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Yoga as Therapy (YAT)
27th, 28th & 29th April 2024
3 Days
The Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE
NCORE, Training Room 4
Dr Christopher Norris

The Yoga as Therapy (YAT) course introduces yoga concepts & methods, and teaches introductory postures in standing, sitting, and lying. Mats (sticky mat) and small equipment (belt, wooden brick, foam block) are used. Students are taught to progress and sequence exercises, and modify them to suit a variety of clinical scenarios.

Clinical reasoning examples are given for common musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, and small class format discussed.

    Course Aims

    • provide students with the knowledge and skills to equip them to teach yoga based exercise as an integrated skill within their current practice
    • develop competence in applying yoga using a clinical reasoning approach
    • develop the knowledge and skills to practice yoga postures for self care and demonstration
    • develop skills to critically appraise yoga postures and practice for safety and effectiveness
    • introduce yoga breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques
    • enhance the development of observation for movement analysis within yoga practice
    • provide education and practice to post graduate level.
    Learning Outcomes

    The course emphasizes self practice, observation, movement analysis, planning, cueing & adjustment.

    The course is delivered as a 3 day block.

    Pre course reading (2 hours) and self assessed yoga practice log (10 hours)

    Day 1 – introduces yoga concepts and modifies postures for use in therapy on a one-to-one basis.
    Day 2 – extends the posture repertoire and prepares students to teach small groups alongside one-to-one instruction. Yoga breathing (pranayama) and relaxation / mindfulness techniques are introduced.
    Day 3 – brings in further postures, and introduces sequencing and session planning.

      Who will Benefit

      The Yoga as Therapy (YAT) course introduces qualified therapists and exercise teachers to the concepts of using yoga exercises (Asana’s) as part of a rehabilitation programme.

        Attendance Information
        • CPD Hours: 21

        • £375.00
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        Locomotive Way
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