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Professional Yoga Therapy Institute is a certification and medical continuing education program for licensed health care professionals and their assistants. I founded the Institute in 2000, PYTI is the only medical yoga/therapeutic yoga program exclusively for health care professionals worldwide. PYTI prepares the experienced clinician to use prescriptive yoga in chronic disease management, rehabilitation, and injury prevention through evaluation and diagnosis. The method I developed is Medical Therapeutic Yoga, which synthesizes evidence-based practice in rehabilitation with recalibrated Hatha Yoga in order to emerge with a new, evolved methodology for objectively measuring efficacy and progress in patient and client care.
We are young and vibrant, yet the oldest certifying medical yoga program exclusively for the health care professional and their assistant. The Professional Yoga Therapist certification provides international standards and educational competencies for graduate and post-graduate medical yoga training unparalleled in the field.
Our program offers:
- The Professional Yoga Therapist Certification for Healthcare Pros
- Graduate & Post-Graduate Curriculum Development
- Medical Continuing Education Coursework
- Instructional Design Consulting for Universities wishing to adopt the Medical Therapeutic Yoga curriculum
Our graduates are master clinicians in therapeutic yoga application, able either to practice or supervise programs in medical yoga application. They have the ability to academically and intuitively assimilate best-fit rehabilitation or wellness programs based on learning Medical Therapeutic Yoga methodology.
As a longtime physical therapist with a background in athletic training, manual therapy, sports medicine, women’s health, and chronic pain management, I am passionate about teaching others how to heal with a yogic biopsychosocial approach. In our program, remaining true to the rich roots of yoga’s origins coexists with growth promotion in the new branches of its bright future.
The bold vision and the MTY method I have developed for improving health care internationally will guide us into the future and in decades to come. We will continue to rise as the worldwide leading institution that teaches prescription of yoga as medicine. It is my dharma and prayer to remain true to my mission and vision for PYTI.
The collective mission of our faculty and staff is to make PYTI a dynamic institution in which to study, learn, work, and explore. We are glad you visited, and we hope to meet you in the future.
Grace & Peace,
Founder and President
Professional Yoga Therapy Institute
Medical Therapeutic Yoga Method