Optimal Existence Yoga Therapeutics Teacher Training

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Optimal Existence Yoga Therapeutics Teacher Training 2019-01-21T07:51:42+00:00

 “The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole.” -Plato

This unique new training is designed for certified Yoga teachers desiring to deepen their knowledge in spinal health, anatomy, bio-mechanics, pathologies, and the therapeutic applications of Yoga.  Reaching beyond the physical & anatomical aspect of Yoga postures, this program offers a multi-faceted curriculum with in-depth areas of study providing an effective & sustainable approach to Yoga Therapeutics. Participants will gain an enriched skill set to support the healing and well being of the whole person.

Curriculum

Physical therapeutic Yoga postures for specific pathologies and areas of the body, including various modalities of Yoga such as Yoga for strength, flexibility, relaxation or traction

The layers of the Panchamaya Koshas will be woven in to create a holistic intervention for students and clients when combined with asana, meditation, pranayama, and essential oils

Intro to Purusharthas (the 4 aims including dharma, artha, kama and moksha) and how they relate to injury and recovery

In each module, students will learn about relevant anatomy, bio-mechanics, and physiology to make a technique appropriate for the given pathology. Various therapeutic applications will be explored through their own Yoga practice and in a group setting. An opportunity to implement therapeutic Yoga techniques will be given in lab time. The training also includes the therapeutic use of the Great Yoga Wall TM system.

Participants will develop a specific skill set, tools and confidence to help their students prevent, manage and heal injury, as well as work with students with specific medical concerns and special needs.

Participants will develop a specific skill set, tools and confidence to help their students prevent, manage and heal injury, as well as work with students with specific medical concerns and special needs.

This Therapeutics Certification consists of 4 weekend modules, a case study project and mentor meetings. Each module includes pathology, physical Yoga postures, as well as principles of emotional, mental & spiritual health and well being, and essential oils as a therapeutic modality.

*SAMPLE schedule

WEEKEND 1

Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics & the Koshas
Overview of concepts and Introduction to Essential Oils
Lumbar Spine
SI/Pelvis

WEEKEND 2

Knees
Hips
Ankle/Foot
Purusharthas
Healing Touch/Energetics

WEEKEND 3

Cervical/Thoracic
Pranayama
Meditation

WEEKEND 4

Shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand
Assessment of the Whole Person
Special Populations & Case Studies
Sequencing