Spirit of Yoga is Southwest Institute of Healing Art’s premier yoga teacher training center and studio. Many of our students maximize their potential by learning to practice and teach yoga along with other holistic studies as they work on more than the physical body. Here at SWIHA, we recognize the deep spiritual link between yoga and other holistic modalities. Find your balance—mind-body and spirit—at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), we offer two comprehensive massage diploma programs – both of which exceed the 700 hour requirements for massage therapy training in Arizona. Choose from either our 750 hour Professional Massage Practitioner program or our 1000 hour Master Massage Practitioner program.
Completion of either of the massage programs below allows our graduates to be eligible to apply for licensure. In addition, they will be well prepared to pass the national certification exam if they should choose to do so.
SWIHA’s Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program is presented at Spirit of Yoga, its premier yoga education facility and yoga studio. Located on beautiful, park-like grounds in Tempe, Arizona, Spirit of Yoga is a sanctuary for those practicing and learning the art and science of yoga. Yoga Teacher Training as well as regularly scheduled community yoga classes take place in its three spacious, beautifully-appointed studio spaces. In the final weeks of training, yoga teachers-to-be design and are coached through teaching actual studio classes, giving them the valuable opportunity for hands-on yoga teacher training to groups.
Our YTT Program supports authentic instruction in the fundamentals of yoga, providing structure along with educational freedom so that students may find their own personal paths to bringing ‘living yoga’ in their lives. SWIHA’s YTT teaches yoga as a unifying tool for manifesting good health, inner-calm and deep spiritual connection. The program supports those heading for a yoga career as well as individuals studying yoga in order to deepen their own personal practice.
As a Yoga Alliance-approved school (RYS), SWIHA YTT graduates are eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance and carry the official designation “RYT” (Registered Yoga Teacher). This designation is usually required for those seeking employment as Yoga instructors.
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