Module Schedule

This Module will be run in late 2017 - dates to be confirmed

Module Content

This Module will provide the basis for your studies in Yoga Therapy, including a focus on the following:

  • Yoga cikitsa - Yoga as a therapeutic intervention approach
  • The Yogic framework of health and illness
  • The context of Yoga therapy in traditional texts and teachings of Yoga, including the Vedas and Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Yoga Rahasya.
  • The emergence of modern Yoga therapy, and its place in the field of complementary therapies.
  • Exploration and application of the panca maya model (or five koshas) as a framework for Yoga therapy
  • Exploration and application of yoga energetics and the five prana vayus, in the context of Yoga therapy.
  • Exploration and application of the principle of viniyoga - teaching yoga according to the needs, abilities, and goals of each individual or group.
  • Healing foundations and development of therapeutic applications of the tools and techniques of yoga practice, including asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, yoga nidra, visualisations, sound, mudra, mantra and more.
  • The use of energizing and calming practices in Yoga therapy
  • The importance of yogic lifestyle in Yoga therapy
  • Foundations of Ayurveda in the context of Yoga therapy
  • Designing yoga practices for therapeutic applications of individual needs
  • Developing skills for teaching one-to-one, and the development of personalised practices for individual needs.

This Module can be taken as a stand alone professional development program, or it can be taken as part of the complete Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy qualification. Module 1 is a pre-requisite for all other Modules in the full program.


In order to receive the qualification related to this Module students will be required to successfully complete the following tasks, within the time period specified. This is a competency based unit, so students need to only provide evidence of competency with the tasks below in order to receive the qualification. In the circumstance where competency is not demonstrated on first submission, re-submission will be possible.

Assessment for each of the Modules in the AIYT GCYT involves the following:

  • Full attendance at all face to face classes *
  • Full attendance at all live webinars *
  • Undertaking pre and post lecture study tasks as directed
  • Successful completion and submission of reflective journal questions following all classes and webinars
  • Successful completion of two Case Studies relevant to this Module
  • One other written assessment task as specified

* Where any face to face or live webinar sessions are missed (under exceptional circumstances only) the student will be required to complete adequate ‘make up’ tasks as set by the teacher for that class, including but not limited to viewing of any recordings of the class session (where available), and answering reflective questions set by the teacher. An additional cost will be incurred by the student for these sessions.

Module Fee

The fee for this Module is $1800, which involves 100+ hours of training, including:

  • 70 hours of live classes (face to face and online)
  • access to the online learning portal
  • 2 hours of individual Mentoring with your Program Mentor
  • resources to facilitate 30+ hours of self-directed learning
  • reading material and other learning tools
  • assessment of your written work
  • partial completion of the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy, Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy program


The requirements in order to register for this unit are:

  • completion of the AIYT GCYT Course Application Form - which demonstrates your suitability according to our pre-requisite criteria
  • completion of our AIYT GCYT Course Enrolment Form
  • agreement to adhere to the AIYT Student Code of Conduct
  • all other requirements as specified in the 'GCYT Student Requirements'

Payment for the Module:

  • a payment deposit of $600 is required to secure your place in this Module. This deposit is non-refundable, but it can be transferred to another Module if you cancel in writing at least 7 days prior to the Module commencing. If you cancel later than that time your deposit cannot be transferred or refunded
  • the balance of payment for the Module is required at least 7 days prior to the Module commencing. Pre-learning material will be forwarded to you once you have made full payment for the Module
  • any payment made will be forfeited if you withdraw once the Module has commenced