Yoga Therapy offers the truest expression of the yogic path - to meet the body and mind where it is and help transform it with tools that best suit individual needs. At SMC, you will study diverse methodologies and approaches with master trainers from varied yoga backgrounds so that you, as the Yoga Therapist, can select the strongest tools for your clients. Yoga Therapists graduating from our trainings are empowered to work with the full range of health issues such as aging and medical challenges, injuries, chronic pain, stress, anxiety and every day aches and pains.
We are also extremely practical people. We are blessed to make our livings as yoga therapists and we want you to have that choice, too. We include business training, marketing help, and practice with professional skills to help you find your path as a sole proprietor or as a part of a clinical team.
Our faculty are comprised of master level teachers from different yoga lineages and styles, including Iyengar, Viniyoga™, Yoga of the Heart™ from Nischala Joy Devi and the InnerBody work of Angela Farmer and Viktor van Kooten. Several faculty members are also Ayurvedic Practitioners trained by renowned practitioners Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Ram Harsh Singh.
The unifying element amoung our faculty is their "therapeutic eye". Every one of them has a tremendous skillset for working one-to-one with clients and designing classes "on the fly" to address the issues that students ask about before class. Combined with a wonderfully integrated curriculum, those techniques are taught to you, as you hone your own skills for choosing the right tools for a particular client, based on that clients' issue, attitude and learning style.
Location and Facilities
The Stress Management Center (SMC) is a therapy-based of Yoga Center. We serve a community of people with stiff backs, sore knees, some injuries, and a variety of discomforts, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, orthopedic issues, anxiety, depression, weight gain, joint health, and other movement issues. We offer a wide selection of classes, specialize in one-on-one care, and provide a wide variety of outreach classes as the provider for local hospitals, high schools and charities.
Our Yoga Therapist Training was the first to be accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) in the Bay Area and is one of only 50 such programs in the country. We pride ourselves on our open approach, including diverse methdologies, to give the student a good variety of tools and practices to choose from when customizing a practice for a client. We follow the adage "The Truth is One, the Paths are Many".
165 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939