What pranayama techniques can be applied for our yoga therapy clients? In this experiential module, you will explore pranayama, nadis and the bhandas. We will also analyse yoga therapy research and examine which pranayama is best suited for individual client needs and why.
Back pain is the most common health complaint in North America and one of the top reasons for missed work days. In this module we learn about the anatomy of the spine, including the function of vertebrae and the major muscle groups that support the spine, such as the pelvic floor muscles. We will look at common back issues including sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and muscle strain. The module centers on what poses help, which ones hurt, and how to sequence yoga therapy classes for people with back issues.*This workshop includes 10 hours of distance learning.Tuition: $380
This module covers the essential aspects of how to successfully
build and run a private yoga therapy practice, including:
• Intake, assessment and teaching tools
• Marketing and referrals
• Administration (pricing, policies, communication, record keeping)
• Connection, trust and boundaries
• Support and sustainability
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive learning and group exercises to hone their skills for offering private yoga therapy sessions.
Prerequisite: The Therapeutic Relationship
In this module, students will learn how to integrate the chakras in their yoga therapy practice. Learn the philosophical principles of chakra theory and how to integrate it in your yoga therapy practice. Participants will be grounded in the body and breath in a journey through the chakras with: 1. Movement. 2. Mantra. 3. Meditation. 4. Partner & group work. 5. Journaling. Tuition: $350
This module is a thorough look at the changes in woman’s body during each trimester of pregnancy and how yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation can be applied therapeutically. Learn poses and safety precautions for each trimester and how to offer support and adapt poses to suit the needs of the mother and growing baby. In the post- natal portion of the weekend, we will examine how yoga can be adapted to fit this new, busy time in a woman’s life. We will learn how to bring stability back into the pelvis, regaining internal strength and the fundamentals of teaching post natal to a new mom while releasing areas of tension.
– An overview of balance and fall prevention facts and statistics
– Yoga therapy tools for balance and fall prevention
– How to integrate Feldenkrais principles of balance and falling into your yoga therapy practice.
– How to get up and what to do when someone falls
– Emotional aspects of balance and falling
– Research on fall prevention and fall recovery
– How to design a class based on fall prevention and balance
- Racism and White Supremacy
- Diversity, Inclusion & Intersectionality
- Yoga & Its Roots
- White Privilege & Yoga
- Living Your Yoga
- Dates/Times:Tuesdays November 2, 9, 16, 23 + 30 from 5 - 8pm PSTThis module includes 15 hours of in-person (Zoom) + 5 hours pre-recorded materialsEducation (pre-reading/watching + assignment)
Yoga therapy requires a unique set of tools. Yoga therapy sessions are sequenced very differently from group yoga classes. Yoga therapists need to be able to listen and understand verbal and non-verbal cues and language, and to be able to adapt sequencing to meet the individual needs of their clients. In this module, we will learn how to sequence individual yoga therapy sessions, with a particular focus on listening and responding to the needs of our students. We will also discuss the principles of sequencing for small group yoga therapy classes. Tution $350
This course will offer an exploration into the Inner Vayu practice and how to use the vayus to deepen your awareness of alignment of posture on and off the mat. The inner alignment of the vayus can to release holdings for yoga therapy clients. Students will learn how to use the vayus in pranayama to create emotional wellbeing for the body, mind and spirit. We will apply the theory of the vayus to individual and group yoga therapy sessions. Tuition Cost:$350
Recent statistics indicate that 43% of women and 45% of men will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Essentially, 1 in 2 Canadians will experience cancer. What these facts do not indicate is that survivorship is higher than it has ever been. Research tells us that physical activity, including yoga, is effective in mitigating the effects of cancer and its treatment. Yoga therapy, delivered by a qualified yoga therapist, is a safe and beneficial adjunctive therapy throughout the cancer trajectory.
This module will consider an overview of cancer and its treatment. We will also discuss side effects and barriers, including those most frequently encountered in movement practices. It will combine lecture, discussion, and practical application so that every type of learner may engage. Resources will be shared and created to take with you into your individual teaching environment.
How can yoga therapy be applied for individuals who have suffered trauma? Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatized individuals may develop addictions, mental illness, and a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies. Trauma sensitive yoga teaching skills to effectively and compassionately work with this population include specific asana sequences, pranayama, and grounding techniques. Tuition: $350
This module will address the anatomy of the shoulders, forearms and wrists, while exploring the balance of mobility and stability. Learn how to work specific injuries such as (rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, dislocation, carpal tunnel and more!) This module is an opportunity to deepen in experience and hands on application of functional movements of the shoulder, wrists and forearm. Through practice and discussion we will explore safe techniques and applications of yoga therapy for the shoulders, wrist and forearms. Tuition: $350
Restorative yoga is accessible to all students and has incredible healing effects because of the restful nature of the practice. In this module, you will learn a syllabus of restorative yoga postures, learn what poses to use and why, and how best to prop and support your yoga therapy clients with varying mobility issues and injuries. Tuition: $350
This module will give you a better understanding of the concept of Tensegrity and how to apply it to your practice through exploration of tensegrity repair series,the fascia and asana. You will learn how the fascial system helps us to understand exsisting patterns of movment, restrictions and be able to view the body as a whole system while applying this into your teaching. You will have a full afternoon to explore fascia from an experienced Rolfer and look at the anatomy trains by Thomas Myers . This weekend will be full of practice and exploration in our own bodies, so you will leave with a understanding on how this feels within yourself. *This workshop includes 10 hours of distance learning.Tuition: $385
How can we support our yoga therapy clients with hip and knee issues? How does alignment from the feet influence the health of these joints? Learn the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the hips and knees and explore strategies that we as yoga therapists can use to educate our clients on the hips and knees. Learn about specific hip and knee issues such as bursitis, groin pull, hip replacement, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, Iliotibial syndrome, complete ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL Injuries/Tear/Repair, patellofemoral syndrome (Runner’s Knees), meniscal tear/repair, osteoarthritis and knee replacement. Tuition $350
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali provide instruction on the art of meditation, what constitutes a meditation practice and what happens when the mind becomes quiet. This course will examine relevant teachings, philosophy, neuroscience about meditation in yoga therapy. During our time together we will be exploring these teachings and tools and will learn how to integrate them into our yoga therapy practice. Cost $385 *This course has 10 hours of distance learning