yoga teacher training

Training Overview

YogaZama is an entirely unique yoga teacher training program — there’s NOTHING like it on the planet.  

YogaZama was designed for people who are curious about human optimization and interested in how yoga can influence mental health. In YogaZama training you will FINALLY learn how your brain, nervous system, emotions and body are truly interconnected.  

We’ve all experienced the power of a great yoga class or meditation or even a great run, now you’ll know the science behind that feeling, how to replicate it, and how to provide it to others through this next-level yoga teacher training. 

Created by psychotherapists, brain health experts, yoga therapists, and traditional yogis, YogaZama steeps neurobiology and psychology into traditional yoga teacher training — with instruction in neurobiology, psychology, asana, pranayama, Ayurveda, mudras and more.  Through our YogaZama training, you will learn to integrate Western medicine & scientific research with traditional yogic concepts and techniques, with a view toward addressing a number of mental and emotional concerns. 

YogaZama is Yoga Alliance certified. Due to the unique blend of students LISPY’s YogaZama attracts, we offer two certifications upon completion.  

  • The first certificate, which all graduates receive, is our 200-hour YZT (YogaZama Teacher) certificate which certifies you as a 200-hour RYT (registered yoga teacher).
  • The second certificate is an additional certification awarded exclusively to program graduates who are licensed or pre-licensed mental health clinicians or IAYT certified yoga therapists. This is our 200-hour YZC (YogaZama Clinician) certificate. 

After completing your YogaZama training at The LISPY School, you will 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.

Everyone who graduates from this program will be a 200 RYT Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and have additional, unique skills in using yoga poses and principles such as breathing techniques, mediation, and Ayurveda to support mental health, brain health and physical health. Hence, the psychotherapeutic yoga certification. 

Graduates will also have the knowledge to market and share their new skills with their dream customers while either creating a sustainable new business or layering YogaZama into their existing business. 

Licensed or pre-licensed mental health clinicians and IAYT-certified Yoga Therapists will graduate with new tools to use with clients and new techniques geared toward addressing 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, insomnia, performance anxiety, PTSD and trauma recovery, stress management, and trichotillomania & body picking.

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