Community, Yoga, Ayurveda, Nourishment

Community, Yoga, Ayurveda, Nourishment

Therapeutic Foundations of Yoga ​


Take your yoga to the next level by becoming a Yoga Teacher.

Kharma Life Center  ​is proud to present one of the world’s most revolutionary, diverse and practical yoga teacher training programs.  Amy Wheeler’s Optimal State 200-hour Therapeutic Foundations of Yoga Teacher Training will prepare you for the next step in your yoga journey.

Optimal State

New Training Begins

Fall 2019

Sessions meet Thurs + Fri 6-9:00 pm

Saturdays 12-5 pm

For complete details about the program click the course guidelines below.

This course can prepare you for our 865-hour Optimal State Yoga Therapy Program

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This Fast Track program is designed to work around your schedule.  It takes place on Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturday afternoons (excluding holidays) for 4 months.

Total Hours: 200

  • 180 Contact hours (in person with the lead trainer or guest trainer)
  • 20 Non-Contact hours (approved training outside the classroom)     


  • The T. Krishnamacharya Teachings of Therapeutic Yoga
  • Asana Vinyasa Krama & Therapy Modifications
  • Therapeutic Asana Class Sequencing for Groups and Individuals
  • Therapeutic Pranayama Techniques, Ratios and Sequencing
  • Therapeutic Meditation Steps, Sequencing and Chants
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Western Anatomy of the Human Body & Subtle Anatomy of the Human Body

In order to serve others, you must nourish yourself with a practice each day. You will record a short journal entry about your practice several times a week. You will work with your mentor, peer-mentors and intuition throughout the program to develop a practice that is right for you. It will include postures, breathing practices and/or meditations. We have customized Yoga journals available.


The total cost of the program is $2,900. There is a $50 application fee (non-refundable) and once accepted, a $369 deposit (applied to your tuition and non-refundable).

Payment plans are available. Please see our Payment Terms document for more information on our payment program.
Complete details are available  here.

Mats and props are provided by Kharma Life Center, though many students prefer to bring their own mat. Additional fees include books and cost to attend classes at Kharma Life Center.


Evon Stone Rubenstein, C-IAYT, E-RYT200

Certified Yoga Therapist

Evon turned to yoga when she had health issues western medicine could not fix.  After 25 years of a personal yoga practice and working in the corporate world, she decided to do what she loved most and teach yoga. She specifically wanted to help others with health problems. Yoga had worked for her and she wanted to share that.  The 200 hours of regular teacher training was the prerequisite to get into the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Yoga Therapy program.
As a graduate of LMU, Evon was able to work as a Yoga Therapist with those she wanted to help most.  Since then, she has led workshops in Chronic Pain Management, Women’s Health Issues as well as several clinics dealing with Neck, Lower Back and Migraine problems. At the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center, she worked with cancer patients before, during and after their treatment.

Evon brings her experience to Kharma Life Center for the Therapeutic Foundations of Yoga Teacher Training, so that now you will be prepared to help people, too.


Click here to see the course description. Call us with any questions you have and let us know how we can help.