Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training Program (900hr)

Accreditation: The PRYT 900 hr Training Program is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. For more information, contact:



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 thisyoga 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.

We offer a mix of both residential intensive courses (ranging from 4-10 days each) and online courses offered in virtual live-webinar format often combined with Practicum and independent study (ranging from 8-24 weeks). Practicum components are associated with multiple courses and are structured such that the student completes sessions in their home community while maintaining regular contact with an assigned Mentor in another location. 

In 2021, we will be implementing a more streamlined schedule — 4 residential learning sessions of 12 days each over two years (one session every six months), with practicum, homework, and online courses in between.

Tuition: $16,214-16,584 depending on course choices (tuition will be changing along with schedule in 2021)
Duration: Program may not be completed in less than 2 years. Students who begin the program prior to 2021, may take 2.5-5 years to work through the full course schedule.

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification
  • 1 year of yoga practice
  • 1 year of yoga teaching experience

ApplicationApplication required prior to admittance to Level 3. As of 2021, Application will be required prior to Level 2.

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Prerequisite Course:

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

Required Residential Courses in the IAYT 900 Program:

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

Yoga Teacher Training Module A: Dual Process¶ – Learn the Dual Process method to bring embodied mindfulness, introspection, and self-inquiry to your clients’ asana experience. 7 days, self-paced Practicum (prerequisite: PRYT Essentials)

Group Facilitator Training (GFT)¶ § – Learn to effectively facilitate theme-based yoga therapy groups. 12 days, 6-month Practicum (prerequisite: Level 3 and Module A)

§ Starting in 2020, GFT will include Yoga Teacher Training Module B: Themes & Sequencing over the first 7 days – Sequencing and class design for specific populations and needs using the eight Life Themes in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: Embodiment, Awareness, Acceptance, Choice, Discernment, Truth, Truth in action, Flow.

Required Online Live Webinar Courses in the IAYT 900 Program:

The Subtle Body* – Expand your awareness of the subtle energies of the body. 10-13 webinars

Basics of Ayurveda* – An experiential introduction to the practices and theories of Ayurveda. 10-13 webinars

Life Mentoring (LM)¶ – Expand your practice with a dynamic process for life change sourced from psychology, neuroscience, yoga philosophy, and the dharma underlying mindfulness. 13 webinars, 6-month Practicum (prerequisite: Level 3 and Module A or 200hr YTT)

PRYT Yoga Therapy for Couples¶* – Learn to facilitate yoga therapy sessions for couples with a focus upon enhanced relationships. 5 webinars, 2-month Practicum (prerequisite: Level 3)
Mentoring for Yoga Professionals¶* – Elevate your Phoenix Rising professional practice to the next level with the support of a professional PRYT mentor. 6 webinars, 3-month Practicum (prerequisite: Level 3 and Module A or a YTT 200) 2020 is the last year this course will be offered.

¶ These courses include IAYT-required Practicum hours for a total of 150 hrs of session delivery.

Previous Program Requirements
Students who started their program prior to 2019 may be meeting older requirements in effect at that time. If you are a current student unsure of which requirements you need to meet, please contact

*Transfer Credit

Due to the diversity of yoga and yoga therapy training programs PRYT cannot determine the value or applicability of previous training without careful investigation. It is the responsibility of the student applying for credit to provide documentation that validates the previous training meets the IAYT standards to which Phoenix Rising adheres. Transfer credit is currently only considered for specific courses and is only available for Yoga Therapy Certification Programs.

Transfer Credit may be available for:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (40 hrs)
  • Yoga & Transformational Philosophies (45 hrs)
  • The Subtle Body (38 hrs)
  • Basics of Ayurveda (38 hrs)
  • Yoga Therapy for Couples or Mentoring for Yoga Professionals – students may be able to substitute an external course focused on a different area of interest (minimum 10 hrs; an additional mentored Practicum will be required for all Transfer courses)

A maximum of 238 transfer hours may be applied toward the IAYT 900 Certification. PRYT recommends a maximum of 2 transfer credit courses.

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.