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The curriculum for the C-IAYT Yoga Therapy program is a combination of the Foundations of Yoga Therapy curriculum and the Advanced Yoga Therapy curriculum.

Students will learn to assess and address physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual imbalances from an Eastern & Western perspective and address imbalances in one-on-one & small group therapeutic sessions using the following practices: (ni)yama, asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and meditation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy and employ problem solving tools from Vedantic, Buddhist and Northern Indian Shaivite Tantric traditions of yoga.
  • Identify and list common conditions, medications and medical terminology associated with the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic and reproductive systems.
  • Use the Integrated Systems Model (Lee & Lee) to assess and address a client’s physical concern, find the underlying cause and provide a home program.
  • Assess the chakra system according to the Tantric Yoga tradition and provide a practice to balance using yogic techniques.
  • Work as a yoga therapist with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and eating disorders and understand both yogic and western medical perspectives and approaches.
  • Create safe classes and practices for trauma survivors that emphasize choice and focus on the cultivation of interoceptive awareness.
  • Adapt traditional yoga poses to chair yoga for a diverse population. Understand the issues & health concerns of an aging population.

This program has been approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

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