Training students to be teachers and teachers to be students
900-Hour Yoga Therapy Certificate Program
The Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School Yoga Therapy Certificate Program offers an integrated curriculum that provides comprehensive study for students of yoga to continue their education and training. Our programs prepare students to become Yoga Therapists, and offer students a unique opportunity for greater study of yoga and self-development. Steeped in quality, excellence, and integrity, we offer a complete education in the art, science, and philosophy of yoga.
This program preserves the wisdom of the ancient traditions while adapting them to meet the needs of our contemporary society and busy lifestyles. While this course is intense and demanding, we are flexible and encourage students to cultivate their own inner resources with commitment and self-discipline.
The teachings of T.Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar inform and anchor all our programs. The diverse background of the faculty, who come from many other yoga styles and traditions but who have now steeped themselves in the Krishnamacharya lineage, adds the unique opportunity of studying in a defined tradition while adding depth from other approaches to yoga. Our students leave our programs prepared to teach to different populations in a variety of settings – safely, successfully, and compassionately.
This is a three-year program and includes SCHYS 300-Hour Program as Year 1. Students who have a 300-Hour RYT from other programs must still complete SCHYS 300-Hour Program as Year 2 and Year 3 build from the teachings learned in Year 1.
Year 1: Introduces students to the concepts and tools of Yoga Therapy, establishing the framework students will use for the remainder of the program. Graduates may request to receive a 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate, from SCHYS, and may be eligible for Yoga Alliance's 300-hour Registry (RYT-300).
Year 2: Advances the concepts and tools of Yoga Therapy - focusing on the use of Yoga Therapy to treat structural issues. Students begin to work with individual clients (under close supervision of their Faculty-Mentor), using the tools and knowledge learned thus far. Graduates are considered Apprentice Yoga Therapists.
Year 3: The final step prepares students to use all the tools of Yoga therapy in the treatment of more complex body-mind-spirit imbalances. Students continue to work with individual clients (under looser supervision of their Faculty-Mentor), using all the tools and knowledge learned throughout the program. Graduates are Certified Yoga Therapists and may apply for C-IAYT status with the IAYT.
This program utilizes many different educational formats as methods for learning - including weekend program modules, online classes, practicum, faculty mentorship, and residential retreats.
YTT Program Locations
SCHYS | Orange, VA
Faculty: JJ Gormley and other SCHYS Faculty
Current program began March 2016 and ends December 2018.
Next program begins March 2019 and ends December 2021.
SCHYS is partnered with Yoga Among Friends to offer this training program. Faculty include: JJ Gormley and Laura Jane Mellencamp-Murphy. All weekend modules will be held at the Yoga & Ayurveda Center: 2 S Park Ave #3, Lombard, IL 60148.