Module Schedule

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Module Content

This Module will take a Yoga Therapy perspective to understand the body, exploring strategies to work with the body therapeutically. It will include a focus on the following:

  • Knowledge of structural and functional anatomy relevant to a Yoga Therapist. Areas to be covered include: whole vertebral column, pelvis, upper limbs (arm- shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand), lower limbs (hip joint, knee, feet) 
  • Knowledge of biomechanics and movement as they relate to the practice of yoga and the work of a yoga therapist.
  • Musculoskeletal assessment. Including history taking, observation and palpation. To include understanding common individual structural and functional differences
  • Understanding of common musculoskeletal disorders relevant to a Yoga therapist. To include vertebral column disorders- excessive or reduced Lordosis and Kyphosis, neck pain, intervertebral disc problems, nerve impingements, facet joint problems, scoliosis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and osteoporosis. Hip, knee and feet conditions. Shoulder conditions such as Rotator cuff tears, impingement conditions of the shoulder, Epicondylitis and Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • The typical presentation, cause, progression and contraindications of the listed common musculoskeletal disorders as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist
  • Knowledge about foundational yoga therapy practices with an emphasis on functional -oriented practices. 
  • A Yoga Therapy perspective on Chronic Pain
  • Relevant tools of Yoga covered will include but not limited to: body awareness techniques, functional movement, static posture (asana) and relaxation techniques
  • Knowledge about common western medical terminology, approach to treatment, including familiarity with commonly used drugs and surgical procedures

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 must be taken as a pre-requisite for this and all other Modules.


In order to receive the qualification related to this Module students will be required to successfully complete the following tasks, within the time period allocated. 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 relevant to this Module

* 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.


The fee for this Module is $1950, which involves 100+ hours of training, including:

  • 70 hours of 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:

  • successful completion of Module 1 in the Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy program, and commencement of Module 5, which is broken into three components across the duration of the course)
  • 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 $650 is required to secure your place in the program. 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