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1153Yoga therapy certification Program June 17-July 2 and August 4-22

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  • RMIYA@earthnet.net
    Mar 28, 2009
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      the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda presents our
      300- hr Yoga Therapy
      Professional Certification Training
      Program




      Offered in two training segments: June 17-July 2, and Aug 4-22

      "RMIYA's Yoga Therapy Certification Program, under the careful
      direction of Professor Buhrman, opens the door for any diligent
      student to explore the vast therapeutic potential of the Yogic
      tradition in a contemporary context. After graduating, I came back to
      my small Midwest town and was immediately employed as the resident
      Yoga Therapist in the local Integrative Medicine Clinic."-- Matthew
      Remski, Baraboo Yoga and Living Arts

      About the Program
      This Certification program, now in its eleventh year, offers a unique
      opportunity for in-depth study with a distinguished faculty of leading
      Yoga Therapists, each of whom has many years of professional
      experience. One of the most highly regarded and comprehensive
      programs in the country, it gives students exposure to important Yogic
      tools and techniques for bringing healing and well-being to others.
      This in-depth training allows certified or registered Yoga teachers
      and health care professionals with extensive Yoga backgrounds to
      develop the skills necessary to use the knowledge and techniques from
      all of the limbs of Yoga in a healing context.

      Students will learn Yoga Therapy diagnostics which include patient
      intake and assessment from postural and movement perspectives, Yoga
      psychology, and Ayurvedic perspectives. The cause and development of
      diseases is studied from both Western and Ayurvedic viewpoints, and
      relevant research on Yoga therapy methods is presented. The training
      emphasises Yoga Therapy methods for managing or healing a variety of
      conditions such as accidents and injuries, muscular skeletal
      disorders, diseases of aging, metabolic disorder weight gain, and
      diabetes, allergies and asthma, stress-related illnesses, digestive
      disorders, cancer, depression and anxiety, other mental and emotional
      disorders, and spiritual emergence difficulties. Client management,
      ethics, legal issues, and how to develop referral relationships with
      medical and other health care professionals will be included.
      Internship projects will be assigned, and each student will work with
      three patients for a period of approximately four months.

      The application of Yogic knowledge and healing practices include the
      following techniques:

      § Yoga asana therapy appropriate for fit, injured, and aging persons.
      § Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and guided visualization techniques
      for the achievement of deep levels of physical and emotional release,
      relaxation and healing.
      § Pranayama and meditation techniques specific to certain diseases and
      doshic imbalances.
      Yogic and Ayurvedic diets appropriate to specific diseases, and simple
      Ayurvedic aids to healing.
      The Shat Kriya practices of Hatha Yoga and their uses in disease management
      The use of Vedic Mantras for healing


      Outline of the Training

      All sessions of the seminar will meet from 12:30 to 6:30, EXCEPT FOR
      THE TWO MORNINGS NOTED IN THE SCHEDULE BELOW. Please plan to eat
      lunch prior to the start of class. Lectures will be given in the first
      part of each session, and the more experiential parts will follow.
      Project assignments of approximately 3 hours duration will be given
      approximately every other day. Students should plan to utilize the
      morning time for personal yoga practices and for completing assignments.

      The training is composed of 1-4 day Courses on each topic included in
      the Training; with the number of days in each course shown in
      parentheses below.

      Session One: Skills Develoment and Tools for Assessment

      1. History and Scope of Practice of Yoga Therapy (1)
      2. Ayurveda for Yoga Therapists (3)
      3. Hatha Yoga Shat Karma (Kriya) Practices (2 mornings)
      4. Yoga Psychology of the Yoga Sutras (2)
      5. The Principles of Breath in Healing (1)
      6. Structural Yoga: Musculo-Skeletal Reading and Adjusting the Body
      for Yoga Asana Therapy (4)
      7. Restorative Yoga (1)
      8, The Stress Response and Methods of Deep Relaxation (1)
      9. Yoga Nidra (2)


      Interim Internship Project/Client Assessment

      Research Paper (to be submitted in duplicate to internship director,
      plus one copy for each student in the program so that everyone can
      benefit from everyone e;lse?s research): Students will research and
      describe one common disease, the traditional Yogic/Ayurvedic
      approaches to treating it, and report on and evaluate Yoga therapy
      research which has been done. The student will choose a specific
      disease or syndrome, describe it medically and ayurvedically and Yoga
      therapy research and treatment protocols which have been used to treat
      that disease. Students are expected to search both the IAYT and
      PubMed websites, as well as other sources.


      Client assessment. In the month intervening between sessions, each
      student will interview three people who would like to be assessed for
      the purpose of receiving individualised Yoga therapies. The interview
      will include, for each person, history and symptoms of each complaint,
      medical history, Ayurvedic assessment of prakrti and vikrti, and
      structural Yoga analysis. There will be no charge to the client.
      During the second session of the training, the student will develop a
      Yoga Therapy treatment plan for each of the three clients which
      includes asana, pranayama, shat karma, relaxation, meditation, and
      diet and lifestyle suggestions. This plan will be presented to the
      group and the internship supervisor during the ?client management?
      days during session II of the training.







      Session II: Yoga Chikitsa: Yogic Treatments for Disease

      10. Body Systems, Physiology, and Pathology (4)
      11. Yoga Therapies for Allergies and Asthma (1)
      12. Yoga Therapies, Diet, and Lifestyle for Metabolic Syndrome, Weight
      Reduction, Diabetes, Heart
      Disease (2)
      13. Yoga Therapy for Cancer Patients (2)
      14. Accidents and Injuries (2)
      15. Repetitive Strain Injuries (1)
      16. Yoga Therapy for Frail Elders (1)
      17. Applied Yoga Psychology for Depression, Anxiety, Spiritual and
      other Mental and Emotional
      Disorders (2)
      18. Client Management and Referral, and Presentation of Case Studies (3)


      Completion of Internship and Awarding of Certification

      Returning home, students will implement the selected Yoga therapy
      program for each of their original three clients, and follow up
      with each client according to established protocol and regular,
      scheduled consultations with the internship director. Certification
      will be given at completion of treatment protocol, final evaluation
      of progress of each client, and submission to the internship director
      of a formal. There will be no charge to the client.

      Part Five: Completion of the Yoga of the Heart Program taught by
      Nischala Devi (Optional)
      Details of this 75-hour cardiac training are available at
      www.abundantwellbeing.com. This training entitles the graduate of
      RMIYA?s program to a 375-hr Yoga Therapy Certification from RMIYA.

      Faculty members who participate in teaching our Yoga therapy trainings:

      Dr. Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D. RYT (E-500)
      Felicia Tomasko, R.N.
      Dr. Gary Brown, D.O.
      Jnani Chapman, R.N.
      Swami Brahmananda
      Swami Dharmavati
      Swami Karma Karuna
      Mangala Warner, M.S. RYT (E-500)
      Deborah Quilter (RYT-E500)
      Jonas Westring,, P.T.
      Patricia Hansen, M.A., RYT (E-500)
      Hansa Knox, RYT (E-500)
      Dr. John O?Hearn, M.D.

      Faculty bios are available upon request

      Texts required for the training
      Training Manual
      Structural Yoga Therapy, Mukunda Stiles
      An anatomy text of your choice
      The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?A Study Guide to Books I and II, Baba Hari Dass
      Ayurveda and Panchakarma, Sunil Joshi
      Yogic Management of Asthma and Diabetes, Swami Shandkardevananda
      Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life, David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD

      Recommended:
      A History of Modern Yoga, Elizabeth de Michaelis
      The Gherandha Samhita (Kaivalyadham version preferred
      The Healing Path of Yoga, Nischala Devi


      Who May Attend
      Registered or certified Yoga teachers, health care professionals with
      substantial yoga asana experience, and trainees in 500-hr Yoga or
      Ayurveda programs. Our instructors for this intensive represent
      several different traditions of teaching; and participants from all
      Yoga traditions are welcome. Please include 1) a copy of your 200-hr
      YTT certificate, 2) a resume, and 3) an application letter documenting
      your qualifications along with your registration fee.

      Program Certification

      RMIYA will award a 300-hr Yoga Therapy Certificate to all participants
      who complete this training. No certifications will be given until all
      assignments have been completed. Transcripts of all completed courses
      are available on request from the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and
      Ayurveda. A 375-hr Yoga Therapy Certification will be awarded when
      participants have completed both this intensive and The Yoga of the
      Heart Cardiac Yoga training with Nischala Devi, which is offered
      approximately four times per year in various locations. Information on
      this training can be obtained at www. abundantwellbeing.com

      Application of Yoga Therapy Hours toward
      500-hr Yoga Teacher Training

      RMIYA is careful to distinguish between advanced Yoga teacher training
      (advanced training in the practices and philosophy of Yoga and
      teaching methodology which allows the teacher to teach intermediate
      and advanced practices of Yoga sadhana), and Yoga Therapy training
      (which is focused on using the practices of Yoga for the purposes of
      healing and requires a great deal of specialised training which is
      entirely different from that of a Yoga teacher). The first session of
      the Yoga therapy training, approximately 140 hours, may be counted
      toward our 500 hour Yoga Teacher training program, because it is
      applicable to both Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists. The second
      session, which is entirely focused on disease management, is not
      applicable to the 500-hour certification.

      In some of our trainings, however, a 500-hr program may run
      concurrently with the Yoga Therapy training. In this option, students
      also meet 6:30-10:30 am. each morning of the Yoga Therapy Training,
      for specific training in intermediate and advanced practices of Yoga.
      One additional training period of approximately 8 days is then
      required for a certification as a 500-hr teacher.

      About RMIYA
      The Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, founded in 1990, is
      a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to the purity and
      preservation of the ancient teachings and an exploration of their
      application to modern life. Founded by Sarasvati Buhrman, Patricia
      Hansen, and Richard Freeman in 1990, we are the oldest school of Yoga
      and Ayurveda in Colorado and are approved by the Yoga Alliance, the
      International Yoga Federation World Council of Yoga, and the National
      Ayurvedic Medical Association. We are dedicated to the preservation of
      the ancient traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda, and to exploring their
      applications to modern life. We offer training programs in Yoga
      Teacher Training (200 and 500-hr programs), Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic
      Medicine (750- and 1500-hr programs), Ayurvedic Postpartum Care, and
      Yoga Therapy .
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