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Program Structure

SEYT curriculum is taught through the SEYT Yoga Therapist CYT 800-hour program. The program is structured in the following ways:
  • Residential Modules: modules must be completed over the course of 2 years. Each residential module has a topic relevant to working with people as a yoga therapist, a theme, and a season.  

  • Quarterly Meetings:  held between modules, these meetings answer the need for community support and continued conversations for the students. Usually held on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for 6.5 hours. These meetings are scheduled after the first module and continue between modules for a total of eight. For those not living in Ottawa, quarterly meetings may be attended via Zoom.

  • Distance Learning/Independent Studies

  • Coursework/Readings

  • Practicum:  All students must complete a mentored practicum. The practicum may only begin after completing (including each module’s course work 6 modules.  Mentorship ensures the students have the support and supervision needed to develop and maintain a sustainable practice.

All parts of the curriculum are woven together in Residential Modules and Quarterly Meetings.  Distance learning, independent studies, online education, coursework, and readings are all necessary for the student to integrate what they learn. The mandatory practicum provides the student with an opportunity utilizing all the knowledge, experience, and skills they have acquired at SEYT, through a supportive mentored experience.

SEYT’s  program is 800 hours, divided into:

With the uncertainty of the times, we at SEYT have decided to continue to give options to accommodate all students attendance. This means November and January will be completed virtually live via zoom. Going forward we will assess module to module whether it will be in-person. But we will create a hybrid classroom allowing those that want to attend virtually, to do so. Of course, we always hope students will be able to attend at least one of the in-person modules, we also understand individual safety varies and that's important.

SYNCHRONOUS Hours: 568 hours

8 Seasonal Residential Modules:  480 hours

  • In-person:  300 hours

    • 5 in-person modules: 8.5 days, 60 hours each

  • Live via zoom:  180 hours

    • 3 live via Zoom modules: 8.5 days, 60 hours each.

8 Quarterly Meetings:

  • Live via Zoom:  48 hours

Mentorship Meetings: Live via Zoom or In-person

  • Mentorship of Core Project:  10 hours

  • Mentorship of Practicum:  30 hours

ASYNCHRONOUS Hours: 232 hours


  • 150 practicum hours providing yoga therapy

Distance Learning:

  • Choice to attend synchronously (Live via Zoom) or asynchronously

    • 82 hours:  weekly two-hour meetings comprised of module curriculum from the courses:  1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, and 5.1. Students may choose to attend these live via Zoom (synchronously), or watch the recordings (asynchronously), which would be considered “distance education”.  

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Module dates for 2022-2024


April 14 to 22, 2023 - Virtual or In-Person with Hybrid attendance options

July 8 to 15, 2023 - Virtual or In-Person with Hybrid attendance options

October (TBA), 2023 - Virtual or In-Person with Hybrid attendance options

January (TBA), 2024 - Virtual

April (TBA), 2024 - Virtual

July (TBA), 2024 - Virtual or In-Person with Hybrid attendance options

October (TBA), 2024 - Virtual

January (TBA), 2025 - Virtual or In-Person with Hybrid attendance options

*Please note anything labeled as "in-person" shifts to online synchronous via Zoom when it's not safe to travel due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  All modules, whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person, are expected to be attended live. Exceptions only made for extenuating circumstances pre-approved by program director.

Module Dates
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