Yogacampus is the Life Centre’s not for profit educational arm. It offers one of the few nationally accredited and comprehensive yoga therapy trainings.

Yoga Therapy Taster Afternoon

With Penny Roberts, Lisa Kaley-Isley
7 Apr 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Have you ever thought about training as a yoga therapist but are not sure what the training involves? Or do you have a particular condition that may be helped by Yoga Therapy and you are interested in finding out more about a yoga therapy session?

If so, join us and get a taste of our Yoga Therapy Diploma and our low cost Yoga Therapy Clinic held every Thursday afternoon at The Life Centre, Islington. The afternoon will give you a glimpse of what could await you on your journey to becoming a fully qualified yoga therapist with Yogacampus.

Open Day Programme led by the Yoga Therapy Diploma board members.

• Overview of yoga therapy: Definitions of yoga therapy and how it is different from yoga teaching.
• The current training requirements.
• Overview of the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma course.
• Introduction to the Koshas and yoga models, and working holistically to empower the whole person.
• Experiential application of a yoga therapy assessment.
• Brief status update on yoga therapy in the NHS.
• What happens after graduating? As told by one of our graduates.
• Q&A, video, and introduction to the Yogacampus Online Platform

The Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma is one of very few UK accredited yoga therapy training courses. We have been training yoga therapists since 2006 but launched the current course in 2011 when National Occupational Standards for Yoga Therapy were established in the UK. Like our highly acclaimed Yoga Teacher Training Diploma, we have a core faculty of widely respected teachers and yoga therapists, supplemented by experts in relevant fields to bring their differing perspectives to the course. The training provides a balanced mix of theory and practical work, with an emphasis on viewing a person as a holistic whole so that students gain an understanding of how to tailor a practice to an individual rather than relying on prescriptive practices for particular conditions. The development of practical skills is based on the student’s own explorations and experience of working with clients with medical conditions, supported by supervision from tutors and mentors.

Our diploma is accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy and the next course will run in October 2019.



10.30am to 12.30pm


Open to yoga teachers of any discipline with an interest in training as a yoga therapist.



Yoga Therapy Diploma - October 2019

4 Oct –

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

The Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma course has played a leading role in developing the complementary health profession of Yoga Therapists, within the natural health care community. Taught by leading UK and US yoga therapists, our course complies with UK standards for Yoga Therapy and is accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy (BCYT). It meets the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for yoga therapy upheld by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

With a practical grounding in key yoga therapy skills, as well as a synthesis of yoga therapy approaches from different traditions, the training provides a balance of theory and practical work. We view individuals holistically: our therapists are taught to adapt yoga practices and techniques and apply them to the needs of each individual, rather offering than prescriptive practices for particular conditions. Yoga is for everybody but every body is unique.

We have a core faculty of widely respected teachers and yoga therapists, supplemented by experts in relevant fields to bring their differing perspectives to the course.

Our 22-month, 550-plus hours course will include teachings on:

• What yoga philosophy can tell us about health, healing and the relief of suffering
• Less widely known practices particularly suitable for use in yoga therapy, including yoga nidra, restorative yoga, pawanmuktasana
• How to use asana, pranayama and meditation practices in yoga therapy
• Building the therapeutic relationship: communication and listening skills
• Case history taking and client assessment
• The body as an energetic system and its impact on internal disorders
• Common medical conditions, including a focus on yoga for cancer and insomnia
• Pain and its management and psychological issues around pain
• Yoga Therapy for mental health and trauma
• Yoga approaches to structural therapy and yoga for back care
• Practical training in working with clients

Yogacampus recognise that yoga therapy is a new, emerging discipline, not a long-established cut-and-dried subject. We therefore encourage debate and diversity among teachers and students and take a non-dogmatic approach to our teaching. As well as theory, the course is rooted in the development of practical skills. We are proud to have set up the first Yoga Therapy Student Clinic at The Life Centre in Islington, London. Here, students have a unique opportunity not available on other training courses: to gain over 60 hours of practical experience with real clients, under the supervision of leading yoga therapists.

Take a look at the student Clinic in action:

We believe effective communication and learning requires instantaneous and responsive multi-platforms provided by e-Learning and digital technology. In 2018 we will offer students the benefit of a unique blended learning experience through a university-style integrated learning platform, together with face to face interaction. This virtual learning environment affords greater freedom and flexibility for both teacher and student. The Yogacampus Online Platform is an intuitive, reliable and accessible e-learning environment to ensure that you stay connected to peers and teachers anytime and anywhere and enable students to consolidate their learning after training weekends.

See the prospectus for more information including eligibility and course fees.


9.30am to 5.30pm each day.


The course is open to all qualified yoga teachers who have at least 2 years of regular teaching experience of at least 120 hours. Your prior training course must have included at least 180 contact hours of tuition and since qualifying you will have undertaken continuing professional development of at least 15 hours per year. We also ask that you have been practising yoga regularly for at least 4 years and provide references from your primary yoga teacher and from someone who knows you as a yoga practitioner.