Please contact the ashram at 484-509-5073 for an information/application packet


870 hour PROFESSIONAL YOGA THERAPY CERTIFICATION

The Kula Kamala Foundation 870 hours Professional Yoga Therapist (800PYT) Certification program is a systematic, comprehensive, creative, life changing process that will encourage and support a journey of personal transformation. Contact the school at 484-509-5073 or email study@kulakamalafoundation.org to request your application or to inquire about the program.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide an economically sound, intelligently structured, unique, comprehensive, affirming Professional Yoga Therapist Certification Program. We strive to provide each participant with a robust extension of their existing training, so they may even more effectively offer the process and teachings of Yoga skillfully, with compassion, safety, and integrity, and in a therapeutic manner. Kula Kamala Foundation Professional Yoga Therapist Certification programs offer the highest possible quality education, with highly trained faculty and staff, and an authentic but progressive approach to the practice and study of Yoga and Yoga Therapy.

OUR PROGRAM

The Kula Kamala Foundation 870 hour Professional Yoga Therapy Certification program requires completion of 18 course modules. Each module is designed to enhance the students knowledge and prepare the student for a meaningful lasting career of work and service in the field of human suffering and healing. We offer both certificate and audit options. Students interested to receive a Certificate of Completion validating their successful completion of all course requirements and necessary for registration as a C-IAYT with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, must register as a "Certificate Student". Auditing students do not carry the same course requirements as Certificate students, are not responsible for homework or tests and will not attend certain portions of the program. Auditing students may be experienced Yoga students or Yoga teachers seeking self support and healing tools, or healthcare providers or other professionals looking to learn how to integrating Yoga Therapy techniques into the work they do without actually becoming a Yoga Therapist. Auditing students may not call themselves graduates of this program. They may say they audited the program. Students initially electing the audit may only transfer from the audit to the certificate path within their first semester. 

The program is broken into two parts: Level 1 and Level 2. The program courses and costs are listed below.
  
OUR APPROACH TO YOGA

Kula Kamala Foundation & Ashram is a spiritually based school of Yoga that was founded in 2007 by Sudha & Ed (Ramchandra) Allitt. The organization achieved non-profit status with the IRS in Jan 2011. Having come from a diverse background of training, the program and organization founder, Sudha, began to draw what she felt where highly effective techniques in her own healing experience and created the kula-kamala-yoga approach to practicing Yoga. kula-kamala-yoga is a spiritual practice that incorporates lifestyle. The philosophy is centered in a significant commitment to seva, or service to the community. The practices are grounded in the energy of Anahata (the heart) chakra, spiritually uplifting, therapeutically oriented and with a strong focus on alignment and union of body, mind, spirit, and community.

At Kula Kamala Foundation, we see Yoga as the optimal healing modality, through which people can integrate body, mind & spirit, bringing an end to oppression and suffering for themselves and for other beings. As such, Ahimsa (non-harming/kindess) & Svadyaya (Self study) are important foundations for life and study. We support an environment that is conducive to true yogic living. We study the yogic scriptures, we chant. Our practice includes the yogic ethics of Patanjali and we consider sangha (supportive community) to be an important factor in practice and healing. We are deeply committed to heart centered Yoga and philosophical teachings, which espouse that to love is the only path to true happiness. Yoga teaches us that true happiness emerges as faith, love and compassion deepen. Whatever YOU believe in, Yoga can deepen that belief as the wonders of presence open your heart to the completeness of the Universe.

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Kula Kamala Foundation, its teachers and staff, do not discriminate based on any criteria, including but not limited to race, sex, religious tradition, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS 

Applicants are required to:
  • have completed a 200YTT through a Yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance (YA). All applicants are required to submit a copy of their certificate of completion with their application.
  • have a high school diploma or GED. All applicants are required to provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED certificate with their application.
  • attach an up to date resume or CV to their application.
  • have at least one-year experience teaching Yoga. All applicants are required to provide a statement regarding their teaching experience.
  • demonstrate American citizenship via social security card or passport, or provide documentation of their status as a legal immigrant.
    • Not a documented immigrant? While you will not be able to enroll in the program, you can audit and we do consider ourself a safe sanctuary for all people in search of the healing wholeness brought about through and within the experience of Yoga.
  • complete, sign and date an Application for Admission and Enrollment Agreement.
  • submit three Letters of Recommendation with their application, two (2) from yoga related professionals (teachers, program directors, studio owners where you teach, etc.) and one (1) business/personal recommendation from someone who has known you at least three years such as a healthcare professional with whom you work.
  • pay a $100 non-refundable application fee.
  • submit a $500 tuition deposit with their application, which will be returned to them should they not be accepted into the program.
  • complete an interview with the Program Director prior to being accepted into the program. During the interview, the Program Director and the prospective student will discuss student goals, course offerings and program structure, school ethics and sangha (community), tuition, and the teachers involved in the program. This is the prospective student’s opportunity to ask questions, so student should prepare a list ahead of time. 
All applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email, mail or in person.

All applicants accepted into the program are required to complete, sign and date an Enrollment Agreement & Promissory Note.

TRANSFER CREDITS

While we honor and respect all traditions of Yoga, due to vast diversity in approaches to Yoga, and it’s application as a therapeutic modality, the Kula Kamala Foundation 870 hour Professional Yoga Therapy Certification is unable to accept transfer credits from other schools of Yoga, or schools of Yoga Therapy. 

ACCREDITATION

The Kula Kamala Foundation 870 hour Professional Yoga Therapy Certification is structured to meet and exceed the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) requirements for schools offering Yoga Therapy education. We achieved our status as an IAYT Accredited School in 2015 and were one of the first 25 schools worldwide to be accredited. Our program was called "particularly impressive."

SCHOLARSHIPS

Kula Kamala Foundation is committed to making quality education accessible to those who are actively working to alleviate suffering and enhance health and happiness in their own life and who are serving or seeking to serve as a support for others who wish the same. We have two scholarships available for students who meet scholarship criteria. Details can be found at www.kulakamalafoundation.org/scholarships  

OTHER FINANCING

At this time, kula-kamala-yoga is unable to offer any other form of financing.

COURSE FORMAT 

The program is offered in two formats:
  • Semester format including Fall, Spring & Summer semesters. Up to three courses will be offered each semester. Each course will meet once a week for 3 hours for 15 weeks.
  • Intensive format, including 6 day (1 course), 10 day (2 courses) and 15 day (3 courses) intensive study formats with pre-work and homework required for each module of study.
PYT101 must be taken the first semester of study.

Students may register for one course at a time or all courses offered in a given semester.

Students may take up to six (6) years to complete their Certificate, but it may be done in as little as 2 1⁄2 years.

UPCOMING COURSE SCHEDULE

COURSE
RESIDENTIAL DATES
COMMUTER DATES
TYT105 The History, Science & Practice of Meditation  6/18/17-6/23/17  1/6/18-4/15/18
Sat 9:30am-12:30pm
TYT101 Intro to Therapeutic Yoga: Perspectives on Health, Wholeness & Disease 7/21/17-7/26/17 9/8/17-12/17/17
Fri 6pm-9pm 
TYT102 Asana, Pranayama, Yoga, and the Mind   9/9/17-12/18/17
Sat 9:30am-12:30pm
TYT103 Yoga Tradition   9/9/17-12/18/17
Sat 1:30pm-4:30pm
PYT202 Medical Terminology    
PYT203 Dynamics of Human interactions: Working With and Around Others    
PYT204 The Healing Path of Tantra I    
PYT205 Subtle Healing: Chakra, Klesha, Kosha, Kriya, Mantra, Mudra, Bliss    
PYT301 Ayurveda II    
PYT302 Joint Structure, Function & Kinesiology    
PYT303 Yoga Psychology    
PYT304 The Healing Path of Tantra II    
PYT305 Topics in Yoga: Yin, Hormones & Special Needs    
PYT403 The Healing Path of Yoga III    

STUDENT & TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT


Yoga Therapists, students and teachers of Yoga should strive toward the highest ethical behavior as set forth in the Yama and Niyama, as espoused in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. In this way their actions will support the clients’ healing and their own personal sense of empowerment. As Yoga Therapists, we are examples to our clients. We should strive to exemplify the change we wish to see in the world. We can best achieve this goal by conducting ourselves in a way that fosters peace, harmony and integrity.

By adhering to the following guidelines and principles, Yoga Therapists, students and teachers manifest an environment and a presence that is conducive to deep meaningful healing:

1. Conduct all interactions with integrity and in a professional and conscientious manner.
2. Honestly represent their skills and scope of practice and if necessary, refer students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment, or direction when same is out of the purview of my skills.
3. Provide a safe, clean and holistic environment where all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion affiliation, or sexual orientation feel welcome.
4. Respect the privacy of all students and treat them in a dignified manner at all times.
5. Maintain safe boundaries - do not sexually, verbally or physically harass any student, teacher or client.
6. Follow all local government and national laws pertaining to the business of yoga
7. Honor client privacy by not sharing client information with third parties for any reason not associated with the regular operation of our yoga school or to meet the requirements of legal authorities without the client’s permission.
8. Abide by yogic ethics as set forth in the Yamas and Niyamas, as follows:

Yama

The Yama are behavioral restraints. They guide our interactions with humans, non-humans and our interactions with the world we inhabit.
  • Ahimsa. Avoid violence or unkindness in word, deed and thought, and avoid activities that stunt the realization of harmony.
  • Satya. Being honest in word, deed and thought. Manifesting an authentic representation of ourselves and others by not concealing truth, and by not downplaying or exaggerating our abilities and accomplishments.
  • Asteya. In its simplest form it means do not steal or take what is not yours and includes physical items such as money and items as well as ideas, identities, and experience. Do not act out of jealousy.
  • Brahmacharya. Behaving in an ethical, God-like way that enhances all that is Divine. It encompasses unconditional love, true joy for others, and treating all with integrity. It includes practicing moderation in all practices and allowing only pure motivations to be acted upon.
  • Aparigraha. Non-clinging. Live simply. Do not accumulate things needlessly. Do not hoard and do not give material objects, status or greed priority over that which enhanced truth and harmony.

Niyama

The Niyama guide our inner relationship with self, and are practices we intend adherence to.
  • Sauca. Purity or Cleanliness. It enhances balance and sharpens clarity.
  • Santosa. Contentment. Contentment with yourself, with others and with the situation of your life, Santosa involves surrendering to your faith and truly believing that the process of yoga will bring you from personal suffering toward great happiness.
  • Tapas. The fire of self-discipline. Think of it as the willpower to follow through.
  • Svadhyaya. Study of the Self. We self-inquire, we practice mindfulness, it is also the study of scriptures and chanting. Svadhyaya opens us to our own divine nature.
  • Ishvara Pranidhana. Devotion or surrender to the Divine. It is about being open-hearted to the possibilities. 
Other Ethical Guidelines... honoring truth, acting only out of kindness, speaking only with compassion, avoiding harmful words and deeds, living simply and avoiding indulgences, practicing charity, practicing discipline, engaging in self-study, avoiding judgmental tendencies, acknowledging the inherent beauty of the overall picture before making any other assessment, enhancing harmony, embracing sri, and intending a life lived in spiritual freedom.

TUITION

  CERTIFICATE
RESIDENTIAL
STUDENT
(includes room/board)

AUDITING
RESIDENTIAL
STUDENT
(certificate not awarded)
(includes room/board)
CERTIFICATE
COMMUTER
STUDENT
(includes lunches)

AUDITING
COMMUTER
STUDENT
(certificate not awarded)
(includes lunches)
APPLICATION FEE  $100  $100  $100 $100
         

LEVEL 1 COURSES

       
TYT101 Intro to Therapeutic Yoga: Perspectives on Health, Wholeness & Disease $599 $499  the 8 month $399
TYT102 Asana, Pranayama, Yoga, and the Mind $599 $499 300YTT is paid $399
TYT103 Yoga Traditions $599 $499 as a single $399
TYT104 Holistic Anatomy $599 $499 program $399
TYT105 The History, Science & Practice of Meditation $599 $499 and not $399
TYT201 Ayurveda I $599 $499 as individual  $399
40 hr Independent Service Project (must be approved by program director) $299 n/a course modules n/a
         

LEVEL 1 YOGA THERAPIST TRAINING TOTALS (excluding app fee, book and supplies)

$3,893  n/a  $3,300
n/a
         

LEVEL 2 COURSES

    RESIDENTIAL ONLY   
PYT202 Medical Terminology $599  n/a $599 n/a
PYT203 Dynamics of Human interactions: Working With and Around Others $599  n/a $599 n/a
PYT204 The Healing Path of Tantra I $599  $499 $599 $499
PYT205 Subtle Healing: Chakra, Klesha, Kosha, Kriya, Mantra, Mudra, Bliss $599  $499 $599 $499
PYT301 Ayurveda II $599  $499 $599 $499
PYT302 Joint Structure, Function & Kinesiology $599  $499 $599 $499
PYT303 Yoga Psychology $599  n/a $599 n/a
PYT304 The Healing Path of Tantra II $599  n/a $599 n/a
PYT305 Topics in Yoga: Yin, Hormones & Special Needs $599  n/a $599 n/a
PYT401 PRACTICUM ~ Group Private Sessions $299  n/a $299 n/a
PYT402 PRACTICUM ~ Individual Private Sessions $299  n/a $299 n/a
PYT403 The Healing Path of Yoga III $599  n/a $599 n/a
         
 LEVEL 2 YOGA THERAPIST TRAINING TOTALS $6,588   $6,588  
         

TOTAL 870PYT PROGRAM TUITION (does not include app fee/books/supplies)

$10,481   $9,888  


Contact the ashram with any questions or for an application packet and student handbook. 484-509-5073