Yoga as Medicine I (M8)
CEUs Awarded: 36
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.
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 1o 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 practice.
- Identify quantitative and qualitative characteristics of outcome measures used in 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 PYT 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 a digital course manual. Lodging is extra and includes three meals a day.
- The digital course manual contains excerpts from the Professional Yoga Therapy Volume I and II E-Books which provide approximately 350 photographic illustrations, foundational breath and postures for sequencing, guidelines to practice, manual cuing, therapeutic teaching, and organizational tools. Volume II is the second level and counterpose companion to Volume I. The PYT Volume I and II E-Books correspond to distance learning Modules 1 through 7.
*Lodging is extra and includes three meals a day and linen package.
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 belt/strap. Quick release buckle preferred.
- Copy of the digital text provided to you. 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 8 is held in the spring and fall of each year.