Yoga Therapist Training - Minnesota Program

We are very excited about the journey that we are embarking on together and honored that you have chosen to join Yoga Well Institute! You are such a valuable component to our training and we are confident this training will be a very fruitful experience for everyone involved. Thank you for choosing us to join you on this intimate path of self learning!

Viniyoga is giving what is appropriate
by an appropriate person
to an appropriate person.
It is not casual or routine.
Not by anybody
to everybody.
Not anything
and everything.
It is specific and
highly individualized.

-Dr. N. Chandrasekaran

As a Sanskrit word, viniyoga means “special adaptation” or “appropriate application”. In the third chapter of the Yogasutra (III:6), Patañjali uses this word, saying one must practice literally “according to the ground one stands on.”

The idea of viniyoga is that all the tools of yoga be adapted to the individual’s capabilities and needs and then developed gradually over time at a pace appropriate for each student. Or, as Professor Krishnamacharya famously said, “yoga must be adapted to the individual, not the other way around.” This individualized approach to practicing & teaching yoga is essential if the student is to realize the full potential of yoga for healing, self-discovery and personal transformation.

This page is dedicated to our current trainees for our Yoga Therapist Training at Yoga Center of Minneapolis. When you hover on the tab for this page, you should find all of the materials you will need for the training. Our in-person location and schedule are listed below and there is a different page for each piece of the training (online classes, homework/ homework review, etc.).

Please let us know at The Well if you need assistance of any kind navigating on the site.

Your Teacher

Chase Bossart
Chase Bossart

Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy and religion for nearly 30 years. In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar's and spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai (from 1991-2012) studying with him, his family and his senior teachers including serving as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. He served as Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco from 2006-2012.

His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation are shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.