Yoga Study & Teacher Training


Yoga Center Minneapolis (YCM) offers one of the most comprehensive yoga study and training experiences in Minnesota. Programs include 230-hour, 300-hour and YCCE continuing education programs. Our instructors and facilitators are among the most senior teachers in the Upper Midwest, and have provided the highest quality yoga study and teacher training for many years.

230-Hour Yoga Study & Teacher Training

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300-Hour Advanced Yoga Study & Teacher Training

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Here are links to Visiting Instructors, Workshops & Events and Class Series to help you find the classes and workshops that fit your needs and interests:
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1000 Hour Yoga Therapy Program

The Yoga Center of Minneapolis is pleased to introduce an elite Yoga Therapy program beginning in Fall 2016.
Dr. Dolphi Wertenbaker and Chase Bossart will direct this prestigious curriculum passed down from the lineage of TKV Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya. Yoga therapy is an integrative and holistic practice of healthcare and wellness. It uses a broad range of tools to support health, promote healing and facilitate personal transformation. An ancient and self-empowering healing discipline, this yoga therapy program is rooted in the Yoga of Patañjali, the Āyurvedic system of health and wellness, and the wisdom of the Vedas.

Through its comprehensive curriculum, practical internships and individual mentoring, the training offers an opportunity for thorough grounding in the therapeutic application of yoga. Trainees will also gain knowledge on the modern scientific evidence of yoga as a therapy and approaches to integrate yoga with allopathic medicine. Graduates of the program will be equipped to practice yoga therapy in both private one-to-one sessions and small group classes.

  • Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomies
  • Foundations of Asana
  • Principles of Pranayama
  • Foundation of Dhyana
  • Conecpts of Ayurveda
  • Mantra and Chanting
  • Yoga Therapy Course Planning
  • Observation Skill
  • Teaching Methodology and professionalism
  • Case studies
  • Anatomy/Physiology/Psychology
  • Approach of Allopathic Medicine

Cost:$12,000 ($850 down payment, $750 due 1 month prior to the start of each module)
Program Duration: 3.5 years
Program Components:

  • 15 quarterly intensive modules (meet Friday-Tuesday)
  • Bi-monthly web-based meetings on The Yoga Sutras and Meditation
  • Functional Group Practice
  • Individual Yoga Therapy Practice

Additional Requirements40 hours of mentoring with select teachers from this lineage.

2016-2017 Schedule
November 11-15, 2016
February 24-28, 2017
May 5-9, 2017
August 4-8, 2017
November 10-14, 2017

Ready to take the next step?

Complete and email your Yoga Therapy Application Form to, or mail to Yoga Center Minneapolis, 212 3rd Ave. N, Suite 205, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Yoga Center of Minneapolis is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Minnesota Office of Higher Education: 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108 | 651-642-0567

Yoga Center of Minneapolis is a Yoga Alliance Registered School.