Deepen your study with the Opening Yoga Instructor Certificate.

As the preeminent teacher of Adaptive Yoga, Mind Body Solutions now offers the Opening Yoga Instructor (OYI) Certificate.  Based on the life experience of founder Matthew Sanford, our groundbreaking approach is world-renowned.   OYI graduates are able to teach anyone, including people living with neurological deficit, those suffering with PTSD, mental health conditions and the elderly.  Graduates gain insight into their own practice and become better teachers for both “traditional” and “non-traditional” students alike.


As an OYI Certifcate Graduate, you will enjoy:

Candidates complete two experiential courses, as well as additional studies under the guidance of MBS senior faculty. View program components here.  OYI Certificate candidates gain unparralleled insight into the nature of trauma, loss and disability while employing a method that derives from universal principles of the asana.  Be part of this unique group of teachers who are recognized for their exceptional diligence, creativity, and commitment to furthering the principles of yoga as they apply to people of all abilities.


Who should participate in this program? 

Yoga teachers certified at the 200 or 500-hour level, or in the process of obtaining their yoga teacher certification, are eligible to obtain the OYI Certificate.  Professional health care providers are also eligible for this certificate.


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