Yoga for Mental Health Certification

Online 40-Hour Certification Program

We provide an online yoga for mental health certification for yoga teachers, health professionals and anyone interested in learning more about connecting how yoga can directly help in the healing process. 

Our 10-hour certification program gives instructors tools to integrate specific poses, breathing exercises, techniques and bring a trauma-informed awareness into their classes and sessions to help students and clients with areas of mental health. 

Participants have six-months to complete the course work after purchase.

What does the program include?

10-Hour Certification Course:  Theory + Practice + Instruction

More details: We offer a specialized online Yoga for Mental Health Certification for yoga instructors who have completed their 200-Hour training and health professionals interested in bringing awareness to mental health in their profession.  This is also a great fit for individuals simply interested in expanding their knowledge of how yoga impacts the body and how it helps with trauma and areas of mental health. 

Who should apply:  This certification course is for participants who have completed their yoga teacher training,  those who are currently pursuing their YTT certification, or individuals with a professional degree and wanting to enhance their skills to help clients. This training can be done independent of your 200-Hours YTT or our instructors can join a traditional teacher training to allow participants to specialize in Yoga for Mental Health once they graduate.  Contact us for more information.

Not trained in yoga?  That's okay!  This is the perfect course for you. It discussed basic yoga elements, models and philosophies and relates them to mental health approaches.


A basic review of the yoga philosophies and elements will be connected to the latest research and areas of mental health.

Teachers and Health Professionals: 


Participants will be taken through and/or discuss a variety of different yoga practices to understand how to integrate techniques into their classes as it relates to mental health. 

Class styles include:

Participants will learn how to adjust any class to fit all levels. 


During yoga classes, tips and prompts will be given to participants in bringing awareness to different queues that impact mental health issues in different ways. Teachers need to be aware that certain prompts could trigger different responses from their class members that could decrease or increase symptoms of mental health.  

Additional tools will be introduced to help demonstrate the importance of giving class members options and helping their students be mindful throughout their practice. These tools include: 

Curriculum Outline

Our certification includes the following classes and focus areas: 

Certification Program Curriculum:
Each course includes a discussion on the theory and research, putting the theory into practice by moving through a yoga practice, and adding instruction and cues to demonstrate how teachers can integrate it into their classes.

Yoga Philosophy: Tools to Support Mental Health 

Practicum Section: All participants will need to read articles and books related to the topics discussed and write a one-page thought paper on what they read.  We will provide a resource list. Participants are also required to attend a certain amount of yoga classes outside of the course to observe the different topics we discuss in class.

Certification of Completion

How to use your Certification:  All participants receive a certificate of completion they can use in their professional resume. Once you've completed our teacher training program, we will add you to our database, where you have the option to become a trainer in our certification program once you meet the requirements. We will be looking for additional instructors as we expand our program nationwide. You will also be trained in helping provide tools to those dealing with areas of trauma and mental health. 


Do you teach a 200 or 500 Hour Teacher Training Program?  

Contact us to see if you want to include our certification into your program. 

Are you yoga certified and want to get your Yoga for Mental Health Certification?  Contact us.

Yoga for Mental Health Article

The Journal of Nonprofit Innovation produced a publication on trauma-informed care.  One article focuses on Yoga for Mental Health and gives examples of how depression and anxiety can be a tool to help in the healing process.  Read here.