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Yoga Therapy Print CE Course

Yoga Therapy Print CE Course

$129.00 USD

Available As

    Print Course

    Course components are delivered as printed products:
    • Yoga Therapy: A Personalized Approach for Your Active Lifestyle text
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam
    In the Yoga Therapy CE Course, you will develop skills in identification, differentiation, and integration while learning how to apply the practices of breathing, visualization, sensory mastery, and mindfulness through yoga. In addition, you will study foundational yoga therapy concepts; learn about structural variety, body sensations, cultivation of awareness, and limits of practice; and further explore adaptable breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

    Through exploratory experiences, differentiation options, and the creative use of props, you will learn to adapt poses for individual needs and goals, thereby reducing the risk of injury and improving performance. This course offers expert guidance in how yoga therapy can help individuals live actively in every aspect of life.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe the difference between yoga and yoga therapy.
    • Identify the movement systems and explain how to connect the brain to the body, challenge the nervous system, and solve movement puzzles.
    • Define the phases of developing more efficient movements and skills: identification, differentiation, and integration.
    • Identify key concepts related to breathing, visualization, sensory mastery, and mindfulness.
    • Understand ways in which practitioners vary the use of props.
    • Integrate breath awareness, relaxation, and meditation into daily life.
    • Explain how to avoid injuries during yoga practice, linear and nonlinear activities, and everyday actions.
    • Develop intentions for practice and understand the connections between the layers of being as you apply the principles of identification, differentiation, and integration.
    • Customize spinal movement poses (forward bends, backbends, side bends, and twists) for individual practice.
    • Customize core, standing, balance, and hip poses for individual practice.
    • Describe how to maintain fitness and activity levels through goal setting, transition, and proprioception.


    A continuing education course for certified personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and health and wellness professionals.

    Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions
    Learning Objectives

    Learning With the Yoga Therapy: A Personalized Approach for Your Active Lifestyle Book
    Chapter 1. What Is Yoga Therapy?
    Chapter 2. Training Movements
    Chapter 3. Connecting Brain to Body
    Chapter 4. Developing Focus
    Chapter 5. Basic Practices and Props
    Chapter 6. Breathing and Relaxation
    Chapter 7. Preventing Injury
    Chapter 8. Intentions and Connections
    Chapter 9. Spinal Movement Poses
    Chapter 10. Variations on Traditional Poses
    Chapter 11. Maintaining Fitness and Activity Levels
    Learning Activities Answer Key

    Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Kristen Butera, a professional yoga teacher and yoga therapist, is the co-owner of the YogaLife Institute in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She is the editor of the regional magazine Yoga Living. Butera started studying yoga in the year 2000 and has since accumulated more than 3,500 hours of professional education in a variety of yoga styles and movement modalities. She specializes in training yoga teachers and yoga therapists and is the co-creator of the 250- and 500-hour Teacher Training programs and 820-hour Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training programs at the YogaLife Institute. Butera is known for creating dynamic and interactive learning environments that empower students of all ages and levels to explore a variety of potential practices and apply yoga lifestyle principles toward living a richer, fuller life.

    Staffan Elgelid, PhD, is a physical therapist, Feldenkrais practitioner, and yoga therapist with RYT-500 and C-IAYT certifications. Elgelid has presented internationally on a variety of topics and created programs on core strengthening, including the SmartCore Training DVD. He is an associate professor of physical therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where he teaches soft tissue work and health and wellness. Elgelid is a faculty member for the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training program at the YogaLife Institute. He has written several articles on yoga therapy for the International Journal on Yoga Therapy and Yoga Living magazine. He has extensive experience as a presenter and moderator at professional conferences and continuing education workshops. Elgelid is co-editor of Yoga Therapy: Theory and Practice, written for clinicians and scholars looking to integrate yoga into the medical and mental health fields.