Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training Program
(600 hr)

This Program is suited to yoga teachers and other professionals who want to learn the core Phoenix Rising approach. It is open as well to students from other schools seeking transfer credits to other programs and who want to integrate the Phoenix Rising modality into their yoga therapy skills.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a body-mind approach to yoga therapy utilizing the concept of embodied mindfulness – which we have refined over 30 years in training over 1700 yoga therapists. The courses Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Essentials and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training Level 2 and Level 3 are the core curricula of this program and will introduce you to the basic concepts, fundamental postures, and empathetic dialogue techniques required to practice the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy modality.

The nine-month Therapy Training Level 3 course consists of two residency periods – Orientation (7 days) and Midterm (7 days) – and a supervised practicum (9 months) practiced in each student’s home environment. Unique to this yoga therapy program is that you learn a discreet modality with established protocols that are transferable to a variety of populations, needs, and work environments. Students are assigned mentors who give feedback, guide studies and personal growth, and help students refine techniques. During the training, we focus on each student’s personal, as well as professional, development; we believe that the quality of the yoga therapy practitioner’s ability to achieve a profound level of presence is a key factor in how well a client benefits from a session.

Tuition: $7,074 A la Carte/$6,495 Bundle (plus application and administrative fees as applicable)
Duration: Program may be completed in 9 months (or more)
1 year of yoga practice
ApplicationApplication required prior to admittance to Level 3.

Courses taken as part of this program may also be applied toward a 900hr Yoga Therapist Certification (C-IAYT) in our IAYT 900 Program.

Click here for Program Chart outlining courses included in each program.

Required Residential Courses in the PRYT 600 Program:

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Essentials (Level 1) – An experiential introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. 2 days

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training Level 2 – Refine and expand on the skills learned in Phoenix Rising Essentials and deepen your growth through applied practice. 5 days (prerequisite: PRYT Essentials)

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training Level 3 – Embark on a journey of personal and professional growth to gain the experience, knowledge, understanding, and confidence needed to establish a career as a yoga therapist. Orientation 7 days, Midterm 7 days, 9 month Practicum (prerequisites: PRYT Essentials and Level 2, Application)

Anatomy and Physiology* – Explore the relationship to yoga asana, movement, meditation, and breathing through the Anatomy and Physiology lens. 5 days

Yoga & Transformational Philosophies* – Study eastern philosophies from the perspective of how they support the change process and how they connect to your work as a yoga therapist, yoga teacher, or mental health professional. 5 days

*Transfer Credit may be available for:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (40 hrs)
  • Yoga & Transformational Philosophies (45 hrs)

More details, with outlines of required competencies for each course, are available here:



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