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.
- 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
Prerequisites: Yoga Teacher Training (200-hour course) with a minimum of 65 hours of teaching experience.
Quarter Offered: TBD
Area of Study:- Yoga Studies