Therapeutic Yoga Level I

Therapeutic Yoga Training Level I

September 21-26, 2020
Taught by Cheri Clampett, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 and Arturo Peal, MA, (TCM), LMP

The Therapeutic Yoga training program 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 number of classes you can offer. The training also offers a great education in the gentler styles of Yoga that can be incorporated into more active classes.

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 and blankets to support the body gently, Therapeutic Yoga offer benefits that are accessible even to those recovering from injury or illness. Breath work, guided meditation, and hands-on 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 health-care 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.

The Course

This 40-hour foundational course covers the basics of Therapeutic Yoga. In addition to the theory and practice of Restorative Yoga postures and Gentle Yoga, participants will learn:

  • The physiology of stress and relaxation
  • Anatomy from the Yogic perspective
  • The benefits and contraindications of each posture
  • The effect of posture on acupuncture meridians
  • The implications of scar tissue and adhesions
  • Sequencing guidelines for poses
  • Integrating postures with breath work and guided meditation
  • Incorporating hands-on healing techniques
  • Supporting healing in students or clients
  • How to give one-on-one Therapeutic Yoga sessions

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


September 21-26, 2020 (six consecutive days)
Monday through Saturday • 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


  • $950 when you register by August 21, 2020; $995 thereafter.
  • $150 nonrefundable deposit required upon registration.
  • Receive $100 discount on Deepening into Therapeutic Yoga Level 2 2020 if you register for both trainings.
  • Partial scholarships may be available.
  • All students who complete the course will receive certification in Therapeutic Yoga. If you would like a certificate for CEUs as an R.N., you must pay a $20 fee for each additional certificate. There is a $25 administration fee for re-issuing certificates at a later date.


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  • Application Deadline: September 14, 2020
  • We encourage students to submit their applications as early as possible. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.
RYS200_YogaAlliance Yoga Alliance Provider 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.


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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

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than 48 hours prior to a program receive a credit minus a $10 handling fee. There are no refunds. Credits may be used for Yoga classes and programs or for purchases in Integral Yoga Shop.
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