YOGA THERAPY Rx CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
LMU Extension, Loyola Marymount University
Yoga Therapy Rx is a marriage between Yoga therapy and complementary
medicine. It is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists
and apply classical applications of Yoga for use in clinical settings
to help treat common ailments and conditions.
The Level I course will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Students
will meet one weekend a month for a year and address principles of practice,
anatomy for Yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back,
upper back, knee and hip problems. In addition the course will cover
communication tools for working with doctors including reading reports,
terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes.
The Level II course will be offered the following year and
will focus in the same manner on other systems of the body as outlined
in Yoga Therapy Rx (Broadway Books) written by Larry Payne, Ph.D., and
Richard Usatine, M.D. These systems will include the circulatory, respiratory,
digestive, nervous, reproductive, endocrine systems and newly added weekend on mental health.
The Level III course offers practicum experience in a clinical setting, covering the topics from level I and II. The program offers an immersive clinical experience, taught seminar style with live and standardized patients, and complete interaction with all program participants.
The Level IV course offers the first Yoga Therapy Internship in conjunction with the Venice Family Clinic.. Participants spend entire days at the clinic where they see chronic pain clients, learn the adminstration system and participate in the weekly meetings with the integrative medicine staff.
In addition, students will complete take-home case studies, write a
term paper for each level.
Participants who complete and pass one or more levels of the course
will be equipped to work with various medical specialists, chiropractors,
osteopaths, and physical therapists. They will also receive a certificate
from Loyola Marymount University and 12 units of Continuing Education
Credit for each level.
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Testimonials from our graduates
(Application process is online only. All backup paperwork will have to be either pdf or jpeg and uploaded along with the application.)
2. Three (3) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. One from each of the following:
A health professional (any health care professional - doctor, acupuncturist, chiropractor etc.)
A yoga teacher
All 3 letters of recommendation are requested for character reference, indicative of your ability and competency to take this course.
3. TRANSCRIPTS or similar documentation which demonstrates successful completion of the prerequisite 200-hour teacher training or its equivalent in seminars, workshops, private or supervised group classes.
4. One (1) page PERSONAL STATEMENT explaining your yoga background and goals for this program.
5. HEADSHOT (jpeg)
If you have any questions about the application process, requirements or deadline, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310)306-8845.
LEVEL I PROGRAM - Core Staff
(from L-R) Jamie Champion, MPT; Larry Payne, CYT; Rick Morris,
Yoga Therapy Rx Level I Course at LMU has far surpassed any of my expectations.
I was not prepared for the vast wealth of information and knowledge
that has been imparted thus far. Every one of our guest teachers has
been inspiring, engaging, and authoritative in each respective field.
Your own store of knowledge in the field of Yoga Therapy is always imparted
with your unfailing warmth, caring, and compassion for all."
wanted to let you know that the Yoga Therapy Rx course has been wonderful.
I already have 4 students who came to my group classes but
needed specific yoga therapy and now are private clients as well. They
are so appreciative to have one on one instruction for specific injuries
and then come to a group class without fear! What is reassuring
is that I am able already to put what we have learned into a professional
setting. It can only get better.?
am so grateful to have found you and your program. I will be continuing
on in Level II, I have already found such great benefits from my participation
in your course, not least of all a new found confidence in myself and
validation for my work."
another thanks for the amazing program that you have created the last
two workshops have shifted my practice and teaching in a dramatic way.
I have learned so much, and am thrilled for the journey that lies ahead!"