200 hour training:
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500 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
Yoga therapy is a growing field which is gaining acceptance as a complementary healing modality. This program has been taught across the country and in Canada and has many graduates working in the field of yoga therapy. Our program is based on understanding, experiencing and learning ancient yoga philosophy and practices combined with the latest scientific research into the effects of yoga on health, transformation and well-being.
Yoga Therapy offers a unique and deeply transformative perspective on healing for the body, mind and spirit.
This 500 hour yoga therapy program is designed for yoga practitioners, teachers and health care providers who want to specialize in yoga’s therapeutic aspects.
To find out more about our program see: https://nodayoga.com/300hr/
Here is a list of some of our individual trainings and their descriptions. Please see NoDa website for more current information
Functional Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga
In this experiential course we will explore the major muscles and how they relate to yoga practice. Through observation, hands-on exercises, and practice of specific asanas, you will learn the location and function of the key anatomical regions of the body and understand how they relate to asana, as well as how asana can in turn affect the body. By employing these techniques, you will become proficient at understanding and identifying imbalances in your students’ practice.
Common stresses and injuries for each part of the body will be addressed. Learn how to apply asana therapeutically for specific injuries, as well as modifications (providing appropriate hands-on support and protection) to maximize the healing and strengthening that is possible from the practice of yoga.
This course is divided into the upper and lower body
The Yoga Way: Toward Psychological Health and Emotional Well-being
From the experiences of our lives, we make stories about who we are. These manifest in how we hold our body, breathe, think, feel, and move in relationship to other and the environment. These stories have energy and create energy patterns, both healthy and unhealthy. If we can recognize our stories, our patterns, our underlying energies, we can change them. When these change, our lives change. This course gives a concentrated overview of the human condition from ancient yogic and modern psychological perspectives. We review yogic concepts related to understanding the mind, including koshas, kleshas, samskaras, and the gunas. We explore how these concepts fit together with western ideas of mind and how they may be useful in understanding and treating dysfunction. Students will learn Tantra Hatha yoga therapy methods for managing or assisting in healing psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress responses.
Yoga and Pain Care
Therapeutic Meditation Retreat: A Body Journey To Access Your Inner Wisdom and Truth
Yoga therapists, yoga teachers, psychotherapists, and serious yoga and meditation students are encouraged to attend this retreat to explore one’s own inner wisdom and truth using the skillful methods of Tantric Hatha Yoga, Meditation, and Psycho-Spiritual Inquiry. Through this cultivation of inner wisdom and truth, yoga therapists and teachers and psychotherapists can develop a strong physical and psychological container which is essential in helping others on their own healing journey.
Over the four days, participants will be practicing yoga daily including the deeper practices of integrating asana, pranayama, mudra to raise energy and cultivate greater aliveness and sensitivity to their own inner world as well as the more contemplative traditions of Yin and Restorative Yoga, sitting meditations, body journeys and psycho-spiritual inquiry to identify and work through emotional obstacles that can block inner wisdom and intuition.
Yoga & Trauma: Healing with Tantra Hatha Yoga
This 20 hour module is for anyone interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness to at-risk populations: prisons, homeless shelters, veterans, hospitals, etc. You will learn:
* How trauma affects the mind and body.
* How to use Tantra Hatha Yoga to help heal the mind/body disconnect after trauma.
* How to work with clients to understand and heal from trauma through the practices of Tantra Hatha Yoga.
* What is a trauma informed yoga ? How is it different than a regular studio class.
* How to create and teach yoga classes to different populations and in different setting using modifications, and Tantra Hatha philosophy.
Myofasciae, Prana, and the Bandhas: Merging Anatomy and Spirit
In the introduction to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, under the sub-heading titled The real purpose of hatha yoga, there is the following reminder:
“Just to improve the physical health ( of a patient) is not enough. The mental health must also improve, the nature must change, the personality must change, the psychological and the psychic framework also has to change. You should not merely feel freedom from disease, but freedom from bondage and from the vagaries of the mind. Now, the time has come when teachers in every part of the world must understand and transmit the true nature of hatha yoga”.
Our bodies, minds, and spirits all represent form. As the Pradipika reminds us; these are not separate entities, but one form. All ‘systems’ must then, for optimal health, be communicating synchronistically, consistently, to function properly. As American Architect Louis Sullivan stated: form follows function, but to flip it around, function will inevitably, necessarily, be a byproduct of form as well…
Our myofascial network is our stand- alone matrix of channels and pathways in which all other of the body’s systems are suspended in, and rely upon,, a full representation of a micro-universe; the materials most anatomists have until recently discarded and/or ignored in dissection labs. One thing we need to remember first and foremost about fascia is that “It’s Alive”!
The objectives of this 20- hour module will be to:
- explore the anatomy, physiology, and function of connective tissue( fascia) as a way of understanding how its health is integral to the function of our other “life” systems, including, but not limited to, our physical, emotional, energetic, and “communicative” self.
- apply this knowledge experientially in our own yoga practice using asana, kriyas, pranayams, and bandhas to better support this flexible armor that creates the shape we’ve come to know.
- provide for us as teachers, therapists, and bodyworkers new ways of body-reading; coming to better understand and support our work with both students and clients.