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"Regular" Yoga


Commonly situated in a studio-type environment it offers varying styles of movement-based yoga classes to the general public, referred to as students or clients.


Depending on the curriculum of a regular (200 hours) yoga teacher training program, a yoga teacher might or might not have basic training or experience in common disorders or pre-existing physical conditions relative to any student attending a yoga class at any given time.


Representative organization:

Yoga Alliance (YA)

Yoga Therapy


Generally working within a clinical environment the yoga therapist meets with individuals, referred to as patients, on a one-to-one or small group/symptom specific basis.

Curriculum in yoga therapy certification (over 1000 hours of advanced training, clinical experience and exposure to research) adheres to an academically based model that emphasizes the integration of yoga therapy techniques with health and wellness environments as well as research protocols.


Representative organization:

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) 

How is "regular" yoga different from yoga therapy?: List
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