Stay at the cutting edge of Yoga Therapy's integration with mainstream Mental Health and Medical practices, all while earning valuable continuing education credits.


ONLINE: Bridge from Body to Soul
Applying the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Method for Yoga and Mental Health Professionals

Not only does this course provide an opportunity for you to refresh and reconnect, but it also offers a supportive community of colleagues who share your passion.  This 8-week online program has been carefully crafted to cater specifically to yoga and mental health professionals who are already credentialed in their respective fields.

By participating in this course, you can expect to experience a wide range of benefits as a PRYT practitioner. Here are just a few examples:

Updated Knowledge and Techniques Designed to bring you up-to-date on the latest advancements and refinements, you will gain access to new tools, techniques, and insights that will enhance your existing skill set.

Rejuvenation and Re-inspiration After years of dedicated practice, it's natural to seek new avenues for growth and inspiration. This program offers a unique opportunity for you to rekindle your passion and re-inspire your own practice. You'll rediscover the transformative power of daily practice and reignite your commitment to personal and professional development.

Collegial Support and Community You are already familiar with the value of a supportive community - a group of like-minded professionals who share your dedication to yoga and mental health. Through group discussions and collaborative exercises, you will have the opportunity to connect, exchange insights, and network.

Personal Growth and Self-Care This course places a strong emphasis on personal growth and self-care. You will explore your own journey and discover new ways to nourish your mind, body, and soul. This undertaking will enhance your ability to guide others on their own transformative paths.

This is 100% online and home intensive study that includes: pre-course preparation, asynchronous self-paced learning and assignments; 9 live experiential webinars; manuals; videos; and other support materials.

Led by Sarah Greco, lead faculty with Michael Lee, founder

ONLINE for 8 weeks - September 20  to November 9 with two attendance options: Choose Wednesdays 6-8:30pm ET OR Thursdays 12-2:30pm ET

Discounted Tuition for graduates of a PRYT full certificate program: $1,250 ($400 off $1,650)

If you're interested in delving into the details, you can explore the comprehensive syllabus by clicking here.

Applying the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Method for Yoga and Mental Health Professionals

For those of you who previously engaged with PRYT Level 1, we're thrilled to continue offering the evolved and enriched version of that course, now known as PRYT Yoga Therapy Essentials. This transformation is more than just a name change; it's a testament to our growth within the ever-evolving field of yoga therapy. Take this course, and you'll delve even deeper into the integration of Yoga, Buddhism, Psychology and Neuroscience. All have become even more popularized in mainstream Mental Health and Medical practices.

Added Benefit! Recognizing the evolving landscape of learning as well as session delivery, we've transitioned to an online platform. Rest assured, though, the heartfelt nature of the program remains unchanged.  You will get the added benefit of engaging in exchanges online, offering you direct experience in receiving and this transformative work online, a skill that has gained a great deal of importance recently. Join us in embracing these necessary adjustments that keep all of us who do this work on the leading edge of our field.Led by Sarah Greco, lead faculty with Michael Lee, founder

ONLINE 12 HOURS - This course is offered 3 or 4 times a year. Check back for dates in fall 2023 and winter 2024.

Tuition for those who have already taken Level 1 or Essentials in the past is discounted 50% to $187.50 (half off $375)

Complete your training to earn your IAYT CERTIFICATION
For PRYT600 AND MHP500 certified practitioners:
Take Semester 3 & 4 of the IAYT Accredited PRYT Yoga Therapist Training Program


We are temporarily pausing our 2-year IAYT ACCREDITED PRYT Yoga Therapy Training Program to thoroughly assess and enhance its direction.

In the meantime, we highly recommend you join us for an exciting new offering: Bridge from Body to Soul: Applying the PRYT Method for Yoga and Mental Health Professionals. This 8 week online intensive course is designed for you: yoga and mental health professionals aiming to revolutionize your work by integrating the fundamental techniques of PRYT into your existing practice. Earn a certificate in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Fundamentals as well as CEs for IAYT, Yoga Alliance and other professions.

Stay informed and share your preferences through this FORM. Thank you for being part of this transformative journey.


The description of Semesters 3&4 below are reflective of its design and offering when it begins again.


What do you need to earn C-IAYT?

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
  • Life Mentoring (included in Semester 3&4, not available for transfer credit) 
  • Basics of Ayurveda** (included in Semester 3&4)
  • Group Facilitator Training (included in Semester 3&4, not available for transfer credit)
  • Yoga Therapy for Couples (included in Semester 3&4)
  • Subtle Body**
  • PRYT Module A (included in Semester 3&4)

**Available for transfer credit (38 hrs each)

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
  • Anatomy and Physiology**
  • Yoga & Transformational Philosophies**
  • Life Mentoring (included in Semester 3&4, not available for transfer credit)
  • Basics of Ayurveda** (included in Semester 3&4)
  • Group Facilitator Training (included in Semester 3&4, not available for transfer credit) 
  • Yoga Therapy for Couples (included in Semester 3&4)
  • Subtle Body**
  • PRYT Module A  (included in Semester 3&4)

**Available for transfer credits (40 hrs, 45 hrs, 38 hrs, 38 hrs respectively)

To keep up with the ever evolving expectations of yoga therapy in the world today, we no longer offer what you knew as 'Level 3.'  In 2023, our yoga therapist training program moved from modular courses to a 4 semester program - held over 2 years. 

If you have completed through Midterm and Quarter 2 practicum of Level 3, exceptions to the PRYT600 or MHP500 prerequisite may be made for you to be granted credit for Semester 1 and 2 and join Semester 3 and 4.  You may have to make up some courses like yoga philosophy. This is a good opportunity to complete if you have been on hiatus.

If you had not attended Midterm you will need to take all 4 Semesters of training. There may be some portions that you will not be required to attend, but may prefer for 'review.'

Schedule a consultation with Lori to discuss your path forward. Link to book a time with Lori.

Expand Your Scope and Build Your Career
Design and execute your vision for right livelihood.

Have you been working your way to C-IAYT in the Modular Course format? Do you wish you had more support, structure, inspiration, and Sangha to get you to the finish line? If so, join the second year of our 2 Year Yoga Therapist Training Cohort-based Program and catapult yourself toward your goals!

Courses included in this 12 month Program (Semester 3 & 4):

Support clients facing significant life challenges and/or a desire for change move toward greater health and well-being through a life mentoring process that includes client homework, follow up, and accountability from clients. You will engage clients who commit to multiple sessions (3-8) to support them in achieving their healing and life goals. 

Take group yoga therapy classes to another level for your students/clients. You will use embodied yoga therapy guidance as in a therapeutic yoga class, with added time and intention for inspirational discourse, group sharing, processing, community building and continuity for their personal transformational process.

  • Learn to facilitate group sharing circles
  • Practice giving contemplative talks for use in groups and workshops
  • Plan, market and facilitate an eight week group workshop based on the 8 Themes of PRYT as outlined in the book Turn Stress into Bliss by Michael Lee 
  • Apply PRYT Method in workshop design
  • Gain an understanding of Ayurveda including its history and philosophy
  • Explore through experience and lecture how asana practice and mudras can be used to balance the doshas (organizing energies) and gunas (qualities)
  • Learn and apply Ayurvedic self care for your own health and well-being
  • Enjoy simple, fun Ayurvedic cooking instruction
  • Facilitate people in committed relationships to experience deeper connection, greater awareness and understanding, more intimacy and meaningful communication using partner yoga and two way embodied dialogue
  • Develop a repertoire of partner yoga experiences to lead

Semester 3 & 4 students meet consistently for the 12 months - attending the courses as well as in between the courses. It adds up to an additional 100+ hours of webinars. That doubles the opportunity to go further into business building and specialty population content. We have time to offer more mentoring, guest teachers and support in setting you up for success in the field before you graduate.

Compare schedules: Semester 3 & 4 vs. modular programming.

During Semester 3 & 4 you will engage in group class delivery and yoga class teaching skills that make up Module A competencies. Therefore neither Module A nor transfer credit will be required for those who complete this year.

One of the most compelling reasons we chose to shift our training from modular to cohort models is to put into place a structure of consistent connection for students and faculty that can support a strong, supportive learning community. Sangha literally means 'bring together.' Both the Yoga and Buddhist traditions use the word 'sangha' to signify spiritual community. In our context here, we come together in support of each other's learning, growth, and professional goals.

The intention for this year of yoga therapy training is to provide opportunities for you to build confidence in yourself professionally and reinforce the value of your work. We believe it is critical to your success to develop the ability to articulate the work you do and network with other professionals or those in position to hire you. In the modular courses like Level 3, you have touched on these topics. In Semester 3 & 4 we deepen and broaden our learning and assignments in each area.

You will:

  • Be encouraged to explore specialty areas of focus and find your ‘niche’ in the marketplace
  • Gain research literacy from guest speakers experienced in yoga research
  • Execute, report and share research focused case studies suitable for presentation in a professional setting
  • Prepare and present a final capstone project demonstrating the impact your work has had on clients

As a PRYT graduate, you likely have a professional practice. Are you thriving or surviving? You may have a vision or desire to refine and clarify your vision for right livelihood.

Whether your plan is to have private yoga therapy practice, work as a contractor/employee in a health care or educational setting, you’ll have a far greater chance of success by creating an intentional plan. A business plan that lines up with your dharma, values, principles and goals.

You will:

  • Define your values and professional/personal mission statement
  • Become aware of and work to transform hinderances, like self doubt, restlessness and worry, etc. that may block your success
  • Write a business plan that gives equal emphasis on your personal, professional and financial goals.
  • Design and execute simple/smart/ethical business practices for record keeping, marketing, and financial planning
  • Learn how to write proposals and get them to the right people for work in health institutions or educational organizations

You may need additional course credits to earn your C-IAYT. For any that are not already included in this year, we will help you find equivalent coursework from other schools. Transfer Credit may be accepted for:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (4o hrs)
  • Yoga & Transformational Philosophies (45 hrs)
  • The Subtle Body (38 hrs)

Link to Transfer Credit Application.

Note: $75 fee for each transferred course.

Semester 3 & 4 Details

  • PRYT Essentials Workshop
  • Completion of Semesters 1 and 2 OR PRYT600 OR MHP500

AND one of the following:

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification with 1 year of yoga teaching experience*
    Relevant Professional Health Care License (ie: psychotherapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, massage, etc.)

*Required if you wish to apply to International Association of Yoga Therapists for C-IAYT once training is completed.

Tuition cost is not available at this time.

Additional Costs:  books, Zoom account, professional sessions received

Semesters 3 & 4 comprise a one year program and therefore must be taken in tandem. Each semester begins with an 8 day learning intensive each followed by weekly webinars (mostly weeknights with occasional weekend days), and assignments, practicum and mentoring.


PRYT faculty members are leaders in the field and current practicing professionals in various health care settings. To enrich the learning we bring in guest teachers who have a depth of knowledge and experience in specific fields or areas of study.

Those who successfully complete Semesters 3 & 4 will receive the certificate PRYT Certified Yoga Therapist and be eligible to present for certification to the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

For completion and certification, students are required to be active participants in all scheduled learning webinars, assignments and satisfactory practicum delivery. (10% allowance is given for class absence)

In case a class must be missed, make-up options are available (additional fee may apply).

Certificate will be awarded upon completion of all academic requirements and all financial obligations met.


If you are not sure what you have already completed or have remaining to complete, we would be happy to help. Please email: