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Clinical Yoga

Certificate in Clinical Yoga – Part 1 and Part 2

Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy.

There are many different styles of yoga, but most combine physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation with an aim of increasing self-awareness and harmony within the mind and body.

With it’s holistic, mind-body approach Yoga has become increasing popular within the West and can be tailored to meet the needs of athletes to pregnant mothers, tailored for relaxation and reduction of stress or for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Our CPD Certificate Part 1 and Part 2 in Clinical Yoga is designed for those who are looking to use Yoga techniques and physical postures professionally within Massage Therapy, injury treatment pre-hab and rehabilitation.

Our course is open to Sports and Massage Therapists at Level 4 or above, Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Therapists as continued professional development.

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29ue to the COVID-19 pandemic our group face to face course is postponed.

But this course is still available as Live Online delivery via Zoom. This course is suitable for therapists at Level 4 or above. 


Part 1 (Postures): Online Live training

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd January 2021

from 09:30am – 18:00 daily


Friday 28th & Saturday 29th May

from 09:30 – 18:00


Part 2 (Sequencing): Online Live training

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th March 2021 

from 09:30  – 18:00 daily


Friday 30th & Saturday 21st July 

from 09:30 – 18:00 daily 


Core Elements Training Centre,

First Floor, 8 Bath Road, Old Town,
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BA

Easy access from M4 junction 15 and 16 and 15-20 minutes walk from mainline train station and bus station. Long stay parking nearby.

Due to the COVID-19 Part 1 & 2 is now available in 2021 via Live Online Training using the Zoom app. 

Online Live Course Price

Online Live prices are currently discounted due

to COVID-19

Part 1 = £210 28th & 29th May 2021

Part 2 = £210 12th & 13th March 2021 or 30th & 21st July

Part 1 & 2 = £410 (one deposit paid)

**Can be booked individually or as Combined Part 1 & 2

Deposit: Clinical Yoga
FHT or STA No or discount code

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About the course

Course Design 

This course incorporates both theory and practical work. Each day will be highly to ensure application of skill development. A variety of teaching methods will be used throughout the course to suite a range of scenarios.

 This course is taught in two parts. Part 1 and Part 2 form an independent CPD course of 16 hours.

 Part 1 and 2 can be booked at the same time, or as an individual course.

Part 1 must be completed prior to part 2.  

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Clinical Yoga Part 1 outline:

  Part 1 (2 days 09:30 – 18:00) –

Clinical Yoga part 1, covers a variety of beginner level poses and techniques which will aid full body movement, strength, flexibility and balance awareness, all of which will be linked to postural awareness and education. Movements within a range of anatomical planes will be covered to provide a balanced and full body, functional movement approach.

Breathing techniques to both energise and relax the body will be explored, along with bandha engagement and drishti focus.

Skeletal anatomy and physiology will be reviewed for each yoga posture, along with progressions and adaptations to suit a range of needs.

Physiology of stretching will also be reviewed along with methods for manipulating stretch modalities. 

This course incorporates both theory and practical work. A variety of teaching methods will be used throughout the course to suite a range of scenarios.


**Now available as Live online training **

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Clinical Yoga Part 1, is now available as Live Online training. 

Live delivery online course delivery will be available through the Zoom app. 

Course memeber will be sent a link to the online ‘live’ classroom via the start of the course. The class room should be entered via a laptop with a webcam attached Or integrated), so that all functions are available. 

Power-points used during the course will be interactive and the website will ensure that all practical activities can be observed by both the course tutor and course members. 


Two assessments will be required to check learning on completion of course delivery, which include delivery of a practical session and the design of a 1-2-1 clinical yoga session for a specific injury or condition.  

Clinical Yoga Part 2 outline:

Part 2 (2 days 09:30 – 18:00) –

Clinical Yoga part 2, will introduce further beginner and intermediate yoga postures that can be used for a range of purposes.

Yoga sequencing will be introduced to include variations of the sunsalutation warm up sequence and vinyasa flow. These sequences will be linked with breathing, bandha and drishti techniques.

Class design and planning for small groups will be introduced and discussed in relation to a range of needs, such as pre-hab, rehabilitation from injury, maintaining and developing full body flexibility, functional strength and balance, stress reduction and relaxation.

Specific populations such as Yoga for athletes, the older person and injuries such as back pain will also be discussed.

Yoga for relaxation and conditions such as stress and anxiety will be introduced along with an introduction to meditation and pranayama. 


Teaching techniques within a small class environment will be reviewed along with demonstration of postures and physical and verbal adjustments.

The benefits of different styles of yoga will be reviewed and linked to class design.


This course is designed to ensure progression of teaching skills from Clinical Yoga part 1, to manage and design small group classes and to address the needs of different clients.

This course incorporates both theory and practical work. Each day will be highly to ensure application of skill development. A variety of teaching methods will be used throughout the course to suite a range of scenarios.

Course Tutor

Taught by Dawn Morse BSc, PGCE, MSc

Dawn has a Masters Degree in Sports and Health Sciences, is a qualified teacher and is a Sports Massage Therapist.
Dawn was the programme leader for the University of Bath Sports Therapy Foundation Degree and lectured on the BSc programme for 9 years and is currently an associate lecturer for the Open University.

Dawn is also a qualified Yoga teacher, and a senior memeber of Yoga Alliace Professionals, and has been teaching regular yoga classes for over 14 years.

Dawn has taught a variety of yoga classes from traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Yoga, Mother and baby yoga, and childrens yoga, along with yoga based workshops and Day Retreats. 
Dawn is the founder of Core Elements which provides regular training courses in Sports Massage and Sports Therapy modalities.

Entry Requirements & background

  Course applicants must be 18 years old or over and must hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy or Massage Therapy.

**Level 3 Sports massage therapists with 4 years industry experience and a CPD profile will be considered. 


 This course is also open to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Therapists, Sports Scientists, Physiotherapy, Ostepoathy or Chiropractic students in year 2 or above, Pilates instructors and Yoga teachers. If you have a different background and are unsure if you qualify for this course, please contact us to check eligibility. 

 Prior to the course:

 We recommend that you attend a minimum of 6 yoga classes to familiarise yourself with Yoga postures and a range of class formats prior to starting Part 1 of this course.

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Cancellation policy

Your payment for this CPD course is non-refundable. It is not possible to have your place refunded in whole or part once your booking has been confirmed, or to transfer to a later date once you have already paid.

Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training.

By registering and paying for this course, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Want to find out more about the course?

Gwyn. J - Wales

Completed the cupping course last week. 
Was a brilliant course. Really well run. Good mix of theory and hands on. 
Will definitely be doing more courses with Core Elements.

Laura. F - Folkstone

I had a great time learning a new skill and loved the course. 
Everything was well organised and brilliantly instructed. I can’t wait to get trying on my clients!

Saffron. A - Shropshire