Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy (Yogic Wisdom)


Yoga Therapy is a fast growing field of complementary therapy and works by using a range of tools to promote the wellbeing of each student according to their individual health needs.
Training is provided in Newcastle CBD at The Base.

Studying Yoga Therapy takes you beyond teaching general classes and into the space of empowering students who have injury or illness, helping them to progress towards improved health and wellbeing through the teachings of Yoga. Yoga Therapy is often provided in one-to-one consultations but it can also be used in Yoga Therapy group programs.

Being a Yoga Therapist is a rewarding career whereby you can instruct students beyond asana and pranayama, guiding them to integrate a holistic personal practice to create a balanced and content life.

If you are looking to enrich yourself and to share the life amazing benefits you’ve experienced from Yoga, we invite you to join us on this miraculous path of discovery.


Course pre-requisites

This course is designed for students that have

  • A minimum of a 350 Yoga Teacher Training accreditation or 200 hours with extra course work with us before commencement.

  • Experience in yoga teaching and had a personal Yoga practice and a current First Aid Certificate.

The course runs over two years with students gathering for 12 face-to-face training intensives at The Base, Newcastle. These sessions will run from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm from Saturday through Sunday along with weekly online interactive theory during NSW school terms.

The individual development of every student is paramount. As well as the face-to-face teaching sessions each student will be required to complete 150 hours of additional study including;

  • 150 hours of home study.

  • Personal mentoring sessions.

  • Learning from a senior therapist.

  • Ongoing guidance and support of their personal yoga practice minimum of six months of one-one supervision of their yoga therapy technique.

“I believe being a Yoga Therapist is a gift for us as teachers and for our students. Through Yoga Therapy we can share the ancient healing benefits of Yoga to help students heal past injuries, reduce stress, manage pain and grow to have more fulfilling lives”



Our Teaching Faculty

Kym Lakshmi McDonald


Post Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy
Senior Level Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia
Certificate IV in Ayurveda
Current President of Yoga Australia

During her 17-year journey with yoga and other healing modalities, Kym was drawn to Krishnamacharya’s holistic approach, moving beyond just the physical body to heal and help the whole person. With this in mind, Kym founded Yogic Wisdom and the Karma Yoga Foundation where she and the faculty combine the art and science of Yoga Therapy and yoga to share the wise ancient teachings of yoga.


Annie Phelps

Annie has 35 years’ experience as a practicing physiotherapist, giving her a deep practical knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage of yoga and Yoga Therapy have deepened and extended her application of this knowledge. It has also proven that there is nothing yoga cannot touch and revive, be it physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual. Annie has qualifications as a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.



“I can’t recommend Kym McDonald highly enough as a Yoga teacher, educator, therapist, mentor and course facilitator. The Yoga Therapy course offered at Yogic Wisdom is deeply embedded in authentic teachings and tradition as well as a modern understanding of psychology, pathology and healing as a holistic experience that embraces each individual and puts them back in the flow of life.

The Yoga Therapy course taught me so much – not only about others, but myself and life. It’s a truly rich and rewarding experience, brought to life by Kym and the dozens of live case studies. I feel as though my understanding of how Yoga works has deepened so much and feel confident to offer just about anyone a practice that will support them towards greater wellness.

This is such a gift in an age where rates of preventable chronic health problems – both physical and mental – are so high. To be able to empower a student to pursue health and connect back to themselves through their own habits and the body’s own innate healing systems is rewarding and seems at times almost magical – only it is a science and art that can most definitely be learnt. Kym’s passion and drive to share this with as many therapists and students as possible is an inspiration. The group learning too is supportive and everyone learns from each other.”  – G Coren

“One thing that is so unique about our training at Yogic Wisdom was the integration of modern medicine with the yogic tools we learned during the course.  Our live case studies gave us deep insight into everyday conditions, and their combinations, and an in-depth application of how we construct a personalised Yoga Therapy practice to support each client’s distinctive needs.” – L Peters

“I can now incorporate Yoga Therapy into the service offerings available through my business for both clients and staff.  The Yogic Wisdom course offers practical hands on learning and it has empowered me to use the tools of yoga simply yet so effectively with great outcomes. I can’t recommend this course highly enough.” – Lisa Relic ( Owner/Director Coco Skin Laser Health)


The course has 12 modules
which are a combination of
online interactive training
and in-studio weekend

• Face-to-face classroom training
• Online interactive learning
• Live case studies per module
• 6 days of practicum/clinical
• Mentoring sessions
• Short videos to support medical
conditions/anatomy training
• Comprehensive Training manual

Course Category
Yoga Therapy courses
Yogic Wisdom
Delivery Mode
In-person at School
New South Wales