200, 300 and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings
- Participants can take the 200-hour section which will certify them as an Orthopedic Yoga Teacher.
- Participants can take both sections for a 300-hour certificate which will allow for teaching Orthopedic Yoga Classes and working as an Orthopedic Back Care Specialist.
- The 300-hour certification may be combined with an existing 200-hour certification to receive a 500-hour certificate.
- All hours may be matriculated into the 1000-hour Orthopedic Yoga Therapist degree program
200 Hour Certification
Transformational Vinyasa, and Level 1 Orthopedic Yoga Therapy
This training teaches students how to teach Orthopedic Yoga Flow classes.
The word “vinyasa” means to connect. A “ Vinyasa flow” class is one in which the poses are connected and move rhythmically from one to the next. This enables the joints to be bathed in synovial fluid, the internal, healing lubricant of the body. In this course, all levels of flow are taught so students will be able to teach in every situation, to all students. Students leave fully prepared to teach all levels of classes ranging from power style, sweaty and exhilarating classes, to gentle, slow therapeutic flows. The best part is, all students will graduate knowing how to support and protect their students, even those working with constraints or injuries. You will never have to say “If this pose doesn’t work for you, feel free to come into Child’s Pose.”; because you will have the knowledge to modify those postures for those students to make it safe for them.
300/500 Hour Orthopedic Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders
This certification is obtained by taking the 200-hour Orthopedic Yoga Therapy and the 100-hour Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders. An additional 200 hour certificate may be matriculated in for a 500 hour teaching certificate.
100-Hour Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders
Led in partnership with Dr Nicole M. Absar MD, Behavioral Neurologist and Neuropsychiatrist, this 100 hour Yoga Therapy certification is where yoga and neurology intersect. Learn to treat mood disorders such as depression and anxiety; degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and MS; substance abuse, PTSD, and TBIs. Combining yoga therapy and trauma sensitive education, with neurology and psychiatry this truly holistic training provides a full spectrum approach.
Orthopedic Yoga Back Care Program (Spring 2023)
This course focuses on spinal care, as well as the rehabilitation of spinal injuries and conditions such as herniated disks, stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, pinched nerve and generalized back care. There is a microcosmic focus on the anatomy from the perspective of the joints, and a macrocosmic focus from the perspective of fascial tensegrity. These focuses allow us to both home in for a detailed view of the injurious site as well as to pan out, capturing a holistic perspective in an effort to both discover and alter the factors that are contributing to that injury. It teaches a combination of manual, movement and neuro therapies designed to rebalance and rehab the body from a holistic perspective. It focuses on treating individual clients to help them rehab from current and past injuries and educating groups on how to restructure and reorganize to prevent future injuries.