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 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.

Times

9.30am to 5.30pm each day.

Eligibility

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.

Capacity

24