FAQs

KC Yoga Therapy Program

Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • 200 hour or equivalent yoga teacher training
  • One year of teaching experience and one year of personal practice, which can be accomplished concurrently

How do I apply? 

IIYS / KC Yoga Therapy Application here. 

There is a non-refundable $250 fee to file your application. Complete the application, prepare your documentation, then click here to pay your application fee

Length of Program:

  • 800 hours, not including the admission fee requirement, and includes the following:
    • a minimum of 500 hours that are residential hours
    • a maximum of 300 hours that are distance learning hours
    • a practicum portion of 205 hours: 150 hours of practicum delivery and 55 hours of practicum documentation & mentorship
    • Mentors are appointed and supervised by the school director

Transfer hours are not accepted. 

Anyone can take any module or weekend intensive and count toward continuing education in their respective profession, including continuing education for Yoga Alliance. So you do not have to be in our program to take a module or workshop. 

However, to receive any credit towards any IIYS and/or the KC Yoga Therapy certificate, individuals must be admitted into the program and take exams over the covered material. The IIYS offers two certificates within its program that are open to the public: the Yoga Wall Therapeutics Certificate (Level One and Level Two) and the Ayurveda Yoga Specialist (AYS) Certificate offered in partnership with the Himalayan Institute. The Yoga Wall Therapeutics certificate has a participation and proficiency component during the two modules, and the AYS certificate requires a written examination and practical clinic hours during Unit 4. 

Regarding past IIYS Elective hours

Quoting from IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists (Sept 2017):  A School that applies for accreditation of its yoga therapy training program is not required to offer electives as part of its curriculum. When a School chooses to provide electives as part of its curriculum, these electives may NOT be used to fulfill hours within the suggested guideline hours (650 hours) in the Competencies Profile. Because of this position, we are no longer accepting elective hours as we have done in the past. 

We are continuing with the accreditation process, and the curriculum is posted below. Thank you for being patient with us. 

For more information, including our online application form, click here. 

What is the full IIYS / KC Yoga Therapy Curriculum and how long does it take?

The full program takes about three (3) years from start to finish, however you can take up to five (5) years to complete your training. Below is the order we recommend for coursework:

Sacred Contracts

Spine Module : sub topics: Asana, Ayurveda, Philosophy & Focus on the Spine, Yoga Wall Therapeutics Level 1

Neck & Shoulder Module: sub topics: Energy Anatomy, Pranayama, Ayurveda & Focus on Neck, Shoulder and related chronic conditions

Hips, Knees, Feet Module: sub topics: Ayurveda, Meditation, Mantra, Map of the Mind & Psychology, therapies for hips, knees & feet

Assessment, Documentation and Comprehensive Evaluations

Ayurveda Yoga Specialist Unit 1

Ayurveda Yoga Specialist Unit 2 (online)

Ayurveda Yoga Specialist Unit 3

Ayurveda Yoga Specialist Unit 4

Therapeutic Wisdom Yoga Therapist Module 1

Therapeutic Wisdom Yoga Therapist Module 2

Therapeutic Wisdom Yoga Therapist Module 3

Yoga Wall Therapeutics Level 2

Current Osteopathic Procedures

Himalayan Institute Retreat

Mentor/Practicum

Research/Final Project*

Tuition? How much and how can I pay? 

Tuition is $8,225. Payment arrangements can be split in half for two payments of $4,112.50. As we are in the transition process now with IAYT accreditation, modules are purchased separately through 2018 as defined on the registration page here or you can pay in full.  To download a tuition schedule and see how it all breaks out, click here. 

What are the other costs not included in tuition? 

The Required Books are not included in tuition. Since many can buy used books now, the costs below are estimated and the links work:

The Master Collection of BandhaYoga Books by Dr. Ray Long.  $118

The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga Set by Doug Keller, both Volumes 1 and 2.  $65

Refining the Breath, by Doug Keller. $25

Heart of the Yogi, by Doug Keller. $25

Structural Yoga Therapy, by Mukunda Stiles (Kindle Edition) $39

Yoga & Ayurveda, by David Frawley (Kindle Edition) $14.63

Textbook of Ayurveda, Vol: !, by Dr. Vasant Lad $35.97

Sacred Contracts by Carolyn Myss, $14.45

Advanced Energy Anatomy: The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice, by Carolyn Myss (Audible) $29.38

Materials fee for Yoga Wall Therapeutics and Ayurveda Modules $50

Recordings for Therapy Modules $10 each

Food, Lodging and travel expenses (ie Travel & lodging is not included in the Himalayan Institute Retreat)

Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy? 

Click here for our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy. 

Our Code of Ethics? Scope of Practice?

We follow the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice created by the International Association of Yoga Therapy.

After I finish the program, what determines my eligibility to register with The International Association of Yoga Therapists and use the service mark C-IAYT?

For more information clear here as you will be taken to the IAYT website.