Enter the next dimension of teaching yoga… Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy (HEY)! now ONLINE
Next start date May 15, 2020! What is Yoga Therapy with Jeff Martens and Benevolent Backs! Yoga Therapy that heals, restores and strengthens the very core of your being with Donna Martens.
Study directly with Master Teachers in a groundbreaking new field!
300 and 500 hour programs now available.
The HEY Training Program™ transforms lives at the deepest level.
Rediscover the wholeness that is already within you by blending the latest science and rehabilitation techniques with the ancient art and practice of yoga.
“This HEY program is an outstanding opportunity to deepen your practice, both personally and with your clients – not just with yoga, but with all forms of therapy work…” – S.S.
The HEY Yoga Therapy program™ changes lives!
• Guest teachers who are Masters in their field offer unique alternative methods for healing
• Add to your existing 200 hour certificate with the HEY 500 or 700 hour track
• Program led by experienced Master Yoga Therapists certified with the IAYT
“I liked that the 300 hour program is presented in weekend workshops, which makes scheduling and paying for the program easier.”
“If you want to learn and grow exponentially, both as a person and a yogi, this is the program to sign up for. The teachers are top-notch, definitely some of the best I have ever trained with.” – E.B.
“I truly learned that I do matter, that I am enough. I found a new voice and new confidence for teaching.” – D.M.
Experience the journey of a lifetime. Gather the evolutionary skills, knowledge and experience necessary to directly support your personal and professional life…
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A Masterful Blending of Ancient Tradition and the Latest Science for YOU!
The Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy Program is a life-transforming experience unlike any other yoga therapy program in the country. With an emphasis on thoughts and feelings supported by targeted trainings in asana, pranayama, mudra and alternative somatic techniques, this program gives you the tools to work on multiple levels addressing self-concept with the unified consciousness that rests at the source of all experience.
The Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy™ Master Training Program is ideal for those interested in yoga therapy as well as spiritual psychology, energetic anatomy, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and applied yoga philosophy.
For more information on the Healing Emphasis Yoga curriculum and course offerings, please click here.
Add to Your Existing Training/Certificate…
This transforming master-level program consists of multiple tracks of advanced studies which may be added to your existing certification.
Learn more about our 300 and 500 hour tracks! Click here…
Become a 500 hr Registered Yoga Teacher and get your Yoga Therapy Certificate with approved existing 200 hour certificate. (Non-yoga therapy registration with YA. Yoga Alliance does not register yoga therapy.)
Meet Your Master Yoga Therapists, Directors and Teachers
Donna DiNunzio Martens (500-hour Master RYT with over 800 hours of training, co-director HEY Therapy Program, Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)). Donna specializes in private and group therapeutic yoga including Yoga Nidra, Trauma and Stress Release and Rehabilitative Yoga to support physical therapy and recovery from dis-ease and injury. Her love of asana and the experience of the profound healing and energetic effects of yoga ground her teaching and her life. She co-founded the HEY program with Jeff Martens and has studied with Paulie Zink, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Mukunda Stiles, Rama Vernon, and Tias Little.
Jeff Martens (co-owner Inner Vision Yoga Studio, Director of 200, 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training, co-director of HEY Therapy Program and IAYT-certified yoga therapist) Jeff has been teaching yoga and healing since 1993. He integrates an extensive knowledge of anatomy and psychology along with story and spiritual teaching in his classes and healing sessions. Favorite teachers include Paramahansa Yogananda, Louise Hay, Neville Goddard, past chronic illness and the teachings of the Great Masters. Please click here for more info.
David Berceli, Ph.D. is an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. He is also the energetic and creative founder and CEO of Trauma Recovery Services (1998). For the past 22 years he has lived and worked in nine countries providing trauma relief workshops and designing recovery programs for international organizations around the world. Dave has lived and worked extensively in Israel/Palestine, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon. Fluent in English and Arabic, David brings a keen understanding of the intertwining dynamics of religion and ethnic customs and has developed specific processes to enable people to manage personal trauma as well as bring healing and reconciliation between diverse groups. He is the creator of a revolutionary and unique set of Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) that help release the deep chronic tension created in the body during a traumatic experience. David continues to be involved in trauma recovery programs not solely for the sake of reducing the suffering caused by trauma but because he has recognized globally that trauma possesses unique possibilities of transformation in the individual if they pursue their recovery process to its ultimate end.
Heath is a certified Yoga Teacher, advanced therapist and trainer in the areas of Thai Yoga Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Fusion Massage, and other forms of massage and bodywork. Heath has over a decade teaching experience serving on the faculty of the Utah College of Massage Therapy, the Arizona School of Massage Therapy, and in massage therapy workshops and seminars that provide continuing education credit hours (CEUs) throughout the country. Additionally, he has worked in medical, resort, spa and private practice settings. In Chiang Mai, Thailand, he completed training at Shevaga Komarpaj Thai Massage School and studied advanced with world-renowned teacher Pichet, as well as with Thai Yoga Massage Instructor, Kam Thye Chow in Montreal, Quebec. He has studied Craniosacral Therapy in-depth in an anatomically driven format, balanced by a blend of Eastern and Western esoteric traditions. Heath is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Providers. They have taught Cranial Sacral to hundreds of students at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy, and have taught Thai Massage locally, nationally, and at prestigious spas throughout the country. With his wife Nicole, Heath developed “Fusion Massage” and “Four-Handed Massage”, which they have written about, taught extensively. Additionally, Heath is proficient in Reiki, Core Shamanism, Touch for Health, Kinergetics, Ashiatsu, Raindrop Therapy, Reflexology, Lymphatic Massage, Trigger Point and Neuromuscular Therapy.
Jonas Nordstrom, Ph.D., M.Sc. teacher and researcher at Arizona State University, international trainer in the field of stress reduction and trauma recovery, yoga teacher, and olympic weightlifter. He has lived and worked in war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Kosovo, Israel and Egypt. With an interdisciplinary background in natural science and transpersonal psychology/esoteric studies, his doctorate thesis examines the intuition from the perspectives of quantum physics, neurophysiology, psychology and ancient wisdom’s teachings.
As part of his diverse background he has also spent five years in the Swedish Special Forces, shortly worked as a Yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India, and has extensive training in therapeutic modalities such as clinical hypnosis, neurofeedback, and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).
Please note that Healing Emphasis Yoga™, Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy™ and HEY Therapy are all trademarked trade names.
“The HEY Program is the most powerful and transformational training program I have ever experienced. The training you receive is top notch, and fully prepares you to be a practicing yoga therapist. That said, it is a very personal journey as well that will transform and heal you from the inside out on every level – physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual. I feel so incredibly blessed to have received this training. Most importably, my clients feel safe and that they are in capable hands with “projects” that are so sensitive and deeply personal. THANK YOU!” -D.R.
Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy is a member school with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT Member School- for more information please visit here.)