When you think about a yoga class the first thing that may come to mind is sun  salutations or chaturanga with shavasana at the end, but you may be wondering  what actually happens during a yoga therapy session?

All yoga classes are therapeutic in some way, but a yoga therapy session focuses  on a specific health condition or symptom or psychological aspect that is affecting  a person. Yoga therapists specifically focus on their clients’ needs, whereas a  yoga teacher is more focused on guiding their students to deepen their practice of  asana, meditation and pranayama.

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The most important thing in a yoga therapy session is the intention and focus of  the class. Unlike a traditional yoga class where a teacher would be able to  manage a group setting with adjustments and modifications, a yoga therapy  session calls for a more specific focus. For example, there could be a yoga  therapy class specifically for people with a certain back or heart condition. A yoga therapy session can even be focused on one person and their individual needs.


In a yoga therapy session, a yoga therapist approaches the illness of the person  in a holistic and multidimensional way to help uncover the deeper root of their  symptoms. Yoga therapists use yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation,  and guided imagery as tools to empower their clients and help them improve their  mind, body and spirit. The yoga postures in a yoga therapy session are aimed at  relieving the symptoms of their health condition. It is more effective to do a yoga  therapy session one to one, for the yoga therapist to be able to focus fully on all  aspects of a person’s wellbeing. In a one to one session, a yoga therapist usually  analyses their client and tailors specific yoga programs for them.

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If you want to become a yoga therapist it is important to find the right yoga therapy teacher training. We highly recommend the accredited yoga therapy  training program that we offer here at Sampoorna Yoga. In our 300 hour yoga  therapy teacher training online, we teach you yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, teaching practice, Ayurveda and naturopathy, and more to help you become a certified yoga therapist.

There are many reasons why you should become a yoga therapist, especially if  you are interested in the realms of yoga and holistic healing. There is a high  demand for yoga therapists, as it is becoming an increasingly popular field with  many career opportunities. Unfortunately, so many people suffer from health  issues such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety.  Yoga therapy offers a holistic approach that can help them with their suffering. It  is a field that can help so many people in the world with different health issues,  and bring them relief and healing by using traditional and therapeutic yoga  methods. It is even beneficial for those who are healthy, as you can learn to be  healthier and have more knowledge about preventing disease in the mind and  body.

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Overall, participating in a yoga therapy training will allow you to grow in your  career as a yoga teacher and connect you to different opportunities and clients to  support them in their healing processes.


Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training School has been a registered international yoga school with Yoga Alliance, holding RYS-200, RYS-300, RYS-500, and YACEP designations since 2009. Its online and in-person Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Certifications are recognized and accepted worldwide, enabling all graduates to teach globally. Upon course completion, participants receive a 200-Hour, 300-Hour, or 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification, allowing registration as RYTs (Registered Yoga Teachers) with Yoga Alliance. Our Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Courses empower you to teach legally in any country, whether you choose to register with Yoga Alliance registration or not.