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

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 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 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: $6,399 A la Carte/$5,901 Bundle
Duration: Program may be completed in 9 months (or more)
Prerequisites: Degree in Mental Health from an accredited institution and a current active practice as a mental health or counselling professional.
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 MHP 500 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: 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 (added to required course list as of January 2020)

The following courses are not required but are highly recommended:

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

Yoga Teacher Training Module A: Dual Process – Bring embodied mindfulness, introspection, and self-inquiry to your students’ asana experience. 7 days, self-paced Practicum (prerequisite: Essentials)



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