Training program in e-learning with physical seminars spread over 2 years 

Our training program is referenced in the DATADOK database (general database referencing the various Vocational Training Organisations and ensuring their quality).

The Institute of Yoga Therapy, founded in 1993 by Doctor Lionel Coudron, offers you a 2-year theoretical and practical training course, in response to the demand of the health professionals and yoga teachers in search of new and concrete answers within the framework of their activity.

It responds to the need to care for patients in a more human and global way, by helping them develop their serenity and their resources. 

The aim of this training is to enable you to take better care of your patients or students, in addition to conventional treatments and by integrating yogatherapy into a partnership with all the actors of the modern healthcare network in order to offer patients the best possible quality care.

Thanks to a better understanding of the mechanisms of action of yoga and diseases, this training program allows you to acquire concrete tools that you can use in the context of your yoga classes or your medical practice. You will study all the protocols derived from yoga, but also micro-nutrition, phytotherapy, chronotherapy, and other therapeutic techniques addressed in a global and coherent approach.

Please note that this training program is delivered exclusively in French. Therefore, a good knowledge of French is required in order to follow and comprehend all the classes. 


Yogatherapy is the use of the tools of yoga applied to health, both for the prevention and for the care of patients suffering from disorders. As a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), yogatherapy is a complement to conventional medicine and other forms of CAM. 

The practice of postures, breathing, different forms of meditation, relaxation associated with the work of awareness (and taking a step back), allow us to develop our body’s own resources to bring back the lost natural balance, both physically and mentally.

The exercises will always be as simple as possible. It is not a question of practicing extreme exercises. They are always accessible to the patient. In order to adapt as well as possible, yogatherapy has about fifty basic exercises that the yogatherapist learns to master completely. The adaptation is based on the patient’s feelings in a permanent exchange with the yogatherapist and is never based on a catalogue or pre-fixed recipes.

The association of traditional, age-old methods with neuroscience and scientific and medical studies has shown the validity of this comprehensive and holistic care in a wide range of health fields, from chronic low back pain to anxiety, including metabolic and respiratory disorders…

It addresses the different facets that make up an individual and who form an indissociable whole: the body, emotions, thoughts and beliefs, which interact constantly. It is therefore always possible to act through one of these elements to allow the whole organism to benefit from it.The patient, helped by the yogatherapist in individual sessions or in small groups makes the patient/student more and more autonomous to take charge of himself through regular work on himself.


The patient/student is each time considered in his singularity, his path, to work systematically from his feelings, his thoughts and what is unique about him.

It is important to note that yogatherapy is in no way a substitute for modern medical therapies, but is on the contrary a set of complementary tools that can be used in conjunction with medical treatments.

Its aim is to develop serenity in the patient, which then makes conventional treatments even more effective by potentiating them.

Yogatherapy is accompanied by many life tips to strengthen the five pillars of health: hygiene of rhythms, food hygiene, development of peaceful relationships with others, physical activity and finally work on oneself (emotional and spiritual).

It differs from the practice of yoga because it is centered on the specific needs of the person in an individual approach according to his possibilities, his difficulties, the contraindications and indications that he presents after a precise diagnosis has been made beforehand (by a doctor who is the only one authorized to do so).


Title : Yogatherapy training

To bring health or yoga professionals to learn and know how to use the tools of yogatherapy in their professional activity in order to be able to take care of patients within the framework of their treatment or care process.

Master the tools in order to adapt them and pass them on to patients so that they can apply them outside the actual session. Know how to motivate patients and explain the benefits and interests of yogatherapy to them. Know how to follow patients’ evolution and advise the appropriate tools. Know how to redirect at any time if necessary to other health actors.

Yoga teachers as well as health professionals (doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, nurses, midwives, speech therapists, dentists, psychotherapists) that are in activity and who have been practicing yoga for a minimum of two years. Each applicant must have a precise professional project with yogatherapy.

Having validated a professional health training and to be exercising in that field, and to have a yoga practice of minimum two years, and/or having validated a yoga teacher training and to be exercising as such

Fill in the questionnaire and send a photocopy of your main professional diploma.

A solid knowledge of French is also required, as all the courses are delivered in French. 

Training in e-learning with physical seminars and webinars. 

Slideshows with audio clips, quizzes, consultation sheets, protocol sheets, online audio documents, videos for specific tools, autonomous practical workshops in groups of five people, knowledge assessment questionnaires in the form of online quizzes, production of one video per group of five, writing a thesis.

Analysis of time spent on courses, participation in the workshops, production of a video, visibility of graded exams online, thesis. 

Monitoring through the analysis of time spent on courses, monitoring the student’s attendance to workshops.

Follow-up of the quizzes (evaluation of knowledge by means of online slideshows) after each module and at the end of each course or year. Production of a video, reviewed by the training team. Production of a thesis, validated by the training team.

Two-year training cycle in the form of 20 submissions in e-learning, 20 webinars and 12 practical group workshops. 

Questionnaire to be filled in the registration form concerning your previous professional activities with a photocopy of your main diploma.

Our pedagogy is directly adapted to the students’ needs by: 

  • Firstly, providing theoretical courses and specific courses entitled “consultations : what to do in practice ?” and the participation in application workshops as well as the writing of a thesis consisting in following a patient for over 10 sessions.
  • Secondly, by the yearly evaluation of the training’s evolution and adaptation to the needs of students by a pedagogical committee. 

An examination at the end of each year and the presentation of a thesis based on a real-life scenario in front of a jury of competent professionals.

See internal regulations

We collect your remarks and suggestions through a permanent and available presence on the telephone as well as on the training sites by the assistant and secretary of the program director and by the pedagogical assistant. We also encourage you to formulate your remarks by e-mail and/or orally and we ensure a reactive implementation of solutions with regard to the observations and complaints we receive during the training programs.

Continuous evaluation throughout the training program by means of evaluation tests (in the form of online quizzes) and oral questioning during workshops under the direction of the training team.

Conclusions and decisions for improvements are communicated and explained during post-training meetings and in the post-training yogatherapy journal accessible to the alumni.

Through these two media, new tools and improvements are made available to the alumni.