1241Re: [internationalyogafederation] Yoga therapy certification Program June 17-July 2 and August 4-22
- Jun 4, 2009Dear Kamini,
WE run our Yoga therapy course every year around the same time
There are accomodations for any one who needs them.
The cost of the housing and food this year is $55 a day
for all vegetarian and gluten free meals for lunch and dinner.
since we are running our 500 hour Yoga teacher training at the same
time, there will be liquid foods before meditation in the mornings.
I am sorry, i did not see this email until now. Below is a
description of our
500 hour Yoga teacher training as well. the first half of our Yoga
Therapy program is also part of our 500 hour yoga teacher training.
please send further enquiries to info@...
Quoting Kamini <kashante@...>:
>the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda is honored to present:
Yoga Teacher Training Program
26 days of training offered in two training segments,
daily 6:30-10:30 and 12:30-
Professional training which is:6:30
genuine in its traditions,
sound in its teaching methodology
broad in its perspective
Taught by ERYT-500s and established senior Yoga teachers who are
experts in their fields.
Grounded in the classical traditions of the six main Yogas and
Ayurveda as well as in modern anatomically- based Yogas
Designed to train already- certified or registered 200-hr Yoga teachers
A training which is designed to develop skill in:
Understanding Where we Come From: the History of Yoga in Depth
Asana, Musculo-skeletal anatomy, and Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Assessment of Students, and Yogic and Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Structural Yoga : Reading and Adjusting the Body in Yoga Asana
Adjustment, safety, alignment, and use of props
Restorative Yoga, Stress Response, Deep Relaxation and Yoga Nidra Training
Advanced poses, advanced classical vinys, and modern Ashtanga
Intermediate- and advanced- level training in classical Hatha Yoga
pranayama, mudra, and shat kriya practices
Ashtanga (Raja) Yoga Pranayama and Intermediate and Advanced Hatha
Yoga Pranayama and Mudra
Teaching methodology for Yoga classes and for guiding students
individually in sadhana practice
The Yoga Sutras: Books I and II, including practices of pranayama and
meditation, III and IV overview
Theory and Practices from Jnana Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and
Vedic roots of Yoga, Sanskrit, and Chanting of Vedic Mantras for Peace
Yoga Therapy Certification Option
This Training is 25 days long, divided into two sessions of 16 and 9
days, respectively. It is open to all 200-hr certified or registered
Yoga Teachers. The first session of this training, comprising
approximately 120 hours, also applies toward RMIYA?s 300 hour Yoga
Therapy Professional Certification program. Both certificates may be
earned concurrently, if desired. Please check the schedules for each
Schedule and Content of Training
The morning sessions will focus on the practices of practices of
asana, pranayama, shat kriya, Hatha Yoga mudra, and relaxation. On
most days, the first two hours of the morning session will be spent in
asana practice, teaching methodology, and practicum in asana teaching,
with teachers Jamie Elmer and Derik Purna Eselius.
Asana training will encompass both classical and modern methods,
methodology and practicum. Use of props, adjustment, and modern
methods such as Structural/Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa styles of
practice will be complemented by triputi: slow classical vinyasa to
attain the union of body, breath, and mind. More advanced poses will
be taught and mastered slowly, according to the student?s capacity,
with safety in mind. In the last session of the training, advanced
classical method of asana with breath retention will be taught.
Similarly, on most days, following a break after the asana session,
the remainder of the morning session will focus on the theory and
practice of pranayama, Hatha Yoga mudra, and meditation. We will
review the entire classical Hatha Yoga system, and cover in the first
session the nine classical types of Hatha Yoga pranayama, reviewing
beginning methods and learning intermediate ones. In the second
session, we will learn additional advanced Hatha Yoga breath methods
and Raja Yoga pranayamas, which were practiced at the time of
Patanjali. A variety of meditation methods will be presented, from
Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Tantra.
Students in the 500-hr YTT program will, in addition, attend 1)
morning sessions from 6:30-10:30am, during both sessions of the Yoga
Therapy program, and 2) an additional one-week training in advanced
topics in Yoga. The morning sessions will include training in the
following: pranayama review, intermediate pranayama and meditation,
Hatha Yoga mudras, shat karma practices, advanced classical asana,
Ashtanga vinyasa, use of props, sequencing, and teaching methodology.
The last week of the training will cover philosophy, sanskrit, and
additional practices of the six classical Yogas.
Afternoon sessions will focus on a particular topic, and can include
Yoga theory/philosophy, special practices, or teaching methodology.
Afternoon session topics are as follows:
The History of Yoga & Yoga Therapy (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., E-RYT500)
Ayurveda :the Anatomy/Physiology System of Ancient India (Sarasvati
Shat Kriya morning practice session (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., E-RYT500)
Reading and Adjusting the Body in Asana Therapy (Mangala Warner,
Yoga Psychology (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., E-RYT500)
Healing Dynamics of Breath (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., E-RYT500)
Restorative Yoga (Patricia Hansen, M.A., E-RYT-500)
The Stress Response and Yoga: Deep Relaxation (Sarasvati Buhrman,
Teaching Yoga Nidra (Swami Brahmananda and Swami Dharmavati)
Sanskrit (Renay Oshop)
Vedic Origins of Yoga (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., and Sita Sharan, pujarini)
Bhakti Yoga (Sita Sharan, pujarini)
Yoga Practices from the Tantric Tradition (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D.,
Jnana Yoga (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., E-RYT500)
Yoga of The Bhagavad-gita (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., E-RYT500)
Yoga Sutras (Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., E-RYT500), and closing ceremony
Texts for the training:
A History of Modern Yoga, Elizabeth de Michaelis
Ashtanga Yoga Primer, Baba Hari Dass
Structural Yoga Therapy, Mukunda Stiles
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?A Study Guide to Books I and II, Baba Hari Dass
The Mahabharata (any lengthy version)
The Bhagavad-Gita, trans.Barbara Stoller Miller (or any verse-only version)
The Yoga Yajnavalkya (any version)
The Hatha Pradipika (Kaivalyadham version preferred)
The Gherandha Samhita (Kaivalyadham version preferred)
The Yoga Vaishishtha, Swami Venkatesananda
The Holy Vedas, Bibek and Dipavali Bebroy
The Kulanarva Tantra (any version)
Required Work Outside of Class
There will, in general, be one short assignment for each topic unit in
session I, which will be evaluated by the faculty member teaching the
session. No credit will be given without completion of the assignment.
Evaluated Interim projects
Written reports for each of the following are required, hard-copy only:
1) Daily Practice of Sanskrit prayers, pranayama, meditation, asana,
and deep relaxation a minimum of five days per week for the three
month interim period. You will be provided with worksheet checklists
to hand in, and will be expected to write up a short report on your
experience with the practices learned to hand in for the October
2) Reading Texts 1) Read the Mahabharata (any version except the
radically shortened abridgments is acceptable). Choose a character who
typifies Dharmic issues in some way (either negatively or positively).
Write a short paper on this character to be presented in the
Bhagavad-gita class. What did you learn about ethics, dharma, and
Vedic world view from the stories you chose? 2) Pick one story from
the Yoga Vaishishta to present in class on the day we study Jnana
Yoga. What does the story illustrate?
3) Practice Teaching Meet individually with one very sincere and
committed intermediate Yoga student who wishes to advance on the
spiritual path. Assess the person Ayurvedically and structurally and
ask about their goals and beliefs. Choose and teach an appropriate
asana, relaxation, pranayama and meditation daily practice to that
person., explaining your reasons for each choice. Follow up with that
person several times; spending at least five hours total working with
them. Write a brief report on your assessments, your choice of
practices, and the person?s experience and progress.
Additional Evaluated Projects
Attend at least one full day of a retreat with a recognised spiritual
master from a Yoga tradition (eg. Baba Hari Dass, Sri Karunamayi,
Ammachi, Anandi Ma, Swami VedaBharati, Swami Satyananda, etc.), if you
have never done so before. How did the experience shape your
understanding of Yoga and how will it affect your approach to
teaching? (Students who wish to instead attend a retreat in a
different spiritual tradition should contact the senior faculty member
for the training).
Daily practice for one week of one of the two Bhakti Yoga methods
presented in the Bhakti Yoga portion
of the second session.
Certificates will be granted when:
All sessions have been attended and/or any missed sessions have been
made up to the satisfaction of the supervising faculty member
Students have demonstrated to the satisfaction of their teachers their
ability to correctly perform and teach the practices taught in the
The projects described above have been completed
Grades have been turned in for each segment of the training, so that
transcripts may be maintained for the student?s future use.
Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D. ERYT-500
Mangala Warner, M.S. ERYT-500
Jamie Elmer, ERYT-500
Derik Purna Eselius E-RYT500
Patricia Hansen, M.A., ERYT-500
Sita Sharan, pujarini
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. We are Colorado?s oldest school of Yoga
and Ayurveda, and we are recognised by the Yoga Alliance, the World
Council of Yoga of the International Yoga Federation, The National
Ayurvedic Medical Association, and the International Association of
> the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda presents our
> 300- hr Yoga Therapy
> Professional Certification Training
> 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.abundantwellbei ng.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
> 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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