Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy
About the Course Practicum
The Yoga Institute’s Postgraduate Yoga Therapy Training Course includes a comprehensive practicum component. Throughout the practicum, students will be required to provide yoga therapy consultations to clients, with the support and supervision of their mentor.
Integration of Practicum into Core Modules
Components of the practicum will be allocated across the 5 core curriculum modules, allowing you to practice and consolidate your skills as you learn. Your mentor will assist you to undertake case studies for each module, along with all that is associated with working therapeutically with individuals.
The balance of the practicum hours will be undertaken in the final practicum component, which will consist of:
- Working with 6 yoga therapy clients to provide assessment, intervention and review
- Providing a group yoga therapy course to apply your skills in a group setting
- Case management related to the individual and group sessions
- Further mentoring to support your therapeutic yoga skills
1. Client-case studies for each course module:
- 4 of the 5 core-curriculum modules (Foundations, Psychology, Yoga Anatomy, Internal health and Yoga Physiology) have a practicum requirement of 2 case-studies each, with 2 mentoring sessions included in the module course fees.
- Each client case study will be with clients presenting with issues relevant and applicable to the focus of the particular module. E.g. One-to-one development of a personal yoga practice, musculoskeletal, mental health, or internal health concerns.
2. Group yoga therapy course / programme:
- Conduct a Group course, with a yoga therapy focus E.g. back care, mental health, digestive disorders, menstrual concerns, better sleep.
- Group therapy programme, with 3 mentoring sessions.
- 6 x general yoga therapy client-cases including: a minimum of 3 sessions per client.
- Case management in consultation with your mentor.
Your work in each of these component is supported / guided by your mentor.
Total mentoring sessions throughout the training course = 14 hours
According to Yoga Australia, “mentoring” is a modern word that describes an integral part of the tradition of yoga throughout history. It includes the guidance given between teacher and trainee or student, as well as the ongoing professional and personal guidance necessary for all yoga teachers, at all levels of seniority and experience, as part of the continuing journey of yoga.
Each of the 3 practicum components in the Graduate Yoga Therapy Training course include mentoring from a senior Yoga Therapist. This aspect of the programme provides an opportunity for students to apply their learning while under the guidance and support of a Senior Yoga Therapist.
Michael is one of the most highly respected yoga teachers in Australia, with over 30 years teaching experience. He has undertaken extensive studies with renowned teacher TKV Desikachar, in the authentic tradition of T Krishnamacharya. Read more.
Lisa has been practicing and teaching yoga since the mid-90s. Lisa values individuality and working with students to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya. Read more.
Gill’s passion is to encourage the availability of yoga to everybody and offer tools and skills that assist in the management of everyday life. Yoga practice has been a dynamic part of Gill’s life since her late teens. It has offered Gill the supporting philosophy and tools to help navigate the challenges of career, health and family. Read more.
Michela has a particular interest in the tools of yoga and their therapeutic application. The focus of her teaching is therefore to design a practice that nourishes the specific needs of each of her students and to help them develop their own practice. Read more.
Mischa is a down to earth, deeply nurturing and compassionate teacher, who brings a rich depth of life experience to her work with individuals. Her passion is to see each person’s unique potential revealed through the self-awareness that yoga practice provides. Read more.
Completion of the Practicum module is a requirement for completion of the Graduate Yoga Therapy Training Course and for membership and registration with the peak body for Yoga Therapists in Australia.
This is a competency-based unit, so students will be assessed to demonstrate competency. In the circumstance where competency is not demonstrated on first submission, re-submission will be possible.
Assessment of this module includes successful completion of:
- Client-case studies relevant to each core curriculum module
- Group yoga therapy programme
- General yoga therapy client-case studies
Registration & Payment
The fee for the practicum module is $750, which includes 150+ hours of training and mentoring.
The requirements to register for this unit are:
- Acceptance into the Graduate Yoga Therapy Training Course (application)
- Requirements as specified in the Yoga Therapy Training Course Requirements
- $750 paid in full on registration for the module
- Payable in full prior to commencement of final stage of practicum (Group Therapy Programme & 6 Client Cases)
Ready to Enrol?
This module is part of the full Yoga Therapy Training Course and you need to complete the course application and have it approved prior to booking into this module.
To find out more about this module please contact Kirstie Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 9929 2774.