Module One: Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Overview of Yoga Therapy based on the Pancha Maya Kosha Model and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System and the Stress Syndrome
  • Functional Anatomy from a Fascial/Connective Tissue Model
  • Posture/Gait Analysis
  • Detailed information on common pathologies of the musculoskeletal system
  • Experiential practices addressing common structural issues employing various techniques including:
  • Viniyoga Principles to breath, sequencing and adaptation;
  • Iyengar principles of alignment, use of props and restoratives;
  • Yoga Nidra as a healing tool for chronic pain
  • Introduction to Ayurveda as applied to Yoga
  • Record Keeping, SOAP notes, Intake, Interviewing Skills

Module Two: Yoga Therapy for Emotional Health

  • Overview of Emotional Health from the Yoga Tradition
  • The 7 Emotional Primes and the Vagus Nerve
  • Orienting the tools of yoga for emotional balance including: asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, bhavana, prayer and ritual
  • Kriya Yoga for Emotional Health
  • Pancha Maya Kosha, Vayus, Human Energy System and Chakras
  • Anatomy of the Brain
  • Cognitive and Ego development
  • Integration of yoga with western psychology and neuroscience
  • Role play and skill building for working with clients
  • How to deal with “difficult” clients
  • When to refer
  • Memory and Learning Styles
  • Ayurveda and the Mind
  • Nutrition, digestion and detoxification for the mind
  • Psychological personalities and the doshas
  • Spirituality, Faith and Religion in the Context of Yoga Therapy

Module Three: Ayurveda and Western Physiology

  • Overview of the Pancha Maya to understand Physiologic Connectivity
  • Linking the Emotional Body, Immune System and the Nervous System
  • Ayurvedic sub-doshas; dhatus; digestion
  • Physiology of Digestion and Common Pathologies including Leaky Gut Syndrome and Insulin Resistance
  • Immune Function and Common Pathologies,
  • Cardiovascular System and Common Pathologies
  • Respiratory System and Common Pathologies
  • Neurological System and Common Pathologies
  • Addressing Common Physiologic Conditions through the Tools of Yoga and Ayurveda, including prevention
  • Practical teaching skills working with physiologic conditions

Module Four: Clinical Practice Immersion

  • Supervised clinical practicum with real clients
  • Urinary, Reproductive and Endocrine Systems and Common Pathologies
  • Addiction and Mental Health
  • End of Life and Spiritual Support
  • Developing curriculum for group classes for specific conditions
  • Business development, networking and referrals
  • Weaving Yoga Therapy into your existing clinical practice
  • Developing yoga research protocols and learning to evaluate research studies with discernment