Stress Management

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Taught by Swami Ramananda, Swami Vidyananda, and Jaymie Meyer

This training will give you the essential skills and confidence to teach Yoga as Stress Management in a wide variety of areas, including the workplace, health care settings, schools, and many other environments. It provides a strong foundation in understanding stress and how the physical and mental Yoga practices empower people to cope with challenges and heal from past stress.

This is a recommended training for Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga Therapy (TAIY) certification candidates. There will be advance study to be done prior to the start date of the program.  Enroll soon if you plan to attend!

You will learn:

  • Adapting asana, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation to be applied in different settings as stress management and/or wellness techniques.
  • Presenting ways in which Yoga philosophy can deal effectively with some of the most negative aspects of stress and illness.
  • Outlines of stress management and mind‒body wellness programs that will be responsive to the needs of your students in different time frames and settings.
  • What to say to various potential employers, whether a hospital or HMO, a private or corporate institution, or a nonprofit organization.
  • How to make presentations to groups (public speaking) and facilitate group discussions with your students about stress management and wellness.
  • Marketing strategies for setting up a Yoga/stress management practice, including publicity, fees, and promotion.

$1,260 ($1,134 for IYINY active teachers)
$150 nonrefundable deposit required upon registration
$100 early bird discount when you register by Monday, March 9, 2015


April 9–19, 2015 (eleven consecutive days)
Thursday, April 9 6–9 p.m.
Friday, April 10 through Saturday, April 18 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, April 19 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

This program is open to all certified Yoga instructors with at least one year of teaching experience. Those not trained in the Integral Yoga tradition may send their application to Swami Ramananda at for approval before making a payment.

Yoga Alliance Hours
80 hours including pre- and post-program work

Teacher Bios

SwRSwami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, is the executive director of the San Francisco Integral Yoga® Institute and has been teaching Yoga for more than 35 years. He conducts Teacher Training rograms for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Hatha Yoga and Stress Management. He has taught many stress management workshops and courses and has managed two natural foods markets. Swami Ramananda teaches and lectures internationally and at Yoga Journal and Omega Institute national conferences.

SwVSwami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, has enjoyed many different roles in her life, including those of radio news reporter, translator for Swami Satchidananda, and video producer. She has been teaching Integral Yoga since 1972. A versatile teacher, she specializes in workshops on stress management as well as Yoga and the emotions. Swami Vidyananda has taught in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and Australia. She currently lives and teaches Integral Yoga at Yogaville, in Virginia.

Jaymie MeyerJaymie Meyer, E-RYT 500, is a wellness expert with certifications in stress management, therapeutic Yoga, Ayurveda, New Life Story coaching, and HeartMath®. She has been an Integral Yoga teacher for more than 13 years. Through her business Resilience for Life®, Jaymie has educated thousands of people in stress reduction and well-being. In addition to her private practice, she has presented at dozens of institutions and corporations, including the National Institutes of Health, IBM, Columbia University, Panasonic, and Citicorp.
Integral Yoga Institute offers 500 hours of training in two segments, 200 hours and 300 hours, permitting teachers who graduate to become either an RYT 200 or an RYT 500, depending on the level of training completed. Our 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program can be customized to fit your individual interests. You may select from our many graduate-level Yoga Teacher Training programs.


Call 212-929-0585, ext. 68, or e-mail

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Fifty percent refund up to 48 hours before start date. No refund within 48 hours. No refund once the program begins.
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“Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training was one of the best programs I have ever attended. Everything was covered, from a deep understanding of stress and Yoga stress management, to teaching many different groups of people. It included how to modify poses for people with special needs, how to structure classes, and how to effectively market your newfound skills. The written manual for this program was superb. I continue to use it often.”
—D. Thompson, New York

“For 12 years I have taught Yoga nationally and internationally. I teach in diverse settings that include yoga centers, dance studios, spas, universities, and a halfway house for abused women. I have 7 Yoga teaching certifications. IYI Stress Management Training is the backbone of everything I teach because it takes yoga off the mat and into people’s lives. I can give people a prescription to reduce the negative effects of stress. It’s a wonderful roadmap to the refuge of a calm mind, and a relaxed, awakened body. I’ve also written a book called Yoga Inflight that is based on Stress Management TT.”
—M. Heron, New York