Led by Nayaswami Mangala
Principles of Yoga Therapy
- Jun 16 – 22, 2013 (drop-offs available*)
*Pick up & drop off at Sacramento Airport. Click on link next to date to get full details.
Nursing CEU Eligible: 38 hours
Yoga Alliance RYT's and E-RYT's: This course will offer continuing education credit. Details coming soon.
This in-depth 6-day program is the first module of Ananda’s Yoga Therapy Training. It will give you many practical foundational skills necessary for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice. You will also gain an understanding of the foundations of yoga therapy, which come from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
In this course you will:
- Gain practical client assessment skills (including structural and functional assessment, basic Ayurvedic constitution assessment)
- Learn how to take a client history
- Learn to create, document, and evaluate individualized therapeutic plans
- Deepen your understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
- Learn how to design individualized yoga therapy regimes
- Discover how Yoga and Ayurveda work together to promote well-being of body, mind, and spirit.
- Deepen your understanding of the breadth of Yoga teachings (asanas, meditation, pranayama, diet, yoga philosophy, and more), and how they can be used to help a client therapeutically
- Explore Energy Healing: how to send healing energy to others; the roles of prayer and intention; the power of the mind; the use of affirmations, visualizations, and mantra
- Explore important issues in conducting the business of yoga therapy
In addition, you will learn how to communicate with health care professionals: how to generate and interpret referral information. You’ll explore how to establish therapeutic relationships with your clients: how to set clear boundaries; what are professional and ethical boundaries; listening and communication skills.
In short, by the end of the week, you will have been given the basic skills for creating your own yoga therapy practice. We hope you will take advantage of this rich opportunity!
This program is the foundation for all of our other yoga therapy programs. It is a prerequisite for the Musculoskeletal Yoga Therapy course.
The Ananda Yoga Therapist Certification program is so much more than I imagined. I have been teaching for 14 years and have wanted to expand and deepen my knowledge as well as work more therapeutically with my students.
The program is all embracing ~ asana, ayurveda, chakras, special health issues touching on body, mind, and spirit. The instructors were wonderful, knowledgeable, supportive, and enthusiastic. The environment is conducive to learning as well as personal growth.
—T. C., Palo Alto, CA
Principles of Yoga Therapy starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.
Ananda Yoga Therapy Training
- Frequent Questions
- Apply for Level 1
- Principles of Yoga Therapy
- Musculoskeletal Yoga Therapy
- Advanced Pranayama
- Meditation Teacher Training
- Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Assistantship
- The Essence of the Yoga Sutras
- Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
- Yoga Therapy Specialty Areas I
- Yoga Therapy Training for Seniors and Osteoporosis
- Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
or e-mail or call us at 1-800-346-5350
- Jun 16 – 22, 2013
Principles of Yoga Therapy starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.
Yoga Alliance RYT’s and E-RYT’s receive a 10% discount on the total cost for Principles of Yoga Therapy. To receive the discount, simply tell us your Yoga Alliance registry ID number (it’s on your RYT/E-RYT card) when you register.