Online Yoga Courses

Amy has designed online yoga courses for personal study, yoga teachers, mental & physical health professionals, educators  and anyone wishing to explore the ancient texts and philosophy, especially regarding health, healing and general well being.  Students and teachers alike will find insight, inspiration and practical understanding. Amy has a special way of teaching that takes complex information and makes it easy to digest and understand through storytelling and experiential learning.

Many of our live and self-paced online yoga courses can be taken by individuals for Continuing Education Units (CEU's), complete with a CEU certificate from Healing Yoga Institute & Optimal State of Living.  Each student would have to turn in the certificate of completion to the organization that they wish to receive CEU's from.

 


Optimal State EssProgram

Therapeutic Foundations of T. Krishnamacharya Yoga

  • 15-month long program
  • Wednesday nights from 4:00-5:30 pm (PST)
  • Any C-IAYT can apply for this course
  • Take as Step 1 of OSOL Yoga Therapy Course

Upcoming start dates:  April 4, 2018 • June 6, 2018 • September 5, 2018, January 2019. April 2019

tkpranayamapicKrishnamacharya was a master Yogi who, over his lifetime, taught classical yoga and yoga therapy, to yoga for the mastery of the siddhi powers and spiritual aspirations. T. Krishnamacharya managed to keep these pearls together with an underlying framework that runs through all of the different expressions of his yoga teachings; the golden string that holds the pearls together. Learn how each expression of Krishnamacharya yoga is beautifully compartmentalized, as well as a part of a comprehensive yogic system of thought.

This program is designed for:

  • Any C-IAYT that meets application requirements and is approved.
  • Any student wanting to take the OSOL Yoga Therapy Course will begin with this as Step 1.
  • Advanced yoga students and teachers who have studied with Amy Wheeler & colleagues in the T. Krishnamacharya Tradition in the past and are C-IAYT.
  • Students who work well with modern computer technology, as course is 100% online
  • Students who are comfortable with online learning
  • Students who have a personal daily yoga practice (asana, pranayama, meditation or chanting), and receive guidance from a mentor.

We are in the process of editing the description and application and FAQ documents with changes.  We thank you for your patience.  We hope to have the new documents online by  the end of January.

 

We are now offering the Optimal State
Certified Yoga Therapist Program.

The Optimal State Essential Framework Online Training Program can be taken as a standalone program if you are a C-IAYT, or as your first step in the Optimal State Yoga Therapist program.

 


 Self-Paced Online Yoga Courses

 On Demand Streaming Video Workshops

yt-workshops-ee1-product-graphic-120New!! Emotional Eating Level 1 Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Explore ways to create sustainable habits that help establish positive, lasting results.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  Amy has created assessment tools and lifestyle interventions called the "Optimal State of Living™(OSOL™)". This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an "Optimal State".  The course is designed for beginning to advanced students. It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


yt-workshops-ee2-product-graphic120New!! Emotional Eating Level 2 Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Explore ways to create sustainable habits that help establish positive, lasting results.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  Amy has created assessment tools and lifestyle interventions called the "Optimal State of Living"™ (OSOL™). This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an "Optimal State". The course is designed for beginning to advanced students. It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


yt-workshops-diabetes-120-graphicNew!! Diabetes: Mental, Emotional & Physical Health Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  Amy has created assessment tools and lifestyle interventions called the "Optimal State of Living™" (OSOL™). This workshop includes theory, application and practice and is appropriate for all levels of students.  The course is designed for beginning to advanced students who are working or living with diabetes.  This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an "Optimal State Of Living™".  It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


yt-workshops-anxiety-depressioin-120-graphic The Anxiety & Depression Workshop looks at healthy lifestyle, wellness and overall well being.  Learn how to assess and manage daily and long term health  from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  This workshop includes theory as well as application and practice.  This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students.  The course is designed for beginning to advanced students who are experiencing depression & anxiety..  This course will provide insights into how to recognize when we are out of balance and how to create an "Optimal State Of Living™".  It is also applicable for Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find health & healing.


womens-health-midlife-workshop120pxWomen's Health in Midlife Workshop Are you tired? Do you get angry more than you would prefer? Do you have "foggy brain"? These are all symptoms that are telling you how out of balance you are. In this program, "Women's Health for Midlife" you will learn how to see which direction you are out of balance towards. Learn tools that will bring you back in to balance for your specific needs. The assessment and tools in this program is based on a NEW program that Amy has created called the Optimal State of Living™ (OSOL™). It is an exciting new paradigm to help women learn how to do self-care to stay in balance. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students. The course is designed for beginning students who are experiencing the natural changes that occur in midlife.


YT Workshops Product Graphic 120x120Auto Immune Disorders Workshop  Auto-Immune Disorders such as Fibromyalgia, IBS, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Chronic Fatigue and others are rampant in our society.  Learn the causes and how to heal the pain from a Yoga Therapy paradigm.  This workshop includes theory as well as application and practice.  This workshop is appropriate for all levels of students.  From beginning students who are suffering from auto-immune   disease to Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists and health care practitioners who would like to know how to help their clients find healing.


On Demand Streaming Video Courses

Subtle Anatomy of Asana CoverYogic Subtle Anatomy Video Course  The ancient yogis took to great lengths to teach us about prana, or life-force.  They tell us that we can learn to “invite” this life-force into all of the layers of our human system (physical, breath, mental, personality and emotions) with appropriate use of tools including yoga, postures, breath work and meditation.

Yogic Subtle Anatomy Video Course IAYT Standards- PDF



Small Cover of Psychology of Health and Healing Yoga Sutra CourseYoga Sutra Chapter 1 Video Course 
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali video course is not only a text which shows a map of how to become enlightened, it is also a text that offers us a comprehensive system for health and healing.  The basic premise is that our mind is a tool for health, healing and beyond.  All three of these goals lead us to the same place.

Yoga Sutra Chapter 1 Video Course IAYT Standards- PDF

 


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Yoga Sutra Chapter 2 Video Course The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali video course is not only a text which shows a map of how to become enlightened, it is also a text that offers us a comprehensive system for health and healing.  The basic premise is that our mind is a tool for health, healing and beyond.  All three of these goals lead us to the same place.

Yoga Sutra Chapter 2 Video Course IAYT Standards- PDF


Coming Soon.... Vinyasa Krama Video Course!
Many know that there is a classical way to sequence postures together for safe Yoga & Yoga Therapy practices. In this course, we discuss the classical understanding of how each individual posture also has a sequence to get into and out of each posture safely. We discuss not only the sequence for more than 40 postures, but numerous modifications that can be used to create individualized practices for both therapeutic purposes and general well being.

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Audio Courses

Small Cover of Anatomy of Nervous System for Yoga and Yoga TherapyEastern-Western Yogic Anatomy Audio Course This audio course has many classes pertaining to the basics of anatomy from a western perspective and also an eastern subtle anatomy perspective.  While some scholars say the two systems are incompatible, but current biomedical research is showing that the two are compatible.

Eastern- Western Yogic Anatomy IAYT Standards- PDF


Small Cover NathamuniYoga Rahasya Audio Course The Yoga Rahasya text is a foundational text in the T. Krishnamachayra Tradition.  This text, which was thought to be lost, was is said to have been "given" to Krishnamacharya when he was 16 years old in a vision on the banks of a river near his hometown.  Come and hear the secrets of Nathamuni's Yoga Rahasya.

Yoga Rahasya Audio Course IAYT Standards-PDF


Small Cover Bhagavad GitaBhagavad Gita Audio Course The Bhagavad Gita is a course that many students from the West have a difficult time understanding, especially the symbolism of Arjuna about to go to war.  Some say it appears to be non-yogic.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  A simple and elegant way to help you understand the symbolism as it applies to your life!

Bhagavad Gita Audio Course IAYT Standards- PDF


Small Cover of Hatha Yoga PradipikaHatha Yoga Pradipika Audio Course  This text is a practical guide to both Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga.  Is it a staple in the library of most students in the T. Krishnamachaarya Tradition. It shows how these two types of yoga actually go together very well!

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Audio Course IAYT Standards- PDF

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Case Studies

NEW! Pre-recorded Yoga Therapy Case Studies  

Amy presents real life case studies for individualized yoga therapy.  Learn about how to work with specific mind & body constitutions, lifestyle management and dietary needs, as well as disease pathology from an Indian and Western Integrative Medicine perspective.  We will be adding new case studies on a regular basis, so check back often!

Case Studies include: audio downloads and supplemental documents regarding each case.

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