The Therapeutic Yoga Training program provides a unique opportunity for physical therapists and occupational therapists to expand the set of techniques in their repertoire for rehabilitating their patients. The style of yoga taught in the training is quite gentle and makes use of propping to support and open the body. These poses are great for use with senior patients who may need a gentle approach. Likewise, they are also excellent for patients who are in various stages of healing, both from injury and illness. Many of the poses offer a low-load, long-duration stretch which is ideal for patients who are recovering from surgery and various mobility restrictions.
The training includes anatomy, with a specific focus on the spine and joint health as well as an in-depth lecture on connective tissue and adhesions. In addition, the training covers the effects of stress on the body and includes techniques for teaching patients to manage their stress and anxiety levels. Other curriculum topics include breath-work for health and wellbeing, guided meditation, and hands-on healing techniques.