800 Hour Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Training - Enrollment Now Open!

Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Level 1 Empowered Experiential Education

Personal Growth & Professional Foundations

Designed for Two Types of Yoga Teachers. Is it for you?

Enrollment Now Open for Level One 2021-2022 training starting September 2021

"The Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training was a fantastic experience. I especially enjoyed learning from such an interesting and experienced variety of holistic professionals. I have a clear sense of the value and purpose of yoga therapy, and feel that the CYT training program has given me all the tools I need to excel at being a yoga therapist. The teachings are so very powerful and needed in the world."

Dear Friend in Yoga:

Are you a Yoga Teacher who is now committed to becoming a certified Yoga Therapist? Or, are you a Yoga Teacher who simply wants to enhance and expand your yoga knowledge, deepen your understanding of the yoga lifestyle and gain new teaching skillsets?

The Level One Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Training is designed for both the aspiring Yoga Therapist and those that simply want to take their personal growth and professional skill development to the next level.

We invite you to find out if our Level 1 program is right for you. After training yoga teachers and yoga therapists for over 20 years, we know our program is not for everyone. But for those who are ready, it is life changing.

There are two ways to proceed.

  1. Please contact us today to set up a Free Program Telephone Consultation where we will discuss your Yoga Journey and aspirations. We will be happy to offer specific details around how the study/time allocations will work.
  1. If you prefer to conduct more research on your own, please download our FREE GUIDE; titled "To Be or Not To Be a Yoga Therapist?" using form in this section.

Listen, Learn, Love & Live,
Bob Butera, Founder

P.S. Important Note: Enrollment for September 2021 Training is Now Open - Space is limited.

An Introduction:

Level I of the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program at YogaLife Institute focuses on real-life applications of foundational yogic principles and tools to assist clients in more realistically managing their stress points and living better, more wholesome lives.

7 Life & Career Changing Benefits:

Classical Lineage with Modern Innovations: Program uniquely combines classical yoga lineage with lifestyle interventions designed for the modern householder. Students in the program learn means of guiding their clients through Self-realization practices to support their individual wellness.

Personal Growth & Professional Development: Students in this training start mastery of the techniques they are learning in their personal lives. They are their own case studies and learn the process through exploring it in an embodied and experiential way. Practicum exercises explore both the giving and receiving aspects of Yoga Therapy, and students learn by playing both the role of therapist and client.

Expand Your Skillset & Gain Yoga Lifestyle Coaching Skills using powerful yoga assessments, tools and interventions. Dive deep into the applications of yoga philosophy and psychology. Learn how to teach to the individual instead of teaching poses – gain insight into yoga poses and creating meaningful and innovative practice experiences

Embodied Anatomy, Physiology & Applied Practices: Learn anatomy and physiology from an embodied place. Experience a variety of practices designed to create positive change in the different systems of the body. Apply musculoskeletal anatomy to yoga poses, learn how to see and cue movement from a variety of perspectives. Explore how to prevent injuries in yoga, as well as how to use yoga to prevent injuries in other areas of life. Create a database of new and exciting movement experiences that will innovate your classes and expand your ability to teach private sessions, skillfully addressing individual client needs.

Interactive Learning & Applied Skills: We design intentional experiential in class exercises that you will explore in small group with your peers. It is an environment where you can authentically express and explore different aspects of your self through a variety of inquiry-based exercises. This turns the classroom in to more of a laboratory where we explore the varied understandings of consciousness and the human experience. So much good learning happens in this kind of interactive environment, and students often express how transformative the applied exercises are.

Individual Mentorship: You are assigned an individual mentor, with whom you will connect with for individualized attention throughout the course of the program. Mentor sessions are designed to support your learning needs and applied skill development. CYT Mentors are also teachers in the program, and students develop a consistent relationship with their teachers and mentors over the duration of the training.

Graduation: Upon graduation of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Level I, students are eligible to go on to pursue Level 2 of the program and complete clinical skills requirements. Graduates of the 820 Hour program will be eligible to register as a certified yoga therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapists

Note: Bridge Courses will be offered as needed.

"Going through the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training made me realize how much more there is to Yoga Therapy than I had originally anticipated. Bob Butera and the Yoga Life Institute faculty bring all aspects of Yoga into Yoga Therapy, and upon graduation the graduates are ready to carry that vision into the world. Yoga Therapy, as taught at the Yoga Life Institute, can make a significant impact on the future of health care in the US and the world.”

"The Comprehensive Yoga Therapy is an in depth program that helps students experience yoga therapy as a holistic entity - the lenses of yoga psychology, theory, anatomy, and practices are all applied. The program empowered me to deepen my self knowledge, and create a platform from which I can serve others more skillfully."

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Bob Butera, PhD

Founder & Programs Director

Bob is the founder of The YogaLife Institute. He studied yoga at The Yoga Institute of Mumbai. He holds Masters in Divinity from the Earlham School of Religion and a Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy & Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

He is the author of three books, The Pure Heart of Yoga, Meditation for Your Life and Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety and Body Mindful Yoga (Llewellyn Worldwide) and the former publisher of Yoga Living Magazine. Bob has been training Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists for more than 25 Years.