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YO 128 – Yoga for PTSD

In today’s society yoga teachers are finding that more and more veterans, first responders and trauma victims are reaching out and practicing yoga hoping to find relief, stability and an internal sense of balance. This training is designed to help define and recognize the difference in the behavior presented by those experiencing post event stress. Learn the basics of Critical Incident Stress Management and information regarding the symptoms and effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Acute Stress Disorder -vs- Chronic Stress Disorder will be discussed with an emphasis on understanding re-experience, avoidance and hyper vigilance. You will be provided with yoga class structures best suited for this special population, along with methods to assist victims of PTSD who appear in your open yoga class. Text $18 Read More

Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Online

View All Program Courses Career and Employment Outlook Build a profitable private practice as an integrative healing arts practitioner… from the comfort of your home! Whether you are an out-of-state student or a busy individual looking to pursue your education between the commitments of work, family, and daily life, studying online offers the freedom and flexibility you require. Our online Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Diploma is focused on teaching you proven wellness tools, introducing mind-body-spirit balance to your life, and preparing you to meet the needs of those you will ultimately serve. Start out with a suite of courses in Transformational Life Coaching, Holistic Entrepreneurship, and Transpersonal Psychology. Gain introductory experience with such mind-body healing modalities as aromatherapy, aroma-auriculotherapy, flower essences, toe reading, and soul coaching. Then, with your newfound clarity of heart and mind, select your specializations and begin the work of building the foundations of your future business! … Read More

MT 600 – Safe-Touch for Massage Therapy

The ability to establish boundaries and ‘hold space’ for your clients is one of the most important skills in being an effective and successful massage therapist in today’s climate, especially after the #meToo movement. This course will cover physical, emotional, social, and professional boundaries in massage therapy, including how to work with clients who may suffer from PTSD and those who may experience a ‘emotional release’ on your table due to the release of a past trauma held in their bodies. You will learn the signs and symptoms of ‘body-held trauma’, PTSD and ‘frozen emotions’. The use of Body-Centered Inquiry will be a feature of this course. Read More

PC 943 P$ – Polarity – Sound Healing, Crystals and Trance States

Music, Sound, Trance, and Crystals have been used for thousands of years to heal and create heightened states of consciousness. In this course you will learn the history of trance in healing, spirituality and shamanism & focus on universal principles and protocols. Define, create and integrate trance states with music and instruments and enhance intention with crystals and sounds. Focused topics include how to work with addictions, dependencies, PTSD, trauma, visionary states, performance enhancement, and how to meet everyday challenges using trance states with sound healing and music to create therapeutic outcomes for yourself, clients, and audiences. No PRERQ P$ (CEU-NCBTMB) AUC Read More

YO 406 P$ – Yoga Nidra VI – Advanced Techniques Part II

This weekend we will study the Yoga Sutras and how it points to the true spiritual depth of Yoga Nidra. You will learn how to use Yoga Nidra protocols to aid those seeking emotional integration and solutions for trauma, PTSD and other forms of energetic blockages. We will survey the latest scientific research as it relates to Yoga Nidra and the treatment of PTSD. Finally, you will learn how to best bring Yoga Nidra to kids. With a new unique yoga nidra deck specially designed for kids, we will show you which techniques are appropriate to various age groups and needs at various stages of childhood development. PREREQ: YO 401-405 P$ Read More

My First Saguaro Floral Essence By Kathy Koziol, SWIHA Yoga Therapist Graduate

With the saguaro cacti in bloom, I am reminded of the very first floral essence I created. It was a memorable experience that produced a potent brew! I’d love to share my story with you: First of all, I am a Cactus Whisperer. I have had a connection with plants my entire life. It’s a gift that was given to me by my mother. Since I love plants so much, I took the Flower Essence Course at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in July of 2014. I loved the class and bemoaned the fact that I would have to wait almost a year to create a flower essence from my favorite of all cacti, the saguaro, since their blooming season is in the April-May time frame. Before I continue with my story, you might be wondering what a flower essence is. A lot of people mistakenly believe that flower … Read More

Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Online

View All Program Courses Career and Employment Outlook Build a profitable private practice as an integrative healing arts practitioner… from the comfort of your home! Whether you are an out-of-state student or a busy individual looking to pursue your education between the commitments of work, family, and daily life, studying online offers the freedom and flexibility you require. Our online Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Diploma is focused on teaching you proven wellness tools, introducing mind-body-spirit balance to your life, and preparing you to meet the needs of those you will ultimately serve. Start out with a suite of courses in Transformational Life Coaching, Holistic Entrepreneurship, and Transpersonal Psychology. Gain introductory experience with such mind-body healing modalities as aromatherapy, aroma-auriculotherapy, flower essences, toe reading, and soul coaching. Then, with your newfound clarity of heart and mind, select your specializations and begin the work of building the foundations of your future business! … Read More

Yoga Electives

These elective yoga classes can be taken with a program or individually. Yoga electives at SWIHA are designed to support those who wish to deepen their personal spiritual connection while mastering the principles and practice of yoga. Blending the highest intentions of Eastern & Western philosophy and practice, our life-changing and career-elevating programs guide students through a deep exploration of the roots, practice, and development of yoga as a path to self-realization. Electives Taught by Mary Bruce YO 508 – Restorative Yoga (20 Hours) This workshop weekend can be liken to a mini-retreat. Learn how to deeply relax and restore vital energy necessary to living a whole and balanced life. Research has shown that deep relaxation affects us on a genetic level and can have profound and lasting benefits. Deep relaxation boosts the immune system and relieves fatigue, anxiety and insomnia without the use of medication. Learn a series of … Read More


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