What is the difference between the Masters Program and the Therapy Program?

Which one should I take first if I am interested in both? This is a great question, and one that many people ask, because while they are both a 300-hour training, they are very different. 

The Masters Program is heavily focused on deeper yogic study, teaching methodology (teaching to groups), Eastern philosophy, in depth anatomy and alignment concepts, deeper soul care concepts and how to teach all of these concepts in a yoga class, etc. This emphasis on philosophy opens you up to deeper meditation within your own practice and allows you to lead others the same way.

The Therapy Program focuses on working one-on-one with students to usalize yoga as a tool for healing in special populations and individuals with various injuries and projects in the body. For this reason, the Therapy program is extremely comprehensive and requires research projects, a heavy emphasis on anatomy and physiology, and focus on scope of practice for a yoga instructor using yoga as a tool for therapy.


If you are interested in both programs, 2020 is the time to jump on board!


The Therapy Program will begin at the tail end of the Masters Program (there will be a 9-week overlap between the two programs, but if you’re confident in your discipline to double down temporarily, you’ll breeze right through those 9 weeks).

The Masters Program will begin in January 2020 and the Therapy Program will kick off in Fall 2020. These are two very complementary, yet diverse, programs. The information in both will satisfy the life-long learner and prepare you for any situation you may come by in a group or one-on-one setting.

Many people take advantage of the opportunity to conquer both programs within a two-year period. Don’t miss your chance to do the same!


Post by: Jonnie Goodmanson is a Senior Trainer for Holy Yoga Global®, LLC. Jonnie leads HYG’s core programs including their 200-hour Teacher Training, Master’s Program, Touch Training, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Certification with an emphasis on injury modification and anatomy and physiology. Jonnie is a continuing education provider for Yoga Alliance and ACE Fitness. She teaches yoga at Lifetime Fitness and Mainstreet Church in Mound, MN. You can read more about Jonnie’s role at www.holyyoga.net.


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