You want to be A really good and effective yoga Therapist

And you know that the relationship between you and your primary teacher is vital to your success. 

You want someone who is more than knowledgeable and experienced. You want a teacher who has a good mix of woo woo and science/evidence/results.  Someone who will keep it real without spewing BS. 

Someone who is equal parts supportive and still will push you in the direction you want to go.

Someone who practices what she preaches because it comes through in her teaching.

You Want to learn how to fish

You know the parable... "give a person a fish and feed them for a day. Teach them how to fish, and feed them for a lifetime."

You want to learn to fish. 

For you, it is more than "yoga for backs."

You want to grow your skill at being able to see movement, to see compensation patterns, and to truly help your students get relief and resolve their issues.

You WANT TO MOVE beyond "I Hope and Pray This will Work" to Something More Deliberate and Accurate.

There are 6 key components to helping clients get out of pain consistently and sustainably.

  1. 1
    The Relationship Between the Client and Teacher
  2. 2
    Recognizing and Understanding What the Problem Actually Is
  3. 3
    Enabling Symptom Relief and Renewing Inner Awareness
  4. 4
    Retraining Neuromuscular Patterns and Rekindling Brain-Body Connection  
  5. 5
    Refining The New Patterns and Growing Resiliency
  6. 6
    Rinse and Repeat


Susi Hately, B.Sc. Kinesiology has helped people get out of pain since 1995 and has been training yoga teachers and health professionals how to integrate yoga therapeutically into their practices since 2001.

  • She sees what works and doesn't.
  • She continually evolves to help bring about better and better results. 
  • She teaches her graduates how to grow yoga businesses they love. 

Now she wants to help you grow your skill and ability to help others get out of pain.

[Online Training]


SEPTEMBER 25-30, 2021

$2479.00 Canadian Dollars

Payment plans available. 

  • in this program:

  • Susi will teach you, with passion and deep caring, the how she helps her clients out of pain.  
  • She'll share the concepts that she uses in her therapeutic practice with her clients and herself. There is no fluff.  
  • Susi will show you how to see biomechanics beyond just the alignment principles that you learned in 200 and 500 hour training. She will  also show you  what to do with what you see so your clients can make forward progress. 
  • Susi teaches using evidence based examples, real life case studies, and directly responding to participants questions and comments.  This an interactive class setting. All classes are recorded , so that you can watch them several times to ingrain the knowledge.   She'll share the concepts that she uses in her therapeutic practice with her clients and herself. There is no fluff.

  • Curriculum: Over 6 Days Susi will Teach You:

  • The Healing Model
  • Susi's healing model is tool that bridges the biomedical world with whole body-mind thinking. It sets the relationship between client and teacher as fundamental to the trajectory of healing and outcomes.  By applying this model with your clients you will see your results shift exponentially.
  • Awareness As a Healing Modality
  • Susi's most spoken line is "Where the pain is, isn't the problem. The real problem is under our level of awareness." In a nutshell, we can't change anything we aren't aware of which is a key reason for why pain remains persistent and is not resolved.  Applying this concept will help you to become more deliberate and accurate with your teaching.

  • Anatomy and Movement Principles
  • When you can apply anatomy to movement and movement to pain reduction, you'll see more clearly what the real problem is. This will improve your ability to choose the techniques or tools for your clients.
  • Biomechanics, Recovery and Healing
  • Susi coined the term "Biomechanics of Healing" very deliberately.  Our nervous systems are very plastic. Our tissue can change. When we combine the way our brains work with the ambition and drive our minds and the mechanics of our body, real healing can arise.

  • Why People Don't Heal and How They Can
  • There are contributing factors for why people's progress can be slow, or stall completely. Understanding these ideas will reinvigorate your connection with your client and their needs.


  • If you are a yoga teacher or health professional and you want integrate biomechanical and the whole body-mind approaches to recovery and healing.  
  • You want less fluff and more therapeutic benefit, so you can help your clients get well again, sustainably.
  • You want to move beyond superficial asana and pranayama and be able to support your clients recovering from pain, cancer treatment, strokes, surgery.


  • You don’t think change is possible.
  • If you only follow science based evidenceClinical studies are fascinating as they shed light and ask good questions. I see them as the start of a conversation, not the end. I know what works by the results my clients get. 
  • If your schedule is packed from morning to night, this may not be the right fit at this moment.

meet Susi Hately, Your Instructor

You can count on my expertise and experienceIn addition to my IAYT program,  two of my yoga programs were studied at a University level  -  yoga post cancer treatment and yoga for people idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

I'm the author of the best selling Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injury Series, I Love Anatomy, Fundamentals of Yoga Therapy, Yoga for the Desk Jockey, and Healing & Revealing Human Potential

I have appeared as a guest expert at Trent University, on Global TV, CTV, and in the Globe and Mail, Thrive Online, Chatelaine, Bride Magazine, Parenting, and Yoga Journal.

As a young student of yoga, I began to combine the ancient practices of yoga with my BSc. Kinesiology at a Vancouver pain clinic. When I continued to encounter individuals, including yoga instructors, who accepted that their pain was “normal”, I began to explore how yoga was being taught and practiced. By designing therapy programs that utilized sound anatomical principles of kinesiology with the time-honoured practices of yoga, I have enabled people to find pain relief, feel good, and rediscover vitality in their lives.

check out what others are saying about susi

"Susi is an exceptional coach.  If you want to work with one of the best, if you want to work with someone who really wants you to succeed, if you want to work with someone who truly walks the walk and talks the talk, work with Susi. She really knows what she is doing."

- Loreen, Functional Synergy Graduate

"I chose to work with Susi because she is approachable, direct and clear in her teaching. As a teacher she is supportive while still pushing me in the direction I want to go in.  She also practices what she preaches  - which comes through in her teaching."

- Tamara, Functional Synergy Graduate

"I chose Susi's program because of her biomechanical approach to yoga therapy. I knew she would call it like she sees it and call me out if I needed it. She is clear that she wants her students to make a business out of it, not a part time gig, but full on making good money doing what they love."

- Ashlie, Functional Synergy Certification Graduate

[Online training]


SEPTEMBER 25-30, 2021

$2479.00 Canadian Dollars

Payment plans available. 



The Therapeutic Yoga Intensive is Module 1 in Susi's IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Program.  You can participate without enrolling in the full Functional Synergy Yoga Therapy program, or you can enrol, participate and decide later to complete the full certification.   It is also in the process of being approved for continuing education credits with IAYT 


Many years ago, Susi made a very conscious choice to not be affiliated with Yoga Alliance, and instead align herself with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. With that said, her trainees have applied for credit for continuing education and have received hours with YA. 

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