Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy

Dive into the richness of therapeutic Yoga within the authentic lineage of Integral Yoga. In this training, we will use the panchamaya kosha model to explore human health. Using the panchamaya kosha (five layers of being) model as a guide, we also will review common disease processes from both yogic and Western medical perspectives.

Course Description:

Dive into the richness of therapeutic Yoga within the authentic lineage of Integral Yoga. In this training, we will use the panchamaya kosha model to explore human health. Using the panchamaya kosha (five layers of being) model as a guide, we also will review common disease processes from both yogic and Western medical perspectives. Discover new ways to integrate the six branches of Integral Yoga into a therapeutic practice, whether it is adapted asana (posture), devotional practices outside of a “traditional” Yoga setting, or using service as a healing modality.

Participants will review the practical skills required of a Yoga Therapist, develop a mock treatment plan for a client, as well as deepen and review their understanding of therapeutic relationships, assessment skills, and therapeutic plans. Inactive Yoga therapists interested in kick-starting their service will find this course an excellent source to restart.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define Yoga Therapy
  • Understand the scope of practice of a Yoga Therapist and the Integral Yoga’s vision of Yoga Therapy
  • Design a client intake form
  • Create a client action plan
  • Recognize the role of negentropy in dis-ease
  • Understand the aging process in health and disease
  • Recognize common medical conditions
  • Understand the client-therapist relationship
  • Determine appropriate breathing practices for common conditions
  • Integrate branches of Integral Yoga into client action plans

Training Information:

Prerequisites:

Adaptive Yoga TT and Raja Yoga TT are prerequisites for participants of the IYTh-800 Program (this requirement may be waived for those currently enrolled in the IYTh Program).

This training is available for 200-hour Yoga teacher training graduates who are interested in the Yoga Therapy pathway and have sufficient teaching experience and those with IAYT certification who are interested in deepening their understanding.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

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