Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training for Mental Health Professionals (500 hr)

Tuition: $5,999 A la Carte/$5,504 Bundle
Hours: 500 hours
Duration: 9 months if all courses taken in condensed period; up to 3 years taking one course per year

Prerequisites: Degree in Mental Health from an accredited institution and a current active practice as a mental health or counselling professional.
Application: An Application and Fee, as well as successful completion of both Phoenix Rising Essentials (Level 1) and Yoga Therapy Training Level 2 with faculty approval, will be required prior to beginning the required Level 3 course.

This Program is specifically for Mental Health Professionals wanting to integrate our unique “embodied mindfulness” approach to their practice.

In the Yoga Therapy Training Level 3 Course, the student will be mentored by a fellow professional who has successfully integrated this work into their Mental Health Practice. Phoenix Rising Essentials (Levels 1) and Yoga Therapy Training Level 2 also include a focus on hands off and verbally directed approaches to embodied presence that will be appropriate for a clinical setting.

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 Essentials (Level 1) 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.

Required Courses:

The following courses are not required but are highly recommended:


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