Contact Hours1.5 Hours
*NOTE: This webinar can be taken as a stand alone course or as part of the professional yoga therapist designation (PYT). What is the PYT designation? The PYT designation is a 15 module certification program for health care professionals in medical therapeutic yoga. Allied Health Education currently offers Modules 1 – 7 and Modules 10 parts 1 -4 – Module 12 as on-demand webinars that can be found under our “on-demand webinars courses” here on the website. Modules do not have to be completed in order, but is recommended. Modules 8/9 and Modules 13 – 15 are live, on-location courses.
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 proyogatherapy.org.
Mounting evidence in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology and psychoneuroimmunology underscores the relationship between systemic health and respiratory habits. Research links yoga respiratory and meditation practices with a multitude of benefits, showing promise in treating chronic diseases like heart disease, depression, metabolic disorders, and in pain management. These findings have significant clinical implications in the field of physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and related fields.
The course will review the current literature that supports the use of yoga as cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, myofascial, neurovascular, psychoemotional, and neuroendocrine intervention. This course will equip you with the tools to teach evidence-based yogic respiratory and meditation techniques for affecting patient satisfaction, quality of life, and patient outcomes.
Provision of the latest science in yogic prescription will empower you to change your stress response as well your patients through learning specific breathing techniques. The techniques will cover stress response management, lumbopelvic stabilization, myofascial and neurovascular intervention applicable to all patient populations.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Evaluate the physiology of respiration at rest.
- Recognize pathophysiological states of breathing.
- Apply the PYT conceptual model to affect change in pathophysiological states of respiration.
- Identify the unique diaphragmatic breathing method used in PYT to improve safety and efficacy of yoga.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.