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Yoga as Medicine I (Module 8) – Spring 2019
March 2 - March 8
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.
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)
Module 8 is the first of three on-site intensives which allow the students to assimilate and apply all objectives learned from Modules 1-7. Module 8 allows students to critically evaluate and practice the following objectives, learned in an interactive post-graduate lab format with their peers.
- 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.
- List public health and clinical practice implications of MTY.
- Identify quantitative and qualitative characteristics of outcome measures used in Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT).
- Demonstrate understanding of the FMA algorithm in the context of evaluation, diagnosis, and prescription in clinical practice.
- Demonstrate multidisciplinary knowledge of indications and contraindications for practicing PYT Level I and II 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 medical therapeutic yoga.
- 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.
- Tuition includes lodging, meals, and a linen package (add-on option for meals available for commuter students) and supplemental digital documents which will be made available via your cohort forum.
- The forum includes digital course material containing approximately 350 photographic illustrations, foundational breath and postures for sequencing, guidelines to practice, manual cuing, therapeutic teaching, and organizational tools.