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Safe Yoga Prescription in Medicine and Wellness: An Evidence Based Model for Improving Health Care & Expanding Your Practice (Modules 1 and 2*)

January 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm



Safe Yoga Prescription in Medicine and Wellness: An Evidence Based Model for Improving Health Care & Expanding Your Practice (Modules 1 and 2*)

*NOTE:  This 2.5 hour webinar can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of the professional yoga therapist designation (PYT).

Find the course at Allied Health.  

What is the PYTdesignation?  The PYT designation is a 15 module certification program for health care professionals in medical therapeutic yoga. Modules do not have to be completed in order.  If you think you might be interested in earning your PYT designation or would like to learn more please contact Ginger Garner at www.gingergarner.com and www.professionalyogatherapy.org.

Course Description

America has the distinction of being the most obese, sedentary nation on earth. We work more hours per week, vacation less, suffer from the most stress related illnesses and have the highest rates for heart disease, stroke, and cancer than any other nation in the world. In addition, we have higher maternal and infant mortality rates than almost every industrialized nation. Patient satisfaction with the current medical model is suffering, and more and more people are seeking out and spending money on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).

Yoga has been consistently in the top 10 CAM modalities since 2008.  In 2012 there were more than 20 million Americans practicing yoga.  In 2008 just under 6 billion dollars was spent on yoga and yoga related products alone.

Even though therapy clinic owners remarked in a 2012 market analysis in PT Advance that a minimum of 20% of a clinic’s revenue should come from wellness services, still only 6.5% of health care professionals recommend yoga to their patients.

This course introduces a new model of assessment and business practice by evolving yoga posture and breath practices via the evidence base. This course represents Modules 1 and 2 (in a 15-part series) and introduces a model for clinical excellence in using yoga as medicine.

This course teaches you to be bilingual, practicing east and west medicine, in order to improve patient outcomes, streamline your orthopaedic evaluative process, lower overhead, reduce practitioner burnout, and generate new sources of revenue.  As a “hybrid healer” you will be able immediately use the methods taught in this course in clinical and wellness populations.

This course provides an evidence-based, standardized method for safe application of movement therapies to affect systemic (gut-brain-body) health.  It yokes eastern and western medicine, harnessing the best of both in order to improve patient outcomes and your well-being and health.

Course Objectives

At the end of  Module 1:  A Biopsychosocial Method for Efficiency and Compassion in Rehabilitation and Sport/Exercise Yoga
, the participant will:

1.  Identify  the 7 point method of Professional Yoga Therapy and how it addresses all learning types.

2.  Recognize the 15 precepts of PYT to traditional yoga and yoga therapy.

3.  List how the Pentagon of Wellness biopsychosocial model could impact the practice of medicine and rehabilitation.

4.  Identify how to evaluate existing yoga and yoga therapy programs for content and safety.

5.  Recognize how the historic roots of yoga in America are inter-related with Professional Yoga Therapy.

6.  Recognize and understand the PYT Code of Ethics, guidelines to practice, teaching, and meditation for yoga in medicine and wellness.

At the end of  Module 2:  Using the Professional Yoga Therapy Model of Assessment in Clinical & Wellness Practices, the participant will:

1.  Identify the 5 obstructions to learning and transformation in a case study application.

2.  Recognize how the Pentagon of Wellness conceptual model can be used preventively and therapeutically to help patients/clients manage pain, low self-esteem, and flagging motivation.

3.  Define the science of yoga and its rationale for efficacy.

4.  List how evidence-based research supports the inter-relationship of yoga with medical, psychological, biological, and physical science.

5.  Identify a minimum of 5 interventions under each of the 5 points of the Pentagon model that can be used to effectively manage stress (a total of 15 interventions).

6.  Recognize how to apply the Psycho-emotional inventory for Pain Management within the context of the Pentagon of Wellness model.

Contact Hours: 2.5


Instructor – Ginger Garner PT, MPT, ATC, PYT, ERYT500