I am finishing up the last touches on the advanced 300-hour yoga training to be offered in the spring (aiming for March to begin). This advanced 300-hour training together with the pre-requisite 200 gives the student the 500-hour status which is the highest that Yoga Alliance recognizes.
Though open to all 200-hour certified teachers, this training will also be a foundation for those interested in continuing on to the next 500 hours to meet the full 1000 hour requirements established by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Yes, to be a yoga therapist recognized by this organization you must have a total of 1000 hours. Whew. That sounds like a lot, but not when you consider how much training physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists have to complete. If yoga therapy does become a licensed practice/profession these prescribed hours of training, case studies and practicum create a standard of training for therapists, similar to what Yoga Alliance established for yoga teachers. These 1000 hours of training will provide you with the full set of skills to offer your clients safe, reliable and valid forms of healing and health maintenance.