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 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, , and Richard Usatine, 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 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.
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