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. It is the first part of the 400 hour Wellness Coaching program.
The 300 hour program will give teachers the knowledge to offer appropriate, safe and effective modifications props, and hands-on alignment assistance for students in their general classes who have pain and other limitations. This training will also provide teachers the knowledge to create safe and effective therapeutic classes for specific populations.
The 400 hour coaching program is a professional certificate program. Lifestyle coaching is a growing field. TriYoga includes a complete lifestyle to enable transformative personal growth and wellness. The 300 hr program includes all the TriYoga practices for the full TriYoga lifestyle. The additional 100 hours prepares teachers to create healthy coaching relationships. It includes a case study practicum and mentoring program.
TriYoga teachers certified in Basics or above may enroll in the 300 program.
RYTs who are certified in other yoga methods but wish to enroll in the TriYoga Therapeutics training must first take 15 hours of TriYoga therapeutic essentials.
TriYoga teachers may enroll in any course in the 300 hour program for skill enrichment, without being enrolled in the program. Hours may be applied to future enrollment in the full program.
Graduates of the 300 hr TriYoga Therapeutics training may enroll in the 400 hour Wellness Coaching program.
The 300 hour program is approximately 12 months. The training is 1 weekend a month plus Mondays (with some exceptions for holidays). Additional programs are available on demand. Vegan cook-alongs are once a month on a Sunday evening.
If there is sufficient interest there will be an option to do the program in 2 years, on weekends only. The Monday evening programs will be offered on weekends the following year.
The 300 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. These include physical issues such as:
You will learn about the evolving science of chronic pain and how the 8-limbs of yoga can be utilized to ease chronic pain.
You will also learn how to help students with:
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, and learn vegan cooking with Kelli.
This program will enhance your knowledge for teaching students in your classes, and help prepare you for a career as a yoga lifestyle coach, where you will learn how to guide and inspire your clients on their own path to well being.
This is an online training available from anywhere. Programs are live streamed one weekend a month, plus (almost) every Monday. Some programs 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.
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.
Lorrie (Lośīnī) 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.
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.
Miguel Rivera, MD, Certified TriYoga teacher
Dr. Rivera is the medical director of TriYoga International and speaks nationally and internationally on the health benefits of yoga. He has a private practice in the Sarasota and Bradenton area of Florida where he provides psychiatric consultation services with a focus on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Dr. Rivera does extensive research to determine harmful cognitive effects on medications and promotes natural remedies. He is the Clinical Preceptor Nova Southeastern University College of Healthcare Sciences Physician Assistant Program.
Course: Medical Yoga
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