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Optimal State Therapeutic Specialist Program

Therapeutic Foundations of T. Krishnamacharya Yoga
Advanced 200-hour Yoga Training Online

  • 200-hour Training Online
  • 15-month long program
  • Wednesday nights from 4:00-5:30 pm (PST)
  • Could be part of your Yoga Therapist certification

Upcoming start dates: January 3, 2018 • April 4, 2018 • June 6, 2018 • September 5, 2018

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:

  • Advanced yoga students and teachers who want to fill in the gaps of the yoga knowledge in the Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
  • Advanced yoga students and teachers who have studied with Amy Wheeler & colleagues in the T. Krishnamacharya Tradition in the past
  • Advanced students and teachers who have studied in the T. Krishnamacharya Tradition: TKV Desikachar, P. Jois and Iyengar and other teachers from our tradition are welcome if they are interested in both classical teachings and yoga therapy.
  • Students who want to learn how classical yoga provides the foundation for yoga therapy
  • 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)

We are now able to provide Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, LMFT and Nurses in California. Read here for more details.

Optimal State Therapeutic Specialist Information
Optimal State Therapeutic Specialist Outline
Optimal State Therapeutic Specialist FAQs
Optimal State Therapeutic Specialist Application

We are now offering our 885-hour Optimal State
Certified Yoga Therapist Program.

The 200-hour Optimal State Therapeutic Specialist Online Training Program can be taken as a standalone program or as your first step in the Optimal State Yoga Therapist program.  The 200-hour Therapeutic Specialist program hours will transfer into the larger Yoga Therapist Program.  

The 200-hour Optimal State Therapeutic Specialist program is also known as Essential Framework and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance under our former name, Healing Yoga Foundation. We will continue to use this name for all Yoga Alliance related activities for the time being.


Optimal State Mental Health Specialist

300-Hour Training Program
In-Person Modules in Ontario, California
Upcoming dates: January 14-21, 2018 • July 15-22, 2018 • January 12-19, 2019 • July 13-20, 2019

osol-horizontal-optima-3x2-72The Optimal State of Living™ (OSOL™) teacher-training program bridges the Eastern Wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda and Western Psychology. Course includes yogic, ayurvedic and philosophic foundations on the nature of the mind and the yogic framework for health and disease.

We will also look at  biomedical, psychological and physiological foundations of the brain and how they impact overall well being. This training program is designed to be experiential in nature, including a wide variety of practices and interactive learning experiences.

This program will prepare you to work with Yoga in the fields of:

  • Integrative Medicine at hospitals, Senior Centers & Youth Centers
  • Veteran’s Associations
  • Private practice in the fields of Psychology, Addiction & Treatment
  • County and government mental health services

We are now able to provide Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, LMFT and Nurses in California. Read here for more details.

300-hour Optimal State Mental Health Specialist Program Information:
Optimal State Mental Health Specialist 300 Hour Program Overview
Optimal State Mental Health Specialist 300 Hour Program FAQ's
Optimal State Mental Health Specialist Application Form
Optimal State Mental Health Specialist Training Venue Photos

We are now offering our 885-hour Optimal State
Certified Yoga Therapist Program.

The 300-hour Optimal State Mental Health Specialist Training Program can be taken as a standalone program or as a step in the Optimal State Yoga Therapist program. The 300-hour Mental Health Specialist program hours will transfer into the larger Yoga Therapist Program.

The 300-hour Optimal State Mental Health Specialist Training program is also known as Yoga and Mental Health Teacher Training Program and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance under our former name, Healing Yoga Foundation. We will continue to use this name for all Yoga Alliance related activities for the time being.


Yoga for Healthcare Practitioners

Additionally, Amy Wheeler is part of a team that is offering a 200-hour in-person yoga training at Southern California University of Health Sciences. Please click the link below for details and contact information.  Yoga for Healthcare Practioners


Sangha Saturdays

A series of free workshops to allow you to check out our teacher training community and get to know Amy in person.  These days are free of charge.  You just need to email us and let us know that you will be coming.  They are graciously held at the
Yoga Bungalow in San Juan Capistrano, CA 5 times per year.

All former students of Amy are welcome to join us too!  We want to see you and stay a part of your life!

Upcoming Community Dates for fun, hugs and food!
All dates will have a lesson, a practice together and social time. They will begin at 2:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm with the option of going out to dinner together afterward.

  • January 6, 2018
  • April 7, 2018
  • August 4, 2018
  • November 17, 2018