Having the clinical skills you need to work in private practice as well as institutional settings such as hospitals and integrative healthcare centers is the first step but how do we become a trailblazer in this emerging field? As Yoga Therapists, we must find our way through professional territory that is not yet clearly defined. In this course, we will examine the different professional areas that we as Yoga Therapists might work in. We will look at how to educate potential clients, partners, and referral sources on yoga therapy and it’s efficacy. We will learn strategies for marketing ourselves directly to the public as well as potential employers. Discussion on how to run a private practice will be included. This course will be interactive so that students leave with a skill set that they can use to create success for themselves and in turn, the evolving field 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.
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 BDYT model. Students will practice assessment and how to create working strategies for several autoimmune conditions.
Students will examine working with cancer patients through the koshic model—learning to effectively and safely teach asana, pranayama, and meditation with a clear understanding of contraindications for this population.