Yoga Therapy Training Level 3

Tuition: $4,499/$4,273(EB)
Tuition includes Orientation, Midterm, Practicum and Independent Study
Hours: 140 contact hrs during residencies, 70 contact hrs during Practicum, plus 184 non-contact hrs of Supervised Independent Study
Duration: Two 6.5 day residencies plus 9 months supervised mentoring
Schedule: Each residency begins at 5pm on the start date; each day after that will run roughly 8am-5pm (each day will be different) followed by optional evening sessions.
Prerequisites: Level 1 and Level 2
Application: Admittance to this Level of training requires an Application and Fee (which can be submitted at any time), and successful completion of both Levels 1 and 2 with faculty approval.

Available in: Great Barrington, MA | Denver, CO | Charleston, SC | Tokyo, Japan
Dates at end of page.

Practitioner Level 3 training is the final and most comprehensive phase of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certification program: a nine-month part-time, distance learning program, plus two two-week intensives at the Phoenix Rising Center. It is designed to give you the professional experience, knowledge, understanding, and confidence needed to establish a career. Students have a chance to observe themselves in action and receive detailed supervision. This part of the program includes practice sessions and detailed reports, intensive workshops, reading of professional literature relating to yoga and psychotherapy, professional business practices, and essay writing.

Level 3 begins twice a year, summer and winter. You are eligible to apply for Level 3 if you have successfully completed Level 2 within the last year. If you have completed Level 2 more than one year ago, please call and speak to the Level 3 Program Director before applying.

Orientation Residency Program

  • Orientation to distance learning, the mentoring process, and program materials.
  • Coaching and feedback on a sessions given in the mentor groups.
  • Technical review and practice of assisted postures.
  • Anatomical considerations of assisted posture work.  
  • Practitioner Alignment and strength for assisting postures.
  • Introduction to Professional Ethics and boundaries.
  • Working with first-time clients.

Midterm Residency Program

  • Coaching and feedback on sessions given in the mentor groups.
  • Technical review and practice of assisted postures, dialogue, and integration.
  • Teaching and practice of advanced dialogue techniques: Two-part Dialogue and Open- Ended Journey Dialogue.
  • Teaching and practice of the Extended Body Scan.
  • Professional ethics, boundaries, and guidelines for establishing a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practice.

Supervised Practicum (Non-Residency)

  • Forty-eight practice sessions, with self-observation and feedback on eighteen of them.
  • Four exchange sessions with peers.
  • Four professional sessions received from certified practitioners.
  • Selected reading of professional literature.
  • Daily yoga and meditation practice.
  • Telephone conferences with mentor.
  • Evaluation of session work via video.
  • Self-evaluation/Self-study Assignments.
  • Client Created Student evaluations.


Technology used during this course:

  • PowerSchool Learning (PL) – for assignments
  • – for online meetings
  • Google Drive (or other cloud sharing service) – for your videos
  • Facebook – for connection
  • Student Support page on – for forms

Adjunct Courses

Upcoming Level 3 Schedule

This training includes 9 months of mentoring and the following residential sessions:

January 2018 – September 2018 – Charleston, SC – Soleil Hepner
         Orientation: January 22-28, 2018
         Midterm: May 18-24, 2018
         Practicum Ends: September 30, 2018

June 2018 – February 2019 – Great Barrington, MA – Soleil Hepner
         Orientation: June 18-24, 2018
         Midterm: October tbd, 2018
         Practicum Ends: February 28, 2019

November 2018 – July 2019 – Denver, CO – Bev Johnson
         Orientation: October 28-November 3, 2018
         Midterm: March tbd, 2019
         Practicum Ends: July 2019

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If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 288-YOGA(9642) or (802) 453-6444.