800HR Integrated Yoga Therapeutics Certificate - Empowered U

An integrative program for yoga teachers, therapists, and wellness professionals wanting to facilitate yoga programs in both private and small group sessions.

As “yoga therapy” becomes more popular, confusion about the scope of practice, teaching methods, and marketing become more prevalent. (like what am I allowed to call myself these days?). Yoga teachers, however, are continually exposed to clients/students whom may be looking to be more holistic in approach, or more proactive about injury and disease prevention as they age, or looking to gain more strength and mobility post surgery. Yoga and embodied mindfulness practices are also gaining popularity in the mental health fields with both practitioners and patients looking to support mental health issues. Yoga takes a ‘whole’istic approach to wellness and therefore may also be combined with various other healing modalities or beautifully integrated as a therapeutic tool for healing professionals such as counsellors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, occupational therapists and more. At Empowered we believe that safely and effectively supporting special populations through yoga requires a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy, human physiology, pathology, tissue adaptation, recovery, pain science, mental health, and trauma sensitivity.

Our integrated Yoga therapeutics program is a synergistic blend of modern health care paradigms with yoga in order to create a program that complements traditional healthcare practices. We do not diagnose or treat specific illnesses, and injuries, rather learn to work alongside our client’s medical professionals and licensed health-care teams in order to create more optimal states of well-being. The goal is to support a students ability and ease versus treating disability and disease. You can think of this program as a ‘masters’ in yoga where we look to integrate research and theory into a living practice focused on building resilience and empowerment.

We believe that yoga is a holistic form of preventative medicine and self-care and have created this 800HR Integrative Therapeutics Certificate in order to train yoga teachers to feel more competent in therapeutically supporting individuals in all stages of life. This program will support yoga teachers to work with specialty populations as well as enhance their skills working one-on-one including; developing therapeutic relationships, setting goals, encouraging compliance and motivation, program design, ethics, professional boundaries and more. For those professionals who currently work within healthcare including psychotherapists, mental health therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, addictions counsellors etc this program will also provide valuable practices for incorporating yoga into your current therapeutic offerings.

Advance your education and experience in order to develop comprehensive tools that allow you to guide your clients/students in becoming engaged and inspired in their own health and vitality.


Potential students are experienced yoga teachers, movement teachers, therapists, and bodyworkers with a desire to support individuals and special populations through yoga practices in order to enhance vitality recognizing the importance of mind, body, emotions, and spirit on wellness. If you have not completed a 200HR Yoga Teacher Training you may take the Empowered Yoga 200HR Yoga Teacher Training as an introduction into the 800HR Integrated Yoga Therapeutics Certificate, please contact Michele for more information (michele@empoweredu.ca). For those who have completed the Empowered Yoga 500HR Advanced Yoga Teacher Training this program continues to build off that curriculum and therefore may only have 300HRS of additional course work to complete.

800HR Yoga Therapeutics program develops a thorough understanding of all the systems in the body and how they coalesce and create vitality in a state of equilibrium, however, when out of balance may lead to various illnesses, injuries, and fatigue. We have collaborated with many health care professionals including physiotherapists, psychologists, registered nurses, movement therapists and manual therapists to bring you the most integrated and effective program. Our main instructors are psychologists, physiotherapists, scientists, yoga therapists, and massage therapists who in addition to having professional backgrounds have been practicing and teaching yoga and mindfulness for decades.

A measure of a great Integrated Yoga Therapeutics practitioner is in your ability to listen to your client and provide the support and education in order to create lasting health and happiness through courageous presence, compassionate curiosity, connection, and integration.

Upon completion, students will be granted a 800HR Integrated Yoga Therapeutics Specialist Certificate.

*This course is not affiliated or registered with the yoga alliance*.


  • 400 HRS Core Modules
  • 200 HRS Electives (specialty courses like Yin, Prenatal, Kids, Somatic Stress Release, Yoga and Womens Heath and other courses either facilitated by Empowered U or a pre-approved yoga school. Transfer credits are available and will be assessed on a case by case basis)
  • 200HRS Practicum including a self-directed research based project

Core modules 400 HRS 

  • 25HR Anatomy 2.0: Joint Communities and Embodiment
  • 25HR Enlighten: Fascia, Movement, and SMFR
  • 25HR Asana 2.0: Alignment and Integrity
  • 25HR Sequencing 2.0: Intelligent Sequencing
  • 25HR Mind-Body-Energy: Yoga Psychology and Beyond
  • 25HR Yoga for Athletes and Functional Mobility
  • 25HR Restorative Yoga
  • 25HR Yoga Nidra
  • 25HR BEology: The Science of Inner Peace
  • 25HR Guiding Meditation & Mindfulness
  • 25HR Applied Biomechanics
  • 20HR Applied Physiology
  • 25HR Yoga & Mental Health
  • 25HR Yoga for Ability and Ease: Chair Yoga and Beyond
  • 25HR Therapeutic Yoga: working with individuals and groups
  • 30HR Yoga Pain Care Aware (Offered through Pain care Aware as foundations, individuals and groups)

Elective Modules 200HRS

  • 20HR, 30HR or 50HR Yin
  • 25HR, 50HR or 85 HR Prenatal (Mamata Yoga)
  • 25HR, 50HR or 75 HR Empowered Youth Yoga & Mindfulness
  • 25-50HR Ayurveda
  • 20HR-40HR Reiki 1 & 11
  • 25HR Yoga and Women’s Health
  • 30-100HR Somatic Stress Relief through Embody Lab
  • Accessible Yoga Trainings offered through the folks at www.accessibleyogaschool.com

Practicum & Mentorship Component 200HRS

  1. Research and Design Project 50HRS (part of practicum)

Students are required to research, design and complete a registered yoga program on a topic of choice. Previous topics have been restorative yoga for stress, chair yoga for chronic pain, and Yoga for anxiety. Students will also be required to complete an academic research paper on the topic above where they compile and summarize recent research on the topic and integrate this information into program development and facilitation..

2. Practicum & Mentorship 150HRS 

  • 100HRS Teaching specialty programs or working one on one with clients
  • 10 HRS Mentorship and supervision completed online via zoom which may include submitting class plans and client notes, consultation, reviewing session videos
  • 40HRS Program design, paper-work, and additional session preparation


Core Modules    $7000

Elective modules   $2000-$5000 (Depending on the modules selected)

Practicum and Mentor fee ( 1HR supervision per 20 HR client work and 2 HRS for project supervision) $2000

Total Tuition Cost $11,000-$14, 000

Contact Michele Theoret at info@empoweredyoga.ca for more info

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