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You will be a yoga therapist with a speciality in mental health.
As we are also cross-listed as a 200 yoga teacher training you can accredit as a yoga teacher as well through the Yoga Alliance UK, if, you are not yet a yoga teacher:
In both cases you are free to practice as a yoga therapist from the day you complete graduation of the 18 month training.
Some of the best therapists are individuals who tread the path of healing themselves. The wounded healer is a common motif. If you would like to discuss your personal situation with Heather Mason she is available to help you assess whether the training is appropriate for you at this time.
We appreciate that there may be times that you are unable to attend a class however it is necessary for your graduation that you have covered all aspects of the course. Heather will be available to offer catch up sessions but these will be at an additional cost so should be kept to a minimum. For the purpose of graduation you may not miss more than 5 courses days.
As part of our work as yoga therapists of mental health we must also attend to our own well-being. Further it is imperative that we deeply understand the practices we are offering to others, therefore, trainees are required to do 30 minutes of yoga/mindfulness practice a day. Additionally you have reading between modules and 3 practice client sessions in between each module to support your training.
As a Yoga Therapist talking therapy is not the focus of interest and you are not qualified to offer talking therapy. We do teach inquiry and therapeutic communication skills to allow you to help students develop mindfulness. If you already hold a qualification for talking therapy such as counselling or psychotherapy you can integrate yoga therapy into your existing talking therapy practice.
We take between 22-30 people per year.
Yes, this is not a problem. Usually however, we require you to be either a yoga teacher or mental health worker.
Yes, you do not need to be a yoga teacher to do this training, but you do need to have experience with yoga.
The Minded Institutedoes not teach pregnancy yoga, although it is discussed during the course. You are still invited to join but must communicate with Raquel Chinchetru, our pregnancy expert, on how to modify the poses for the three trimesters of your pregnancy.
Yes, there will be advice and guidance to help you market yourself. You will also be featured on this website.
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