Yoga is a carefully designed and comprehensive
system using gentle and restorative yoga, supported postures,
breath awareness and guided meditation. Using readily
available props such as pillows and blankets to gently
support the body, the benefits of Therapeutic Yoga
are accessible even to those recovering from injury or
illness. Breathwork, guided imagery and hands-on healing
modalities are also part of this system working to balance
the body and ease the mind.
Specifically designed to enhance the body’s own
capacity to heal, Therapeutic Yoga has been
used by yoga teachers, nurses and other healthcare professionals
to relieve clients’ anxiety and pain while safely
working with the body in ways that are both restful
and rejuvenating. Outside the clinical setting, Therapeutic
Yoga provides the injured or physically challenged
client with a complete modified yoga practice, or with
supported modifications, which can be incorporated into
any regular yoga routine.
Join us for a beautifully focused, nurturing week at
the incomparable White Lotus Foundation Retreat. Nestled
in the mountains above Santa Barbara and overlooking
the Pacific Ocean on land once sacred to the Chumash
Indians who called it Taklushmon--the Gathering Place,
we invite you to learn the art of Therapeutic Yoga.
Nourish your mind amid old growth forests and replenish
your spirit surrounded by waterfalls and hiking trails.
This will be a time of reflection, transformation and
personal rejuvenation as well as one that increases
your skills and abilities to care for others. Gourmet
vegetarian food, meditation and much more awaits.
This residential course is a week long certification
training covering the foundations of Therapeutic
Yoga. It is specifically designed to integrate
yoga into mainstream healthcare through clinical application.
In addition to the theory and practice of supported
yoga postures and hands-on adjustment techniques, participants
- Physiology of stress and relaxation
- Anatomy from the yogic perspective
- Implications of scar tissue and adhesions
- How to sequence poses
- How to integrate postures with breathwork and guided
- How to incorporate hands-on healing techniques
- How self-care can be an essential part of caring
for others in a professional capacity.
- Restorative yoga poses and theory
- Gentle yoga
- Energy healing techniques
- How to give a private Therapeutic Yoga session
This program is open to: yoga teachers
who have completed a basic teacher training, nurses,
bodyworkers, physical therapists, occupational therapists
and other healthcare professionals (no previous experience
with traditional yoga practices required).
Certification and Continuing Education Credits:
For nurses, the Therapeutic Yoga Training is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 40 contact hours. For yoga teachers, this course may be applied toward the 500 hour Yoga Alliance registry. For acupuncturists, it is approved by the CAB for 40 CEU's. CEU's are also available for massage therapists & occupational therapists through their respective boards. Upon finishing the required hours, students will be certified in Therapeutic Yoga.