800-Hour Yoga Therapy Training

Ganga assistThe 800-hour yoga therapy training program provides flexibility to meet individual meets. The rolling admission makes it possible to start at any time. There are 54 hours of electives in the program that students can use to specialize in Yoga for Cancer, or Yoga for Arthritis, or Yoga for Parkinson’s.  

The TriYoga Boston yoga therapy methodology is a wholistic approach based on the five kosas. Interns learn to use a array of assessments and formulate yoga therapy interventions using the full scope of yoga practices including asana, pranayama, mudra, concentration, meditation, mantra, chanting, diet and life style changes. TriYoga Boston offers a monthly yoga therapy clinic and therapeutic group classes.

We provide extensive mentoring opportunities including weekly conference calls and monthly yoga therapy meet-ups. The meet-ups provide continuing sangha during training and after graduation.

Interns also have access to a password protected site where they can download assessment tools, practice sheets they can give to their clients, and participate in discussions with directors and other interns.  

Applicants must have RYT-200 hour status and one year of teaching experience. Training can be in any yoga style.

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Student Handbook

Yoga Therapy Resources

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Program Overview

The program features rolling admission. You can begin at any time, with any scheduled workshop and have up to 6 years to complete the 800 hours. Transcripts are updated twice a year to track your progress. The following is a list of required and elective courses.  

1. Yoga Foundations
The program provides a strong foundation in the classic yoga philosophical texts translated and explained by Yogini Kaliji, Founder of TriYoga.
An introduction to Sanskrit provides an appreciation of the Sanskrit language and knowledge of how to correctly pronounce the terms commonly referred to in classic yoga philosophical texts and used in the practice of Yoga Therapy.   The program provides a strong foundational understanding of Ayurveda and how it pertains to Yoga Therapy
All courses in this category (130 hours) are required.
Course Instructor(s) Contact Distance   2016/2017 Schedule
1.1 Sanskrit for Yoga Therapy John Glore, E-RYT 500 12 0
1.1 Samkhya Yoga Yogini Kaliji & Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein   E-RYT 500 13 6
1.1 Vedanta Yogini Kaliji & Brahmi 13 6
1.2 Yoga Sutras Yogini Kaliji & Brahmi 13 6 Apr. 2, 2017;   May 1, 2017
1.3 Yoga for Transformation & Healing: Intro to Yoga Therapy Yogini Kaliji, Dr. Miguel Rivera, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Brahmi 6 0
1.3 Ayurveda for Yoga Therapists Kim Valerie, E-RYT 500 40 0
1.3 Subtle Anatomy Yogini Kaliji & Brahmi 1 4
1. Yoga Foundatons total =   120 hours 98 22 120
2. Biomedical & Psychological Foundations
The TriYoga Boston 800-hour Yoga Therapy training includes 54 hours of electives. Required courses in Understanding Common Pathologies were chosen based on the most common diseases according to the CDC. Electives provide the opportunity to delve into an area of interest, or specialize in Arthritis, Parkinson’s or Cancer.
Some of the courses included in Category 2.1.3 also include hours for Category 3.2 practicing skills for educating clients. A total of 46 hours of electives in category 2.1.2 are required.
Course Name Instructor(s) Contact Distance 3.2 Contact  2016/2017 Schedule
2.1.1 Human Anatomy and Physiology (additional hours included in 2.1.3 courses) Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 6 June 24, 2017
2.1.2 Anatomy for Yoga Therapists Kim Beecher, D.C., MA, E-RYT 500 12
2.1.2 Anatomy Trains Carrie Gaynor, BSN, RN, BSCI, E-RYT 500 14 Sept. 23-25. 2017
2.1.3 Yoga and Chronic Disease Dr. Miguel Rivera, MD, PA Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director, Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Director 12 Nov. 18-19, 2017
2.1.3 Yoga and Cardiovascular Disease Dr. Miguel Rivera, MD, PA, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN 5 1
2.1.3 Yoga and Diabetes Dr. Miguel Rivera, MD, PA, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, 5 1
2.1.3 Yoga and Insomnia Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 5 1
2.1.3 Yoga for Arthritis Level 1 Steffany Moonaz, PhD 25 5 Oct. 19-23, 2017
2.1.3 Yoga in Cancer Treatment & Recovery Part 1 Jnani Chapman, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500 24
2.1.3 Yoga and Back Pain Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein,   E-RYT 500, Director 9 3
2.1.3 Yoga and Pain Control Brahmi, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, 3 3 Jan, 22-22 2017
Requirements   120 0
Electives – Select a minimum of 45 hours of electives Instructor(s) Contact Distance 3.2 Contact
2.1.3 Yoga in Substance Use Recovery Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, E-RYT 500, Dawn Williamson, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, Kate McHugh, MBA, MS, LMHC, LADCI, CEAP, CPS, E- RYT 500, Elaine Theodore RYT 200, Sylvia Mingnon, MSW, PhD, RYT 500 9 3
2.1.3 Yoga for Arthritis Level II Steffany Moonaz, PhD, CMA, MFA, RYT 500 12 8
2.1.3 Yoga and Parkinson’s Michelle Burack, MD, PhD, Tamara Rork DeAngelis, PT, DPT, GCS, Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN, Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Lorraine Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, E-RYT 500, Yvonne Selbig Hylton, RYT-200 24 6
2.1.3 Yoga and Eating Disorders Erin LoPorto, E-RYT 500 12
2.1.3 Yoga for Autism Hannah Gould, M.ED, E-RYT 200, RCYT 24 6
2.1.3 Yoga in Cancer Treatment and Recovery Part 2 Jnani Chapman 47 9
2.1 Electives Offered Choose a min. of 45 elective hours in competency 2.1.3 and a min of 9 elective hours in 3.2 128   32
All Courses below are required   Contact Distance
2.2 Clinical Knowledge for the Yoga Therapist Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 12 3
2.3 Healing Anxiety & Depression with Yoga Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 12
2.3 Yoga and Trauma Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 12
2.3 Yoga and Brain Health Dr. Miguel Rivera, MD, PA 6
2.4 Comparative Models of Human Development and Health Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 10
2.5 Mind/Body Integration – An experiential investigation Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director, Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Director 10
62 3
2. Biomedical & Psychological Foundations Total Hours = 230 227 3 230
3. Teaching & Therapeutic Skills
A total of 80 hours is required in Teaching and Therapeutic Skills. To provide an integrated learning experience, 14 hours of Skills for Educating Clients are included in a number of required courses in Competencies 2, and 12 hours are included in required courses in Competency 4. A minimum of 9 additional elective hours need to be chosen from the elective courses.
Course Name Instructor(s) Contact Distance    2016/2017 Schedule
3.1 Principles of Therapeutic Relationship and Motivational Interviewing Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 35
3.2 Skills for Educating Clients Total 35 hours required
Yoga and Cardiovascular Disease Dr. Miguel Rivera, MD, PA, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN 1
Yoga and Diabetes Dr. Miguel Rivera, MD, PA, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, 1
Yoga and Insomnia Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 1 Feb. 4, 2017
Yoga for Arthritis Level 1 Steffany Moonaz, PhD 5
Yoga and Back Pain Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein,   E-RYT 500, Director 3
Yoga and Pain Brahmi, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, 3 Jan. 21-22, 2017
TriYoga Therapeutics Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500 12
3.2 Total Hours from Required Courses 26
3.2 Electives (Minimum of 9 additional elective hours are chosen) Instructor(s) Contact Distance
Yoga in Substance Use Recovery Lorrie Jacobsohn, Dawn Williamson, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, Kate McHugh, MBA, MS, LMHC, LADCI, CEAP, CPS, E- RYT 500, Elaine Theodore RYT 200, Sylvia Mingnon, MSW, PhD, RYT 500 3
Yoga for Arthritis Level II Steffany Moonaz, PhD, CMA, MFA, RYT 500 8
Yoga and Parkinson’s Michelle Burack, MD, PhD, Tamara Rork DeAngelis, PT, DPT, GCS, Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN, Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, E-RYT 500, Yvonne Selbig Hylton, RYT-200 6 Mar. 25-29, 2017
Yoga for Autism Hannah Gould, M.ED, E-RYT 200, RCYT 6
Yoga in Cancer Treatment and Recovery Part 2 Jnani Chapman 9
Total Electives Choose a minimum of 9 hours 32
3.3 Working with Groups: Fostering safe communications, respecting boundaries and managing individual needs Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 10
3. Teaching and Therapeutic Skills Total Hours 80   80
4. Yoga Therapy Tools and their Application
At the heart of this program is TriYoga Therapeutics, a systematic method that synchronizes asana, pranayama and mudra. This Kundalini inspired method unites the body, breath and mind. When these kosas are aligned obstacles are removed to accessing one’s own inner healing power. TriYoga Therapeutics includes practices for common conditions. Wall Yoga and Chair Yoga are taught and used when clients are unable to get up and down from the floor. The TriYoga Boston practicum includes instructional courses to help yoga therapists gain confidence in assessing imbalances in the body. It also includes extensive hands on practice sessions and mentoring through monthly meet-ups, yoga therapy clinic, and weekly therapeutic group classes taught by interns.   The ongoing monthly meet-ups also provide a yoga therapy sangha with continuing mentoring and group support.
Course Name Instructor(s) Contact Distance 3.2 Contact 2016/2017 Schedule
4.1.1 Yamas & Niyamas in Yoga Therapy Yogini Kaliji & Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein E-RYT 500, 1 3 Dec. 11, 2016
4.1.2.1 TriYoga Therapeutics Yogini Kaliji; Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC 42 12 May 6-10, 2017 with Kaliji
4.1.2.1 Physical and Subtle Alignment Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500 6
4.1.2.2 Prana Vidya for Yoga Therapy Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500 12 Jan. 8, 2017 & Feb. 5, 2017
4.1.2.3 Mudra Vidya Yogini Kaliji & Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein E-RYT 500 6
4.1.2.3 Yoga Nidra Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500 35 3 Dec. 2-4, 2017
4.1.2.3 Nada Yoga Vidya Yogini Kaliji 12
4.1.2.4 Creating a Sankalpa Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Director 3 Jan. 1, 2017
4.1.2.4 Food as Medicine Kelli Roberts, E-RYT 500, Certified Holistic Health Coach 12 Apr. 22-23, 2017
4.1 Total Hours   129 8
4.2 Postural Assessment Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500 7
4.2 Clinical assessment tools and methodology Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director, Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, 6 Dec. 11, 2016
4.2 Seeing Bodies Therapeutically Sherry Brourman, PT, E-RYT 500 18
4.2 Assessing Fascial Fitness in Yoga Therapy Carrie Gaynor, BSN, RN, BSCI, E-RYT 500 6
4.2 Using Ayurvedic Assessments in Yoga Therapy Kim Valerie, E-RYT 500 6
4.2 Yoga Therapy Meet-ups Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Director, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500 12
4.2 Total Instructional Hours   53 0
4.2 Practicum – Minimum 100 Clinical Hours (Individual or group yoga therapy) Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500 50 100
Minimum 15 hours contact
4. Total Yoga Therapy Tools and their Application   234 106 340
5. Professional Practice
A total of 30 hours is required in Section 5. The TriYoga Boston Yoga Therapy program is uniquely suited to supporting the professional practice and ongoing development of yoga therapists. Our monthly Yoga Therapy Meet-Ups are free to all interns, graduates, and those interested in yoga therapy. The purpose is to create an ongoing yoga therapy sangha. Yoga therapists can receive ongoing mentoring and guidance for the cases they are working on. Graduates and yoga therapists from other programs can continue to develop their skills and knowledge by taking additional courses from our program.
Course Name  Instructor(s)  Contact  Distance
5.1 Professional Conduct as a Yoga Therapist: Establishing and Maintaining an Ethical Practice Barbara Sherman, PhD, RYT 500 and Sylvia Mignon, PhD, RYT 500 15
5.2 The Business of Yoga Therapy Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Director 5
5.3 Strategies for Establishing Collaborative Professional Relationships Lorrie Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC, E-RYT 500, Director 5
5.4 Personal and Professional Development, Cont ed Beth (Brahmi) Gold-Bernstein, E-RYT 500, Director, Lorrie 5
5. Total Professional Practice 30    30
TOTAL Minimum Program Hours   667 133 800