300-Hour Immersion Curriculum

Therapeutic Applications for Yoga

  • Individual assessment skills
  • Interview/history taking
  • Postural and movement observation
  • Yoga vs. Yoga Therapy
  • Identifying priorities and setting both short and longterm goals with the client/student
  • Designing a successful private yoga therapy practice
  • Progressing a client’s individualized practice
  • Client learning styles
  • Adaptation & Modification
  • Pacing
  • Theme
  • Sequencing
  • Safe and effective hands-on assisting
  • Group therapeutic classes for specific conditions/needs
  • Older adults, including balance and fall preventions
  • Pregnancy/postpartum
  • Those with obesity or larger bodies

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Heart and breathing conditions
  • Back and joint conditions
  • Understanding anatomical language
  • In-depth knowledge of structural anatomy
  • Understanding of optimal biomechanics
  • Understanding common pathologies of all body systems
  • Applications of therapeutic yoga for structural complaints
  • Precautions and contraindications for specific conditions
  • Working in conjunction with health care providers
  • Knowing when to refer a client to a licensed health care provider
  • Condition-specific asana adaptation and modification
  • All major systems of the body and their interrelationships

Yoga and Psychology/Consciousness

  • Psychology/mental health
  • Familiarity with models of human development including developmental stages, life cycles and personality
  • Basic knowledge of psychological concepts and terminology including mood, cognition, behavior, and personality as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist
  • Basic knowledge of commonly occurring mental health terminology and conditions
  • Basic knowledge of how different familial, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds affect mental health
  • Applications of therapeutic yoga for optimizing mental health
  • Trauma, Abuse, Addiction, Grief
  • Knowing when to refer a client to a licensed health care provider
  • Tools for optimizing memory and mental function
  • Mindfulness practices

History, Philosophy, Yoga Styles

  • Alignment-Based Yoga Traditions
  • Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga
  • Hands-On Assists
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Benefits and Uses of Props
  • Yama and Niyama/Introduction to Yoga Sutras
  • Pancamaya/Kosha model
  • Chakras/subtle body
  • Introduction to Marma Points

Ayurveda, Prana, Chakras

  • Pancamaya/Kosha model
  • Chakras/subtle body
  • Introduction to Marma Points
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Pranayama
  • Self-Care Strategies

Enhancing and Improving All Aspects of Teaching

  • Business, liability, and ethical boundaries
  • Understanding legislation and current trends relating to Yoga Therapy
  • Knowledge of the relevant local, state, and national laws and regulations impacting the work of a Yoga Instructor, Yoga Trainer, and Yoga Therapist
  • Basic knowledge of other healthcare fields and their potential role in and relevance to the work of a therapeutic yoga instructor
  • Liability insurance
  • When to refer to a licensed healthcare provider
  • How to communicate with healthcare providers
  • Boundaries/Communication skills
  • Compassionate support, tools and challenges to empower you as a yoga student to grow in your own practice
  • Experiential exercises for confidence in guiding group classes, workshops, series and individualized yoga therapy sessions
  • Intimate setting with limited enrollment to facilitate a safe environment for learning, practice, and mentorship
  • Field trips and other experiential learning opportunities throughout the program will deepen the learning experience and provide Seva, or service, in the community

Need a place to rest your head while you’re here?

You can stay with us! Our Namastay House offers comfortable, modernized rooms a few blocks away from our studios. Students attending AYC weekend workshops or 3 week immersion teacher trainings, please email us at info@youryoga.com for availability and rates!

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