Yoga Therapy Rx – LMU

IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Program
at Loyola Marymount University Extension

 


Join the YTRx program this October, featuring 29 of America’s finest Yoga & health professionals! Registration for 2018-19 term is now open at the LMU Extension website.

 

Course Descriptions

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.

 

2018-2019 SCHEDULE

Check out our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS or click HERE for information on prerequisites, tuition and to register for our program.

LEVEL I 2018-19 Schedule
LEVEL I 2018-19 Syllabus
LEVEL II 2018-19 Schedule
LEVEL II 2018-19 Syllabus
LEVEL III 2018-19 Schedule

**Schedules are subject to change. Changes will be added to this site as they are made available.

INTERESTED IN THE PROGRAM? You are welcome to attend one of our Open Houses and check out our Frequently Asked Questions!
INTERESTED IN FREE YOGA THERAPY? Sign up to be part of the Level III clinic!
WANT TO HEAR FROM YTRx GRADUATES? Check out our Successful Graduates profiles!

 

IAYT Certification

The Yoga Therapy Rx program is an IAYT Accredited course. There are 3- and 4-year pathways to completing the IAYT accredited version of the program (view HERE). With the addition of the below courses (10 additional semester hours), students will be eligible for the new IAYT certificate:

YGPX 816
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
2.0 Semester Hours
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga, exploring movements, breathing, meditation and liberation. In this line-by-line study we will explore and chant the Sanskrit text in the original and in translation.

YGPX 817
Samkhya Karika
1.0 Semester Hours
The Samkhya Karika by Ishvarakrishna is the root text of the Samkhya system, which is regarded as one of the six darshanas or foundational perspectives of orthodox Hindu thought. Consisting of only seventy-five aphorisms, the Samkhya Karika outlines a basic metaphysical perspective that informs some of the core teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, and the traditions of hatha yoga, tantra, and Kashmir Shaivism. In this five-week course, we will thoroughly examine the concepts of purusha and prakriti, the three gunas, and the other twenty tattvas or metaphysical principles outlined by the system. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of the concept of moksha or spiritual liberation as understood in the Indic contemplative traditions.

YGPX 819
Bhagavad Gita
1.0 Semester Hours
The Bhagavad Gita encapsulates the primary features of Yoga practice. It narrates the story of a confused warrior seeking counsel from his charioteer (Lord Krishna) who illuminates the nature of various Yoga practices. Learn key Sanskrit verses, read through and discuss the entire text, and explore the meaning of such topics as the three gunas (core constituents of reality) and visionary consciousness.

YGPX 818
Upanishads
1.0 Semester Hours
The Upanishads constitute the philosophical insights of the early sages of India and also document some of the earliest practices of Yoga. Study the key ideas of the Upanishads, including non-dualism, the identity between Self (Atman) and Supreme Consciousness (Brahman), and the ineffability of the absolute.

YGPX 894
Ayurveda Self Care I
5.0 Semester Hours
Ayurveda, considered one of the world’s first comprehensive medical sciences, offers a developed and comprehensive philosophical construct that defines the fundamental energetic nature of humans, and our interaction with our environment. In this course, students will be introduced to Ayurveda with an overview of its science, practice, and integration in everyday approaches to wellness.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you were admitted to the YTRx course PRIOR TO January 1, 2018, you can instead complete the below courses to fulfill the IAYT accreditation:

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Social Change
5.0 Semester Hours
In this course, students will explore various trends in Yoga and meditation, with an emphasis on discovering emerging areas of service, engagement, and social activism. Special attention will be given to the science of meditation, current ecological and social justice topics, and Yogic applications in various contexts for social change. Classes meet one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) a month during the Fall and Spring semesters, 1 pm to 6 pm each meeting.

Ayurveda Self Care I
5.0 Semester Hours
Ayurveda, considered one of the world’s first comprehensive medical sciences, offers a developed and comprehensive philosophical construct that defines the fundamental energetic nature of humans, and our interaction with our environment. In this course, students will be introduced to Ayurveda with an overview of its science, practice, and integration in everyday approaches to wellness.

You can find the breakdown of YTRx hours for IAYT Grandparenting HERE.

 

DISCLAIMER:
The yoga therapy components of our courses are based on our status as an approved school with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.

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