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Advanced Yoga Therapy

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Description
Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 19 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this yoga class:

Advanced Yoga Therapy builds upon the foundation laid in the previous PYI courses, and provides advanced knowledge and skills training for real world YT settings. Gain advanced knowledge of pathologies and managing imbalances with Ayurveda, Hatha, pranayama, and the PYI approach.

In this training, you will learn about or deepen these PYI Yoga Therapy Skills:

  • Unpacking systemic racism from a personal perspective
  • Asana Chikitsa for the lower body - linking the hip joint to the knee
  • Asana Chikitsa "belly up" - linking the abdominal wall to the shoulder region, and the head to the neck and shoulders
  • The holistic PYI approach of YT client intake, assessment, protocol development and implementation
  • Healthcare-related regulations and rules, including universal precautions
  • Pranayama for post-COVID-19 and prevention
  • How to preserve the therapeutic relationship
  • Legal guidelines for confirming consent with clients
  • Research strategies in preparing protocols
  • When and how to refer out to other service providers, as appropriate
  • Advanced knowledge regarding cancer diagnoses, and how to mange symptoms with yoga and contemplative techniques
  • The Ayurvedic perspective of disease, including more in-depth practice of intake and protocol creation
  • Setting priorities while appealing to the sattvic state of the clients’ prakrti in YT methodology (particularly when choosing a contemplative practice)
  • The Sutra teachings of Desikachar as compared to Western psychology to distinguish the critical role of “relationship” in the Krishnamacharya tradition of YT
  • Proper YT/ client boundaries from Desikachar’s perspective
  • Integrating ROM assessments and vata-balancing techniques from the Hatha yoga Pawanmuktasana series 
  • Using case studies and SOAP notes in yoga therapy
  • This online, interactive course hone your skills in working in a collaborative and complementary fashion with other service providers.  

The module includes a research paper and short presentation concerning a particular imbalance or pathology, and what prospective protocol the student would suggest within the PYI approach.  Additionally, students are required to complete a 21-day meditation sadhana. 

Following Advanced Yoga Therapy, students will have the skills to effectively utilize their knowledge and succeed in the practicums, and to pursue careers as certified professional yoga therapists.

REQUIRED TEXTS

  • Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Dr. Gail Parker
  • Freud and Yoga: Two Philosophies of mind Compared by Hellfried Krusche, TKV Desikachar
  • Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith (pre-read)
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananada  (complete reading and Study Guide before graduation from the overall program)
  • PYI Advanced Yoga Therapy Manual by Dana Slamp (included)

PREREQUISITES

  • PYI Therapeutics Essentials
  • PYI Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
  • PYI Yoga in Healthcare

CREDIT

Successful completion of this course provides the following credit:

  • 75 hours towards PYI's IAYT-accredited 850-hour Yoga Therapy Certificate Program
  • Successful grads of this course, all prerequisites, and anatomy trainings are then deemed Yoga Therapy Candidates - eligible to begin Clinical Practicums


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
No refunds. In the event of illness or family emergency, credit can be given for another course.

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School: Prema Yoga Institute

Prema Yoga Institute

Prema Yoga Institute ("PYI") offers holistic yoga instruction to empower the healing process. 

PYI Yoga Therapists draw from a classical array of Ayurvedic and yogic techniques to encourage health in body, mind, and spirit. Sessions are modified for a comprehensive range of mental and physical imbalances,...

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