Sattva Therapy® Yoga Therapy Training Program

Now Online!

Welcome to your professional yoga therapy certification, now available in an accessible online or small in-person format. If you’re not in the Midwest, we still welcome you to join our yoga therapy training online! Our program, accredited since 2016 by The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), is holistic in the inclusion of ayurveda within yoga therapy. Certification will deepen your practice and turn teaching yoga into a serious stand alone health profession for decades to come. It is now easier than ever to earn this 2 year certification in our yoga therapy training’s online and small in-person format in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

COMPLETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE 1000 HOUR SATTVA THERAPY® YOGA THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM WILL ALLOW YOU TO:

See private clients as a yoga therapist.

Earn professional yoga therapy income and experience as a professional yoga therapist.

Conduct adaptive group classes for special populations.

Confidently work in collaboration with other health care professionals and medical settings.

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Pranayoga School Fort Wayne Indiana yoga
Pranayoga School Fort Wayne Indiana yoga
Pranayoga School Fort Wayne Indiana yoga

UPCOMING TRAINING DATES

Now Accepting Applications for Summer Session. Begin June 4th!

The Sattva Therapy® Yoga Therapy Training  Program is for those who have a 200 hour RYT or equivalent, 1 year personal practice, and have been teaching for a minimum of 1 year.

This program meets during 2 to 3 day weekend modules. Students determine their pace of 1-2 modules per month. This program takes approximately 3 years to complete or 2 if you are on the “fast track” taking 2 modules per month. You may take your time to complete as well within 5 years as a part-time student.

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One of the first 25 accredited yoga therapy training institutes in the world!

Pranayoga Institute of Yoga and Holistic Health is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School with Professional-Level RYS Credentials.

Linda - Yoga Therapist

Karla - Yoga Therapist

THE PROGRAM

Pranayoga Institute was founded by yoga therapist, Dani McGuire in 2009 to serve those with chronic pain and cancer. Our years of experience, faculty with a cohesive approach to care, and student to teacher ration and mentorship are truly invaluable. We care about the growth of your yoga therapy business and your daily practice. We are committed to cultivating sacred space for education, clear communication, support and integration of ancient practices into modern life.

Sattva means balance. The study of ayurveda is one in keeping the body balanced, and the study of yoga is one of keeping ourselves in harmony with our bodies, breath, relationships and the world around us. We have joined these sister sciences in our holistic yoga therapy training programs so that we may find the integrated approach to healthcare in the 21st century. We believe that for the whole person to not only survive but to thrive, there needs to be harmonious balance of the three treasures of mind, body and spirit. Our philosophy is one of wholeness and integration to achieve sustainable results and transformation within.

The Sattva Therapy® Yoga Therapy Training Program is designed to affirm students’ awareness and ability to utilize his or her understanding of alignment, group and private yoga therapy sessions, bio-mechanics, somatic movement, mindbody therapies, pranic energy healing, ayurveda individualization, subtle body anatomy, and therapeutic and professional relationships in the field of yoga therapy.

Our mission is for every student to be able to enter into the field of yoga therapy confidently upon completion of our program, and to be equipped as Sattva Yoga Therapists with foundational protocols, self-awareness, knowledge of how to adapt to any individual, masters of the therapeutic relationship, and ability to trust inner wisdom when providing yoga therapy. We aim to prepare you to offer yoga therapy as a stand alone health profession and/or integrating with other healing modalities.

The Sattva Therapy® Yoga Therapy Training Program is for those who have a 200 hour RYT or equivalent, 1 year personal practice, and have been teaching for a minimum of 1 year.

This program meets during 2 to 3 day weekend modules. Students determine their pace of 1-2 modules per month. This program takes approximately 3 years to complete or 2 if you are on the “fast track” taking 2 modules per month. You may take your time to complete as well within 5 years as a part-time student.

COURSE LIST & CALENDAR

Fall/Winter  Course List

Module Meeting
Yoga Therapy Foundation Modules: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Yoga Therapy Principles Modules: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Yoga Therapy Therapy Foundations Courses

  • June 4-5 Chair Therapeutics
  • July 16-17  Meditation and Pranayama
  • August 20-21 Chakraology: Subtle Body Anatomy
  • September 17-18: Tantra Yoga  and Somatic Movement
  • October/November: Raja Yoga Retreat (TBA)

2023 Foundations Courses

  • January 7-8 Ethics and Private Sessions
  • February 4-5 Yoga Therapy Defined
  • March 4-5 Vinyasa Krama: Adapt, Accommodate, Adjust
  • April 15-16 Intro to Ayurveda

Dates may be subject to change as we keep our modules at 3-15 students. 

Principles in Yoga Therapy Courses

  • June 10-12 Yoga for Cancer
  • July 22-24 Yoga for Breast Cancer
  • August 12-14 Sattva Restore
  • September 23-25 Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
  • October 7-9 Yoga Therapy for Addiction
  • December 9-11 Yoga Therapy for Trauma

2023 Principles Courses

  • January 13-15 Yoga Therapy for the Pelvic Floor
  • February 17-19 Yoga Therapy for Heart Disease
  • March 17-19 Yoga Therapy for Pain Management
  • April 28-30 Marma for Self-Healing

Sample Training Schedule: Friday-Sunday 9:00am-5:30pm

Example of what a training day may look like.
Time Sessions
9:15 – 10:45 am Yoga Practices
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Lecture & Presentation
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch Break/Discussion
2:00 – 5:30 pm Teaching Lab, Practice, Closing Lecture, Feedback, Questions and Homework

Downloadable Yoga Therapy Course Catalog (2022-23) PDF

Downloadable Brochure PDF

Skills and Knowledge gained in this program include but not limited to.

  • Holistic Range of yoga practices and their potential therapeutic effects.
  • Yoga and Ayurvedic Perspective on Wellness and Disease
  • Yoga for different Doshas
  • Adaptive Yoga Sequences
  • Chronic illness and palliative care
  • Contraindications
  • Common Conditions
  • Common Pathologies and Disorders of all major systems
  • Commonly used Drugs
  • Ethics and Privacy
  • Medical Terminology for Cancer and Chronic Illness
  • Stress and Yoga
  • Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma
  • Understanding Commonly Occurring Mental Health Conditions and our Relationship as Yoga Therapists
  • Knowledge of Psychological Concepts and Terminology
  • Discussing Models of Human Development and Their Importance To Medical and Psychological Health.

Program Asynchronous Hours: Non-Contact hours consisting of Personal Practice and Sadhana of yoga therapies, designing sequences for specific dosha imbalance, stress or mood management, adaptive group classes, yoga sutra student and reflection, one on one sessions, research papers, subtle body practices, and take home exams.

Pre-Requisite: Yoga Therapy Foundations and Principle Modules Completed and Non-Contact Hours Fulfilled

Practicum and Mentorship:
This part of the program allows the student to put into knowledge all they have gained under supervision and feedback of director, and provide yoga therapy. This includes setting up adaptive courses and individual sessions. Demonstrating clear competency on assessments, charting, therapeutic relationships and documentation.

The Practicum: Providing Yoga Therapy

Clinical Tuition: $1400.00 upon enrollment.

What to expect during the Practicum: (1 year mentorship)

Once all of your principles and foundations modules are complete you will begin seeing clients with the guidance of a mentor.

Conducting Yoga Therapy: 11 Individual Sessions-12 week minimum

The therapist will conduct case studies within as many of the following topics as possible”

  • Mood Disorders: Anxiety and Depression
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain(Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s Disease, Arthritis, Knee pain, Elbow pain)
  • Physical Injuries(hips, spine or shoulders)

Degenerative Disorders(Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

Observations

Therapists will be observing other therapists and giving/receiving feedback on the initial intakes and conducting yoga therapy sessions.

Adaptive Group Classes

Conducting 20 hours of group yoga therapy classes. (must be of similar condition, yoga therapies)

Practicum Includes

  • Developing and Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships
  • Intakes, Evals and Observations
  • Treatment Strategies
  • Providing Yoga Therapy
  • Follow-up, Feedback and Re-Planning
  • Assisting Mentor with classes and private sessions
  • Teaching adaptive yoga courses to group classes
  • Private Students-Working with privates sessions
  • Phone, Email, and Skype Support with Mentor(lead teacher) to check on group and individual therapy sessions
  • Intake and assessment
  • Ayurveda intake assessments and referral etiquette

THE TEACHERS

Dani “Vani” McGuire
Precise. Playful. Soulful.

E-RYT500, Yoga Therapist, IAYT, Ayurvedic Health Educator, Creator of Sattva Vinyasa (Movement Therapy) and Sattva Therapy.

Vani has practiced yoga since 1995, having studied Integral, Tantric, Yoga Therapy. She is founder of Pranayoga Institute and Pranayoga Foundation, a 501c3 non profit that teaches yoga to people with cancer. She is creator of sattva vinyasa and sattva therapy and all of our 200/300/prenatal and yoga therapy teacher training programs. Her teaching is an alchemy of eastern philosophy and modern living. Using both life and practice as a way of inspiring self-awakening, love, and devotion. She is author of several yoga dvds and a published book, The Path of Joyful Living: Cultivating Mindful Action through Yoga. Vani leads teacher training and workshops at conferences and studios around the world.

Vani is a teachers teacher and always learning and innovating in the field of yoga and yoga therapy. Vani meets every student where they are, in their chronic illness, trauma, mental health, and physical practice. She mentors teachers and yoga studio owners around the globe through her online programs.

Jenny Sevika Young E-RYT500, IAYT, YACEP, LMT

Jenny started yoga for her daughter in 2010 but stayed for herself. This is when powerful healing began to transform her body, mind, and spirit, not necessarily in that order. Through a regular asana and sitting practice, studying with phenomenal teachers and soaking in the love of the beautiful yoga community, she has begun to discover a quieter mind. She became RYT 200 certified through Prana School of Yoga and Health in 2012 as well as Thai Massage from Thai Body Work in 2012. She became ERYT 500 certified in 2015, and a Certified International Yoga Therapist in 2017. As a teacher, she sees each student as whole. She strives to create a supportive environment in which each student can safely experiment in uncovering the beauty and joy that reside within the heart of each of us. This support can include traditional yoga therapy, massage therapy, and a synergistic blend of the two. She is a perpetual student and is furthering her yogic and massage studies on the pelvic floor and myofascial release.

 

 

Roxie Sweikar (Sri Devi), MSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

Roxie is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Ayurveda Educator who teaches these sciences to a variety of people with different backgrounds and motivations. Her yoga practice began in college out of curiosity and soon developed into a lifestyle that has guided her through her work as a social worker, raising children, and now in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. Always a seeker of soul-moving experiences, it is the combination of Yoga and Ayurveda that has helped Roxie live her most authentic and balanced life.

 

 

 

 

Guest Faculty

Dr. Dave Johnson PhD

Dr. Johnson is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker, and board certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. He is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Saint Francis, and EAP specialist with Parkview Health.

Stella Snyder, M.S., C-IAYT

Stella is a trained and certified Yoga Therapist, through both Integral Yoga’s Yoga Therapy for Cancer and Chronic Illness certification (YCat) and the Pranayoga Institute of Yoga and Holistic Health. Stella works in Behavioral Science Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist and a Clinical Studies Coordinator. She holds a Master of Science in Biology from Purdue University, and has 7 years of experience teaching yoga and meditation to cancer patients.

PAYMENT DETAILS & POLICIES

Yoga Therapy Foundations & Principles: $9400+$150 Non-Refundable Deposit and Registration Fee. Pay Deposit Here

  • Payment plan Available: 470.00 per month(20 month agreement)

    • Receive a Pay In Full Discount of 10% (cash or check only)

    • Book Fees are an additional cost.

Yoga Therapy Clinicals/Practicum: $1400 (Due upon setting up meetings with mentor)

Apply by filling out the application below and submitting your resume to dani@pranayogaschool.com.  Our admissions team will follow up within 48 hours for your consult call.

For more information e-mail info@pranayogaschool.com

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Fill out the Sattva Therapy Application and Submit your non-refundable deposit and registration fees.

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Pranayoga Therapeutics of Yoga Teacher Training Application Process:

Attendance Policy:

Pranayoga Requires 100% attendance for all modules for the 1000 hour professional therapist certification. Students will be allotted a 4 year grace period to complete the intensive from the date of the first module. Should unforeseen circumstances arise an alternative plan will be provided as a case-by-case basis at the director’s discretion.

Class Cancellations:

Due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance, if a module is canceled it will be scheduled within 30 days. Pre-registration is necessary to ensure we have a minimum of 4 participants for modules to be scheduled.

Non-discrimination Policy & Statement:

We admit students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, philosophic and religious beliefs, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded and made available to all students at our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, and philosophic and religious beliefs in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and school-administered programs.

Academic Performance Policy:

Payment of tuition does not ensure a diploma. Just like college coursework the requirements of the program must be fulfilled. Pranayoga Requires 100% attendance for all modules for the 1000 hour professional therapist certification. If missing a module it must be made up the next time it is offered. If missing more than 3 hours the module must be made up. All homework and documentation must be turned in prior to diploma and demonstrating abilities performed as a yoga therapist in the practicum and mentoring portion. Program must be completed within 4 years of entering. Exceptions will be made only in the case of birth or death in immediate family.

Refund Policy:

Pranayoga Institute has a three (3) day cancellations policy. An applicant who provides a written notice of cancellation within (3) days excluding Saturday and Sunday and federal holiday of paying the initial deposit or tuition payment is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. No later than 30 days after receiving the notice of cancellation Pranayoga Institute shall return all monies exception of the deposit and application fee.

After 3 days all monies are non-refundable and non transferable.

I understand that I will be enrolled in the yoga therapy program and must complete the program within 3 years unless unforeseen circumstance should arrive. Written notice of these grievances must be sent to admissions@pranayogainstitute.com.

Transfer Policy Statement:

Wish to transfer credits from previous trainings? Students may request transfer of hours earned at another educational institution to Pranayoga Institute.

Procedures:

Students seeking to transfer hours earned at other yoga therapy schools, specialty certifications above 200-hour certifications, such as yoga for trauma or teaching yoga to special populations, must provide verification from the training program(s) and must include the following:

1. Course name

2. Course description

3. Course syllabus

4. Contact and non-contact hours earned

5. Yoga therapy competencies covered

Pranayoga must receive this information directly from the other training program. Our faculty will evaluate the information based on hours obtained, core yoga therapy competencies covered as outlined through International Alliance of Yoga Therapy, and alignment with the curriculum at Pranayoga Institute. Applicant transcripts or certifications will be reviewed by admissions and faculty to determine which courses would transfer to Sattva Yoga Therapy.

Transferred hours may act as pre-requisites to level 2 principles courses, yoga for certain populations/conditions, Ayurveda trainings, or health vs disease if applicant has had adequate training that meets or exceeds course competencies.

A specific class or program, on name value such as Yoga Therapy for Cancer, may or may not be a direct equivalent for one offered at Pranayoga Institute, because competencies, hours, or required non-contact hours may differ and would not prepare the student for mentorship. Additional Requirements:

To aid the faculty in determining that transfer hours match competencies, the requesting student must also complete the following:

1. Application Fee of $150

2. A General 30-minute teaching video playing to their strengths

3. Completion of acceptance exams delivered for each program

4. A mentorship interview

5. $3 transfer credit fee per hour transferred.

Limitation to Transferred Hours:

1. A maximum of 300 transfer hours from sources outside of the program or its affiliated school.

2. A maximum of 600 hours from inside the program’s affiliated school.

3. The total maximum transfer hours from all sources must not exceed 600 hours.

4. Prerequisite hours, such as 200-hour certification are ineligible as transfer hours.

5. All students must complete the final practicum with mentorship at Pranayoga Institute.

Are you ready? Serve. Teach. Transform.

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