100 hr Yoga Therapy Training

with Elia Nikolaev E-RYT, YTRX &

Dr. Alison McLean DPT, E-RYT, C-IAYT

-March 7-10th & 14th-17th 2019 + Online Modules

-Manuel Included + videos


Thursdays 17.00-21.00

Fridays / Saturdays / Sundays 12-20.00

~ Yoga for Spinal Health & the Whole Being ~

"The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole." -Plato

This unique new training is designed for certified Yoga teachers and advanced students, desiring to deepen their knowledge in spinal health, anatomy, biomechanics, pathologies, and the therapeutic applications of Yoga.

Reaching beyond the physical & anatomical aspect of Yoga postures, this new program offers a multi-faceted curriculum with in-depth areas of study providing an effective and sustainable approach to Yoga Therapeutics. Participants will gain an enriched skill set to support the healing and well being of the whole person.

Curriculum includes

  • Physical therapeutic Yoga postures for specific pathologies and areas of the body, including various modalities of Yoga such as Yoga for strength, flexibility, relaxation or traction

  • The layers of the Panchamaya Koshas will be woven in to create a holistic intervention for students and clients when combined with asana, meditation, pranayama, and essential oils

  • Intro to Purusharthas (the 4 aims including dharma, artha, kama and moksha) and how they relate to injury and recovery

In each module, students will learn about relevant anatomy, bio-mechanics, and physiology to make a technique appropriate for the given pathology. Various therapeutic applications will be explored through their own Yoga practice and in a group setting. An opportunity to implement therapeutic Yoga techniques will be given in lab time. The training also includes the therapeutic use of the Great Yoga Wall TM system.

Participants will develop a specific skill set, tools and confidence to help their students prevent, manage and heal injury, as well as work with students with specific medical concerns and special needs.

This Therapeutics Certification consists of 2 weekend modules, online anatomy courses, a case study project and mentor meetings. Each module includes pathology, physical Yoga postures, as well as principles of emotional, mental & spiritual health and well being, and essential oils as a therapeutic modality.


Weekend 1

  • Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics & the Koshas

  • Overview of concepts and Introduction to Essential Oils

  • Lumbar Spine

  • SI/Pelvis

  • Knees

  • Hips

  • Ankle/Foot

  • Purusharthas

  • Healing Touch/Energetics

Weekend 2

  • Cervical/Thoracic

  • Pranayama

  • Meditation

  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand

  • Assessment of the Whole Person

  • Special Populations & Case Studies

  • Sequencing


Why a "Yoga Therapeutics Certification"?

Learn a holistic way to assist your students with preventing, managing or healing injury

You will learn how to work with a variety of students and have a larger set of tools and skills to draw from. Deepen and solidify your understanding of how anatomy and biomechanics of the whole body, including the spine, impact beyond the physical impact healing.

• Define your niche

Set yourself apart with an expanded knowledge base and a definitive niche. With this training you will learn how to assess a variety of students and choose modalities - such as Yoga for a Healthy Back, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Wall classes, and Meditation among others - to feel confident working with special populations.

Expand your reach

Learn how to network and communicate with other healthcare providers and teachers to grow your reach as a teacher. You will gain confidence through lectures, lab, hands-on case-studies and practice to work with students/clients with injury, pain and limitations.  Grow your classes and private sessions to create a livelihood with doing something you love and are passionate about.

Refunds available less $100 non-refundable deposit 2 weeks before the course. After that, credit can be applied towards any future course.


Earlybird Before January 1st, 2019 :

1,675 chf / 1,500 chf Student Reduced

January 1st 2019 and thereafter:

1,875 chf / 1,700 chf Student Reduced

****Sign up with a friend (full payment made) Both take 10% off!!!

to register or for more questions: Kristen




Dr. Alison McLean, DPT, E-RYT, C-IAYT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Yoga Therapist & Teacher. She teaches anatomy and alignment in Prana's 200hr & 300hr Teacher Trainings as well as the The Yoga Wall Method. A skilled teacher and passionate Yogi, she teaches Happy Back and Therapeutic Yoga classes and workshops all over San Diego. Her approach to Yoga Therapeutics is holistic and comprehensive, reaching beyond the physical. Learn more at http://www.igniteurwellness.com/


Elia Nikolaev E-RYT, YTRX is Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist based in North County, San Diego. He obtained his first teaching certification in 2006 and has studied extensively in the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages. Elia completed a 2-year Teacher Training in Yoga Therapy with Larry Payne, MD and Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, DPT at Loyola Marymount University, which culminated in an invaluable clinical internship. He is also a certified Happy Back Yoga teacher. Some of his most influential teachers & mentors include Roger Cole, PhD, Richard Freeman, Carolyn Belko and Usha Devi of Rishikesh, India. In 2013, a 7-month study at the Iyengar Institute in India (RIMYI) with the Iyengar family and their teachers has allowed him to understand and refine his own grasp on the subject and lay the framework for creating his own classes, workshops and trainings. Learn more at http://therapeuticvinyasayoga.com.


  • “Alison and Elia make an amazing team! Their Balance of therapuetics and yoga truely connects and inspires. The Course is dynamic, the teaching enjoyable, and the content invaluable. It is very well structured and perfectly executed. Interacting with the other participants and receiving feedback from Alison and Elia, left me with the confidence to implement their teachings in my classes and with my clients immediately.” -Barbara Shirts PT, RYT