500-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Course in Thailand
About This Event
Be empowered to apply Yoga as a holistic healing modality
Take your skills as a Yoga teacher, healer, or therapist to the next level
Prepare yourself to work professionally as a Yoga Therapy Teacher
Agama’s Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Course (TYTTC) is a rigorous 500-hour training program that combines exceptional practical knowledge and decades of experience with healing through Yoga. Yoga Therapy fully integrates perspectives from the wellness industry and mainstream medicine along with the spiritual foundations of Yoga addressing the higher planes of the being.
This course, which adheres to the strict educational and accreditation standards of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), synthesizes a holistic and practical concept of wellness in the context of integrative Yoga Therapy. Through this training, participants become Yoga Therapy Teachers. Certification as a Yoga Therapist requires an additional 300 hours of study over two years. Please see our Yoga Therapy Certification page for more details.
The TYTTC prepares its participants to develop therapeutic Yoga programs for one-on-one or group sessions. The training received through the program enables graduates to work in complementary healthcare settings with the expertise to develop Yoga-based wellness programs targeting stress reduction, cardiac problems, emotional well-being, musculoskeletal conditions, and many other areas. Each participant’s private Yoga practice will be upgraded and diversified in the therapeutic domain, lending skills that are more and more frequently sought by therapists, healers, and other specialized medical professionals.
The TYTTC’s core training curriculum includes emphasis on:
Biomedical, anatomical, and psychological functions in the human being
Yoga Therapy in practice, including practicum training and program creation
Teaching and therapeutic skills necessary for the correct attitude and proper role of a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
Participants will be guided throughout the program in training that includes special attention on the following subjects:
Stress reduction and stress-induced diseases
Maintaining good general health, with emphasis on the prevention of disease and degeneration and the promotion of remedies for harmonious aging
Emotional health, depression, panic attacks, and anxiety
Rehabilitation and addiction problems
Cardiovascular stress and high blood pressure
Some particularly difficult-to-treat pathological conditions such as:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or related syndromes
Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
Spinal misalignments and joint problems
The side effects of chemotherapy or surgery
Complementary treatment of serious chronic diseases including cancer and AIDS
Plus many others
This intensive course is for anyone who has experienced the healing power of Yoga and natural therapies and wants to bring this magic to the world, sharing the ancient wisdom that facilitates restored health and enhanced vitality. Become a better therapist, a more-informed Yoga teacher, or broaden your expertise into healing for body, mind, and soul.
The TYTTC is a standalone teacher training program, which also forms a mandatory element of Agama’s Yoga Therapy Certification (YTC), an 800-hour Yoga therapist training program.
Documented completion of a 200-hour Yoga teacher training course (any style) through a Yoga Alliance-registered school or program
One year of Yoga teaching experience, with substantiation of in-class or workshop participation hours
One year of Yoga practice with a demonstrated commitment to your own personal practice and an understanding of the professional nature of Yoga Therapy
After admission to the TYTTC and before enrollment begins (prior to the course start), a participant must complete the following:
Full attendance of the Agama First Level Intensive Course. TYTTC participants are free to choose the pace and location of participation in Level 1, but it must be completed prior to the course start date. Students will need to provide a copy or scan of the Level 1 achievement certificate provided at graduation.
Demonstration of basic anatomical knowledge as specified by Yoga Alliance certification standards. Refreshing one’s basic anatomical knowledge is advised with up to 10 hours of personal study. After registration, an anatomy textbook will be made available for purchase if you would like to refresh your prior instruction.
An entry-level assessment exam, scheduled to evaluate participants’ basic Yogic and anatomical knowledge. Hours will be credited toward the complete TYTTC Certification. Details of this exam will be provided in the acceptance letter.
Experienced Yoga teachers and health professionals with qualifications and experience in the healthcare and wellness fields may apply to have their prior skills and expertise recognized for credit. Requests for an assessment should be directed to the TYTTC Coordinator at (contact info blocked). In such cases, the involvement of an advanced YTC teacher may be necessary and will be established on a case-by-case basis.
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Ana Paula Coelho September 15, 2016
I discovered Agama by "accident" in a travel to Thailand last year. It was supposed to be a 3 months travel through Thailand, but became a 9 months of deep, intense studies of yoga and Tantra at Agama. My story is not an unusual one: lots of people change their plans in order to stay more at Agama and learn the treasure that comes from their teachings. They have teachers from all over the world, all perfect aligned with the school's mission: help people to evolve. I've done all Tantra workshops they have and Levels 1 to 3 of the Hatha yoga course (1 month each). They have 24 levels of this course, dozens of workshops and retreats and a lot of other school activities. It's a Yoga university. I'm counting the days until I can come back to that paradise on earth.