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Deepening into Therapeutic Practice 2.0 Approved Professional Development for C-IAYTs & Spanda Reunion!
Labor Day Weekend: August 31-Sept. 1, 2024
At The Himalayan Institute in the Pocono Mountains

of Northeastern Pennsylvania


Complete 22 credits for the C-IAYT continuing education requirement while spending quality time deepening into the practices of somatic svadhyaya, hands-on techniques, and other somatic practices in yoga therapy

The weekend’s 15 hours of class time will include deepening into the above methods. 

The additional 7 hour will be delivered through a study guide created to support the in-person weekend using Dr. Schmitt’s latest book, Somatic Practice in Yoga Therapy.

This course has been updated for IAYT approved credit so you will get 22 continuing education credits even if you have attended the reunion in 2022.

Enjoy your place in a collective that values who you are!

. . . The 400 acre Himalayan Institute grounds are gorgeous this time of year . . .

How to Join!

Program Dates and Timeframes
Begins Friday evening, August 30 and ends Sunday lunchtime, Sept. 1, 2024


Tuition Deadlines 
Extra Early Tuition Offer: $295 received before March 25, 2024.
Early Tuition Offer: $375 received before April 30, 2024.
Regular Tuition Offer: $450 May 1 until sold out.

Accommodations and Somatic Practice in Yoga Therapy are sold separately.

Registration & Accommodations
Please click the button below to go to the registration form which includes payment directions. 

Please click the button below to go to the Himalayan Institute's  accommodation information. There is limited availability, so please secure your space 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join this program if I haven’t graduated from the Spanda yoga therapy training but am a C-IAYT? 
Yes! The Somatic Practice in Yoga Therapy study guide is designed to prepare you for joining on the weekend to do this work!
If I am currently in a Spanda training, can I attend, even if I realize I won’t get continuing education credit?
Yes! If you are already part of the Spanda yoga movement therapy collective you can attend. You’ll have the benefit of interacting with practicing graduates and being with the Spanda Community at the Himalayan Institute.
If I live in the Honesdale area, can I stay off-campus and attend?
If you live within 10 miles of campus, you’ll need to pay a commuter fee that includes 3 delicious vegetarian meals! If farther, reserve accommodations on campus.


This program brings an astounding breadth to the practice of yoga therapy. The developmental movement work was a game changer in working with injury-recovery and with seniors. Moving better is whats missing in most rehab work! 

Johnathan Brinkley, M.S., C-IAYT

Dr. Schmitt is a pinnacle teacher.  She humbly brings decades of deep committed practice to the classroom. The faculty has a wealth of knowledge and long experience. A combination of deep-dive study, experiential work, co-partnering projects and group activities, is well-paced, well thought-out and beautifully executed. It first addresses the person with well-assembled holistic tools, then teaches how to apply them to others. This program is life-changing; I’m still integrating it and benefiting.

Doreen Corwith Eckert, C-IAYT

I'm so happy I found the Spanda yoga Movement Therapy training. Jaime creates such a wonderful and safe learning environment- even when exploring challenging concepts, I always felt supported and welcome. The breadth and scope of this training is large, while also going into significant depth. I found the training to be rigorous and challenging, while also making room for play and laughter, so that learning felt fun. I emerged from this training with confidence as a yoga therapist and greater understanding of myself. 

Mikayla Morley B.F.A., C-IAYT

About Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy

The mission of Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy (SYMT) is to propagate its natural, holistic approach to yogic healing-as-transformation through the formal education of yoga therapists. The main teachings and yogic framework of this work was received by Dr. Jaime Stover Schmitt through training with masters of the Himalayan Tradition of Samaya Sri Vidya and the related specialization of Traditional Kundalini Vidya.

SYMT’s vision is to graduate and then further support practitioners with the highest possible level of integrity, knowledge, insight, and sensitive application of skill so they may employ yogic means to provide preventative, restorative, palliative and even at times, curative care to individuals through yoga therapy. 

SYMT’s professional yoga therapist training arose out of Dr. Schmitt’s private yoga therapy practice of over 30 years and the training of yoga therapists individually over most of that time. Her Teacher, H.H. Sri Swami Rama gave her resources and guidance as well as direction to other teachers within and outside the Tradition for more specialized study. Dr. Schmitt’s work developed under the individual mentorship of H.H. Sri Swami Rama, H.H. Swami Veda Bharati, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Psy.D, and H.H. Sri Swami Chandrasekharanand Sarasvati. As is customary in this Tradition, Dr. Schmitt was sent to study with others outside the Tradition with the expectation that each perspective to which she was exposed was to be woven back into the matrical fabric of the ongoing development of her therapeutic framework.

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