Therapeutic Yoga Level I Online

Therapeutic Yoga Training Level I Online

September 26–27, October 3–4, & October 10–11, 2020
Taught by Cheri Clampett, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 and Arturo Peal, MA, (TCM), LMP

The Therapeutic Yoga Training – Level I Online gives Yoga teachers the skills to work intelligently with students who are living with chronic illness or injury, as well as pregnant and aging populations. Knowing how to work with these groups will deepen your confidence as a teacher, expand the range of private clients you can work with, and increase the types of classes you can offer – even online, working remotely with clients and using common props in their home.

Therapeutic Yoga is a comprehensive system of restorative Yoga, gentle Yoga, breath awareness, and guided meditation specifically designed to enhance the body’s own capacity to heal.  Using readily available props such as pillows, bolsters, and blankets to gently support the body, the benefits of Therapeutic Yoga are accessible even to those recovering from injury or illness. Breath work, guided meditation and remote healing modalities are also part of the system, working to balance the body and ease the mind.

In addition to Yoga teachers, our graduates include nurses, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and other healthcare professionals. They are able to integrate the techniques taught in the training into patient care. Many of our graduates have successfully taken Therapeutic Yoga into hospitals, hospices, home-care situations, and many other areas of healthcare.

In place since 1998, our certified training offers a comprehensive and highly refined curriculum that includes:

  • Physiology of stress and relaxation
  • Anatomy from the Yogic perspective
  • 16 restorative Yoga poses and theory
  • Gentle Yoga poses
  • Benefits and contraindications of each posture
  • Effect of postures on acupuncture meridians
  • Sequencing guidelines for poses
  • Scar tissue and adhesions
  • Guided meditation for stress reduction and healing
  • Breath work
  • Remote energy healing techniques
  • Self-administered massage and energy healing
  • Supporting healing in students or clients
  • Learning how to effectively teach Therapeutic Yoga zoom sessions and classes
  • COVID-19 pathology and Therapeutic Yoga for recovery
  • Self-care practices for the practitioner

The training is both didactic and experiential. In the mornings, there will be lectures, which feature multimedia presentations combined with experiential practices. In the afternoons, students of the training will observe the Cheri guiding a client in a Therapeutic Yoga session online, while Arturo goes over the contraindications and benefits of each pose. Following the demonstration, students of the training will meet via Zoom with their training partner to practice giving and receiving a Therapeutic Yoga session. Upon completion of the training you will have taught all 16 restorative poses, gentle Yoga, guided meditation, breath work and self-administered healing touch.

Students will have free access to all of the material presented in the training for six months from the end date of the training.

Upon finishing the required hours, students will be certified in Therapeutic Yoga.

Online Schedule

September 26–27, October 3–4, October 10–11, 2020
Saturdays and Sundays • 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. E.T.  (8:00a.m.–4:00p.m. P.T.)
includes one-hour lunch break and two 15-minute breaks

Tuition: $795

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Certification and Continuing Education Credits

Teacher Bios

Cheri Clampett, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a certified Yoga therapist with more than 20 years of teaching experience. She is the founder and director of the Therapeutic Yoga training program. She has also co-led the Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher training and has presented Therapeutic Yoga at the White Lotus Foundation teacher training, the Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Rusk Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center. Cheri currently teaches Yoga at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, where she founded the Yoga program for cancer patients in 1999, and the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. As a certified Yoga therapist, Cheri focuses on the healing aspects of Yoga: freeing body, breath, and flow of energy through practicing with awareness, compassion, and love. Cheri is the coauthor of The Therapeutic Yoga Kit, published in January 2009 by Inner Traditions. /

Arturo Peal, MA, (TCM), LMP is an anatomy and physiology (A&P) instructor and a certified Yoga therapist. He co-leads the Therapeutic Yoga training program. He holds a master’s degree in Chinese medicine, practices craniosacral therapy, and has been involved in the “alternative” health-care field for more than 30 years. Arturo teaches A&P for Yoga teacher trainings and studios, for body workers, and for other movement specialists. His weekly class in Therapeutic Yoga serves students who are unable to do a traditional vinyasa practice. He integrates his expertise in anatomy, kinesiology, Chinese medicine, and the healing processes to present a multidimensional understanding of the human body.
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Video Testimonial

Yoga teacher and educator Jyothi Larson (author of Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby) on using Therapeutic Yoga


"Cheri and Arturo are an absolute joy to be with and learn from. They both have such extensive knowledge of the practice, and they complement one another beautifully."

"There are so many aspects I found valuable. The demo and instruction of the postures and experiental aspect was so valuable. We covered each posture so thoroughly, I feel grounded and ready to share my knowledge with my students."

"I am so thankful for this course. It has raised my practice to the next level. It has increased my knowledge base. It will allow me to reach more people."

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available up until two weeks before the training starts, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations with less than two weeks' notice.
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