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Yoga Therapy Level 1 Course

Yoga Therapy (Stage 1)

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Yoga Therapy
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Yoga Therapy Stage 1 Practitioner

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.

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

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.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £30
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £400 £380 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

It's excellent, and fits in with my busy lifestyle an I have enjoyed learning academically as well as physically. The assignments are returned promptly so that I can start on another. The staff have been very helpful. I just wish I had enrolled years ago.
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