The TriYoga Therapeutics 300 hour training is an advanced teacher training for those who wish to teach therapeutic classes for specific populations, and provide safe and effective modifications for students in their general classes. An optional additional module provides teachers with practice and mentoring to work individually with students to support their healing and transformation.
TriYoga is an inherently therapeutic method. TriYoga incorporates all 8 limbs of yoga practices, and incorporates all levels of our being - the physical, energetic, mental/emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Practitioners are always guided to pay attention to the sensations in their body, follow their breath, and stay focused and present. This makes the practice safe and effective. The TriYoga method is systematized, and provides a great depth and breadth of different levels of flows, modifications, and methods of using props to enable anyone at any level of ability or experience to gain maximum benefits from the practice.
The complete training has 3 parts.
Part 1 is a 100 hour advanced teacher training that provides RYT-200 teachers with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively accommodate students suffering from physical and emotional issues. Graduates will gain a deep understanding of common issues and know to to adapt their classes appropriately and create specialized classes for specific issues. Programs include some anatomy of specific joints, as well as pertinent medical research.
Part 2 is 200 hours and provides more depth and breath in yoga techniques, training in additional specialized classes. It also includes more in-depth anatomy and fascial anatomy, philosophy, Ayurveda (the sister science to yoga for health and well-being), optimal nutrition, cooking classes, and breathing and meditation techniques as well as clinical assessment methods for working with students individually or in group classes who have specific issues.
Upon the completion of Parts 1 and 2 graduates may register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.
Part 3 is an optional 50 hour program that includes case studies and mentoring to provide practice and support to work individually with clients to guide their transformation into health and well-being. Graduates of the full 350 hours will have to skills to become a yoga lifestyle coach.
TriYoga teachers certified in TriYoga Basics or above may enroll in the full program or take any of the individual courses within the program for skill enrichment. Hours may be applied to future enrollment in the full program.
RYT-200 teachers who are certified in any yoga method may enroll in the 100 hour program, and then may elect to complete the 200 hour program.
Graduates of the 300 hr TriYoga Therapeutics training may enroll in Part 3 of the program. There will also be an option for graduates of any of the programs to participate in the mentoring program to receive support as they work with clients.
Part 1 is 100 hours and will be offered over a 5-month period. It will include one weekend a month, plus one live-streamed class per week. All programs will be recorded and available for viewing on demand.
Part 2 is 200 hours and will be offered over a period of 6-8 months.
Part 3 is a minimum of 50 additional hours. These hours include case study work and presentations, and mentoring, which may be ongoing.
Part 1. The 100 hour Therapeutic Yoga program will provide you with in-depth knowledge to work with students who are seeking to use yoga as a healing modality for different types of issues.
You will learn how the 8-limbs of yoga can be utilized to help those dealing with dis-ease in the body and the mind. A minimal amount anatomy and physiology is included to enhance understanding and for working with students with specific joint issues. The program includes 20 hours of practicum. Graduates will have the practice and confidence they need to start offering therapeutic yoga to their students.
There are 4 weekend programs. Each of these are 15 hours, and can be used for YA CEUs.
Part 2. The second part of the program includes all requirements to be eligible to register as an RYT-300 level teacher. It includes additional techniques and modifications, and programs for specific student populations including pre-natal, scoliosis, and Parkinson's Disease. You will learn about yoga's sister science, Ayurveda, and how it can further enhance your knowledge when working with students to improve their health and wellbeing. You will learn about medical research on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, study yoga philosophy with Yogini Kaliji. You will also learn about the health benefits of a whole foods plant based diet, which is anti-inflammatory and promotes hearth and joint heath, as well as how to cook delicious and healthy meals. Part 2 also includes advanced physiology and anatomy and fascial anatomy. After completing Parts 1 and 2 graduates may register with the Yoga Alliance as RYT-500.
Part 3. For teachers interested in becoming a yoga lifestyle coach. You will hone your skills working individually with clients and gain the experience and support to guide and inspire your clients on their own path to well being. Part 3 includes case studies and mentoring.
This training will be offered as in-person weekend workshops as well as online. All programs are live streamed. Some programs in Part 2 are pre-recorded and available on demand. Contact us for a complete schedule.
This program is taught by senior TriYoga teachers and doctors. See the full faculty list below.
Part 1 Faculty
Brahmi Gold-Bernstein Director TriYoga Boston, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Senior TriYoga Teacher Trainer
Brahmi has been practicing yoga since 1976 and teaching yoga for 40 years. Her transformative journey with TriYoga began in 1993. For the past almost three decades TriYoga has enabled Brahmi to heal 2 decades of back pain, almost a decade of wrist pain, three knee surgeries, two shoulder surgeries, and everything else life has thrown her way. Brahmi is eternally grateful for Yogini Kaliji and the blessings of TriYoga, which has enabled her to \minimize or avoid suffering. Brahmi considers it a privilege to share this knowledge with others so they can learn how to relieve their own suffering and that of their students. Brahmi has been providing yoga therapy since 2011 to those with back pain, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, arthritis, and other chronic ailments.
Lośīnī (Lorrie) Jacobsohn, RN, MSN, Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Advanced Practice Addictions Nurse, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 Certified TriYoga Teacher
Lośīnī unites the art and science of nursing with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Lośīnī specializes in providing yoga therapy for those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, Parkinson’s and chronic disease.
Brahmi and Lośīnī are co-directors of the program and participate in all phases of the training. In additional to Brahmi and Lośīnī, the following instructors participate in Part 2 of the training.:
Part 2 Faculty
Kelli Roberts E-RYT 500, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified TriYoga Teacher
Kelli is a skilled Vegan Chef with a certificate in plant-based diet from Cornell University, and is a certified health & nutrition counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been vegetarian for nearly 23 years and vegan for 15, and has spent hundreds of hours learning about the benefits of a vegan diet and healthful cooking techniques. Kelli teaches vegan cooking classes and programs to transition to a plant-based diet (online and in person), and offers individualized nutrition and lifestyle counseling. She leads vegan yoga retreats that offer a complete package of wellness, including yoga classes, group meal preparation, health and nutrition information, and techniques to bring this knowledge actively into our daily lives.
Dr. Kim (Nandi) Beecher DC, MA, ERYT 500, Senior TriYoga Teacher Trainer.
Dr. Beecher is the assistant director of TriYoga International teacher training, a practicing chiropractor in Santa Cruz, California (YA Registry #13856). She has studied with Yogini Kaliji since 1986. Dr. Beecher received her doctor of chiropractic degree in 1989 from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West where she graduated magna cum laude. She taught college-level human anatomy for 10 years. She has a bachelor of science degree with a major in biology from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Course: Anatomy 2
Carrie D. Gaynor BSN, RN, BCSI, E-RYT 500, certified TriYoga Basics – L1
Carrie Gaynor is a senior faculty member at Kinesis, LLC; she teaches Anatomy Trains®, other short courses and KMI courses nationally. A Board Certified Structural Integrator (CBSI), she maintains a full time KMI Structural Integration practice and has co-directed and taught yoga at ABSOLUTE Yoga in Rochester, NY for over 20 years. She holds two Yoga certifications – one from Ester Myers Yoga and a second through TriYoga International. Additionally she is a Level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist and Fascial Fitness Trainer. Carrie has served on the Certification Board for Structural Integration (CBSI), the Board of Directors of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI), and is currently on the IASI Advisory Group. Her nursing degree was earned at the University of Rochester.
Course: Fascial Anatomy
Sheela Chokshi, M.D., certified TriYoga Teacher
Dr. Sheela Chokshi is an Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine trained physician with over 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Chokshi started her career in 1991 as a primary care physician in a group practice. In 1998, she began to build her Integrative Medicine training and approach through coursework at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2007, she completed a two-year Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Weil. In 2004, Dr. Chokshi was appointed as the founding Physician Leader of the Integrative Medicine Program at Tampa General Hospital. Her clinical background allowed her to combine the science of medicine and technology with the mind---body philosophy of self---care, self---healing, and well-being. During her 15 years of service at Tampa General Hospital, the Integrative Medicine Program grew, serving patients including cardiac and lung transplant, pediatrics, rehabilitation, trauma, burn, and neuroscience services. Dr. Chokshi was also very active in community and employee health, giving presentations and workshops over her tenure. In January 2020, Dr. Sheela Chokshi retired from Tampa General Hospital to further her studies and teachings in Yoga and Ayurveda. She is currently teaching Ayurveda Principles, Ayurvedic nutrition, and lifestyle to the Yoga Practitioner community through Tri-Yoga International. In addition to her clinical training, she is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She took a course in Medical Acupuncture for Physicians at Stanford University and the Ayurvedic Clinical Assessment Program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She has also received a Teacher Certificate for Infant Massage, and Ayurvedic massage.
Theresa Shay, E-RYT 500, Senior TriYoga Teacher Trainer
Theresa is the Founding Director of TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania and a senior TriYoga® teacher who introduced the practice to Central Pennsylvania in 2000. She has taught yoga since 1996 in the U.S., India and Venezuela and has studied closely with TriYoga founder Kali Ray for over 25 years. Formally trained with a Master's degree in Education, she works directly with students and trains others to teach TriYoga. Diagnosed with scoliosis at age 10, Theresa wore a back brace for 23 hours a day through all four years of high school. She avoided physical activity in every way, except swimming (a way to survive the heat of Texas summers). Thus when she came to yoga in her early 20’s (attempting to avoid burnout after her first year of teaching), she was pleasantly surprised to discover that moving her body in yoga felt good. She credits yoga with keeping her free of chronic pain despite the significant scoliosis. Her passion for TriYoga and loving presence invite others into an awareness that brings a fuller flow to life.
Course: TriYoga Therapeutics for Scoliosis
Santoshi Devi, E-RYT 500, Senior TriYoga Teacher Trainer
Santoshi Devi has been a student of TriYoga since 2001, and has studied directly with Yogini Kaliji since 2003, Santoshi has been teaching internationally since 2008. She has taught over 6000 hours of teacher training and 2000 hours of workshops, seminars and classes in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States. First certified by Yogini Kaliji in 2004, Santoshi has taught TriYoga in more than 20 countries, and has been instrumental to the teacher training programs in China, Taiwan, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and around the world. She is fortunate to have the opportunity to study with and assist Kaliji at workshops and conferences in the US, online, and worldwide. Santoshi has extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology to enrich her practice and teaching, which includes TriYoga Physical Anatomy and TriYoga Prenatal courses. She also has a masters degree in Counseling Psychology.
Course: Prenatal Yoga
Yogini Kaliji, Founder TriYoga International
Kaliji is internationally renowned as a yogini and founder of TriYoga®.She has presented 48 keynote addresses, major presentations and in-depth programs at yoga conferences and other venues worldwide, and has been featured widely in the media. TriYoga is guided by Kriyavati siddhi as it flows through Kaliji. She has systematized asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), and dharana (concentration techniques) from Basics to Level 7, and over 1000 hasta mudras (hand gestures) have expressed through her. TriYoga, which includes the full range of yoga practices, is taught in 40+ countries by over 1800+ certified teachers (475+ in China), and 66 TriYoga Centers and Communities have been established, including centers in Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States.
Dr. Raghavendra Pai
Dr Pai is a Sanskrit scholar and full-time yoga trainer who has taught yoga for over 25 years. He completed a Yoga Diploma Course at Kaivalya Dhama Yoga Institute and Research Center in Lonavala, Maharastra, India. In 2006 Dr. Pai began teaching in the “yoga capital of the world”, moving to Mysore where he opened the Mysore branch of Sri Vedavyasa Yoga Foundation. Dr. Pai started his yoga career as Director of Yoga for Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Yoga and Moral Education Project. He successfully led this project for a period of eighteen years. He has traveled throughout India and abroad offering countless yoga classes and has conducted over 700 yoga workshops to more than 500,000 yoga students and to over 21,000 from the general public. He received his Doctorate (D-Literature) from Kannada University in Hampi, Karnataka for his work on “Dasa Sahitya Haagu Yoga Darshana”. In September, 2018, Dr. Raghavendra Pai received the “Swami Vivekananda Leadership Award” for his outstanding achievement and service in the field of yoga. The award was given by the Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership (ISOL) Foundation of Chicago, USA.
Course: Chanting Mantras
Part 1: $1250. The cost may be split into 5 monthly payments of $250
SAVE! One payment in full before training begins $1008
Part 2: $2500.
Individual 15-hour weekend programs are $225 each