Course Description & Overview

Introduction to Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Introduction to Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Welcome to the Medical Therapeutic Yoga Workshop! I am thrilled that you've decided to take this next step toward transforming your practice and improving patient care.

The model of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine, practiced through the lens of Medical Therapeutic Yoga, is sustainable, low-tech, low-cost, and requires little overhead or equipment. PT's, OT's, & similar practitioners are ideally suited to deliver this model through the integrative lens of mindfulness, chiefly through the Medical Therapeutic Yoga method. This workshop introduces you to the dual certification programs in Integrative Lifestyle Medicine & Medical Therapeutic Yoga. 

The MTY Certification will help you diversify your income stream and therapy skill set, increase your value, and tackle burnout and compassion fatigue. This program will change the way you approach patient care AND self-care. This program is for you if you answer yes to any of the following questions: 

  1. Do your patients suffer from comorbidities and/or make lifestyle choices that hinder their progress with you? 

  2. Have you ever felt frustrated, burnout, or compassion fatigue because of your career? 

  3. Would you like to learn exactly how lifestyle choices impact your clinical outcomes? 

  4. Do you want to learn how to harness the power of health coaching to get your patients to follow through? 

This one-hour online course will transform the way you look at patients. It will: 

  • increase your effectiveness as a therapist

  • introduce you to the foundations of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine through the lens of Medical Therapeutic Yoga.  

  • help streamline clinical decision-making by finding root causes of pain and disease instead of just treating a diagnosis.

  • improve patient outcomes and satisfaction in less time and with less burden on you and the patient.

  • tackle persistent pain and complex comorbidities that are hindering your patient and client outcomes.

What You Will Learn

  • The vital signs of Integrative Lifestyle Medicine. 

  • The distinctive roles of Lifestyle, Integrative, & Functional Medicine. 

  • The evidence-base that supports use of best practice methods of Lifestyle Medicine & Integrative Medicine.

  • What lifestyle factors impact clinical outcomes, chronic disease and manage or halt chronic pain conditions. 

  • Your expanded scope of practice using this new skillset.

  • The importance of therapeutic landscape and partnership in improving patient outcomes. 


Integrative Lifestyle Medicine & its practice of Medical Therapeutic Yoga will expand your scope and reach into your community, improve patient outcomes, and grow your referral network. 


Whether you are a generalist or specialist PT, OT, PTA, COTA, or ATC, you will benefit from learning how this method directly impacts musculoskeletal and neuromuscular outcomes across the lifespan. 

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What People Are Saying

Life changing course

Dr. Kassandra Schuhmann, PT, DPT

The impact Ginger's program has made on my life is staggering. It has changed my perspective as a clinician completely and has allowed me to look forward to treating even the most complex patients.

Empowering for me and my patients

Dr. Sarah Talley, PT, DPT, WCS

Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) has transformed my clinical practice and my own self care. MTY provides a framework for treating patients holistically while empowering them to care for themselves.

Feel better than I've felt in years, AND that's during the pandemic!

Dr. Michelle Walendowski PT, DPT

I’ve been practicing everything from your weekend Level I Certification on a (mostly) daily basis, and I have to say I feel healthier and just generally better than I have in years. And that’s during a worldwide pandemic!

I'm a better therapist AND mom thanks to Ginger.

Dr. Becca Ellis PT, DPT

Ginger's knowledge and experience have completely shaped my professional career, and her guidance has truly helped me be a better mom to my sweet boys.

Everyone should work with Ginger as a professional and as a patient

Katie Estridge, PT, MPT

I would recommend that everyone work with Ginger Garner. She is without a doubt the best physical therapist I have ever worked with. She understands the human body like no one I have ever met.

A sustainable model for healthcare delivery

Kanchan Thakar, PT

Honestly speaking, words cannot do justice to the experience of learning from Ginger. My hope is that all DPT students will avail of her teachings sooner than later and begin to practice PT with enthusiasm and compassion. Thanks to Ginger for creating a sustainable model of healthcare delivery.

Grounded, hopeful, pain free, rested, & resilient after Dr. Garner's classes

Dr. Dina Macs, PT, DPT

You are a trusted gem in a sea of on-line unknowns, Dr. Garner, and a gift to us all. Thank you for keeping us safe, evidence-grounded, & soulfully uplifted. I have not personally experienced a more nimble biopsychosocial rehabilitation guide.

Ginger's program has restored my love of being a PT

Dr. Katie Goroncy, PT, DPT

Ginger's program has restored my love and perspective that physical therapy is a healing ART. I had been feeling uninspired, deflated by the obstacles in the healthcare/insurance system, and was losing sight of what drew me to the healthcare field in the first place. Her program gave me a solid evidence based framework from which to integrate "whole person", yogic, lifestyle medicine into my physical therapy foundation. It has since sparked joy, creativity, and a broader perspective into my clinical practice.

I highly recommend Ginger

Dr. Maureen Mason-Cover, PT, DPT

Ginger is a wise and compassionate health care provider who blends medical yoga with rehabilitation programming, and she has an extensive background of patient care service. Her style is forward thinking towards patient education, empowerment, and optimization of function, and she works with other health care team members to provide a healing community of care. I highly recommend her.

Patients who struggle with finding relief from traditional PT will find a solution in Ginger's method

Dr. Sylvie Le, PT, DPT

The benefits of Medical Therapeutic Yoga have stretched beyond both the clinical setting and mat for my patients. Patients who may have struggled finding relief with traditional PT, battle the psychological and emotional stress of anxiety, depression, and impatience in dealing with injury and functional limitations, or find it challenging to remain motivated to move and take care of their bodies, have found a safe and healthy avenue through Ginger's method.

Course curriculum

    1. Transforming your career and improving your own self-care starts here

    1. MTY - An evidence-based model for incorporating Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine into your clinical and/or wellness practice

    1. Don't forget your $140 gift awaits!

About this course

  • Free
  • 3 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet Your Instructor

Executive Director, Living Well Institute Dr. Ginger Garner

Dr. Garner, PT, DPT, ATC-Ret is a clinician, author, educator, and longtime advocate committed to improving access to physical therapy services. She is the CEO of Living Well Institute, which has trail blazed interdisciplinary training in Therapeutic Yoga and Lifestyle Medicine since 2000. She also owns Garner Pelvic Health, a private practice located in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Garner specializes in chronic pelvic pain including endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, prolapse, and incontinence, and also serves the performing arts and public speaking community with her unique "voice to pelvic floor" therapy, as well as post hip arthroscopy rehab. Dr. Garner is the author of multiple textbooks and book chapters and has presented at more than 2 dozen conferences worldwide about integrative physical therapy and health promotion across a range of topics impacting pelvic and orthopaedic health. She is an adjunct and guest lecturer for several DPT programs worldwide on topics related to advocacy, as well as endocrinology and pelvic health; and she also teaches for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is an active member of APTA, serving as the Legislative Chair for APTA NC Chapter, a Key Congressional Contact for APTA Private Practice, and a member of the Prenatal & 4th Trimester Task Force for APTA Academy of Pelvic Health. She most recently launched her new podcast on advocacy, the Living Well Podcast. Ginger lives with her family in Greensboro, NC. Visit her at,, and on Instagram and YouTube @drgingergarner

More Information

  • Total Cost of Program

    This is a free webinar. The breakdown for the total cost of the MTY Certification with the ILM Certificate is: Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate – This online program is a prerequisite for taking the MTY Certification. – $1079 Level I Certification – $1249 Level II Certification – $1299 Level III Certification – $1879 (does not include lodging for final retreat) Total Cost is $5506, and payment plans are available

  • Time to Complete the Program

    121 total hours (CE) are required to receive the Professional Yoga Therapist Certification and Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate. The only in-person study required is at Level III, which is a 5 day retreat (38 CE hours) held in the gorgeous NC Blue Ridge Mountains during peak leaf change each autumn.

  • Prerequisites

    A valid medical license (PT, OT, etc) in your state. No experience in yoga or Lifestyle Medicine is necessary. Complete the online Integrative Lifestyle Medicine Certificate before completing the MTY Certification.

  • CE Credit

    The MTY Certification Program does provide CE's for PT and OT. We are an approved CE provider for PT in multiple states and an approved AOTA provider for the MTY Certification Program. You need to take the entire program to earn CE's. Please contact our office with questions as not all states are listed. This free webinar does not provide CE units/hours.