Module 7: Business and Yoga Therapy, Working with Athletes, Yoga Therapy Philosophy, Autoimmune Disease, and Scoliosis
November 4-11, 2022
Advanced Program ｜Residential ｜Module 7
Autoimmune Disease｜Philosophical Foundations Of Yoga Therapy｜Scoliosis
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Complete Through Lesson 36Retreat policies and guidelines
Autoimmune Disease, Philosophical Foundations Of Yoga Therapy, and Scoliosis
The incidence of autoimmune diseases is rising steadily. This course will explore yoga therapy interventions for autoimmune disease. Students will become familiar with the basic science behind autoimmunity and western approaches to common autoimmune diseases. We will then look at various autoimmune diseases through the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy model. Students will practice assessment and how to create working strategies for several autoimmune conditions.
Philosophical Foundations Of Yoga Therapy
As Yoga Therapists, it is important to keep ourselves firmly grounded in the philosophy that eventually birthed yoga therapy. Without this grounding, our work can easily become irrelevant. In this course, we will examine teachings from key texts and how to apply them to our day to day work as healers. Students will learn how to use these concepts for themselves as Yoga Therapists, as well as how to translate textual references for the general population.
Spinal curvatures and scoliosis are a common cause of physical suffering. In this course, students will learn to properly assess spinal curvature and deliver yoga therapy to improve the client’s conditions. Physical and koshic assessment for this condition will be taught. Practices to counter common muscular imbalances and systems to stop or reverse curvature will be discussed. Students will leave with more clarity on how to work with this challenging condition that can be greatly benefited by yoga therapy.