BASIC Yoga Therapy ONLINE Course

for at-home convenience of ‘live’ Online instruction with Paula Tepedino

After offering annual Yoga Training/In-Depth Study Courses at Breathing Room Center with Cheryl Paulson and Paula Tepedino (Yoga Light School), the program has been restructured to better fit your busy lives! It is now offered almost exclusively online and you can pick it up at any time – no need to wait for a particular start date. Now that’s convenient! 

Paula has been training yoga practitioners for over 20 years, and there are over 200 Yoga Light teachers scattered throughout the world. They are all living lights of how yoga makes a difference in one’s life either by living what they learned or by teaching to others.

With more and more injuries being reported in the yoga community, and less and less time for people to immerse in months of traveling to study, we have with much contemplative time, the new 200-hour Yoga Therapy Basics Course with YOGA THERAPY as the emphasis will prevent injuries and allow participants to safely pursue the course, no matter what their challenges. With certificate and clinical and completion of all requirements, graduates can teach and help others, or just choose to learn the information. We use a high-tech video/audio webinar service that allows a classroom of people to interact with one another, have turns speaking, seeing Power Point visuals, observe Paula or other facilitators present material, and have access to recorded sessions.



This course will be open to all people who have at least 1 year of yoga experience and who are thirsty to learn more about Yoga Therapy for specific illnesses. It will be THERAPEUTIC in nature. You will become acquainted with 15 common ailments and how to work in a private or semi-private setting to help others.


The course will be offered ONLINE with Paula on Sunday and Wednesday evenings for 2 hours each for a total of 4 hours every week. These will be called the CONTACT HOURS. The NON-CONTACT HOURS will be on your own time studying, reading, and practicing at home.


1.  Take the online portion as continued education without certification – $500

2.  Go for *certification by taking the entire program – $1600

3.  Pick and choose Sessions Online for Continuing Education – $100/4 hour sessions

{*CERTIFICATION: Requires additional 48 Contact Hours with Paula and her Staff which will be covered in Western NJ, Eastern PA. For those far away from NJ or PA, we will have 1 week LIVE at a local ashram in PA. Airfare or room accommodations not included in tuition.



  • Basics of Therapeutic Yoga; History/Lineage/Types of Yoga
  • Using Heart-Centered Yoga techniques for individual ailments
  • 8-Limb Philosophy; Spiritual Lifestyle; Yoga Sutras 
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Five Illness Models highlighting 15 common ailments
  • Self-Care for the Teacher/Giver; Journalling, Creative Outlets, Healthy Diets
  • Introduction to Basics of Ayurveda: Meaning, Use of, Dosas, Koshas
  • Breathing & Vayus for various ailments
  • Concentration using Mudra Meditations
  • Relaxation & Bliss Techniques: Guiding Relaxation & Yoga Nidra
  • How to: Lesson/Session Planning, Intakes/Interview
  • Asana and Stretching with MODIFICATION for specific conditions (i.e. Digestive, Immunological, Pain Management, etc.)
  • Proper Alignment Guidance
  • Mentoring – Practice Teaching – Assisting in classrooms LIVE
COSTS: $1600 for entire course (Online and Live)
includes Training Manual & Assignments & Live Instruction 
Certification Awarded with completion of ALL requirements

If you have been thinking about immersing deeper into Yoga studies and either would want to become certified to teach to others OR learn more for your own personal growth, the Basics course may be the one for you. 

As always, our classes are smaller to assure proper instruction and safety of everyone involved.

Thank you and we look forward to serving you soon.

Contact Hours
 Non-Contact Hours
 Total of Contact & Non-Contact

96 Online

{Meet Sundays & Wednesdays Online)
 16 (Homework Assignments)

48 Live

{To be Announced}
 40 (Homework Assignments; Taking weekly yoga classes)


FMI, contact Paula at or visit:

Breathing Room Center

2017 Yoga Class Prices

$15 - drop-in class
$60 - 5 classes
$100 - 10 classes

Upcoming Events

  1. Breathing Room Book Group

    May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Seasonal Renewal

    June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Some Past Graduates

Padma (Paula) Tepedino is the Director and Founder of Yoga Light School (formerly Vibhuti Yoga School). She has been certifying yoga teachers nationally since 1996. Her school was one of the first yoga schools to be accepted into the Yoga Alliance Registry. She continues to be a perennial student, a leader in the Yoga and Ayurveda community, and a person who loves what she does and shares her knowledge in a compassionate and generous way. FMI, visit her website: Contact her at


Cheryl Paulson, E-RYT, CYT, is the Lead Teacher of Asana for the training. She was certified under Paula’s school both at the 200 and 500-hour levels. As the Owner of Breathing Room Center, she brings her love of community to the area, offering space to those who want to share their creative art with others. She is passionate about the healing power of yoga and honored to guide others on their own personal journey. Contact Cheryl at Paula & Cheryl honor each student’s unique sense of self, giving them space to unfold in their own time, with patience and guidance.