Learn how therapeutic yoga principles may be integrated into treatment for patients who experience a variety of low back pain diagnoses. Explore how to apply the eight-limb path of yoga and a biopsychosocial model of treatment into your sessions. Learn how therapeutic yoga benefits the recovery process and will enhance your healthcare practice when working with clients with low back pain.

Participants will receive instruction on how their patient’s yoga practice may affect their injury and impairments. We will address physiological benefits, safety, and contraindications of postures and techniques. Participants will learn how to integrate simple yoga principles such as breath work, meditation, yoga postures, and guided relaxation into treatment sessions to improve outcomes in a variety of treatment settings. We will explore developing therapeutic yoga programs for patients with:

  • Chronic non-specific low back pain
  • Lumbopelvic instability
  • Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Disc Herniations with Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Arthropathy

​​Upcoming Training Dates:
January 17 – 18, 2020  
Friday 3-7:30 pm Saturday 8 am-5 pm
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Prerequisites – Completion of An Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics for Healthcare Professionals or a regular yoga practice with basic knowledge of the components of yoga including postures, breathwork, and meditation.

12 CCUs approved by the Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.  Vermont uses the same criteria to approve their courses as Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts.  We can provide you with the approval paperwork for out of state CCU approval if required by your state board. 


Required Text:

Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice by Ann Swanson – available for purchase at the studio

Recommended Texts and Resources


The Key Muscles of Yoga. Ray Long, MD

Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends. Ray Long, MD

Anatomy for Backbends and Twists. Ray Long, MD

Key Poses of Yoga. Ray Long, MD

Yoga Anatomy. Leslie Kaminoff



Walking Meditation. Nguyen Anh-Huong & Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Meditate.  Pema Chodron


Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra. Richard Miller, PhD

Yoga Nidra Swami Satyananda Saraswati


Yoga Foundational Poses, Styles, Philosophy

Yoga: The Iyengar Way. Silva, Mira, & Shyam Mehta (Iyengar)

The Yoga Practice Guide. Bruce Bowditch (Anusara)

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. TKV Desikachar (Therapeutic/ Viniyoga)

Jivamukti Yoga.  Sharon Gannon & David Life

Yoga: The Spirit & Practice of Moving Into Stillness. Erich Schiffman


Specialty Topics

The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health. Linda Sparrowe, Patricia Walden

Relax & Renew. Judith Lassater Hanson

Yoga for Pain Relief. Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Structural Yoga Therapy. Mukunda Stiles

Yoga for Scoliosis. Marcia Monroe

Yoga as Therapy. Doug Keller


Meditation or Guided Relaxation Apps

Headspace – https://www.headspace.com

Insight Timer – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/insight-timer-meditation-timer

Andrew Johnson – http://www.withandrewjohnson.com/


Online Practice Resources

Yoga International https://yogainternational.com/

Yoga U https://www.yogauonline.com/


Cancellation Policy:
All of our Yoga Therapeutics for Healthcare Provider trainings include a non-refundable $50 registration fee. A full refund, minus the registration fee, will be given for cancellations given at least six (6) weeks prior to the course start date. A $50 refund will be given for cancellations made at least two (2) weeks prior to the course start date, minus the registration fee. No refunds are made when cancellation is made with less than two (2) weeks notice before the course start date.


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