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Application Instructions for Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapist Full 800-hr Training

Thank you for your interest in our IAYT accredited 800-hr Professional Yoga Therapist training!

The next Honesdale, PA location full training begins March 6, 2020.

How To Apply

To apply to the full 800-hour IAYT accredited Spanda Yoga® Movement Therapist training beginning March 6, 2020 and taking place at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, please submit the online application below. 

Once you've submitted both the application, you’ll receive a confirmation email that included an invitation to schedule an interview with the program director, Dr. Jaime Stover Schmitt. You'll be informed within one week after the interview of acceptance status. If accepted, an enrollment packet will then be sent with more details about getting started! 

Training materials are assigned and distributed prior to and throughout the program.  If you'd like to orient yourself to the mindset of this course, read Radical Healing: Integrating the World’s Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine, by Rudolph Ballentine, M.D. Explore content that interests you in your life and personal practice.



Spanda® Yoga Movement Therapy does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, disability or sexual preference.  


Requirements for Admission to Program​

A prospective student must:

1. be at least 18 years of age

2. have a high school diploma or have completed a high school equivalency certificate

3. have at least two years of yoga teaching and yoga practice experience

4. have completed any 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program or have the equivalent background

Questions? Please email
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