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In-Depth Anatomy of Asana 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program, Module 6

ON CAMPUS TRAINING IN YOGA THERAPY

This course is a comprehensive exploration of physical asana as it relates to the practice of yoga therapy. With instruction in concepts of motion as well as advanced study of anatomy and physiology, students learn

  • To assess for structural imbalances and design an appropriate yoga therapy session to bring balance to the body
  • Asana modifications for physical limitations, and other considerations
  • How to devise a class series for diversely bodied populations and present yoga therapy protocol with feedback and support from peers and faculty.

Return home with a more in-depth understanding of asana and anatomy ready to support a variety of body types and abilities and assemble asana plans that meet your clients’ individual needs and support their growth and development over time.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand human anatomy and physiology as it relates to the work of a yoga therapist 
  • Understand biomechanics and movement as it relates to the work of a yoga therapist 
  • Design asana protocol for diverse body types 
  • Assess for common muscular skeletal imbalances and apply appropriate tools of yoga 
  • Refine communication skills to adjust and adapt in a therapeutic relationship. 

Find out more about Kripalu's 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program.


Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Advanced
Suitable For
Deepener
Program Theme
All Yoga
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Presenter(s)

Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, C-IAYT, is an assistant professor in integrative health sciences, researcher, physical therapist, and yoga therapist specializing in chronic pain, neurological, and orthopedic conditions.

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Ellen Schaeffer, C-IAYT, director of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s 200-hour affiliate program, is founder and owner of One Yoga Center in Foster, Rhode Island.

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Tam Terry, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a graduate, mentor, and faculty member of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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Jaime Boswell, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a graduate, mentor, and faculty member of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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