This training is ideal for Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists and health professionals. For the first time, this training will be offered online from July 5th through August 30th, 2020.The program is led by Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT. In this online training, you will gain the essential skills and confidence to teach Yoga as stress management in a wide variety of environments, including the workplace, healthcare facilities, schools, and Yoga studios. Learn Yoga practices that can help your students recover from past stress, cope with stress as it arises, and develop resilience for the future. Register here.
You will learn:
- Yoga Postures adapted for stress relief, including standing and seated chair poses for different levels of physical capacity
- Breathwork, both adapted and remedial, designed to lower stress quickly
- Meditation and mindfulness as stress reduction tools
- Scientific evidence on the benefits of Yoga-based stress reduction
- Adapted relaxation techniques
- Mental and emotional practices of Yoga for stress relief
- Strategies for designing and marketing classes, workshops, and courses
- Methods for leading group discussions for peer support
- Fundamentals of trauma-sensitive Yoga practices.
Stress is a component of nearly every illness, either as a cause or an effect. So this course is also a part of the Integral Yoga Therapy curriculum. This training provides a solid foundation for many other specialized Yoga Therapy trainings including cardiac, cancer, and arthritis. This course provides good basic skills for PTSD, but further training is recommended if you want to specialize in teaching for PTSD.
200-hour Yoga teacher certification and at least 6 months of teaching experience. Certified clinicians with a good background in Yoga practice may also apply.
There are online reading assignments and videos before the course begins. These are counted in your course hours and prepare you for the practical training.
Live Training Sessions (EDT New York time)
10:30 am–12:30 pm
10:30 am–12:30 pm
Live Breakout Groups
7 pm–9:30 pm
Breakout groups may be organized for different time zones if there are enough trainees in a time zone.
If you are interested in taking the course but the times above are inconvenient, please enquire about options at [email protected].
Plus 15 hours of pre-recorded lectures and Yoga classes to watch throughout the course.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 80 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
- Integral Yoga 300-hour: 80 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Yoga Therapy: This is one of the required modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist.
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for IAYT 73 continuing education credits. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)
I have 7 different Yoga teaching certifications. IYI Stress Management Training is the backbone of everything I teach because it takes Yoga off the mat and into people’s lives. I can give people a prescription to reduce the negative effects of stress. It’s a wonderful roadmap to the refuge of a calm mind, and a relaxed, awakened body. I’ve also written a book called “Yoga Inflight” that is based on Stress Management TT. — M. Heron
Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training was one of the best programs I have ever attended. Everything was covered, from a deep understanding of stress and Yoga stress management to teaching many different groups of people. It included how to modify poses for people with special needs, how to structure classes, and how to effectively market your newfound skills. I continue to use the written manual often. — D. Thompson
I took the Integral Yoga Stress Management Teacher Training in 2012. Since then, I have taught Stress Management in a Pharmaceutical Residency program, to the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital, at women’s and men’s maximum-security prisons, the South Carolina Department of Water Works, Michelin Tire Company, a large Belgian manufacturing company, and four law firms. In many settings, I don’t even mention the word “Yoga”. It’s the essential Yoga teachings re-framed for a general audience. — Rikki Donahoe
Swami Ramananda is the Executive Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and a greatly respected senior teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition who has been practicing Yoga for over 40 years. Ramananda offers practical methods of integrating the timeless teachings and practices of Yoga into daily life and transforming the painful aspects of human experience into steps toward realizing one’s full potential. He leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Yoga teacher training programs in San Francisco, and offers a variety of programs in many locations in the US, Europe, and South America. Ramananda trains Yoga teachers to bring…
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Swami Vidyananda began practicing Yoga in 1969 and has been teaching Integral Yoga® and training Yoga teachers since 1973. She became a swami (monastic) in 1983. She has taught and trained Yoga and meditation teachers throughout the US and Canada, as well as Australia, Europe, and India. She presently lives at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, VA, where she teaches all branches of Integral Yoga, including Hatha, Raja, and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and yogic lifestyle. She continues to travel widely, training Yoga teachers and offering workshops on meditation, stress management, Yoga and the emotions, and mid-life meaning. Before becoming a Yoga teacher, Vidyananda…
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