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Imagine Combining Yoga with Life Coaching, Urban Farming, Hypnotherapy or Spiritual Studies.

As one of the prime sponsors of the Sedona Yoga Festival, we recognize the deep spiritual link between yoga and other holistic modalities. Spirit of Yoga is Southwest Institute of Healing Art’s premier yoga teacher training center and studio. Our students often learn to practice and teach yoga along with other holistic studies as they work on more than the physical body. Find your balance—mind-body and spirit—at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

Get a Diploma or Degree Online or On-campus in Tempe, AZ that adds to your Yoga practice:

Holistic Wellness Practitioner AOS in Holistic Healthcare

Imagine these programs enhancing your practice and your career:

Wellness is a state of balance and harmony with ourselves and all of life. As your awareness of the mind, body and spirit connection grows, the natural progression is to become more conscious of how all of life is linked together. The result is a deep inner calling to help make a positive difference in the wellness of others. As you go through your training, you will experience an amazing personal transformation of your own perceptions of the world, preparing you to help others do the same.

You begin the program by learning professional coaching skills, gaining clarity of intention while experiencing your own personal development. As your program continues, you move into courses in your areas of interest such as Holistic Nutrition Coaching, Urban Farming, Professional Hypnotherapy, or becoming an Ordained Spiritual Celebrant. The capstone project for this transformational education is creating your own business plan, complete with on-going support to ensure your success as an entrepreneur. Our diplomas and degrees, available both Online and On-campus, help you become a truly skilled holistic practitioner with a plan for success.



Urban Farming has become a growing part of U.S. food economy as it helps reduce the miles that food needs to travel, and helps others gain access to healthy food they may otherwise have not been able to afford. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says, "Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas." Whether you are interested in growing food for income or producing healthier food for personal consumption, this program will help you get your hands dirty, and plate full. It will teach you how to spread what you learn throughout your community, and increase the number of people taking back control over their food production, and moving our communities closer to real sustainability.



The foods we choose to eat often profoundly affect our lives and our total well-being. At the core of this program is awareness of the Holistic-spirit connection, recognizing that the nutritional value of the foods taken into the body is essential for completing the circuit between all aspects of our being. Incorporating Holistic Nutrition into your lifestyle involves understanding the therapeutic properties of unrefined whole-food nutrients, developing healthy shopping habits, utilizing high-quality seasonal recipes, specific cooking techniques, and more. Here you will study the fundamentals of human nutrition, including dietary therapies, whole foods cuisine, nutritional supplements, obesity and eating disorders, and contemporary dietary practices including alternative theories for body detoxification.



If you are you fascinated by the inner workings of the subconscious mind, learn to launch a new career that positively impacts people’s lives, with Hypnotherapy. This program features dedicated instructor guidance, instructional videos, and discussion forums and yes, Hypnotherapy can be taught effectively online. Transpersonal Hypnotherapy has been proven effective in easing a wide variety of physical, emotional and psychological problems. Think of Hypnotherapy as a tool for bridging the gap between the body, mind and spirit. By using guided imagery and harnessing the power of the subconscious mind, powerful healing and transformation can take place.



Are you being "called" to a place of spiritual leadership in your life and community? Whether this calling leads you to be a recognized celebrant, spiritual healer or simply leads to a journey of self-awakening, our nondenominational, non-rhetoric based path of study emphasizes discovery of your own individual heart-felt path through the discovery and development of your Spirit given gifts.

Need Financial Assistance?

Since SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education, students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid  in the form of Pell grants and student loans.

We also offer a 10% concession on tuition* for all programs paid with cash in full at the time of enrollment.
* Application fees, books, materials, and supplies to be paid for separately and not included in the concession toward the total cost of tuition.
* Not to be combined with any other offer or scholarship.

For more information, give us a call at 480.994.9244 or toll-free at 888.504.9106.
One of our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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