students have benefited from a unique blended learning experience through a university-style integrated learning platform, together with face to face interaction. This virtual learning environment affords greater freedom and flexibility for both teacher and student. The Yogacampus Online Platform is an intuitive, reliable and accessible e-learning environment to ensure that you stay connected to peers and teachers anytime and anywhere and enable students to consolidate their learning after training weekends.

“I didn't have any major expectations at the start of the course, other than to learn and grow. I have certainly achieved that! I have also gained a future focus and direction for my career which I somewhat lacked at the start of the course. My knowledge and understanding of yoga as a subject, personal practice and tool for enhancing the lives of others has increased manifold. SO for me, my experience of the course was highly fulfilling.” – Cathy Richardson, Yogacampus Graduate

Additional Information

Course Fees

The total course fee for those applying after 10 October 2020 is £5,500, payable by means of a £1,450 non refundable deposit followed by 18 monthly instalments of £225.

For further information about course fees, please see our Terms & Conditions. You will also need to buy a small number of books and maintain your yoga teaching insurance (with any required extensions for yoga therapy) and your First Aid certification.

As a student on the course, you will be entitled to discounted classes at The Life Centre, discounts on most other Yogacampus courses and events, and discounted yoga equipment, clothes, books, and accessories from our friends at Yogamatters.

Course Dates

Module 1 - Friday 12 to Monday 15 March 2021 (face to face)
Module 2 - Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April 2021(live online)
Module 3 - Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May 2021 (live online)
Module 4 - Friday 2 to Monday 5 July 2021 (face to face)
Module 5 - Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September 2021 (live online)
Module 6 - Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October 2021 (live online
Module 7 - Friday 12 to Monday 15 November 2021 (face to face)
Module 8 - Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 January 2022 (live online)
Module 9 - Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February 2022 (live online)
Module 10 - Friday 18 to Monday 21 March 2022 (face to face)
Module 11 - Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2022 (live online)
Module 12 - Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2022 (live online)
Module 13 - Friday 9 to Monday 12 September 2022 (face to face)
Module 14 - Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2022 (live online)
Module 15 - Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 2022 (live online)
Module 16 - Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023 (face to face, including end of course celebrations)

Accreditation

On completion of the course you will receive a Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma certificate. The course is accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy (BCYT) and you will also be entitled to register as a yoga therapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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