By definition from IAYT:
"Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga."
Yoga therapy is the science of applying various techniques from the traditional yoga teachings, in an intelligent, appropriate practice, to empower individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing. As a science it continues to evolve and adapt to the cultural context in which it is practiced.
The primary focus of Yoga therapy is to effect positive change for the individual who is suffering. It is a powerful healing practice, informed by contemporary health sciences that provide an integrated approach for the prevention and rehabilitation of a wide range of health concerns including acute and chronic disease. It's effectiveness is supported by an increasing body of research evidence which contributes to the growing understanding and acceptance of its value as a therapeutic discipline.
Yoga therapy offers a holistic model that treats the whole person which includes structure/diet, emotions/attitude, mind/habits/beliefs, relationship to self/others/environment and being/spirit, through the full range of practice, including asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting/mantra and study of self/Self. It offers the cheapest and most natural form of preventative and curative medicine as it is learned easily, requires no extended training or elaborate equipment. It is adaptable to most conditions and situations requiring only faith with the intention of healing.
This training is intended for yoga teachers and health care professionals who wish to offer yoga as a therapeutic modality for healing.
Goals of yoga therapy include:
Eliminating, reducing, or managing symptoms that cause suffering.
Helping to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of underlying causes of illness. Moving toward improved health and well being.
Increasing self-awareness, changing ones relationship to and identification with the condition.
The College of Yoga Therapy,llc offers an education that is science based and philosophically grounded with an emphasis on the importance of yoga as the ancient tradition in which yoga therapy is rooted and from which its innumerable healing applications have sprung. CoYT provides the training for a skilled, professional yoga therapist which includes technical, business and social proficiency.
Standards and research based instruction practices drive the curriculum which follows the standards established by IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists). Currently there is no recognized national or regional certification available for yoga therapists. The College of Yoga Therapy,llc is presently in the process of applying for accreditation with IAYT and is currently a supporting member school.
The program offers over 650 hours of training for those with RYT 500 and 800 plus hours for those with 200 RYT. Sessions are held on alternating Thursdays for a total of 6 hours and include lecture/discussion, clinic/lab, externship/internship, practicum, independent study/research, presentations and supervised apprenticeship training.
The lectures are conducted by CoYT staff and speakers from health and business related fields including local medical doctors, nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, chiropractors, psycho-therapists, and body workers, in addition to attorneys, CPA/ accountants, bankers, web designers, media specialists, assistants from SCORE and the SBA.
The afternoon sessions provide comprehensive clinical training by simulating clinical conditions allowing the trainees to observe private individual sessions with the teacher and client, as well as functional group sessions. Trainees present case studies and through the process of evaluation, supervision, and hands on mentorship design a treatment plan using the models from traditional yoga teachings. The trainees then demonstrate interactive communication skills, experiential knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the ability to integrate mind/body science, positive psychology and spiritual exploration and apply reliable problem solving skills.
Learn by Listening, Watching and Doing:
The curriculum follows the standards established by IAYT and includes training in the basic teachings and philosophy of yoga as it relates to the body and mind and health and disease.
The program consists of 650 hours
Full payment - $6,500.00 = 650 hours @ $10.00 per hour or
5 payments per module
Per 2 hour session $30 = $15.00 per hour
Mondays & Thursdays
Yoga Center of Louisiana, llc
603 South Tyler Street
Covington, LA 70433
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