Students who complete all 10 modules and assessments successfully will receive the SSYT Diploma in Yoga Therapy which is registered with The Independent Yoga Network (IYN). SSYT yoga therapists can be included on the Yoga Register and obtain insurance through IYN.

The course is designed within the framework of the koshas and other yoga energy systems. Our main focus is to view each person as an individual and to treat the person, not the condition.

SSYT yoga therapists will work holistically and be informed in their practice from

  • their philosophical understanding and practice of yoga and meditation
  • an ability to draw on their intuitive wisdom through their regular practice, especially their meditation practice
  • Dr Pillai’s system of breath kriyas and pranayama
  • basic ayurvedic and marma principles 
  • massage/ body work techniques
  • counselling skills

We will be revisiting western anatomy and physiology to place common ailments and conditions in an allopathic context as many of our clients will come with a label. The trainee yoga therapist already has a wealth of yoga practices they can draw on when designing yoga therapy programmes for either 1:1 clients or small specialised groups. We will build on these and inspire confidence in each trainee to begin working individually with clients in a safe and therapeutic environment.

Venue: Melrose

3/4 September 2016
Module 1:  Ayurveda, Body Mapping and Yoga Therapy with focus on digestive system
8/9 October 2016
Module 2:  Annamayakosha, musculo –skeletal system, counselling skills and yoga therapy as a profession
19/20 November 2016
Module 3:  Pranamayakosha with cardiovascular and respiratory systems
28/29 January 2017
Module 4:  Energy systems (koshas, vayus, chakras, marmas), the nervous system and neuroscience
17/18/19 March 2017
Module 5:  Residential retreat with Duncan Hulin: Integrating body work for yoga therapists
27/28 May 2017
Module 6:  Restorative practices, pain management and mental health
9/10 September 2017
Module 7:  Endocrine and immune systems, long term conditions; chakras in relation to western psychological models
11/12 Nov 2017
Module 8:  Fertility, pregnancy and the reproductive system; excretory systems
27/28 January 2018
Module 9:  Integrating the whole course
2/3/4 March 2018
Module 10:  Residential retreat 

Costs: £2475 including

·  8 non-residential weekends including course notes and powerpoint presentations

·  2 residential weekends (including accommodation and food)

·  All assessment support and marking

·  Regular homework

·  4 x 3 session case studies and 3 x 5 session case studies

·  Final assignment

·  On-going support and mentoring


Deposit of £475 before 31st May 2016 secures a place. Payment can then be made by instalments:

· £500 by 1st September 2016

· £1000 by 31st January 2017

· £500 by 1st September 2017