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Continuing Education Training for Yoga Teachers and Healthcare Professionals

Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal

Donation $2100; Deposit $450  |  Printable Registration Form

In brief tranquil moments when the senses are relaxed and responsive,
when the heart is easy and the mind light, we can hear the voice of silent space speaking...
Awareness responds, and the blessing of healing and knowledge flows forth.

- Tarthang Tulku

Therapeutic yoga trainingTherapeutic 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 will learn:

  • 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 imagery
  • 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.

Sample Daily Schedule

6:30 AM Personal Morning Meditation
7:00 AM Morning Therapeutic Yoga Practice
8:30 AM Light Breakfast
9:30 AM Morning Curriculum: Anatomy, Breath Work, Physiology of Stress and Relaxation
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Free Time: Hikes, Hot Tub, Sauna, R&R
3:30 PM Afternoon Curriculum: TY Poses, Private Sessions, Hands-on Adjustments
7:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Evening Program: Guided Meditation, Safe Touch, Energy Healing Techniques
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Please See Our Calendar for Dates  |  Donation $2100; Deposit $450

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White Lotus Foundation holds Yoga teacher training courses four times per year in Santa Barbara, CA at our beautiful retreat center in the mountains. Students attend from around the country to receive their yoga certification. For in-depth information on our Yoga Certification Program, click Yoga Certification. Our courses are renowned around the world for their comprehensive content, individual attention to each student, and for the wonderful
transformational experience of studying with yoga pioneers and best selling authors, Ganga White and Tracey Rich.
White Lotus Foundation offered the first yoga teacher training and certification in America in 1968.

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