Our Programs

Our Programs

"Langara Yoga programs genuinely changed my life. It’s like being given a beautiful gift. I love my work. Dive in, get ready for your life to change!" -  Fiona Summers, Alumni




Research has pointed to the efficacy of Yoga as a complimentary therapeutic intervention for chronic pain. This certificate program bridges the chasm between modern pain science and yoga therapy. Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals can advance their knowledge in the field of pain management with this experiential and transformational program. Learn to teach restorative yoga therapy, breathing and mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. By using an interdisciplinary approach, the Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management Certificate Program draws from classical and contemporary traditions to provide a balanced and integrative learning experience.

The 80-hour Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management is open to certified and professional yoga teachers and individuals in holistic and traditional healthcare who want to expand their practice by obtaining advanced certification in these areas. This includes healthcare professionals such as massage therapists, counselors, physiotherapists, teachers, and nurses with no previous yoga teaching experience. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this course. Credits from this program can be used towards the upcoming 800-hour Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health Certificate Program.

PROGRAM DATES & DURATION: Program is part-time (80-hours) and runs February 8, 2020 – March 22, 2020.

  • Feb. 8 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
  • Feb. 9 &15 (10:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Feb.16 & 29 (9:30am – 6:00pm)
  • Mar. 1 & 14 (9:30am – 6:00pm)
  • Mar. 7/15/22  (10:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Mar. 8 & 21 (10:00am – 3:00pm)

COST: $1595 - 10% early bird discount if registered by January 24, 2020: $1435.50 + $40 non-refundable application fee, transferable between programs.*


"Thank you for this rich exploration of yoga and pain management! Such a depth of information, from science to practical applications. The level of instruction was excellent. The faculty were knowledgeable and open to student inquiries, allowing for personal refection to better understand from within, in order to serve others. The benefits of this program will be far reaching, one person at a time. Healing and caring."  - L.E., Mental Health Professional

The 60-hour Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma & Resilience Certificate Program (TYTR) is designed for certified Yoga teachers, clinicians and healthcare practitioners to advance both their knowledge and expertise.  Students will become specialized in trauma informed Yoga methodologies, philosophies and practices and will learn to integrate these skills into their yoga teaching and therapeutic practices. The program is multi-disciplinary and integrative, offering a therapeutic and holistic approach to teaching therapeutically-based Yoga techniques.
By using an interdisciplinary approach, the Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience Certificate Program draws from classical and contemporary traditions to provide a balanced and integrative learning experience. Upon completion, graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of how to use Yoga to cultivate resilience and emotional well-being when working with groups and individuals living with the aftermath of trauma.

PROGRAM DATES & DURATION:  Program is part-time (60-hours) and runs April 17, 2020 – May 24, 2020.

•    April 17 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
•    April 18 & 19 (9:30am – 5:30pm)
•    May 2 & 3 (9:30am – 5:30pm)
•    May 9 (9:30am – 5:30pm)
•    May 10 (9:30am – 12:30pm)
•    May 16 (9:30am – 5:30pm)

COST: $1219 10% early bird discount if registered by April 3, 2020: $1097.10 + $40 non-refundable application fee


•    Apply to this program
•    Download a Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience Information Guide for detailed program information
•    Attend an Information Session
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“Making the choice to take the Langara Yoga Teacher Training was one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the very start of the course in September, I could tell we were in for a very intense and thorough six months. The teachers were so knowledgeable and experienced. They came to class each week and gave 100% of their time, attention and support to the students. The courses were well developed and relevant, leaving the students with the knowledge and skills that it takes to become great Yoga teachers. The Langara YTT Program has enriched my own Yoga practice and prepared me to understand and teach Yoga to others. I am truly grateful for this experience and I am excited to share all of the valuable lessons that I have learned with my students!” - Janet

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We are currently applying for accreditation for the Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health program. The start date for this program will be announced once the program has completed the accreditation process. Email Nicole Marcia at nmarcia@langara.ca for more information or to sign up for our newsletter which provides advance notice of registration & course schedules every semester.

A new 800-hour certificate program providing in-depth training in the emerging field of yoga therapy. Yoga therapy supports a client-centered, strengths based approach to healthcare. The program highlights the importance of yoga therapy as a preventative and supplementary healthcare practice for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Our interdisciplinary program bridges eastern and western health sciences for an integrative approach to health and healing. Graduates will become leaders in this emerging field of complementary health care and trauma informed practice. Upon completion, students will have the skills to teach Yoga classes with a therapeutic focus and conduct 1-1 Yoga therapy sessions with confidence and professionalism.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By using an interdisciplinary approach, the Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health Certificate Program draws from classical and contemporary traditions to provide a balanced and integrative learning experience.

Graduates will:

        Describe and discuss the historical, philosophical and scientific teachings and texts of yoga from the Indian tradition.

  •    Identify Western theories, practices and health care models that support physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being.  
  •    Develop basic knowledge of commonly occurring physical and mental health conditions, as they relate to the work of the yoga therapist.
  •    Identify common pathologies and disorders of all the major systems, including symptoms, and disease management.
  •   Communicate the safety, benefits, modifications and contraindications of yoga therapy practices for specific conditions and circumstances.
  •   Apply knowledge of the basic perspectives on health and disease management from yoga and ayurveda relevant to the practice of yoga       therapy.
  •   Teach therapeutic and rehabilitative yoga therapy classes and conduct private sessions.
  •   Utilize anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and biomechanics relevant to the work of the yoga therapist.
  •   Discuss models of human development, and their importance to psychological and physiological health and well-being.
  •   Conduct business and client/student intake and health assessments.
  •   Recognize, adjust, and adapt to specific client/student needs in the evolving therapeutic relationship.
  •   Comprehend and adhere to professional scope of practice, and ethical guidelines for yoga therapists.

APPLICATION, ADMISSION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS: Please refer to our admissions page.

Entry dates: TBA
Schedule: TBA
Location: Broadway/Main Campus
Delivery: Classroom and online
Credential: Certificate
Total cost over 2 years: = $12,600

Dates for the Spring 2020 offerring of this program will be announced shortly. Email Nicole Marcia at nmarcia@langara.ca for more information or sign up for our newsletter which provides advance notice of registration & course schedules every semester. Sign up here.

WHY CHOOSE LANGARA YOGA?

The only certified program by an institution of higher learning in BC, Langara’s YTT program is a holistic intensive that immerses students in the rich tradition of yoga practices and philosophy.

Learn more by watching this video:

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Align your practice with your passion. Develop the clarity, confidence, and skills to practice and teach postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practices.

Learn to embody the teachings of yoga. With a skillful blend of pragmatic teachings and philosophical depth, teachers emerge from the program able to teach yoga in contemporary settings while rooted in ancient wisdom.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES We introduce yoga as a process of living the present moment through awakening your physical, psychological and spiritual capacities.  Take part in classical Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga practices focused on keeping the body and mind healthy and flexible.

  • Teach the Holistic Yoga class model that brings together mantra, pranayama, warm-ups, asana, savasana, and meditation.
  • Prepare thematic class lesson plans, and design a progressive series that supports your development as a teacher.
  • Teach with an in-depth understanding of anatomy, alignment, contraindications and modifications for practice.
  • Discuss common injuries and how to maintain a safe classroom for students of all abilities.
  • Cultivate self-confidence with the ability teach, motivate and inspire students.
  • Learn to practice and teach beginner meditation and pranayama techniques.
  • Articulate a unique vision for teaching Yoga as a starting point for creating a small business or practice.
  • Explore the subtle energetics of Yoga as a transformative practice.
  • Discover techniques to develop a home practice that will support personal growth throughout the program.
  • Apply Ayurvedic practices for self-care, healing, and well-being.
  • Yoga Alliance Registered School