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Yoga Therapy Foundations

on June 26, 2019

The way that the Yoga Therapy Teacher Training that I am undertaking works is that you can start with any module but they recommend that one of the first that you do is the Foundation course. This runs as a 100 hour training across two six day blocks about two months apart.

This gives you time to process and apply things between the modules and also gives your brain a bit of a break. I don’t think I could ever do an intensive yoga teacher training that was 20 days long as after six days my brain was too full of information and I stopped taking more in and needed time to process it.

This module covers the basics of what is yoga therapy, what the role of the yoga therapist is and the outline of a yoga therapy session. The school works on a three session plan, the first is the intake, where you find out more information about the person and their history, the second is a physical movement session, where you find out how they move and any issues with movement, the third is where you start the work. As a result you need to convince people that they need to commit to at least three sessions before they feel any benefits.

It’s a great way of working with people and I love the idea of being able to tailor sessions to each individual and to make real progress with conditions. It’s something that is often a challenge in group classes, where you have one person who is struggling and you don’t have time to help them without annoying the rest of the group by making them wait.

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