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Foundations Training I (Weekend 1)

  • Heartwood Center 1818 Dempster Street Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

The Foundations Training for Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy is a 40 hr training aimed at introducing the practitioner to the use of Yoga in treatment. Through didactic presentation, experiential work, guided practice, group process and consultation, participants will walk away with a foundation in yoga philosophy and psychology, and in-depth skills for a spectrum of mental health concerns. Yoga skills adapted for mental health in this training include: yoga asana, kriyas, restorative yoga, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation and Aryuveda. 


  • Learn Yoga's framework of holistic health and explore ways that it can be adapted in working in the field of mental health.

  • Learn the science of breath, how it affects neurophysiology, and its connection with Yoga and mental health interventions.

  • Learn therapeutic applications of Yoga techniques that can be applied to practice with mood disorders, addiction, chronic pain and the survivor client. 

  • Incorporate Yoga-Informed psychotherapeutic assessment tools.

  • Develop an embodied professional self.

  • Learn the somatic psychotherapy framework that integrates with Yoga and Psychotherapy. 

  • Understand when to refer out to a Yoga Therapist and other specialty providers. 

  • Ethical considerations. 


Participants must complete an application, currently be engaged in a yoga practice and demonstrate an interest in incorporating this method into their work. Participants can be therapists in training, counselors, social workers, community advocates, supervisors, psychologists and psychiatrists. 


2 Weekend Intensives (Friday-Sunday)

(Weekend 1: Feb 7-Feb 9, Weekend 2: April 3- April 5)

1 Online Group Consultation included, 1 additional elective Group Consultation

Fridays: 2:30-5:30pm & Saturdays & Sundays: 10-6pm


EarlyBird by December 2nd 2019: $850

Regular price after December 2nd 2019: $925

If you have attended a One-Day Workshop $50 can be applied to your total cost. (Eg. Early bird discount + One-day discount = $800)

Eligible for CEUS and a Certification of Completion in Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy Foundations Training

*Both Weekend I, Weekend II & Online Group Consultation included in cost


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Once your application to the training has been approved by the faculty, you will receive an email with registration directions included payment options.