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:

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.


8 Seasonal Residential Modules:  568

  • In-person:  300

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

  • Live via zoom:  180

    • 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



  • 150 practicum hours providing yoga therapy

Distance Learning:

  • Choice to attend synchronously 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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