Therapeutic Yoga Intensive

 Therapeutic Yoga Intensive:

Opening the World of Possibility


 You believe that people can recover from pain,  and other symptoms. But it is more than that. 

You know the link between their mental - emotional - physical health. You want to help people tap into this as an integrative whole.


You  want to be a really good and effective yoga therapist. And you know 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 and science/evidence/results. Someone who will keep it real without spewing BS. Someone who is equal parts supportive and will still push you in the direction you want to go.


 You want to be an effective yoga therapist and to keep the "yoga" in your yoga therapy business.  

You want to be practicing what you preach, and "eating your own cooking and not throwing up." Integrity matters to you and you see its necessity in building a sustainable client base.

I can vouch for this training. Being in Susi's presence for a week and learning from her has taught me to really challenge my own preconceptions and to teach from a place from where I can be fully present to my students, meeting them where they are on any given day. Since this initial training with Susi, I've found myself more curious and more thirsty for knowledge outside of what I've already been taught. My six days with Susi has opened me up to a whole new world of possibilities in movement and biomechanics. I am so grateful for this training. Thank you Susi Hately!"

Karen Rocha

​About Susi

​Susi Hately, B.Sc. Kinesiology, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
Susi has been integrating her university level education in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology and ​Biomechanics and yoga education since 1995. It is this blend of modern day science with ancient yoga practices that have her results be both quick and sustainable.

What others have said:

Taking Susi’s Level 1 Therapeutic Yoga Intensive training was the best investment I have ever made. For one, the training differs from anything else I have ever taken. It is unique — it is not about a one-size fits all template but instead lays out a roadmap designed to help you personally move better and with less (or no) pain as an individual.

What I learned from Susi was “how” to move away from pain, persistent pain — the kind that lingers but never really goes away. Not only did I learn how to observe and feel how my body moves, I learned how to be in tune and mindful of habitual compensatory patterns that were no longer serving me. My body learned new patterns of movement that did not trigger pain. Those new patterns gave my body permission to heal — finally, there was hope.

Susi is a great coach who is very supportive and encouraging. I finished the training feeling very confident in that I can be a valuable resource to helping others move away from pain. I highly recommend the training.  

Valerie, Yoga Teacher, Intensive Grad


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

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


  • 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.
  • The Missing Piece:

    Yoga Teachers, Pilates Instructors, Nurses, Doctors, PTs, OTs, Massage Therapists and Chiropractors who have taken this program are amazed at how much more connected they become for their own patients/clients. Many comment that it is the missing piece for truly serving, getting consistently great results, and not burning out.

    Is This For Me?

    • Do you believe that healing is possible?
    • Do you want a no fuss, candid and truly loving approach to being real about “what is”; to dig in and explore yourself in movement, breath and stillness?
    • Do you know that your level of awareness, connection and integration has a direct impact on your results with your clients.
    • Do you recognize you can’t ask a client to do what you aren’t willing to do for yourself.
    • Do you believe that if pain can change, pain can actually change.
    • ​Do you want to learn how to help your client find relief, retrain neuromuscular patterns, and refine how they are going about their daily activities so they have sustainable and consistent change?

    **Group size is limited to 18 people to ensure personal attention

    Things you should know:

    • This training attracts both yoga teachers and other health professionals to enhance their ability to work with their students, clients or patients. It also attracts people who want to work on their own bodies.
    • I have seen people eliminate long standing (20 years) chronic pain, reduce migraines, reduce pain and flares related to autoimmune conditions and improve mobility and stability following surgeries. We've had people significantly reduce depressive episodes, reduce anxiety, and better manage other mental health issues. When trainees understand the relationship of their movement to the conditions they are experiencing they discover the real factors for why they have the symptoms they do. It is very powerful and super cool (which is a technical term!).
    • Ultimately, I am not a template girl – I don’t rely on nor do I teach “here is the template for reducing SI joint pain”. There isn’t one template for that to happen. It requires much more than that.

    I am taking a physio course this weekend and it is SO entertaining to be in a classroom again, with people asking questions like ‘what techniques do I use to treat xyz diagnosis’ and ‘how often does the patient need to come in for treatment’ etc. I used to be that way! How much my line of thinking has changed in the past years. So THANK YOU for showing me a different way, I do feel light years ahead of the class in that I don’t need to follow a template or memorize the treatment plans. I can just see the person and be with them, and simply give them what they need. Awesome!

    Kristie – Physiotherapist

    Before training with Susi I didn’t know how to help people and I was burned out. Teaching wasn’t fun any more. Susi makes the complex simple, and she brings it to a human level. She will help you get out of our own way so you can help others. If you want to grow beyond where you are now and learn how to truly heal yourself and others, and you’re ready to really work at it, Susi can help you gain mastery of your life and help you use your unique skills to help people move better and feel better.

    Dawn – C-IAYT Yoga Therapist

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