September-November 2022: Therapeutic & Professional Practice Skills

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy

Course Dates

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All sessions in this module are LIVE INTERACTIVE ONLINE WEBINARS.

4-day Online Workshop Block

Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th September, 2022

Times Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd: 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Times Saturday 24th: 9:00am  – 12:30pm 

4 Saturday Morning Webinars 

Saturday 15th October,  9:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday 22nd October, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday 29th October, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday 5th November, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Module structure: 

  • 4 x days online classroom sessions
  • supplemental group webinars x 4
  • Supported mentorship during practicum – individual & group
  • Mentoring sessions x 3 hours
  • Plus self-directed home study, readings & assessments


1. Professional Practice
2. Interpersonal & Communication Skills for Yoga Therapists
3. Therapeutic Skills II

Module Content

This is a continuation skills based module to further refine essential skills to facilitate practice as a Yoga Therapist, including:

  • Further development of therapeutic counselling skills relevant to the Yoga Therapist
  • Consideration to therapeutic rapport and therapeutic relationships
  • Crisis management skills for Yoga Therapy
  • Refine and review practice planning skills based on client needs.
  • Strategies to enhance self motivation and personal efficacy for clients of Yoga Therapy
  • Consideration of Yoga Therapy groups versus individual Yoga Therapy
  • Therapeutic group skills relevant to providing Yoga Therapy groups
  • Applying the ethical guidelines at the heart of Yoga to the profession of Yoga Therapy
  • An exploration of various professional practice issues relevant to Yoga Therapy
  • A sound understanding of ethical practice in the profession of Yoga Therapy
  • A thorough understanding of the Scope of Practice for Yoga Therapists, and the relevant industry standards
  • Consideration of important factors in providing Yoga Therapy to diverse client populations
  • Strategies for communicating with other health professionals to enhance client care
  • Exploring differing learning styles amongst clients of Yoga Therapy, and how to tailor interventions to the clients learning style
  • Motivational strategies to assist clients to prioritise their Yoga Therapy program

Module Components

Keen To Enrol?

Please Note: This 100hr module is part of our full Yoga Therapy Training Course. It is open to yoga teachers who have completed Foundations of Yoga Therapy (or equivalent) or have graduated from The Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training program. If you meet these pre-requisites this Module can be taken as a standalone module or as part of the full Yoga therapy training course.

Let Us Help You! 

Total Course Fee: $1,950

Your place is reserved with a minimum deposit of $550, with the balance due by course commencement in September.  Or you can simply make one full payment of $1,950 of you prefer. 

You can choose to pay by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), or we can charge a credit card for you.  

Simply get in touch via email at and we will assist you. 

Participating students will be emailed receipts and a Zoom link, with handy reminders. 

Who are the teachers?

This module will be taught by Lisa Grauaug, Lucy Karnani and Natalie Haider:

Lisa Grauaug has been practicing and teaching yoga since the mid-90s. Lisa values individuality and working with students and clients 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.

Lucy Karnani brings over 25 years of experience training and consulting in the field of person-to-person communication and has studied extensively in both Australia and the USA.  Lucy passionately believes that by practising Yoga, in whatever form is available to an individual, healing will occur.

Natalie Haider is a registered psychologist, and a Yoga Therapist, passionate about making yoga accessible, inclusive, and body positive for all.   She spends much of her time supporting people with acquired physical and mental impairment and issues, including survivors of domestic violence and women with body image concerns.


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:

  • Full attendance at all face to face classes *
  • Full attendance at all live webinars *
  • Undertaking pre and post lecture study tasks as directed
  • Successful completion and submission of reflective journal questions following all classes and webinars
  • One other written assessment task related to the Module content

* Where any face to face or live webinar sessions are missed (under exceptional circumstances only) the student will be required to complete adequate ‘make up’ tasks as set by the teacher for that class, including but not limited to viewing of any recordings of the class session (where available), and answering reflective questions set by the teacher. An additional cost will be incurred by the student for these sessions.

Training Components & Prerequisites

This Module is part of the Yoga Therapy Training Course and involves 100+ hours of training, including:

  • 70 hours of classes (face to face and online)
  • access to the online learning portal
  • 2 hours of individual Mentoring with your Program Mentor
  • resources to facilitate 30+ hours of self-directed learning
  • reading material and other learning tools
  • assessment of your written work
  • partial completion of the registered Yoga Therapy Training Course

The requirements in order to register for this unit are:

More Information:

To find out more about eligibility or curriculum of this module please contact Lisa Grauaug at

For help enrolling and other administrative assistance, please contact us at


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