Yoga as Medicine I (Module 8) – Fall 2019
September 14 - September 20
Module 8 is the first of three on-site modules that make up the practical, applied lab portion of the PYTI® certification program. This course puts the lectures of Modules 1-7 into motion with the application of the concepts learned in those prerequisite distance modules.
A word about our Retreats:
Your home away from home, the “Big Pink Beach House.”
The retreat version of Module 8 is held on beautiful Emerald Isle, NC in an oceanfront residential environment. You’ll be able to rest and renew while learning at a relaxed pace, seaside. Each day allows plenty of learning and rest time, so bring your hobbies with you and prepare for a wonderful week on the beach! You have a choice of oceanfront balcony, oceanside, shared, or dorm style rooms, depending on your budget and preference. Reservations are first come first serve, so if you prefer oceanfront room and board, please register early!
Topics Covered include
- Biopsychosocial (BPS) model of assessment and application
- Interdisciplinary 10 Precept application and case study analysis
- Yoga posture, breath, and meditation prescription using Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) methods (including mudras)
- Trauma sensitive yoga concepts
- Apply the 10 MTY precepts to your clinical demographic and practice in order to increase clinical efficacy and safety of yoga prescription in healthcare and wellness care.
- Discuss the interrelationship of psychotherapy and rehabilitation in the clinical practice of MTY in order to be able to teach trauma informed yoga.
- List public health and clinical practice implications of MTY.
- Identify quantitative and qualitative characteristics of outcome measures used in MTY.
- Demonstrate understanding of the FMA (Functional Movement Assessment) algorithm in the context of evaluation, diagnosis, and prescription in clinical practice.
- Demonstrate multidisciplinary knowledge of indications and contraindications for practicing FMA postures as prescriptive movement and/or manual therapy in medicine and rehabilitation.
- Critically analyze physical yoga movement and respiratory therapies and their modifications in a lab setting.
- Complete case studies via real time assessment with your peers using live models and/or case presentations.
- Integrate cardiorespiratory principles into rehab practice in a lab setting.
- Prescribe MTY sequences for individual and group-based therapy wellness and pathophysiological-based therapies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the guidelines to practice, teaching, manual cuing, and instruction in yoga postures, hand postures, breathing techniques, and meditation.
- Integrate the scientific theories introduced in Modules 1-7 into practical clinical yoga prescription and practice.
- Describe the code of ethics for becoming a Professional Yoga Therapist.
- Practice the tenets of stabilization in the context of “pre-postures” and yoga postures as therapeutic exercise and intervention in an interactive lab setting.
- Practice evidence-based yoga to address multi-joint and systemic stabilization in an interactive lab setting.
- Verbalize the tenets of safe neural mobilization within professional yoga therapy (skilled, licensed care) practice.
- Identify how myofascial and neurovascular restriction can be addressed through MTY.
- Utilizing current science, apply the 7 requisites for stabilization to standing postures aligned in the MTY method.
- Demonstrate 4 blanket-folding techniques for postural modification.
- Experience daily meditation and postural practice sequences.
- Synthesize yoga philosophy into current evidence-based clinical practice in order to construct plans of care for persons with complex medical histories.
- Complete business matrix analysis, including understanding legal documentation requirements for implementing business models for private or public integrated organizational medical practice.
- Understand coding and billing impact practices for licensed health care professionals who become Professional Yoga Therapists.
- Safely sequence and prescribe therapeutic yoga in realtime clinical environment(s) with your peers, using appropriate east/west medical terminology, and evidence based MTY methods.
- Safely prescribe and prescribe therapeutic yoga in an oral practical setting with your peers.
- Complete and pass a Mid-Term Examination to demonstrate educational competency and proficiency of the skills learned at Module 8/Yoga as Medicine I.
- Onsite Lodging Options, Meal Plan, & Linen Package (for residential students)
- Onsite Meal Package (add-on options available for commuter students)
- Access to Virtual Classroom Forum (for class handouts and communications)
- Course Manual
What to Bring
- Yoga mat
- 2 yoga blocks
- 2 yoga blankets (Mexican blankets work best). Do not bring cotton throws are irregularly, non-matching sized blankets.
- 1 yoga strap. Quick release buckle highly recommended. Cotton preferred.
- Medical Therapeutic Yoga text
Coming to a Classroom Version instead of the retreat version?
Get to know the Classroom Version of Module 8
The classroom version is an intensive version of Module 8 that is more typical of conventional CE’s, rather than held in the retreat island setting. Scheduled class time is longer and the learning environment takes place in either a University, hospital or clinic environment. Module 8 is the first of three on-site modules that make up the practical, applied lab portion of the PYT certification program. This course puts the lectures of Modules 1-7 into motion with application of the concepts learned in those pre-requisite distance modules. The technical content of both the retreat and classroom versions of this course is the same.