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Foundation for Holistic Therapeutic Yoga Teaching

According to International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of yoga practices and teaching. IAYT further says that yoga is a scientific system of self-investigation, self-transformation, and self-realization that originated in India. This course empowers students to learn yoga as a therapeutic practice. Students will be introduced to the entire toolbox of yoga practices, which can be used to address health conditions and learn how to practice yoga safely when one has chronic conditions. Along with teaching simple but profound aspects such as how to breathe well, how to eat well, and how to manage one’s lifestyle in an optimal manner, this course also offers in-depth techniques of asanas, pranayama, meditation, yoga-philosophy, and concepts to understand the entire landscape of holistic yoga as a Darshana Shastra – a classical tradition of yoga practice. After completing this course, students will be able to modify their existing yoga practices and techniques to heal several mild chronic conditions such as pain conditions, degenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, stress-related disorders, and metabolic disorders, among others.  This course is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Yoga Therapy track.

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Course Code: YOG 20001

Credit Hours: 5

Course Level: 100

According to International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of yoga practices and teaching. IAYT further says that yoga is a scientific system of self-investigation, self-transformation, and self-realization that originated in India. This course empowers students to learn yoga as a therapeutic practice. Students will be introduced to the entire toolbox of yoga practices, which can be used to address health conditions and learn how to practice yoga safely when one has chronic conditions. Along with teaching simple but profound aspects such as how to breathe well, how to eat well, and how to manage one’s lifestyle in an optimal manner, this course also offers in-depth techniques of asanas, pranayama, meditation, yoga-philosophy, and concepts to understand the entire landscape of holistic yoga as a Darshana Shastra – a classical tradition of yoga practice. After completing this course, students will be able to modify their existing yoga practices and techniques to heal several mild chronic conditions such as pain conditions, degenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, stress-related disorders, and metabolic disorders, among others.  This course is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Yoga Therapy track.

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Detailed Course Description

This course will teach yoga therapy fundamentals, such as the anatomy and physiology of common chronic ailments, basic medical management of a disorder, yogic management of a disorder, case studies, and best therapeutic yogic practices. In addition, students will learn how to use yoga tools such as asanas, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation techniques. Students will also learn an integrated approach to yoga therapy concepts, research methodologies, and how to integrate traditional holistic systems with yoga therapy. Students will learn concepts of psychology, the yogic concept of the mind, its distractions, and techniques of calming it down. Students will also learn yoga philosophy through ancient yogic texts, their relevance to modern life, and their application in yoga therapy. Finally, students will gain exposure to how to teach specific groups such as senior yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga for kids, yoga for stress, and yogic life coaching. Throughout this course, students will be participating in self-reflection (svyadhyaya) and disciplined practice (sadhana) to improve their own experience and be able to practice yoga at all levels of their personality. This course will enable yoga teachers to implement therapeutic yoga techniques in their own yoga teaching.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and basic knowledge of chronic ailments
  • Understand the medical management process of a disorder as well as its yogic management process as per the integrated approach to yoga therapy model
  • Learn the yogic model of the mind and how to manage it
  • Utilize techniques to modify existing yoga practices and provide a safe way to practice yoga for individuals with health constraints
  • Learn how to implement therapeutic yoga techniques within your existing yoga teaching for participants with mild chronic conditions

Required/Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Yoga Teacher Training (200-hour course) with a minimum of 65 hours of teaching experience.

Faculty/Instructor:TBD

Quarter Offered: TBD

Area of Study:- Yoga Studies

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