Choosing Your Yoga Education
The Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies is a member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is registered school with Yoga Alliance at four levels (200, 300 and 500) and the prenatal yoga levels, offering a liberal arts curriculum since 2000. We believe that the process of becoming a yoga teacher begins with a commitment to personal growth. Our objective in your life is to expand your capacity to be open, to reveal yourself to yourself. This means being totally committed to the truth, in speech and action, supporting a life of integrity. Our goal within all of our programs is to get to the truth within ourselves, and then, help our students get to their truth. In doing this, we can begin to create change and help our students create a balanced life.
Our advanced traditional yoga studies (Yoga Therapy Part 1which completes the requirements for Yoga Alliance if desired) are steeped in the traditional structural yoga, the philosophies from Eastern traditions, and now includes the Ayurveda Yoga Specialist program created by Kathryn Templeton from the Himalayan Institute. The foundational modules of the program are offered in a residential module format so that teachers can take a pause from their everyday lives and immerse themselves in the teachings and include mentorship, so you have a mentor along the way. The Ayurveda Yoga Specialist program is offered in a weekend format, a full Friday, Saturday and a full Sunday. The Ayurveda Yoga Specialist (AYS) program is a part of our KC Yoga Therapy Program and can be taken separately for continuing education. Any yoga teacher or student, is eligible to enroll for the AYS program.
Ray Long, MD, a practicing trauma osteopathic surgeon, is the author of the BandhaYoga Scientific Keys Anatomy books for yoga teachers, and is one of most popular faculty members. Dr. Long teaches for us annually.
Our KC Yoga Therapy Professional Training Certificate (KCYT) is an 800 hour program. Regardless of yoga certification held, the entire 800 hours must be taken (Part 1 and Part 2) to received our professional Yoga Therapist Certificate. The KCYT program is undergoing the accreditation process at this time with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Any teacher completing Yoga Therapy Part 1 and is in good standing (See Student Handbook) is eligible for admission without additional admission fees. Any and all certified yoga teachers may apply for admission.
What makes the IIYS different? You choose yourself first...learn about you; who you are and what you bring to the table not only as a yoga teacher or yoga therapist, but you as human being with a life full of stuff. We include the study of the seven Indian philosophies, so that you gain an understanding of the rich cultural background of the Yoga Sciences. Your path of study here will include some of the greatest teachers in the world. So make your yoga teacher training and your professional yoga therapist training not only another certificate, but an opportunity for you to really know yourself so you can facilitate healing in others...it's unique..and sets us apart from all other programs.