Yoga as Medicine II (Module 14) – Spring 2019
March 9 - March 15
Module 14 is the second of three on-site intensives which allows students to assimilate and apply objectives from Modules 1-7, 8, and 10. Module 14, through the following objectives, allows clinicians to learn new modifications of the yoga postures, breathing techniques, and sequencing. Teaching methodology, sequencing, evaluation and case study practicums, and principles of functional medicine, including pertinent labs and functional nutrition assessment and intervention is included at this level. In addition, the biomechanics of spinal motion are studied as they relate to therapeutic practice and prescription, including 30 new yoga postures and progressive techniques in breathing and meditation. Perhaps the most critical piece of this module is learning about the intersectionality of GI, psychological, and orthopaedic health through the lens of functional medicine.
Topics Covered include
- Orthopaedic series (10 pathophysiologies)
- Gastrointestinal series (9 pathophysiologies)
- Yoga posture, breath, and meditation prescription in integrative medicine
- Functional and Integrative Medicine
- Practice 30 new postures, breathing techniques, and their modifications.
- Discuss indications and contraindications for these new postures and related modifications and sequences.
- Identify biopsychosocial imbalances that impact orthopaedic health and gastrointestinal function and how to impact them through functional medicine and nutrition.
- Practice 9 sequences for gastrointestinal functional dysfunction in order to understand the orthopaedic connection through hands on lab work.
- Practice 10 sequences for orthopaedic disorders and preventive health through hands on experiential lab work:
- The Shoulder Complex
- ACL Injuries
- Spine – Mobility in Flexion and Rotation
- Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Deformities
- Osteoarthritis of Spine, Knee, Hip, Hands, Feet
- The Achilles Tendon
- Iliotibial Band and Patello-femoral Syndrome
- Hip Labral Injury and Femoracetabular Impingement
- Design and present preventive and pathophysiologically based MTY (functional and integrative medicine) programs in a multi-disciplinary team approach for orthopaedic and functional gastrointestinal disorder management via live patient models.
- Describe the role of neuroendocrinology in order to understand MTY interventions.
- Explain how learning style models affect intervention in medical therapeutic yoga.
- Explain how application of non-dogmatic yogic philosophy and the yogic seal can facilitate growth in personal and professional development.
- Recognize the importance of differential diagnosis in MTY practice.
- Experience how positional changes of internal anatomy affect posture prescription.
- Demonstrate proficiency at teaching sequences in your clinical area of expertise using appropriate language and dialogue.
- Experience meditation practices to develop skills in support of mindfulness practice.
- Understand the difference between MTY yoga postures and historically practiced postures.
- Experience how evidence-based biomechanical and kinematic study of spinal flexion and rotation evolve yoga postures to improve safety and clinical efficacy.
- Experience how lower quarter alignment and motor control execution in yoga posture prescription affect overall mind-body outcomes.
- Safely sequence and teach yoga prescriptions in realtime clinical environment(s) with your peers, using appropriate east/west medical terminology, evidence based rationale, and MTY methods.
- Safety prescribe and teach yoga prescription in oral practical setting with your peers.
- 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 materials with approximately 200 photographs, illustrations, graphs, and tables for GI and MS prescription. Topics include Arthrokinematics & Biomechanical Analysis of Spinal Flexion & Rotation Posture Prescription, Gastrointestinal Sequence Prescription to include 10 diagnoses/prevention programs, and Musculoskeletal Sequence Prescription to include 9 Joint diagnoses/prevention programs.
PYTI® is an NATA approved provider and NC PT Approved Provider.
What to Bring
- Yoga mat
- 2 yoga blocks
- 2 yoga blankets (Mexican blankets work best). Do not bring cotton throws or irregularly, non-matching sized blankets.
- 1 yoga belt/strap. Quick release buckle preferred.
- Copy of the digital text provided to you. We encourage attendees to bring materials, printed out, and in a spiral notebook. Spiral bound copies may be purchased for an additional charge.
- All materials are mandatory for completion of the course. Please bring all materials requested.
Module 14 is typically offered in the spring and fall of each year.