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  • Making Positive Changes in Your Life
    Friday Apr 22 Sunday Apr 24 How to Achieve Glowing Health Who doesn t want more happiness energy and joy This comprehensive program includes practical and rejuvenating tools for optimal health and inner well being Maitri Jones May Friday May 6 Sunday May 8 Practical Steps for Painfree Living Yoga Techniques for Health and Relaxation Do everyday activities seem to trigger unwanted stiffness or pain in your body During this rejuvenating weekend you will be invited to release physical tension find correct balance and relax the whole body You will leave with a yoga routine designed to help you take your restorative practice home Satyana Willard Friday May 13 Sunday May 15 Restorative Yoga to Relax and Rejuvenate Restorative yoga is currently the most popular style of yoga in the United States with good reason Restorative yoga is safe nurturing and systematic and helps you relax and release deep tension with no effort Melody Hansen Sunday May 22 Saturday May 28 The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Powerful Practical Keys to Spiritual Growth Take your spiritual life into an entirely new dimension as you unlock the secrets of this powerful scripture Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha Friday May 27 Monday May 30 Yoga Getaway for Memorial Day Find Balance Harmony and Strength Take a weekend getaway that will leave you feeling physically rejuvenated and mentally awake and ready for the coming of summer There s no better vacation than one that helps you change your pace and refresh your inner resources Badri Matlock Sunday May 29 Sunday Jun 5 Advanced Pranayama Pranayama is the key to a deep experience of yoga postures and meditation Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Diksha June Friday Jun 3 Sunday Jun 5 Integrating Yoga and Meditation Use yoga to help you become more relaxed and centered for deeper meditations And use the intuition gained in meditation to help you attune to the deeper effects of yoga postures Sunday Jun 5 Saturday Jun 11 The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Apply the Wisdom of Patanjali for Spiritual Success Patanjali the great ancient exponent of yoga described the stages of spiritual development for all seekers These principles of yoga are based not on dogma but on how we are made Pranaba and Parvati Hansen Friday Jun 10 Sunday Jun 12 Yoga for Stronger Bones Enjoy a weekend of Therapeutic Ananda Yoga to strengthen your bones and muscles Maitri Jones Sunday Jun 19 Sunday Jun 26 Yoga Therapy Training Principles This in depth 7 day program is the first module of Ananda s Yoga Therapy Training It will give you many practical foundational skills necessary for a safe and effective yoga therapy practice You will also gain an understanding of the foundations of yoga therapy which come from the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda Nayaswami Mangala Maitri Jones and Barbara Bingham Sunday Jun 26 Wednesday Jul 6 Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 This course will explore problems of the back knee hip shoulder and more in

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  • Program Tuition Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2
    910 1820 The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita 6 days 540 960 The Essence of the Yoga Sutras 6 days 546 966 Spiritual Counseling Training 5 days 440 790 Final Video Practicum free Total 47 days 4093 7383 For graduates of Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Trainings other than Ananda YTT Bridge to Ananda Yoga 8 days at home work 480 1040 Total 55 days 4573 8423 Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 Program Tuition Bridge to Ananda Yoga Preparing for a Lifetime of Kriya Ananda Yoga Assistantship The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Advanced Pranayama The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Meditation Solutions Spiritual Counseling Training Ayurvedic Healing and Yoga Retreat in Kerala India Yoga Alliance RYT s and E RYT s Continuing Education Credit Yoga Therapy Training Please send us a Question for more information Name Email Nursing CEU Eligible 100 hours This was the best month of my life truly a life transforming experience C S Fresno California How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program Ananda Yoga Teacher Training My 4 weeks of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training was one of the most fulfilling

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  • Flow Chart of Ananda Yoga Therapy Training and Ananda Teacher Training Courses
    500 hours YTxT Principles YTxT Musculoskeletal 1 Meditation Teacher Training 1 Advanced Pranayama AYTT Assistantship Restorative YTT YTxT Seniors Bone Strength YTxT Ayurveda YTxT Health Challenges 1 100 hours of teaching at home Practicum at home Therapeutic Ananda Yoga Teacher Starred courses may be taken before you officially enroll in the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training program if you meet their separate prerequisites Prerequisite for Ananda Yoga Therapy Training YTxT one year of experience teaching Ananda Yoga after graduating from Level 1 AYTT We also recommend that you complete as much of Level 2 YTT as possible before beginning Ananda YTxT Satisfactory completion of Level 1 YTxT earns certification as a Therapeutic Ananda Yoga Teacher Satisfactory completion of Level 2 YTxT earns certification as an Ananda Yoga Therapist and eligibility for recognition as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists Level 2 120 hours Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Essence of the Yoga Sutras Spiritual Counselor Training Level 2 200 hours Meditation Solutions YTxT Musculoskeletal 2 YTxT Health Challenges 2 YTxT Psychology Mental Health Holistic Health Teacher Training Practicum at home Final home practicum video Ananda Yoga Therapist 830 hours Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Overview Flow Chart of Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Courses Course Syllabi Tuition Costs Yoga Therapy Training Courses Scheduled Frequent Questions Apply for Level 1 Student Handbook with Costs Bridge to Ananda Yoga Upcoming Courses in date order Ananda Yoga Assistantship The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Advanced Pranayama The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Yoga Therapy Training Principles Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Seniors and Bone Strength Yoga Therapy Training Psychology and Mental Health Yoga Therapy Training Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Training Health Challenges I Meditation Solutions Spiritual Counseling Training Yoga Therapy Articles Graduates

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  • Program Syllabi Cover Page for: Ananda Yoga Therapy Training
    needs of clients 4 2 10 Demonstrated ability to teach or deliver the appropriate practices for individuals as well as groups taking into consideration the assessment of their conditions limitations possibilities and the overall practice strategy 4 2 11 Demonstrated ability to facilitate the client student s experience of the practice 4 2 12 Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships 4 2 13 Demonstrated ability to provide follow up and re planning including 5 1 1 In depth knowledge of yoga practices and methods for self inquiry related to establishing practicing and maintaining ethical principles 5 1 2 In depth knowledge of generally accepted ethical principles of health care codes of conduct and yoga s ethical principles 5 1 3 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of generally accepted ethical principles and related concepts from the yoga tHHition to professional interactions and relationships 5 1 4 In depth knowledge of the scope of practice of yoga therapy resulting in the demonstrated ability to discern the need for referral to other modalities 5 1 5 Knowledge of the extent of one s own individual training skills and evolving experience in yoga therapy and knowledge of the importance of practicing within such parameters 5 3 1 Basic knowledge of other healthcare fields and their potential role in and relevance to the work of a yoga therapist Course Completion Requirements Attendance at all classes Completion of all assigned readings Participation in class discussions and activities including case studies review sessions practicums Participation needs to reflect that the student has learned and begun to assimilate the information from their assigned readings The faculty will be assessing whether the student has achieved the level of knowledge and appropriate application of that knowledge according to the IAYT Competencies that apply Satisfactory performance on in class closed book Quizzes This will indicate an achievement of the stated course Learning Objectives Students will be given Answer Keys to the Quizzes immediately after taking them and there will then be time for further Q A and group discussion with faculty During in class practicums students must provide yoga therapy interventions in a safe and appropriate manner in accordance with the IAYT Competencies for providing yoga therapy Sections 4 1 4 2 as determined by supervising faculty Students are given immediate feedback from faculty and peers on all aspects of their observational assessment decision making planning teaching and record keeping skills Satisfactory completion of the Home Practice Assignment See below Students are given written feedback by supervising faculty along with an offer to speak in person or by phone in addition If the expected standard of satisfactory performance set by IAYT Standards and Competencies is not met then students will be given additional guidance and assignments as needed until they can demonstrate the expected competency If any of the above requirements or expectations are not met the student will be counseled and or given additional assignments in order to help them be able to demonstrate satisfactory performance Home Practice Assignment Yoga Therapy Training Seniors Bone Strength March 23 26 2013 Select a volunteer who is a Senior with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia If you can t readily find such a person select a Senior who is at risk for Osteopenia or Osteoporosis For example anyone especially a woman with a Vata body type or a thin body build Do an Initial Visit with this person in which you gather a brief history from them using the Medical Lifestyle Questionnaire attached Remember to list only the person s initials NOT their full name on any written forms that you return to us important for client confidentiality Write up a SOAPIER note or a simple narrative report of what problem you focused on and what interventions including teaching that you did and what Home Practice assignment you gave them to deal with this problem Please use the Personal Home Practice form attached again only using client s initials See this person back for at least one follow up visit and find out how well they were able to follow your home practice suggestions and how they did with them Submit another SOAP note for this follow up visit or a narrative as to any modified or further suggestions plan that you gave them to do If at all possible contact them by phone or email to find out how they did with this updated or modified or new plan from the follow up visit and submit a brief narrative of these findings including any further revision in their Home Practice Plan Please include a copy of this Assignment with your submitted materials This assignment is due by June 10 2013 If for any reason you are unable to make that deadline please contact Mangala before that date to explain why you ll be late with your assignment and to say when your assignment will be completed Please send to or Mangala Loper Powers 14618 Tyler Foote Rd Nevada City CA 95959 Home Practice assignments are a required part of the certification process NOTICE of POLICY To receive credit toward your certification as an Ananda Yoga Therapist the course will need to be repeated if Home Practice assignments are not submitted in a timely manner Blessings to you Barbara Maitri and Mangala SYLLABUS Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 Course Hours Total 92 Contact 70 Non Contact 22 Practicum Hours Total 41 Hours Contact 19 Non Contact 22 Prerequisite Enrollment in the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training program AND Yoga Therapy Training Principles Teaching Format This is a 9 day residential course which combines lectures discussion practice teaching case study observation experiential components student talks and practicum There are daily quizzes that are graded in class so both students and faculty know immediately exactly what may need to be reviewed or expanded upon On the 5th day this course combines with a residential clinic workshop Yoga Therapy Students come to work with the Yoga Therapist Trainees under senior faculty observation Students are matched with a yoga therapist trainee for three days of yoga therapy to include intake private sessions small group sessions and take home program instruction In between these sessions the yoga therapist trainees meet with their faculty to discuss their cases and plan a course of action and what has taken place already Though this course focus is on musculoskeletal other areas of study such as Ayurveda chakras meditation Bhagavad Gita spiritual disposition and background etc are brought into the discussion instruction and practice This is especially emphasized when working with the observed case studies and practicum component Course Description Review of anatomy and physiology as it relates to the musculoskeletal system and yoga therapy is covered including common pathologies structural imbalances functional imbalances etc Review and practice of intake especially as it relates to musculoskeletal issues evaluation decision making and delivery of yoga therapy interventions For Musculoskeletal conditions Quick Fixes those protocols which work in the majority of cases Level I Therapeutics more in depth and Maintenance Therapeutics are covered More severe conditions are discussed but yoga therapy interventions are not gone into in this course as they will be covered in more detail in Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 2 Adaptations as needed for daily living are covered for different conditions Surgery basics are covered including Total Hip and Knee Replacements Students will participate in the residential clinic workshop and be assigned one or more student clients to work with for three days under supervision of senior faculty Students will prepare and give a talk as assigned on a musculoskeletal yoga therapy topic Faculty Nicole DeAvilla BA E RYT 500 RPYT RCYT Yoga Therapist primary faculty Assisting Faculty Barbara Bingham RPT BS CYT Ananda Yoga Therapist Maitri Jones RN BSN E RYT 500 Ananda Yoga Therapist Required Texts Reading Assignments Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 Manual which includes the Ananda Musculoskeletal Workbook based on the work of Nicole DeAvilla fully illustrated with drawings and photos by Barbara Bingham 140 pages plus handouts written by Ananda Faculty articles research papers and forms for intake evaluation and other resources This manual is included in the cost of the course McCall Timothy B Yoga as Medicine The Yogic Prescription for Health Healing New York Bantam 2012 Print Chapter 9 11 13 14 17 and Appendix 1 Lasater Judith Yogabody Anatomy Kinesiology and Asana Berkeley CA Rodmell 2009 Print Chapter 1 2 Learning Objectives Students will learn anatomy and physiology as it relates to the practice of yoga therapy They will have an ability to communicate with other health care providers regarding a mutual client They will learn root word meanings such as itis refers to inflammation and how to research conditions previously unknown to them They will know when to refer their clients students to another healthcare provider They will know their scope of practice They will have practiced and be able to deliver to yoga therapy clients and students common Ananda protocols level I therapeutics maintenance and prevention interventions They will be able to guide their student clients in daily living recommendations They will be able to assess a clients unique needs so that in addition to the more physically based interventions emphasized in this course they will be able to deliver interventions that work on the emotional social mental spiritual and subtle energy levels as needed At this stage they will be encouraged to work with their notes and other reference materials and to frequently check in with their mentors on either assigned case studies or other cases and questions that come to them These objectives are measured by the quizzes in class demonstrations and their clinic practicum which is observed by one or more senior faculty at all times Student clients of the clinic also give both in person and confidential feedback of their experience Subject Matter Competencies Covered The main focus of this course covers the broad categories of 2 1 Anatomy and Physiology 2 2 Biomedical Knowledge 2 5 Body and Mind Integration 3 1 Basic Principles of Therapeutic Relationship 3 2 Principles and Skills for Educating Clients Students 3 3 Principles and Skills for Working in Groups 4 0 Yoga Therapy Tools and their Application and Practicum in the musculoskeletal context Below are additional competencies covered Category 1 3 Framework for Health and Disease 1 3 1 Knowledge of the basic perspectives on health and disease from yoga and Ayurveda relevant to the practice of yoga therapy including the concepts of 1 3 1 1 panca maya kosha fundamental structure of the human system 1 3 1 2 subtle anatomy 1 3 1 3 tri dosha effect of the elements on the physical body 1 3 1 4 tri guna effect of sattva equilibrium rajas activity tamas inertia 1 3 1 5 prakrti vikrti dosha constitution at birth imbalance of the dosha currently expressed in the body 1 3 1 6 ama undigested food emotions etc accumulated in the body 1 3 1 7 agni internal fire s and their contribution to health 1 3 1 8 prana vayu prana apana vyana udana samana 1 3 1 9 prana prakopa disturbance of the vayu 1 3 1 10 surya chandra sun moon 1 3 1 11 brmhana langhana expansion contraction and 1 3 1 12 vyuha model heya the symptoms hetu the causes hana the goal upaya the tools 1 3 2 Knowledge of categorizing illness including 1 3 2 1 Development evolution of disease samprapti pathogenisis including but not limited to direction intensity onset and duration and their influence on the ease or difficulty of healing and disease management 1 3 2 2 Setting priorities symptoms pacification shamana short term and purification strengthening shodhana long term Category 2 1 Anatomy and Physiology 2 1 1 Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology including all major systems of the body and their interrelationships as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist 2 1 2 Knowledge of biomechanics and movement as they relate to the practice of yoga and the work of a yoga therapist 2 1 3 Knowledge of common pathologies and disorders of all the major systems including symptoms management illness trajectories and contraindications as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist Category 2 2 Additional Biomedical Knowledge 2 2 1 Familiarity with commonly used drugs and surgical procedures as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist 2 2 2 Familiarity with common medical terminology 2 2 3 Knowledge of how to reference current healthcare information relevant to the work of a yoga therapist including pathologies disorders drugs and surgical procedures as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist Category 2 5 Body and Mind Integration 2 5 1 Knowledge of the interaction of the body breath mind intellect and emotions in health and well being Category 3 1 Basic Principles of the Therapeutic Relationship 3 1 1 In depth knowledge of and observed capacity for well developed communication skills listening presence directive and non directive dialogue 3 1 2 Demonstrated ability to recognize adjust and adapt to specific client student needs in the evolving therapeutic professional relationship 3 1 3 Demonstrated ability to recognize and manage the subtle dynamics inherent in the therapist client relationship 3 1 4 In depth Knowledge of the scope of practice of yoga therapy and how to assess the need for referral to other professional services Category 3 2 Principles and Skills for Educating Clients Students 3 2 1 In depth knowledge of and demonstrated ability to implement effective teaching methods adapt to unique styles of learning provide supportive and effective feedback acknowledge the client s student s progress and cope with unique difficulties successes 3 2 2 In depth knowledge of and demonstrated ability to transmit the value of self awareness and self responsibility throughout the therapeutic process 3 2 3 In depth knowledge of and demonstrated ability to develop and adjust appropriate practice strategies to the client student Category 3 3 Principles and Skills for Working with Groups 3 3 1 Basic knowledge of and demonstrated ability to design implement and evaluate group programs 3 3 2 Familiarity with group dynamics and techniques including communication skills time management and the establishment of priorities and boundaries as well as techniques to address the specific needs of individual participants to the degree possible in a group setting Category 4 1 Yoga Practices 4 1 1 In depth knowledge of the application of yama and niyama 4 1 3 In depth knowledge of contraindications of yoga practices for specific conditions and circumstances Category 4 2 Provide Yoga Therapy 4 2 1 Demonstrated ability to conduct intake and assess the client student including 4 2 1 1 Taking a history of the client and his her condition s and 4 2 1 2 Assessing the current condition using the tools relevant to the yoga therapist including an evaluation of the physical energetic mental emotional and spiritual dimensions of well being 4 2 2 Demonstrated ability to elicit the goals expectations and aspirations of the client student 4 2 3 Demonstrated ability to integrate information from the intake evaluation and observation to develop a working assessment of the client s condition limitations and possibilities 4 2 4 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of how to determine which aspects of the client student s conditions goals and aspirations might be addressed through yoga therapy 4 2 5 Demonstrated ability to identify priorities and set both long and short term goals with the client student 4 2 6 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of pacification purification and strengthening strategies 4 2 7 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of strategies that address common disorders and pathologies of the major human systems and common mental health conditions as well as other goals and aspirations of the student as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist 4 2 8 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of how to combine intake evaluation observations and working assessment to develop an appropriate practice or session strategy for individual clients students as well as group classes taking into consideration the holistic nature of the individual 4 2 9 Demonstrated knowledge of how to choose and prioritize the use of yoga tools and techniques including selecting sequencing adapting and modifying yoga practices appropriate to the needs of clients 4 2 10 Demonstrated ability to teach or deliver the appropriate practices for individuals as well as groups taking into consideration the assessment of their conditions limitations possibilities and the overall practice strategy 4 2 11 Demonstrated ability to facilitate the client student s experience of the practice including 4 2 11 1 providing instruction demonstration education of the client student using multimodal strategies of education such as auditory visual and kinesthetic learning tools and 4 2 11 2 providing supportive strategies for the client student to actively participate in his her practice such as a means to remember his her practice e g auditory and visual tools 4 2 12 Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships including 4 2 12 1 fostering trust by establishing an appropriate therapeutic environment through privacy confidentiality and safety and 4 2 12 2 practicing effective client student centered communication based upon a respect for and sensitivity to individual familial cultural social ethnic and religious factors 4 2 13 Demonstrated ability to provide follow up and re planning including 4 2 13 1 gathering feedback re assess and refine the practice and to determine short term and long term goals and priorities 4 2 13 2 addressing new and changing conditions goals aspirations and priorities of the student client and to provide appropriate support and 4 2 13 3 providing appropriate closure for the therapy sessions Category 5 1 Ethical Principles 5 1 1 In depth knowledge of yoga practices and methods for self inquiry related to establishing practicing and maintaining ethical principles 5 1 3 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of generally accepted ethical principles and related concepts from the yoga tradition to professional interactions and relationships 5 1 4 In depth knowledge of the scope of practice of yoga therapy resulting in the demonstrated ability to discern the need for referral to other modalities Category 5 4 Personal and Professional Development and 5 4 2 Knowledge of when and how to seek advice and support for case consultation educational advancement and personal practice Category 5 3 Relationships with Peers Mentors Clinicians and Organizations 5 3 1 Basic knowledge of other healthcare fields and their potential role in and relevance to the work of a yoga therapist 5 3 2 Basic knowledge of how to establish maintain and utilize a referral network of peers and related healthcare practitioners and organizations 5 3 3 Basic knowledge of how to develop and maintain ongoing collaborative relationships Continuing Education 5 4 1 Knowledge of the fundamental value of ongoing personal practice long term mentorship and skills maintenance development through continuing education Course Completion Requirements Daily quizzes completed and corrected in class All students are required to participate in the discussions Research and give a practice talk and then a final 5 minute talk on an assigned musculoskeletal topic as it relates to yoga therapy Class participation in yoga therapy practices and practice teaching Students are given immediate feedback from peers and faculty on all aspects of their observational decision making record keeping and teaching skills They must complete the mentored practicum with one or more yoga therapy clients as assigned over a three day period Assessment feedback is given in group discussions at every step of the process and if necessary privately At the end of the course students will receive a brief written evaluation on areas of strengths and areas that could use more work Understanding of learning objectives as demonstrated by satisfactory performance in hands on practicums speech quizzes and review sessions If these expectations are not met students will be given additional assignments and or be required to repeat some or all of the course which may incur additional residential costs Completion of Home Practicum Assignment is required see below Ananda Yoga Therapist Training Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal1 June 22 30 2013 Home Practicum Assignment Do and document 2 Initial Client Assessments on either friends family or volunteer clients who have a musculoskeletal complaint Use the Medical Lifestyle Questionnaire to gather your volunteer s history Write up a SOAP Note of your findings Remember to use only initials not full names Your Objective finding of their posture and breathing and any pain that they may have can either be summarized in the Objective part of your SOAP Note or you may also include the following forms Postural Assessment Tool Functional Assessment Tool Breath Assessment Be sure to list your Assessment of what is going on with this person You may select from the attached Yoga Therapy Assessment list or use your own words List you Plan in a general way such as reduce pain or correct postural misalignment List your Interventions during the visit as well as your Evaluation of how the person did with these interventions Finally under R Revised Plan list the details of what you ve instructed the person to do in terms of Home Practice and any follow up visits You may simply write here See Home Practice Plan and then put the details just on that form 3 Write up a Home Practice Plan for what you ve given your client to do at home 4 See each of these people back for at least a second visit and write up a SOAP note of that visit also including how they were able to follow your instructions for home practice how any symptoms have changed your assessment of their progress your further plans for their home practice Include a copy of what you assigned them for their home practice on another Home Practice Plan 5 With one of these 2 clients see them back for a third visit and submit another SOAP Note and another Home Practice Plan for this 3rd visit 6 Please attach a copy of this Assignment page with your written materials This Assignment is Due in 2 months August 30 2013 If you have difficulty completing the assignment in this time please contact Mangala for an extension Please submit your assignments to Mangala via email or snail mail 14618 Tyler Foote Rd Nevada City CA 95959 and she will be sharing them with Nicole who will also review them Blessings and Joy to you SYLLABUS Yoga Therapy Training Ayurveda Course Hours Total 38 Contact 31 Non Contact 7 Practicum Hours Total 13 Contact 6 Non Contact 7 Prerequisites Enrollment in the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training AND Yoga Therapy Training Principles Teaching Format This is a 4 day residential course which includes a combination of lecture discussion review sessions case studies and practicum Faculty Mangala Loper Powers RN MN NP E RYT 500 Ananda Yoga Therapist and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Required Texts Reading Materials Frawley David Yoga Ayurveda Lotus Press 1999 Loper Powers Mangala Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Ayurveda Course Manual 2013 Recommended Resources Frawley David Kozak Sandra Yoga for Your Type Lotus Press 2001 Lad Vasant Ayurveda The Science of Self Healing second edition Lotus Press 1985 Lad Vasant The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies Harmony Books 1998 Gerson Scott Ayurveda The Ancient Indian Healing Art Element Books Ltd 1993 Course Description Progression of Course This course builds on the Introduction to Ayurveda and Basic Ayurvedic Assessment that was part of the Yoga Therapy Training Principles course Thus prior to this course students have become familiar with the basic concepts of Ayurveda such as Prakruti Consitution Vikruti current state of doshas doshas and their relationships to the elements dosha qualities signs of doshas that are both balanced and imbalanced They have also had some in calss practice observing and questioning volunteers to begin to learn to see and to determine their predominant doshas They have had the experience in their Home Practicum Assignment of observing and documenting primary dosha s and signs of primary dosha imbalances and status of gunas on their volunteer clients This course begins with a review of what students learned in Principles and an opportunity for Q A It covers how to bring doshas back into balance via appropriate yogic and ayurvedic therapies that are appropriate for use by yoga therapists It outlines the Ayurvedic perspectives on stress anxiety depression insomnia and immunity Students then have an practicum with volunteers to asses their doshic responses to stress and they give basic yoga therapy suggestions for addressing these dosha imbalances Students also lead a session of Restorative Yoga for their volunteer clients which targets specific doshic imbalances The course also presents a more in depth study of a broader range of fundamental Ayurvedic concepts from which they are guided to understand the Ayurvedic perspecitves of health and disease Competencies 1 3 1 1 13 on anatomy physiology 2 1 1 3 mental emotional correlates with doshas 2 3 1 2 3 2 with the disease process Samprapti 1 3 2 1 2 and how Ayurveda views the integration of body mind emotion and spirit 2 5 1 Students are given an overview and review of the Vedic Sciences and how they apply to Ayurveda and Yoga and the practice of yoga therapists Included is presentation with emphasis on Sankhya Vedanta Tantra and Yoga philosophies and how they impact the practice of yoga therapy including topics in competency 1 1 1 a c Next the course addresses a variety of medical conditions and the student learns to view them from an Ayurvedic perspective and learns some simple basic Ayurvedic therapies that are appropriate to be include in their practice as yoga therapists The students also learn briefly about some Ayurveda therapies which are beyond the scope of practice of a yoga therapist but which are important for them to know about in order to make appropriate referrals to qualified Ayurvedic Practitioners Yoga Therapy students are cautioned against thinking that this course prepares them to in any way be Ayurvedic Practitioners nor are they qualified to determine a person s Constitution Prakruti It is emphasized that the goal is for them to learn enough about Ayurveda to learn to identify probable doshic dominance top 1 or 20 and signs of doshic imbalances to apply simple Ayurvedic therapies in assisting clients to restore balance to their doshas including using opposite qualities basic Vata management Students are also instructed in very basic Ayurvedic approaches to proper eating and proper diet for balancing doshas Basic tenets of Ayurvedic lifestyle vihara are also presented Because of its critical role in health per Ayurveda the Ayurvedic view of a variety of Digestive Disorders is discussed Students learn the importance of how lifestyle diet and digestion are key factors in the maintenance of health or the development of disease They learn simple Ayurvedic strategies for keeping digestion healthy with some variations for each dosha Students learn how to lead yoga postures and pranayama with a focus on dosha awareness and as a way to help keep all doshas balanced They then demonstrate their ability to do this as a means of teaching their clients how to apply opposite qualities in order to keep their doshas balanced Students have a Home Practice Assignment in which they do some basic assessment of their volunteer client s primary dosha s their current guna constitution any obvious dosha imbalances and then they develop a yoga therapy Home Practice Plan based on their SOAP Note which demonstrates their ability to apply the knowledge of Ayurveda into the practice of yoga by their clients 4 1 4 2 Learning Objectives At the end of this course students will be able to know or do the following Explain briefly how the Vedic Philosophies relate to Yoga and Ayurveda and the practice of yoga therapy Describe what doshas are their elemental both gross subtle components their qualities their signs of being balanced and imbalanced Explain the meaning of Prakruti and Vikruti and how they influence the yogic and Ayurvedic therapeutic approaches to yoga therapy Briefly explain how stress manifests in different doshas Describe how yoga practices can be used to specifically reduce dosha imbalances in stress anxiety insomnia and depression using general Ayurvedic principles of calming pacifying strengthening and purifying as they relate to yogic practices Explain why Vata Management is an important guideline for use by yoga therapists Briefly explain the Ayurvedic view of the development of the disease process samprapti Discuss why it is important to focus on digestive system function and symptoms when applying Ayurvedic principles to yoga therapy Discuss the role of Ayurvedic Lifestyle and its key components as it relates to the practice of yoga therapy Explain healthy eating from an Ayurvedic perspective List the basic qualities of foods that help to balance each of the 3 doshas Explain why time of day is an important consideration in Ayurveda and how it can be used in the practice of yoga therapy Describe the qualities in the practice of asana pranayama meditation and affirmation that will help to balance each of the 3 doshas Subject Matter Competencies Covered Section 1 Yoga Foundations Category 1 1 Yoga Teachings Philosophy 1 1 1 Familiarity with the evolution of the teachings and philosophy of the yoga tradition and its relevance and application to yoga therapy including teachingsfrom Vedic and post Vedic periods Samkhya Yoga Tantra and Ayurveda a tanmatra bhuta indriya subtle element gross elements senses b purusha prakrti consciousness material world c pancamaya kosha dimensions of the human system d guna fundamental forces of nature e duhkha suffering discomfort Category 1 3 Framework for Health Disease 1 3 1 Knowledge of the basic perspectives on health and disease from yoga and Ayurveda relevant to the practice of yoga therapy including the concepts of 1 3 1 1 panca maya kosha fundamental structure of the human system 1 3 1 2 subtle anatomy 1 3 1 3 tri dosha effect of the elements on the physical body 1 3 1 4 tri guna effect of sattva equilibrium rajas activity tamas inertia 1 3 1 5 prakrti vikrti dosha constitution at birth imbalance of the dosha currently expressed in the body 1 3 1 6 ama undigested food emotions etc accumulated in the body 1 3 1 7 agni internal fire s and their contribution to health 1 3 1 8 prana vayu prana apana vyana udana samana 1 3 1 9 prana prakopa disturbance of the vayu 1 3 1 10 surya chandra sun moon 1 3 1 11 brmhana langhana expansion contraction 1 3 1 12 vyuha model heya the symptoms hetu the causes hana the goal upaya the tools 1 3 2 Knowledge of categorizing illness including 1 3 2 1 Development evolution of disease samprapti pathogenisis including but not limited to direction intensity onset and duration and their influence on the ease or difficulty of healing and disease management 1 3 2 2 Setting priorities symptoms pacification shamana short term and purification strengthening shodhana long term Section 2 Biomedical Psychological Foundations Category 2 1 Anatomy and Physiology 2 1 1 Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology including all major systems of the body and their interrelationships as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist 2 1 2 Knowledge of biomechanics and movement as they relate to the practice of yoga and the work of a yoga therapist 2 1 3 Knowledge of common pathologies and disorders of all the major systems including symptoms management illness trajectories and contraindications as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist Category 2 3 Psychology and Mental Health 2 3 1 Basic knowledge of commonly occurring mental health conditions from psychological distress to psychiatric conditions their symptoms and common approaches interventions as they relate to the work of a yoga therapist 2 3 2 Basic knowledge of psychological concepts and terminology including mood cognition behavior and personality as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist Category 2 5 Body and Mind Integration 2 5 1 Knowledge of the interaction of the body breath mind intellect and emotions in health and well being Section 4 Yoga Therapy Tools and Application Category 4 1 Yoga Practices 4 1 1 In depth knowledge of the application of yama and niyama 4 1 2 In depth knowledge of the range of yoga practices and their potential therapeutic effects for common conditions Practices may include but are not limited to 4 1 2 1 asana postures 4 1 2 2 pranayama regulated breathing 4 1 2 3 meditation and relaxation techniques such as bhavana visualization mantra recitation and ritualized activities such as nyasa and mudra 4 1 2 4 vihara lifestyle modifications including basic yogic dietary concepts 4 1 3 In depth knowledge of contraindications of yoga practices for specific conditions and circumstances Category 4 2 Provide Yoga Therapy 4 2 1 Demonstrated ability to conduct intake and assess the client student including 4 2 1 1 Taking a history of the client and his her condition s 4 2 1 2 Assessing the current condition using the tools relevant to the yoga therapist including an evaluation of the physical energetic mental emotional and spiritual dimensions of well being 4 2 2 Demonstrated ability to elicit the goals expectations and aspirations of the client student 4 2 3 Demonstrated ability to integrate information from the intake evaluation and observation to develop a working assessment of the client s condition limitations and possibilities 4 2 4 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of how to determine which aspects of the client student s conditions goals and aspirations might be addressed through yoga therapy 4 2 5 Demonstrated ability to identify priorities and set both long and short term goals with the client student 4 2 6 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of pacification purification and strengthening strategies 4 2 7 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of strategies that address common disorders and pathologies of the major human systems and common mental health conditions as well as other goals and aspirations of the student as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist 4 2 8 Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of how to combine intake evaluation observations and working assessment to develop an appropriate practice or session strategy for individual clients students as well as group classes taking into consideration the holistic nature of the individual 4 2 9 Demonstrated knowledge of how to choose and prioritize the use of yoga tools and techniques including selecting sequencing adapting and modifying yoga practices appropriate to the needs of clients 4 2 10 Demonstrated ability to teach or deliver the appropriate practices for individuals as well as groups taking into consideration the assessment of their conditions limitations possibilities and the overall practice strategy 4 2 11 Demonstrated ability to facilitate the client student s experience of the practice including 4 2 11 1 providing instruction demonstration education of the client student using multimodal strategies of education such as auditory visual and kinesthetic learning tools 4 2 11 2 providing supportive strategies for the client student to actively participate in his her practice such as a means to remember his her practice e g auditory and visual tools 4 2 12 Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships including 4 2 12 1 fostering trust by establishing an appropriate therapeutic environment through privacy confidentiality and safety 4 2 12 2 practicing effective client student centered communication based upon a respect for and sensitivity to individual familial cultural social ethnic and religious factors 4 2 13 Demonstrated ability to provide follow up and re planning including 4 2 13 1 gathering feedback re assess and refine the practice and to determine short term and long term goals and priorities 4 2 13 2 addressing new and changing conditions goals aspirations and priorities of the student client and to provide appropriate support 4 2 13 3

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  • Tuition Costs - Yoga Therapy Training
    Psychology and Mental Health 450 Yoga Therapy Training Health Challenges 2 360 Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 2 455 Ananda Holistic Health Teacher Training 420 end of YTT Level 2 video no cost Final YTxT video no cost Total Tuition Cost 9479 No certificate is issued until payment is made in full The school s program modules are delivered at The Expanding Light Retreat Accommodations including 3 meals a day are available at varying costs Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Overview Flow Chart of Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Courses Course Syllabi Tuition Costs Yoga Therapy Training Courses Scheduled Frequent Questions Apply for Level 1 Student Handbook with Costs Bridge to Ananda Yoga Upcoming Courses in date order Ananda Yoga Assistantship The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Advanced Pranayama The Essence of the Yoga Sutras Yoga Therapy Training Principles Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Seniors and Bone Strength Yoga Therapy Training Psychology and Mental Health Yoga Therapy Training Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Training Health Challenges I Meditation Solutions Spiritual Counseling Training Graduates of this program can become Registered Yoga Teachers at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance Please send us a Question for more information Name Email Nursing CEU Eligible details coming soon This was the best month of my life truly a life transforming experience C S Fresno California How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program Ananda Yoga Teacher Training My 4 weeks of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training was one of the most fulfilling and spiritually transforming periods in my life All of the instructors along with the entire Ananda community were very supportive and nurturing R F Lake Bluff Illinois Receive monthly news inspiration Radiant Health tips recipes and stay up to date The Expanding Light Retreat 14618 Tyler

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  • Yoga Therapy Training Courses Scheduled
    health clubs etc become one yourself Nayaswami Diksha Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord Sunday Jun 26 Wednesday Jul 6 Yoga Therapy Training Musculoskeletal 1 This course will explore problems of the back knee hip shoulder and more in great depth and detail You ll learn to evaluate communicate and teach yoga safely to help with pain relief and pain management from the simplest situations to the more complex Nicole DeAvilla July Sunday Jul 10 Saturday Jul 23 Ananda Yoga Assistantship This Level 2 teacher training program is offered on a space available basis to Ananda Yoga Teacher Training graduates who have at least 100 hours or one year of yoga teaching experience after completing Level 1 or Bridge to Ananda Yoga Parts 1 and 2 Patricipants will get personal coaching in adapting poses for individual needs plus hands on experience as an Ananda Yoga Teacher Training program assistant Maitri Jones August Wednesday Aug 31 Saturday Sep 3 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Restorative yoga is a popular way for beginning through advanced yoga students to experience true relaxation often the most difficult skill to master Melody Hansen September Thursday Sep 1 Sunday Sep 11 Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Meditation is well known in today s world as an invaluable aid to enhance one s quality of life mentally physically emotionally and spiritually Meditation teachers are in demand for yoga studios churches businesses health clubs etc become one yourself Nayaswami Diksha Nayaswami Anandi and Nayaswami Gyandev McCord Sunday Sep 4 Wednesday Sep 7 Yoga Therapy Training Seniors and Bone Strength Formerly Seniors and Osteoporosis Yoga teachers and yoga therapists have an opportunity to provide a much needed service by learning to help older people and those with bone strength issues Maitri Jones Barbara Bingham and Nayaswami Mangala Wednesday Sep 7 Monday Sep 12 Yoga Therapy Training Psychology and Mental Health Exploring Yogic Ayurvedic and Western Perspectives Nayaswami Mangala Nayaswami Mantradevi and Therese Smith Tuesday Sep 27 Saturday Oct 1 Yoga Therapy Training Ayurveda Learn a powerful approach to guiding clients to optimal health The principles of Ayurveda India s ancient healing science will help you tailor yoga techniques to each client s unique needs Nayaswami Mangala October Sunday Oct 2 Sunday Oct 9 Yoga Therapy Training Health Challenges I Formerly Specialties 1 Yoga therapy has proved extremely helpful for such common health conditions as Stress Anxiety Depression Insomnia Neurological Neuromuscular disorders and Cancer Maitri Jones Nayaswami Mangala and Barbara Bingham Sunday Oct 9 Sunday Oct 16 Meditation Solutions Meditation Teacher Training Level 2 A wonderful week of deepening your personal spiritual life and intensifying your daily meditation practices In addition you ll learn new teaching skills and polish the ones you may already be using Nayaswami Diksha Nayaswami Gyandev McCord and Nayaswami Anandi Tuesday Oct 18 Sunday Oct 23 Spiritual Counseling Training Most us find ourselves in the position of listening to someone talk to us about their problems Would you like to feel more confident about how to respond Nayaswami

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  • Frequent Questions - Yoga Therapy Training
    s therapeutic yoga courses you will need to take this new Musculoskeletal 1 course in order to fulfill this requirement for Yoga Therapy Training And there will be a Home Practice Assignment that you will need to complete to get Yoga Therapy credit for YTxT Musculoskeletal 1 If I m already working on becoming a Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher can I also pursue courses toward becoming an Ananda Yoga Therapist Yes and you ll notice that there are 3 courses that are required for both Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher and the Level 1 Ananda Yoga Therapy Meditation Teacher Training Advanced Pranayama Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Assistantship However designation as an Ananda Yoga Therapist requires completion of the full 830 hours of the Ananda Yoga Therapy Training both Levels 1 and 2 which includes Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training What is the difference between a Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher and Level 1 Ananda Yoga Therapy The Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training emphasizes all aspects of Ananda Yoga including a strong emphasis on a deeper understanding of Yoga philosophy and the spiritual dimension of Yoga This requires approximately 300 additional hours of training beyond the Level 1 Teacher Training of 200 hours Level 1 Level 2 500 hours total Level 2 Ananda Yoga Teacher graduates are eligible for becoming recognized by the Yoga Alliance as RYT 500s Level 1 Yoga Therapy emphasizes using the principles and techniques of Yoga therapeutically to assist individuals with specific health challenges This requires approximately 500 additional hours of training beyond the 200 hour Level 1 Teacher Training Level 1 YTT Level 1 Yoga Therapy approximately 625 hours total These two trainings share a common core of approximately 180 hours of classes including Meditation Teacher Training Advanced Pranayama and Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Assistantship A student who completes the Level 1 AYTherapy Training earns certification as a Therapeutic Ananda Yoga Teacher The completion of only Level 1 AYTherapy Training does not make one eligible for designation as an Ananda Yoga Therapist Will there be a competency evaluation as part of the certification process Yes The process of assessing student competencies is an ongoing one that is actively applied to all the Core Yoga Therapy courses in the curriculum The International Association of Yoga Therapists IAYT has developed a set of Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists which is available on this page of their website iayt org page AccredStds Each of the courses in our AYTxT curriculum has a course syllabus available on our website and each syllabus contains reference to those Educational Standards and Competencies that are addressed in each course Most of the AYTxT courses also have Home Practice Assignments which are opportunities for students to get experience practicing what they ve learned in each course as they work with volunteer clients Part of these assignments includes completing and submitting documentation of these Home Practicum visits and these are then reviewed by one of the AYTxT faculty Written feedback is

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  • Apply for Ananda Yoga Therapy Training Level 1
    Medical Questionnaire first and then our short Online Application You will be asked to either login or create a new user account Please call 1 800 346 5350 if you have any questions If you ve been approved for Ananda Yoga Therapist Training you can Register Online for Courses or e mail or call us at 1 800 346 5350 Nursing CEU Eligible The Expanding Light Retreat 14618 Tyler Foote

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