Southwest Institute of Healing Arts  1538 E. Southern Ave.  Tempe, AZ 85282

Discover the “Spirit of Yoga” through our yoga teacher training!

SWIHA’s Unity Yoga strives to teach an authentic expression of yoga which honors diverse practices and belief systems while promoting health, well-being, and a deepening of the spiritual self. Become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at our beautiful campus studio and learn how you can better serve others on the path to self-realization!

Yoga Teacher Training - On-Campus
Certificate of Excellence - 200 hours

SWIHA’s Unity Yoga Teacher Training uses a “living yoga” approach to shaping the holistic healing careers of future yoga instructors. Learn how to guide your clients to a more balanced understanding of wellness through our 200-hour training in the principles and practices of yoga. This Certificate of Excellence can be completed independently or combined with our other Diploma and Degree programs.

Yoga Advanced Teacher Training - On-Campus
Diploma - 600 hours

Enroll in our advanced diploma program in order to deepen and strengthen your ability as a future yoga instructor! By completing six additional yoga-specific advanced courses, 100 hours of yoga-specific electives, and a 100-hour primary specialization, you will be prepared to serve the world in even bigger and bolder ways.

Advanced Yoga Teacher and Healing Arts Practitioner - On-Campus
Diploma - 800 hours

This in-depth educational program prepares students to expertly teach to groups while also training them in a therapeutic specialty necessary for working one-on-one with clients. Complete six additional yoga-specific advanced courses, 300 hours of electives, and a 100-hour therapeutic specialization, and gain access to such powerful modalities for your teaching “toolkit” as Polarity, Reiki, Life Coaching, Aromatherapy, and much more.

Choose from any of our holistic specialties!


As a student in our 600-hour or 800-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, you will have the opportunity to choose from these exceptional 100-hour specialty tracks:


Yoga Studio Concentration Track

Enhance your in-studio skills and add a personal touch to your practice with:

  • Yoga for PTSD
  • Introduction to Sacred Healing, Singing Bowls, and the Gong
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga - Teaching a Practice of Surrender
  • Transformational Yoga Coaching
  • Hatha Gong Certification


Yoga Body Psychology Track

Treat visible physical symptoms and address the invisible mental and emotional blocks that contribute to them:

  • Yoga Body Psychology I-IV
  • Yoga Body Psychology Practicum


Yoga Nidra Track

Train in the ancient therapeutic tools of deep healing, relaxation,

and stress-release with:

  • Yoga Nidra I - IV
  • Yoga Nidra Practicum


Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 2

Why receive your yoga teacher training through SWIHA?

  • SWIHA is committed to creating a Conscious College Community. Our mission is to inspire individuals to discover their gifts and graces and to support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way.
  • All graduates receive ongoing support through our Success Center, including placement assistance, entrepreneurial coaching, resume help, and much more.
  • SWIHA is state licensed and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • Financial Aid is available to those who enroll in programs of 600 hours or more.


Some of our professional memberships and licensing agencies

Arizona Yoga Association logo
Yoga Alliance logo
ACCET logo

What are our Great Graduates saying?

“Had I not been a SWIHA student, I don't think I would be at the same place I am today and I couldn't be happier about that. It gave me the practice and confidence to go out and teach.”

Erica Vucich

Owner & Founder of Vibetality
SWIHA Great Graduate

Erica Vucich

“SWIHA sparked a huge change in my perspective of self and shifted me into a mindset of self-acceptance. After many years of being afraid to show my true colors, I realized that the only thing holding me back from standing in my power was me.”

Natalie Hewitt

Owner and Founder of Yoga Freq
SWIHA Graduate