Mindful Yoga Therapy Training for Yoga Teachers • 100-Hour Certification 10

Embodyoga, created by Patty Townsend, is the basis for Mindful Yoga Therapy for VeteransOur 100 hour Embodyoga-based training for yoga teachers provides an in-depth study and certification. Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system–a toolbox–that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.

The 100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy program consists of five modules, presented over five weekends. It includes our Beginning Mindful Yoga Therapy Program and our new Resilience Program. 
The 12-week Resilience Program is the follow-up to the Beginning Mindful Yoga Therapy Program. Both programs include a 12-week protocol that includes Embodyoga® supports and all five “Tools” from the “Tool Box”.

Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga has proven to aid in a veteran’s healing journey.

Interested? Take a look at some moments from a recent graduating class.


Mindful Yoga Center
122 Market Square
Newington, CT 06111


Faculty includes experienced yoga teachers and veterans. You’ll study with:


Module 1

  • Guiding Principle – Support Precedes Action – The MYT Supports
  • Why Mindful Yoga Therapy for PTSD
  • The Toolbox – Pranayama, Asana, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude
  • Breath and the Nervous System
  • The Breathing Practices
    • Practices for the Mindful Yoga Therapy Beginning Program
    • Practices for the Resilience Program
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Military Culture- The Branches and Ranks

Module 2

  • Guiding Principles – Safety, Control, and Predictability
  • Acceptance, Inclusion, and Non- Judgment
  • The Brain and The Endocrine System
  • The Mindful Yoga Therapy Asana classes and its Variations
    • Asana for the Mindful Yoga Therapy Beginning Program
    • Asana for the Resilience Program
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Military Culture – Veterans Connections and Camaraderie

Module 3

  • Guiding Principle – Mindfulness
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Warrior Nidra
  • Adaptive Yoga and PTSD
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Military Culture – The Different Wars

Module 4

  • Meditation and the Brain
  • The Mindful Yoga Therapy Meditation Practices
    • Meditation Practice for the Mindful Yoga Therapy Beginning Program
    • Meditation for the Resilience Program
  • Recovery and Post Traumatic Growth
    • Meaning, Purpose and Growth
    • Social support
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Military Culture – Coming Home, Transition, and the Veteran Suicide Epidemic

Module 5

  • Gratitude
  • Reviewing all of the practices and finding the most effective way to implement them
  • The 12-Week Protocol for the Mindful Yoga Therapy Beginning Program
  • The 12-Week Protocol for the Resilience Program
  • Overview of treatment and complementary therapies
  • Families of Veterans
  • Taking Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
  • Vicarious Traumatization and Self Care
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Military Culture – Treatment and Recovery from a Veterans Perspective

2018 – Real Human Performance, Cincinnati, OH | Register Now

7 – 9 p.m.
Noon – 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Module 1 January 26 January 27 January 28
Module 2 February 23 February 24 February 25
Module 3 March 16 March 17 March 18
Module 4 April 20 April 21 April 22
Module 5 May 18 May 19 May 120

2018 – Studio Bamboo, Virginia Beach, VA | Registration  Coming Soon

7 – 9 p.m.
Noon – 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Module 1 July 13 July 14 July 15
Module 2 August 10 August 11 August 12
Module 3 September 7 September 8 September 9
Module 4 October 12 October 13 October 14
Module 5 November 9 November 10 November 11

For Mindful Yoga Therapy Training for Yoga Teachers full schedule including 15-Hour trainings, please check our schedule page.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of all modules
  • Competency presentation

Continuing Education

100 hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.

Training for Yoga Teachers Prerequisites, Cost and Registration


The prerequisite for this program is a minimum of a 200 hour yoga teacher training. If you are not yet a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, please consider our teacher training program.


Cost for the full program is $1500. You may also elect to make 3 payments of $600 each.


The 2016 programs at Mindful Yoga Center in Newington CT and Studio Bamboo Yoga in Virginia Beach, VA are already underway.
Registration coming soon for the 100 hour training at Yoga in Maine.

Thoughts from some of our graduates


Anthony Scaletta, Outreach Coordinator for Veterans