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Therapeutic Yoga - Level 1

$654.50 inc. GST

Designed for allied health professionals, on this course you will explore mindfulness and a holistic approach to treatment, learn to design clinically relevant yoga programs and relate scientific evidence to therapeutic yoga.

Book Yoga Level 1 & 2 as a series and receive a 10% course discount. View courses dates HERE

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Western Australia Oxford Street Health Group, 396 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn 6016, 9am-5pm each day Waitlisted session
Victoria Unite Health - 18 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, VIC, 3181. 9am-5pm each day Start date: 20 Jul 2019 09:00
End date: 21 Jul 2019 17:00
Queensland Forge Pilates 249 Montague Road, West End, QLD 4101 Courses run 9am-5pm each day Start date: 27 Jul 2019 09:00
End date: 28 Jul 2019 17:00
New South Wales Balmain Sports Medicine - 118 Victoria Road, Rozelle NSW 2039. 9am-5pm each day Start date: 31 Aug 2019 09:00
End date: 01 Sep 2019 17:00
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Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness have been taught to increase self-awareness for centuries. This ancient tradition provides movements and techniques to support the growing demands of modern life. These powerful practices can be used preventatively to increase self-awareness as well as rehabilitation of the body and stress reduction for the mind. It is a potent complement to any client program.


The Unite Health Introduction to Yoga course provides Physiotherapists and other rehabilitation professionals with the fundamental knowledge to begin teaching safe and effective yoga-based movements. The skills developed in this course are designed to complement existing rehabilitation programs or to be offered as classes or one on one sessions for clients wanting to explore the benefits of Yoga in a safe environment.  Linking to relevant clinical research, this course will provide an evidence-based approach to teaching Yoga for rehabilitation.


Introduction to Yoga covers a variety of beginner level poses and techniques which will facilitate postural education, correct movement patterning, body/breath awareness as well as helping clients find alignment in their bodies. This course will also explore the power of the mind-body connection that provides a holistic approach to any rehabilitation program. This practical course is designed to ensure you can put your new knowledge into practice straight away.


Designed by Australian physiotherapist, Irene Ais for physiotherapists and rehabilitation professionals, the Unite Health Yoga Method presents the most recent research relevant to Yoga and teaches a realistic, safe and effective framework of Yoga exercises for rehabilitation and therapy.


Yoga history and philosophy are explored to develop solid foundations for Yoga teaching. Level 1 poses, breathing and meditation techniques are presented through a variety of teaching methods with a focus on participation in numerous practical sessions. Throughout the course, clinical applications of yoga principles, as well as the exercises themselves will be explored.  Case studies will be reviewed and participants have the chance to design and discuss their own yoga programmes. Guided meditation and breathing techniques assist participants in generating the skills required for effective programs spanning the layers of mind, body, and breath that yoga influences.


This course will also provide the skills for skillful physical and verbal pose adjustments and how to increase teaching skills for leading classes.

Prior to commencing your Therapeutic Yoga training, we recommend that you attend a few yoga classes to familiarise yourself with some basic concepts and movements. 

Once enrolled you will be directed to our online portal to view a pre-course lecture.

This course is open to Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths, Sports Scientists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Doctors, Myotherapists, Physiotherapy students, Pilates instructors and Yoga instructors. If you hold a qualification outside the above please contact us directly.

Irene Ais has spent 15 years exploring the ancient practice of Yoga.  She is a Melbourne based Physiotherapist, a certified Yoga teacher, AcroYoga teacher and Pilates instructor.


Irene will take you on a journey to discover the transformative effects of yoga. She is passionate about helping students navigate the physical poses whilst offering an invitation to drop into the energetic practice. The layers she creates with her teaching will draw you out of the thinking mind to offer you an experience of deeper self-awareness.


Her strong hatha flow classes will challenge students to play to their edge and her extensive study in the human body and movement brings a teaching style focusing on finding our unique alignment and joy in movement.


Irene’s Physiotherapy career has led her to specialise in occupational health and she consults to many large organisation regarding their physical and mental health programs. She is passionate about preventative health strategies. Irene is also a course presenter for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and has been a facilitator at the APA National Physiotherapy Conference.

View our course venues around Australia here.

Am I qualified to teach yoga after attending Therapeutic Yoga Level 1?
As an allied health professional, this is a professional development course that will support you using yoga in your clinical practice and could prepare those already teaching small group classes with the skills to incorporate yoga exercises. 
Those wanting to teach yoga at a studio offering general mixed level yoga closes may need to inquire about the minimum requirements for teachers as often this may be a 200hr yoga teacher training.  You can read more on our 200hr yoga teacher training here. 
What is the difference between Therapeutic Yoga Level 1 & 2? 
Therapeutic Yoga Level 1 is designed for people to learn to work one on one with clients using yoga, mindfulness meditation and breath. 
Level two provides more variety and complexity of yoga, meditation and breathing exercises as well as focusing on working with small groups. 
Is this course accredited with a yoga body? 
This course isn't required to be registered with a yoga body.  Our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance. You can view more on this training here.  
As a registered physiotherapist does my insurance cover me to teach yoga? 
Physiotherapy Indemnity insurance will cover incorporating tools such as yoga and pilates into clinical programs after a course by a trained professional has been attended. 
Irene Ais is registered with yoga alliance and has completed numerous yoga training courses on top of her physiotherapy qualification prior to creating this course.