Yoga Teacher Training Program

Pima Community College has partnered with Yoga Therapy College, an affiliate of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), to offer a comprehensive certification to teaching yoga, with a therapeutic approach. The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training will take place on 10 weekends, August 26 through December 10.

Medical research shows that yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies to help individuals facing health challenges, at any level, manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality and improve attitude. Participants in yoga transform their body after class with improved brain function, lower stress levels and increased flexibility; after a few months with lower blood pressure, improved lung capacity, improved sexual function, reduced chronic pain, anxiety relief, lower blood sugar levels in diabetics and improved sense of balance; and after years with strong bones, healthy weight and lower risk of heart disease.

It is well known that yoga can enhance our physical and emotional well-being, but when yoga is practiced with the therapeutic form, it can help prevent and aid recovery from physical and mental ailments. Those interested in becoming a certified yoga instructor and those currently certified instructors will benefit their students from the techniques learned in this program.

Cost: $2,995; includes all instructional materials. Secure a place with a $600 deposit, or save $500 by paying in full. Payment plans are available. Location:
Pima Community College, West Campus, Center for Performing Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson. For more information, call 520-206-6468 or visit or See ad, page 33.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Bug Apocalypse

The number of invertebrates and insects such as moths, butterflies and bees has dropped worldwide by 45 percent in the last 35 years, raising alarm about the global ecosystem.

Fish Revival

Following the removal two years ago of an obsolete dam, shad have returned to New Jersey’s Millstone River for the first time since 1845.

Horse Sense

The wild horse herds on North Carolina’s Outer Banks survived Hurricane Florence by huddling on high ground, hiding in maritime forests, and possibly by swimming.

Bat Cave Rescue

A fungus known as white-nose syndrome is decimating U.S. bat species, but scientists hope that genetic strategies and cave treatments will turn the situation around.

Mind Meld

Scientists are making progress toward using brain implants to help speech-paralyzed patients "voice" their thoughts.