Professional Training


Click to contact AVI Student Advisor Dona Robinson ( or call 317-938-0123 for more information on any of our Professional Training Programs. Dona is an experienced Viniyoga Teacher and Viniyoga Therapist who can guide you in your yoga career path.

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Certification Requirements

Viniyoga Therapist Training

Completion of the following is required for AVI Therapist Certification:

  • 50 hours of anatomy study prior to entry into the program (see our recommended anatomy course) and an additional 25 hours of physiology study between Sessions 1 and 2.
  • Full attendance at the four training sessions.
  • Pre-training home study and independent study assigned at Session 1, 2 and 3. Completed work is due at the next training session. Independent study assignments include case studies, guided reading and brief essays.
  • 150 Yoga therapy practicum hours including at least 125 hours of documented work with individual clients or in therapeutic Yoga groups.
  • Final project consisting of the design and implementation of a group program with a therapeutic focus or an in-depth analysis of work with individual clients with a similar therapeutic issue.
  • Successful completion of three exams.
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