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Therapeutic Yoga - Level 1

$690.00 inc. GST

Designed for allied health professionals, on this course you will explore mindfulness and a holistic approach to treatment, learn to design clinically relevant yoga programs and relate scientific evidence to therapeutic yoga.
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Yoga, meditation and mindfulness have been taught to increase self-awareness for centuries. This ancient tradition provides movements and techniques to support the growing demands of modern life. These powerful practices can be used preventatively to increase self-awareness as well as rehabilitation of the body and stress reduction for the mind. It is a potent compliment to any client program.


The Unite Health Therapeutic Yoga Level 1 course provides Physiotherapists and other rehabilitation professionals with the fundamental knowledge to begin teaching safe and effective yoga based movements. The skills developed in this course are designed to compliment existing rehabilitation programs or to be offered as classes or one on one sessions for clients wanting to explore the benefits of Yoga in a safe environment.  Linking to relevant clinical research, this course will provide an evidence based approach to teaching Yoga for rehabilitation.


Therapeutic Yoga Level 1 covers a variety of beginner level poses and techniques which will facilitate postural education, correct movement patterning, body/breath awareness as well as helping clients find alignment in their bodies. This course will also explore the power of the mind-body connection that provides a holistic approach to any rehabilitation program. This practical course is designed to ensure you can put your new knowledge into practice straight away.


Designed by Australian physiotherapist, Irene Ais for physiotherapists and rehabilitation professionals, the Unite Health Yoga Method presents the most recent research relevant to Yoga and teaches a realistic, safe and effective framework of Yoga exercises for rehabilitation and therapy.


Yoga history and philosophy are explored to develop solid foundations for Yoga teaching.
Level 1 poses, breathing and meditation techniques are presented through a variety of teaching methods with a focus on participation in numerous practical sessions. Throughout the course, clinical applications of yoga principles, as well as the exercises themselves will be explored.  Case studies will be reviewed and participants have the chance to design and discuss their own yoga programmes. Guided meditation and breathing techniques assist participants in generating the skills required for effective programs spanning the layers of mind, body and breath that yoga influences.


This course will also provide the skills for skilful physical and verbal pose adjustments and how to increase teaching skills for leading classes.

Our Therapeutic Yoga Series (level 1-2) is the essential Yoga teacher training tool for allied health professionals. The series is broken down into two 2-day teaching blocks. After each teaching block you will be able to implement the exercises and methods learnt immediately into your clinical practice.  


  • Attend a minimum of 5 yoga classes to become familiar with the yoga method prior to commencing your study.
  • View the pre-course lecture via our online learning platform prior to the course.  You will be automatically enrolled on the platform when you book the course. 

This course is open to: Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths, Sports Therapists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Doctors, Myotherapists/ Massage Therapists, Physiotherapy students, Pilates instructors and Yoga instructors. If you hold a qualification outside the above please contact us directly.

Irene Ais has spent 15 years exploring the ancient practice of Yoga.  She is a Melbourne based Physiotherapist, a certified Yoga teacher, AcroYoga teacher and Pilates instructor.


Irene will take you on a journey to discover the transformative effects of yoga. She is passionate about helping students navigate the physical poses whilst offering an invitation to drop into the energetic practice. The layers she creates with her teaching will draw you out of the thinking mind to offer you an experience of deeper self-awareness.


Her strong hatha flow classes will challenge students to play to their edge and her extensive study in the human body and movement brings a teaching style focusing on finding our unique alignment and joy in movement.


Irene’s Physiotherapy career has led her to specialise in occupational health and she consults to many large organisation regarding their physical and mental health programs. She is passionate about preventative health strategies. Irene is also a course presenter for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and has been a facilitator at the APA National Physiotherapy Conference.

All courses are held at the Physio Pilates Studio,29 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland 1023.  All courses run 9am-5pm each day. 

There are four client car parks behind the studio. These are the parks closest to the building marked the Physio Pilates Studio. Entrance is via the driveway on the west side of the building on Khyber Pass Road.

There is a public car park in Symonds Street next to Galbraiths.  It is a two minute walk to the studio.