Yoga Therapy

Discover the path towards sustainable healing through yoga

Have you felt a strong connection towards helping and healing others,
yet turned away by the aloof & standardized healthcare of modern medicine?

It doesn’t have to be this way!

Many people suffer through incurable illness simply because their health consultant is focusing on the illness,
not the person experiencing the illness. You are prescribed a treatment plan, yet, instead of curing,
your body becomes immune to treatment.

Practicing personalized and sustainable healing is possible!

Since 1985, the Yoga Well Institute team has been involved in providing a personalized approach to healthcare maintenance.
With a real passion for yoga research, we have presented multiple case studies and research projects regarding the influence
of yoga as a therapy. Our individualized approach to wellness, practiced by Sri Krishnamacharya, views our whole being as one interconnected system.

We live & breathe this understanding in our yoga every day.

Through our programs, we’ve helped hundreds of people find lasting relief by examining the source of sickness & discontent.
We have used this method of treatment to help physical, mental & spiritual suffering. We teach you to view your entire system as one; so your brain, emotions & spirit are aligned to produce great calm in your life, regardless of the obstacles troubling you.

Two of the most powerful tools you have to influence your system are attentive movement & conscious breathing.
Their ability to influence our system; how we feel, think and behave, is immense. Together they form a language that allows us to communicate & be in relationship with our bodies, minds & emotions.

Just like any language, effective communication means we have not only a sense of what to say but also how and when to say it.
Once we understand how to use these tools, it becomes possible to form profound partnerships with our bodies, minds and emotions and to cultivate deep healing and balance.

With our Yoga Therapist program, you will:

  • Understand yoga’s holistic approach to the human system: Recognizing that a person’s body, breath, mind, behavior
    and emotions are distinct dimensions deeply interconnected and influencing each other.
  • Discover how to create individual treatment protocols: utilizing a wide array of tools and techniques
    (asana, pranayama, meditation, sound, ritual, mudra, mantra, study of text, diet & lifestyle modifications)
  • Become able to address each person’s unique needs: continually adapting the therapeutic practice to meet each clients’
    needs as they change over time.

This knowledge allows you to address one specific dimension of the human system, while influencing the entire system as a whole.

How the Yoga Well Institute Yoga Therapist Program works:

  • 15 Five day Retreats
  • 130 Hours Practicum
  • 65 Online Classes (2 hours each)
  • 140 Guided Meditation Sessions
  • 20 Sessions of Meditation Course Planning
  • 40 Hours Personalized Focus & Instruction


Yoga Well Institute Yoga Therapist training requires all applicants to have at least

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • One year of yoga teaching experience and
  • One year of regular yoga practice. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older


The Yoga Well, Yoga Therapist Training tuition is $12,100 due to be paid in installments as listed below

Payment Details Due Date


Non-Refundable Deposit to confirm & hold your space Upon acceptance into the program


15 separate payments of $750 for a total of $11,250 30 days prior to the start of each module

Program Components and Academic Calendar

There are 15 quarterly intensive modules meeting Friday through Tuesday, 40 hours in each. The dates are as follows:



Module 1: November 11 – 15


Module 2: February 24 – 28
Module 3: May 5 – 9
Module 4: Aug 4 – 8
Module 5: Nov 10 – 14


Module 6: Feb 23 – 27
Module 7: May 4 – 8
Module 8: Aug 3 – 7
Module 9: Nov 9 – 13


Module 10: Feb 22 – 26
Module 11: May 3 – 7
Module 12: Aug 2 – 6
Module 13: Nov 15 – 19


Module 14: Feb 21 – 25
Module 15: May 1 – 5

Ready to take the next step?

Complete and email your
Yoga Therapy Program Application Form
to, or mail to:
Yoga Center Minneapolis

1000 Hour Yoga Therapist Program

The Yoga Center of Minneapolis is pleased to introduce a distinguished Yoga Therapist program beginning in Fall 2016.
Dolphi Wertenbaker, MD and Chase Bossart, MA 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 Ayurvedic system of health and wellness, and the wisdom of the Vedas.