Yoga Therapy Foundations Course Outline

Foundations Course Outline

  • The history of yoga therapy
  • Yoga anatomy
  • The Koshas
  • The role of the Yoga
  • Therapist
  • Pathology from a yoga perspective
  • The role of ayurvedic ideas
  • Sadhna
  • What you need to know – anatomy
  • How pain works
  • What clears pain
  • Basic yoga poses with anatomy and connections and how/when to use alignment
  • Stages of rehab and healing with many techniques including muscle and nerve pain
  • Breath anatomy and how to use it
  • Ayurvedic concepts
  • Food theory and how to apply it
  • Case studies
  • Pranayamas and their application
  • How to balance the doshas
  • Understanding prana flow
  • How to work with: emotional imbalances (i.e. depression, anxiety)
  • How to work with: system wide imbalance (i.e. autoimmune disease, chronic pain)
  • Case studies
  • The role of the conscious mind/intellect
  • Yoga and philosophy teachings
  • The uses of chanting
  • Using the chakra model
  • Using the mind for emotional release
  • More yoga philosophy
  • Practices for the intellect/personality
  • How to talk to clients in a real way about point of view
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Practices for opening the spiritual heart
  • How to talk to people about intuition and heart
  • Bhakti yoga for healing
  • Case studies
  • Assembling a plan
  • Pathology
  • Advanced anatomy
  • More food theory
  • When to refer out
  • Scope of practice
  • Integrating with other practitioners and modalities
  • Ayurveda and Chinese medicine crossovers