Students who complete all weekends 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. It is underpinned by the yogic principles of ahimsa, satya and svadhyaya. 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.

Due to the ongoing restrictions of the pandemic, this course is a blend of zoom and face to face. 


  • The Yoga Mill, Galashiels TD1 3AF


15th/16th May
19th/20th June
17th/18th July
11th/12th September
10th October
20th/21st November


15th/16th January
19th/20th February
12th/13th March
7th/8th May
9th/10th July
29th/ 30th October
Completion of all case studies, homework and final assignment over next few months

£2,500 including

  • All weekends including course notes and powerpoints
  • All assessment support and marking
  • 4 x 3 session case studies and 3 x 5 session case studies
  • Final assignment
  • On-going support and mentoring