Yoga Therapy (Stage 1)

Level: Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Yoga Therapy – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Become a Registered BSY Yoga Therapy Stage 1 Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. A 1 day practical workshop is available for students with no prior massage experience.

Course overview

You will study human anatomy and physiology, fundamental psychology with a study of perceptions, concepts, memories, reasoning and emotions, balanced nutrition, anabolism and catabolism and yogic relaxation and breath therapy, through special breathing techniques. You will study a number of other treatment techniques involving manipulation and massage, active and passive exercises through Yoga Asanas and yogic osteopathy by which a client is assisted to perform certain movements specially selected from the Asanas and Mudras of Hatha Yoga.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Human Anatomy
      • The Skeleton
      • Joints
      • Muscles
  • Lesson Two
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Endocrine Glands
      • Nervous System
      • Other Systems of the Body
  • Lesson Three
    • Psychology
      • The Mind
      • Conditioning
      • The Power of Suggestion
      • Conscious Intervention
  • Lesson Four
    • Nutrition
      • Calories
      • Minerals
      • Vitamins
      • Water
      • Roughage
      • Correct Eating
  • Lesson Five
    • Relaxation Therapy
      • The Mind and Imagination
      • Progressive Relaxation
      • The Therapeutic Use of Relaxation  
  • Lesson Six
    • Breath Therapy
      • Yogic Breathing
  • Lesson Seven
    • Special Breathing Techniques
      • Complete Breath
      • Rhythmic Breathing
      • Cleansing Breath
      • Healing Breath
    • Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Lesson Eight
    • Manipulation and Massage
    • Preparation
      • Types of Massage
      • Techniques
  • Lesson Nine
    • Yogic Osteopathy
      • Vertebral Misalignment
      • Sciatica
      • Femoral Nerve Strain
      • Lumbago,Lumbo-Sacral Strain and Sacro-Iliac Strain
      • Stiff Neck,Shoulder Pains and Cervical Adhesions
  • Lesson Ten
    • Active Exercise
    • Yoga Asanas
    • Hygiene

Practical training

A 1 day Practical Training is available for students with no prior massage experience.  Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.