Lifeologie Institute School for Psychotherapeutic Yoga

yoga for your brain

At the LISPY (Lifeologie Institute School for Psychotherapeutic Yoga), we offer yoga teacher training and other trainings and events for therapists, yogis, and others interested in psychotherapeutic yoga — yoga for your brain.

LISPY offers a dual-track training program that merges eastern philosophies and traditions of yoga with western brain science — LISPY’s 200 RYT PY yoga training & LISPY’s 200 RYT YogaZama yoga training.

LISPY’s yoga teacher training and events merge eastern philosophies with brain science to offer next-level yoga training to individuals seeking to teach complete strong-body/strong mind yoga and to clinicians and yoga therapists who desire to learn more about the unique field of psychotherapeutic yoga.

Psychotherapeutic yoga differs from traditional yoga training in that it steeps traditional yoga training in western brain science.  LISPY offers an integrated approach to optimal health!

The yoga therapy components of LISPY’s psychotherapeutic yoga training are not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance.

Note: LISPY’s psychotherapeutic yoga training does not qualify graduates to diagnose or treat mental illness, nor practice as a licensed mental health professional.

200 RYT teacher training programs at The LISPY School

200-hour RYT Psychotherapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

Prerequisites: Licensed or pre-licensed mental health clinician or IAYT certified Yoga Therapist

In LISPY school’s 200 hr psychotherapeutic yoga teacher training, you will begin to integrate western medicine concepts such as neurobiology with traditional yogic concepts and techniques, with a view toward addressing a number of mental and emotional concerns. 

NOTE: LISPY’s 200 hour training is not appropriate preparation for teaching fitness yoga.  This training is limited to clinicians and yoga therapists and provides an introduction to the merging of psychology, neurobiology and yoga and Ayurvedic principals, with a heavy emphasis on psychotherapeutic application

At the LISPY school, you will learn to use eastern and western concepts, combined with specifically targeted yogic concepts and techniques to help with a number of mental and emotional concerns, such as addiction or substance abuse, ADHD, anger management, anxiety, cutting & self-harm, depression, eating disorders, grief & loss recovery, insomnia, performance anxiety, PTSD and trauma recovery, stress management, trichotillomania & body picking.

20 hour weekend intensives also available.

LPC, LMFT, IAYT, RYT CEUs are available

The yoga therapy components of LISPY’s psychotherapeutic yoga training are not derived from our RYS status with Yoga Alliance.

Note: LISPY’s psychotherapeutic yoga training does not qualify graduates to diagnose or treat mental illness, nor practice as a licensed mental health professional.

YogaZama at The LISPY School  ~

Strong Body | Strong Mind

शम Zama (n) ~ balance, equanimity (Sanskrit)

YogaZama’s 200-hour RYT teacher training balances eastern tradition with western neuroscience to bring next-level yoga training to the world of fitness yoga.

Based on our psychotherapeutic yoga curriculum at The LISPY School, YogaZama steeps neurobiology and psychology into traditional yoga teacher training — with instruction in asana, pranayama, Ayurveda, mudras and more.

In addition to learning the necessary yoga foundations to be a successful instructor, YogaZama students will also explore:

  • Biomechanics of Movement and Physiology
  • Mantra Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Psychopathology and Yoga

After completing your YogaZama training at The LISPY School, you can walk away with a 200-hour RYT that goes deeper than standard yoga training. With YogaZama, you’ll learn how to use yoga to transform both the brain and the body.

YogaZama ~ Strong Body | Strong Mind

LISPY In-Depth Studies in Psychotherapeutic Yoga (for graduates of LISPY’s 200 RYT – Foundations of Psychotherapeutic Yoga)

LISPY 300’s hour In-Depth Studies Track includes 100 hours of additional training to help students develop clinical and teaching skills as well as in-depth knowledge for working with groups and individuals using Psychotherapeutic Yoga methods.

Student requirements prior to start: completion of or concurrent enrollment in LISPY 200 RYT Foundations of Psychotherapeutic Yoga

NOTE: Due to programming changes, students who completed LISPY’s 200 RYT prior to September 2019 will need to audit the following weekends from the updated LISPY 200 RYT prior to or concurrent with enrollment in LISPY in-depth studies:
• Psychopathology
• Neurobiology and Trauma