Yoga Therapy Fundamentals

A comprehensive 70hr live online program for health, wellbeing and yoga professionals to develop the skills to share therapeutic yoga with clients, safely and with authenticity.

22 January - 2 April 2023

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals is the only program of its kind to combine quality digital learning resources with live online tutorials with expert teachers and individualised feedback to teach you how to deliver personalised yoga routines to help your clients manage their physical, emotional and mental health.


Our ideal students fall into these two categories:

Health and Wellbeing Professionals

You are a psychologist, nurse, social worker, naturopath, health coach or other wellbeing professional who knows that yoga can help your clients manage their health. You want to complement your clinical offerings with safe, effective yoga, but you don’t know where to start.

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals gives you the theory, evidence base and practical techniques you need to develop personalised yoga routines that will empower your clients to manage their health safely and naturally. 

Yoga teachers

You’re passionate about teaching yoga, but don’t feel your training has given you the skills and confidence to support students with injuries, mental health issues and chronic health problems.

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals shows you how to use authentic yoga techniques to support students in one-on-one and group classes to heal with yoga. It’s also your stepping stone to full yoga therapist certification - you’ll get recognition of prior learning for Module 1 of the Graduate Diploma In Yoga Therapy when you complete this program.

"In comparison to the other YT therapy courses I have done - you rock 100%. I can't thank you enough for how much care and support you have provided. I'm so grateful and excited to be an Adore Trainee so, THANK YOU!!!"

Ally Miller
Registered Nurse,  Queensland, Australia 

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By the end of Yoga Therapy Fundamentals, you will have:

Created a personalised intake form that takes you step by step through using the tools of yoga therapy to assess and meet each student's needs.

Mastered using the principles of Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of medicine, to guide clients to make simple but effective lifestyle changes to balance their unique constitutions.

Implemented a plan for integrating therapeutic yoga into your day to day work with clients.

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Real-world experience teaching therapeutic yoga, breathing and meditation techniques, with feedback from expert mentors.

Developed highly targeted yoga routines that support clients with specific physical, emotional and mental health issues.

Ready to use templates, cheat sheets, audio and video resources you can use right away to empower your clients with therapeutic yoga. 

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Meet the Program Director

Nikola Ellis 

I’m a certified yoga therapist and psychotherapist who has been immersed in yoga for over 30 years.

With extensive training in yoga therapy as well as Masters’ degrees in Counselling and Public Health, I combine Eastern and Western wisdom to develop evidence-based yoga programs for clients including:  

- Sydney Children's Hospital Network
- Cancer Council NSW
- The Butterfly Foundation
- The Kinghorn Cancer Centre
- A Sound Life  

For over a decade, I have been training yoga teachers and health professionals to positively impact client health through yoga.

In Yoga Therapy Fundamentals, I’m sharing what I’ve learned along the way so that you too can bring hope and healing with safe, accessible and authentic therapeutic yoga.  

Nikola Ellis,  Founder of Adore Yoga

"This course has helped me immensely, both professionally and personally. I look forward to training with Nik and the Adore Team again. Thank you so much!"

Lenore Bower

"It’s a very well structured course, and impeccable organisation."


Michelle Beck

"I feel such a level of accomplishment at the end of each module. I have to say, the live online sessions are great. I do love face to face education but not traveling to education facilities has been quite a relief." 

Effe Diamond

course curriculum -
what's inside Yoga Therapy fundamentals


Introduction to Yoga Therapy Fundamentals

You’ll get access to the first module as soon as you sign up for the program and get all the information you need to hit the ground running.

- Get ahead with immediate access to the Introduction to Yoga Therapy digital module

- Meet your fellow students in our online community

- Explore the amazing content on our easy-to-use online portal

The Principles of Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ kind of modality. You’ll be digging deep into your own wisdom and learning how to align what matters most to you with the principles of yoga therapy.

- Confidently integrate traditional yoga philosophy into your work

- Clarify your purpose and potential as a practitioner of yoga therapy, using your unique strengths and perspective

The Energetic Body

According to yoga, energy plays a central role in our health and wellbeing. We’ll walk you through the yogic understanding of the intricate network of subtle energies that influence every aspect of our lives. You’ll learn how to recognise energetic imbalances and use powerful yoga techniques to restore harmony.  

- Discover the five subtle energies that influence physical and emotional health

- Learn powerful yoga techniques to influence energy flow and create balance

Prana and Pranayama in Yoga Therapy

Prana, the ‘life force energy’, is a powerful tool for healing. Step by step, we'll guide you through seven important yogic breathing techniques that harness the power of prana to transform health and wellbeing. Learn how these techniques impact health and experience them for yourself before practicing your teaching skills.

- Know the benefits and contraindications of 7 breathing techniques to support clients with  anxiety, sleep disorders, chronic pain and inflammatory conditions

- Confidently teach evidence-based breathing techniques to support client health

Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy  

Ayurveda is India's 4,000 year old system of health.  We will guide you through the principles of Ayurveda, showing you how to use this ancient wisdom to meet the needs of modern clients.

- Learn to assess clients’ Ayurvedic constitution

- Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations to harmonise their constitution

- Understand the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle management

Variation in Human Anatomy

Prepare for a deep dive into the world of functional movement! No two bodies are the same, and by the end of this module, you will know how to empower your clients to safely move in ways that improve their health.

- Learn why you need to adapt yoga poses for different clients

- Develop safe yoga practices that meet the needs of a wide range of body types and abilities

The Yoga Therapy Framework

This is where it all comes together! We’ll guide you through a step by step process for assessing the needs of individual clients according to the yoga tradition, then craft personalised yoga practices to help them reach their health goals.

- Develop your own unique intake form

- Discover how to systematically assess clients using the principles and lenses of yoga therapy

-  Craft personalised, effective practices that transform health and wellbeing

Are you ready to build effective new skills that will empower you to support clients with health challenges to transform their lives with yoga?

The 2023 program begins 22 January.

It's incredibly fulfilling

Every time you take a class, you're doing good deeds for others. You are assisting them in their quest to discover the boundless and unending joy that resides within them, a joy they may not even be aware they possess at this time. There is no guarantee that a student will seek out another yoga teacher immediately after meeting you for the first time, but even a few encounters with them can start a chain reaction.

You see others in a different light

Being a yoga teachers allows you to fully see and be seen by other people. When working with students, you'll be struck by how different each one is, not only in terms of their physical ability to perform asanas, but also in terms of their personality. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the human condition and the skills to live a more harmonious and compassionate life outside of the yoga studio or shala thanks to their individual responses to your cues.

Flexible-working condition

You have complete control over how classes fit into your daily routine and the days of the week you choose to work. If you enjoy traveling, you can work in a variety of locations across the world, or you can work locally in a variety of settings. Even if money is an issue that forces you to make unwise choices early in your career, being a yoga teacher can show you that your freedom to pick your own path in life can actually help you reach your goals later on.

Work-life balance is attainable

In order to keep a steady income, some teachers take on more classes than they can handle at the beginning of their careers. However, these teachers soon discover that they are losing the very quality that made them good teachers in the first place – an ability to step back from the daily grind and see the world from a different angle (because your wellness is somehow linked to your students)


Yoga Therapy Fundamentals

 Yoga Therapy Fundamentals is a 70hr program taught over 10 weeks. The program is 100% online and can be completed from anywhere in the world.

There are 7 x Digital Self Study Modules and 7 x Interactive Live Online Tutorials. The live online tutorials take place on Sundays between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Sydney/Melbourne Australia time.

The 2023 program begins 22 January.

22 HRS

Self paced home study

The home study component of this training includes engaging digital modules, written content, videos, audio and reading tasks. Work at your own pace, in your own time. You'll also be teaming up with fellow students for home study tasks, teaching practice and opportunities to share your yoga therapy passion and progress.

48 HRS

Live Online Tutorials

Highly interactive and engaging, you'll join fellow students in real time for live teaching exercises and participation in class discussions. Cameras are on and energy is high! Live tutorials will be recorded, but real time participation is required to achieve your certificate of participation.

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals 2023 Course Dates

22 January - 2 April 2023

Live online tutorials run 9.30am - 5.30pm on Sundays (Sydney/Melbourne Australia time)  

Module 1: Sunday 22 January 2023 9.30am - 5.30pm
Module 2: Sunday 5 February 2023 9.30am - 5.30pm
Module 3: Sunday 19 February 2023 9.30am - 5.30pm
Module 4: Sunday 5 March 2023 9.30am - 5.30pm
Module 5: Sunday 19 March 2023 9.30am - 5.30pm
Module 6: Sunday 2 April 2023 9.30am - 5.30pm  

That's a total of 48hrs live online tutorials with personalised feedback from expert teachers,  plus 22hrs home study via high quality digital modules. 

Enrollments Open Now for Yoga Therapy Fundamentals 2023

70hr Professional Live Online Program
22 January - 2 April 2023

Yoga therapy fundamentals
(value AU$1200)

When you enrol in Yoga Therapy Fundamentals, you get: 

7 Implementation modules, showing you everything you need to do to integrate the fundamentals of yoga therapy into your work with clients, empowering them to heal and thrive naturally.

Ayurvedic assessment tools, including a dosha assessment form, lifestyle charts and yoga practices to boost client health by balancing their Ayurvedic constitution.

Teaching practice and individualised feedback to build your skills and confidence.

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Ready to use ‘cheat sheets’ and templates to help you confidently teach yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation practices with your clients.

Client management strategies to help you develop and teach highly effective practices to meet the unique needs of each client.

A supportive community of like minded students, passionate about empowering clients to manage their health with yoga.

You’ll get access to one module per week so you have plenty of time to dive into the lessons and complete the learning tasks before moving on to the next. This keeps the overwhelm at bay and helps make sure you complete the course with the results you’re looking for.

Plus these great bonuses to help you build your
skills and confidence to teach healing yoga:


4 x Ask Me Anything LIVE Q&A sessions with Nikola, 
inside the private Yoga Therapy Fundamentals online community.

 What you’ll get:  

- 4 x Ask Me Anything Live Q&A sessions to make sure you get all your burning questions answered so you can move forward with clarity and confidence.

 - An active and highly supportive online community with fellow students and Adore Yoga team members, to help you get the answers you’re looking for in minutes.  

- A small ‘study buddy’ group of like-minded students who will collaborate with you on coursework. Depending on your location, we’ll try to match you with study buddies who live close enough to work with in person!  

- A space to overcome isolation and refill your cup with inspiration and motivation by connecting with other health and wellbeing professionals who are passionate about supporting clients with yoga and who ‘get’ the journey you’re on.  


Introduction to Yoga Therapy e-Course

What you’ll get:

- An interactive e-Course with 11 lessons, introducing you to the key principles and techniques of yoga therapy so you can orientate yourself to Yoga Therapy Fundamentals core content.

- Easy-to-follow videos on the foundational principles of Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of health.  

- Fully interactive simulated yoga therapy session that gives you a taste of what it’s like to offer therapeutic yoga to a client.  

- Dozens of free resources to help you succeed in integrating therapeutic yoga into your work with clients.  


Let me tell you this up front.

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals is the most in-depth, step by step implementation program for yoga teachers,  and health and wellness professionals who are excited about empowering clients to manage their health with safe, do-able and effective yoga therapy techniques.  

Our community is inclusive and filled with helpful, motivated and super supportive members who are adding yoga therapy to their professional skill set. When you join, you’ll be part of this special group.  

Here’s my guarantee.  

You’ll get access to the first two modules of Yoga Therapy Fundamentals, including the first live online tutorial AND the bonus Introduction to Yoga Therapy e-course. That means you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice some of the core skills you need to share yoga therapy with your clients BEFORE making the final commitment.  

If you don’t feel totally confident and motivated by your potential to empower clients with yoga therapy, just reach out and show us you’ve put in the work, and we’ll refund your investment.  Full details here.  

Important questions your fellow yoga, health and wellbeing professionals have asked before joining the course:

This course is 100% online. You can attend from anywhere in the world. You'll be participating in live online tutorials (Sundays 9.30am - 5.30pm AEST Sydney/Melbourne time) plus home study (both online and offline).

We’ve broken down everything you need to learn into easy to follow steps to make sure you can get this done. That’s why the program is delivered week by week in manageable chunks, rather than dumping the entire content of the program on you at once! You get a chance to learn and practice each technique and strategy before moving on to the next topic. With over 20 years experience of helping yoga, health and wellbeing professionals like you integrate yoga therapy into their work, we’ll be by your side the whole way. Our drop out rate is less than 5% - that’s incredibly low for online courses. Yes, you can do this! 

You’ll get everything you need to integrate the fundamentals of yoga therapy into your work with clients in this course. You won’t need to do any other trainings to empower clients to support their health with simple yet effective yoga therapy techniques. If you want to become a fully qualified yoga therapist, then you’ll need to complete a recognised yoga therapist certification program, such as Adore Yoga’s Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (680hrs). But you don’t need to be a certified yoga therapist to start using the fundamental tools of yoga therapy. By the end of this program, you’ll have all the skills and confidence you need to get going right away.

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals might be an online program, but you don’t need any hi-tech equipment or skills to successfully complete the course. A laptop or PC with an up to date operating system, camera, speakers (we recommend using a headset or ear buds) and an internet connection are all you’ll need. We use simple and free to use apps to deliver the course content. You won’t need to pay for any of the technology we use and there is no software to download.

No! All the reading materials and content you need are provided as part of the course. Once you've enrolled in the Yoga Therapy Fundamentals program, there's nothing more to pay.

You don’t need to be an expert yogi to join Yoga Therapy Fundamentals. Your fellow students will have a wide range of yoga experience, from relative newcomers to seasoned yogis. If you’ve never done yoga before, we recommend that you do some classes so that you are familiar with the basics before enrolling in the program. However, we don’t assume any expertise and make the course accessible to students with all levels of experience.

When you successfully complete all course requirements, you will receive a course completion certificate. If you are a member of Yoga Australia or other yoga organisations, you can use this to claim CPD points.

Everybody can do yoga. Whatever your physical capacity, you will be able to participate fully in this program. Yoga Therapy Fundamentals is inclusive and does not require any level of fitness, flexibility or strength. As a yoga therapy based training, everything in the program can be experienced by students of all abilities, including people of all ages, people recovering from illness and injury and differently abled students.

When you join the program, you will receive the first module right away. The rest of the modules are delivered week by week. This is to help you progress in a manageable, step by step way that supports you to integrate what you learn. At the end of the program, you will have received all the modules, including any bonus modules that have been made available to you. All the module content is downloadable so you have lifetime access to all the content.

During the program, you will get 4 x Ask Me Anything Live Q&A sessions with Nikola and Sunita, your course teachers. These sessions are live and interactive, giving you the opportunity to ask all your questions to make sure you don’t get stuck. You can also use our online community 24/7 to post questions and request support. We’re here to make sure you get all the help you need to complete the program successfully.

After enrolling in Yoga Therapy Fundamentals, you’ll get access to the first two modules of the program, including notes, workbooks, the first live online tutorial, the first live Ask Me Anything session AND the bonus Introduction to Yoga Therapy e-course. Once you’ve worked through the content provided in the first two modules, if you don’t feel completely confident and motivated by your potential to support your clients with yoga therapy, just get in touch and show us you’ve put in the work, and we’ll refund your investment. Full details here.

still thinking about it?

You should give Yoga Therapy Fundamentals a money-back guaranteed try if any of the following resonate with you:

You're passionate about empowering your clients to manage their health naturally with yoga, but you want to do it with authenticity and integrity.

You want to offer more than just ‘one size fits all’ yoga practices that could even be harmful to some clients.

You want to re-ignite your passion for life and learning, get inspired and be part of a like minded and supportive community of people who feel the same.

You’re motivated to invest in developing skills that will dramatically transform your work, and the wellbeing of your clients.

I personally cannot wait to guide you through your Yoga Therapy experience. 

Yoga Therapy literally transformed my life.

I first experienced yoga therapy over 30 years ago. Paralysed with fear, I was struggling with acute anxiety and panic disorder and had lost hope of ever feeling ‘normal’ again. I was in despair.

In that yoga therapy session, I experienced relief from my overwhelming symptoms for the first time in months. Yoga therapy showed me that recovery WAS possible and I set off along a self-empowering road to healing.

I've spent 30 years studying yoga therapy with great masters from around the world and enjoyed the rich satisfaction of empowering thousands of clients to transform their health and wellbeing through yoga.

I’ve put everything I’ve learned along the way into my training programs. Should you accept my invitation to join me in Yoga Therapy Fundamentals, I personally guarantee that your life, and the wellbeing of your clients, will be transformed.

I’m looking forward to meeting you in person in the Yoga Therapy Fundamentals program.

Love Nik xxx

 Yoga Therapy Fundamentals will transform the way you work with clients.
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