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200-Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

Yoga Mango 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with a Yoga Therapy Focus Programme accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals

For anyone with an interest in learning to teach yoga with a yoga therapy focus.  For yoga practitioners, health and body work professionals.  For yourself or training you to work professionally with others.  A 200- hour yoga teacher training programme with a yoga therapy focus. 

This teacher training course runs over 16 modules with 30 days, 180 contact hours and an additional 20 non-contact hours, comprising a 200-hour therapy module. 

Available also in studio on allocated dates, see Events Calendar, or as interactive, live online option with dates/times to suit you, or a mixture of both, all with home study and ongoing support.  

Experiential learning with therapy sequences, eight limbs of yoga, asana modifications combined with an introduction to Ayurveda, the medicine sister of yoga, the endocrine system, a study of common conditions, joints, modifications, prohibitions, precautions, pranayama and meditation together with mindful movement.  Online booking is available through

Your principal teacher:

Christine is a yoga therapist (PG Dip IYT) with additional specialist training in Ayurveda and Mindfulness.  She is CNHC registered and accredited by The British Council for Yoga Therapy.  She is a Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher, a Yoga Alliance Professionals Certified Trainer and a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher.  She is also a registered teacher for the Lower Healthy Backs Programme and a trained teacher of Yoga for Cancer, a Reiki Teacher and Oriental Remedial Therapist.  She’s also experienced pain!   She incorporates her journey of learning that has taken her on many paths, many teachers and many yoga traditions into her yoga therapy training.

(Christine has also written a series of back helper books include Arthritis; Sciatica; Neck, Shoulders & Hips; Pregnancy and Post-Natal Lower Back Health; Osteoporosis; Scoliosis; Herniated Disc and Pinched Nerve and Yoga Back Care for Sports. These are approved by doctors including the Pregnancy and Post-Natal Lower Back Health receiving an endorsement of the potential benefits of this approach to a multitude of health problems from a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.)


Name of Course:

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme with Yoga Therapy



Number of Modules:

  • Body Made Simple
  • Lesson Planning
  • Yoga Philosophy Overview
  • Asana Therapy Breakdown
  • Kriyas and Auric Sheaths
  • Chakras and the Endocrine System
  • Precautions, Prohibitions and Modifications
  • Ayurveda Introduction
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mudras, Mandalas, Mantras and Yantras
  • Mindfulness, a Modern Approach
  • Tibetan Yoga Lineage
  • Breathing and Pranayama
  • Mindful Movement
  • You and Teaching

Course Dates:


Provisional dates 2018 -2019

15-16/Sep 2018

29-30/Sep 2018

6-7/Oct 2018

24-25/Nov 2018

1-2/Dec 2018

One weekend per month – Oct 2019

Total 13 months

Principal Teacher:

Christine Pitt


The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme with a Yoga Therapy Focus is a comprehensive, accredited, yoga therapy course for anyone interested in yoga teacher training and yoga therapy with its practical application together with a look at yoga as a medicine and yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda.

Suitable also for yoga practitioners and health and body work professionals. 

This course can be for yourself or to use as a professional accredited training qualification to work with others.

The course runs over 30 days with additional, practical interim practice assignments.

The course is practically based with sequences and practical asana/pranayama yoga therapy throughout.  There is also the opportunity to plan and teach within the course.

This is a practical, experiential programme with sequence practices throughout – an immersion in yoga therapy.

Cost: £2,750


Module  1:

Body Made Simple: 

Anatomy & Physiology;

Skeletal System; Muscular System; Respiratory System; Cardiovascular System


Module 2:

Lesson Planning:

Lesson planning; yoga styles; class plans; aims;  outcomes; assessment; evaluation; teaching methods; counter-poses; warm-ups


Module 3:

Yoga Philosophy Overview:

Includes Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika


Module 4:

Asana Therapy Breakdown:

Asanas and their Benefits


Module 5:

Kriyas and Auric Sheaths:

Kriya Cleansing and Auric Sheaths


Module 6:

Chakras and the Endocrine System:

Chakras and a Mini-Glandular Journey


Module 7:

Precautions, Prohibitions and Modifications:

In relation to a number of common conditions


Module 8:

Ayurveda Introduction:

Ayurveda, the science of life and sister science of yoga; Doshas; Ayurvedic Yoga for the Doshas; Gunas; Food; Spices; Tastes; Beauty; Determining your Dosha


Module 9:

8 Limbs of Yoga:

Yamas and Niyamas


Module 10:


Practices and Benefits


Module 11:

Mudras; Bandhas; Mandalas; Mantras and Yantras:


Module 12:

Mindfulness, A Modern Approach:


Module 13:

Tibetan Yoga Lineage:

Tibetan Heart Yoga; obstacles; antidotes; 9 levels; powers; modes of focus


Module 14:

Breathing and Pranayama:

Practices and Benefits; 7 Pranayamas



Module 15:

Mindful Movement:

Mindful Movement Practices   


Module 16:

You and Teaching:

Your teaching practice; marketing you



Students should bring a pen and notebook

Course notes will be provided

Mats/blocks are provided; students welcome to bring their own

Books for optional, further reading:

Restful Yoga  for Stressful Times, Judith Hanson Lasater – Rodmell Press

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar Yoga Publications

Yoga as Medicine, Timothy McCall – Bantham

Mindfulness, Mark Williams and Dany Penman - Piatkus

The Power of Breath, Swami Saradananda - dbp

Yogic Management of Common Diseases, Swami Karmananda - Bihar Yoga Publications

Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews – Human Kinetics

The Human Body Made Simple, Eran Tamir – Churchill Livingston

Yoga Sequencing, Mark Stephens – North Atlantic Books

The Heart of Asana, Dr Kaustub Desikachar – Media Garuda

The Heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar – Inner Traditional International

Yoga, The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, Erich Schiffman – Pocket Books

Asana Learning Deck, Mikelle Terson - Yoga Blossom

The New Book of Yoga – The Sivananda Yoga Centre

Insight Yoga, Sarah Powers – Shambhala

Yogic Management of Ashtma and Diabetes, Dr Swama Shankardevananda – Bihar Publications

Yoga and Cardiovascular Management, Swama Satyananda Saraswati – Bihar Publications

Yoga &  Ayurveda, Self-Healing and Self-Realization, David Frawley – Lotus

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, Vasant Lad – Piatkkus

Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Swami Muktibohananda  - Bihar Yoga Publications

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali , Sri Swami Satchidananda – Integral Yoga Publications – many versions of Patanjali available

The Upanishads  - Penguin Classics

The Bhagavad Gita, a guide to navigating the battle of life, Ravi Ravinda or Stoler Miller, numerous versions inc Penguin Classics)

Awakening the Spine, Vanda Scaravelli


Anyone without yoga experience is asked to complete 40 hours yoga practice either before or during this training module. 



Students will be required to complete observational diaries at home, between modules and to practise different yoga therapy sequences as part of their non-contact hours. 

Students will also be required to write a class plan.

There will be observational class assessments when students will be given the opportunity to lead yoga therapy practices.

Course Schedule:

16 modules

30 days contact hours (1000-1700)

Non-contact hours, 20

Course Dates:

t.b.c – provisional dates above

Course Overview:

Intro/Practice 1000-1700



Lunch 1300-1400




Close 1700


Students should attend 90% of the course.  Should the student miss a day/module, they will need to agree with the teacher when to catch up.  The trainer reserves the right to charge additional fees for any catch-up time.

Students may be able to attend a missed day on another course, subject to availability.


This yoga teacher training programme is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

We reserve the right to amend any of the above conditions at any time throughout the course.


This is a practically orientated programme with immersion in poses, sequences, pranayama and relaxation to benefit the whole body/mind.

Exploration of yoga therapy through teaching, questions and answers, experiential learning.

Opportunity to lead yoga therapy poses, sequences for the students.

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