Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine II is the second of three trainings which allow the student to assimilate and apply all objectives learned from the online prerequisite training. This module expands on concepts learned in pre-requisite training, including the inter-relationship between orthopedic and gastrointestinal health and the risk factors which impact clinical practice and outcomes. Lifestyle Medicine foundations are expanded upon to include developing a working understanding of the gut-brain-body axis, sleep science, environmental health, stress management, and mindful movement and breathwork.
- Identify biopsychosocial factors that impact behavioral change and systemic health in, and health promotion for, population health.
- Describe the intersectionality of orthopedic health and gastrointestinal function and how to impact them through Lifestyle Medicine, Functional and Integrative Medicine).
- Practice sequences for gastrointestinal functional dysfunction in order to understand the orthopedic connection through hands on lab work.
- Practice sequences for orthopedic disorders and preventive health through hands on experiential lab work.
- Describe the role of neuroendocrinology in Lifestyle Medicine interventions.
- List Functional Medicine labs, tests, and measures that can be used to objectively track patient progress.
- Add new postures, breathing techniques, and their modifications, recalibrated according to the evidence base.
- Discuss indications and contraindications of the postures and techniques.
- Discuss how biopsychosocial intervention must adapt to different learning styles in order to impact behavioral change.
- Practice differential diagnosis as it relates to Lifestyle Medicine practice.
- Experience how positional changes of internal anatomy affect posture prescription.
- Demonstrate proficiency at teaching sequences, including mindfulness and meditation, in your clinical area of expertise using appropriate language and dialogue.
- Demonstrate proficiency with MTY-based Spinal Kinematics Evaluation and Intervention Model.
- Use MTY-based yoga postures for high risk and complex orthopedic and gastrointestinal-complicated patient populations.
- Practice MTY-based Lower Quarter Evaluation and Shoe Assessment.
- Prescribe MTY sequences for individual and group-based therapy health promotion and pathophysiological-based therapies in a lab setting.
- Design both preventive and pathophysiological-based Lifestyle Medicine programs in a multi-disciplinary team format via live patient models.
Expansion on 10 Precepts of Medical Therapeutic Yoga
Expansion on Trauma Informed Yoga
Expansion on Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine to affect Pain
Clinical Case Studies on Foundations of Behavioral Change
Clinical Case Studies on Foundations of Biopsychosocial Care
Advanced Application of Functional Movement Assessment (FMA)
Spinal Kinematics Assessment Breathwork & Posture Prescription
Systems-Based Evaluation for Orthopedic & Gastrointestinal Intervention to affect whole health
Visceral Mobilization & Myofascial Release
Postural & Breath Integration
Chair Yoga & Postural Sequencing
Business of Lifestyle Medicine & Yoga
Coding & Billing
Yoga Props Education
Oral Practical Case Studies & Essay Assignments
You can complete this course entirely online. Class material is available on-demand and also features a LIVE INTERACTIVE SESSION component.
20 hours - online, lifetime access
7 hour - live, interactive Zoom session with Ginger.
When you sign up you will choose which Live Interactive Session you want to attend.
2020-21 Live Interactive Session Dates
- November 13, 2020
- February 19, 2021
- May 22, 2021
- August 1, 2021
What You Will Need to Participate:
- A dedicated computer that can run Zoom
- Hardwire internet (better than a wifi connection, which can be unstable, although using wifi is fine)
- Your yoga equipment - you will get an email with a list of equipment you will need
- Optional - a patient model that you can "teach" during the on-demand lab sessions (not the live interactive session) in order to practice your skills, although this isn't required. You can certainly practice the poses yourself.
A total of 28 CE is awarded. We are an approved PT provider for NC & CA and pending in many other states. Contact us for details.
Program Registration/Terms and Conditions
A Note from Jeff
How to navigate your course material
Required Forms to Complete
Release of Liability
Live Interactive Scheduling
Course Handouts - Download Option
Table of Contents & Course Matriculation
Introduction & Welcome
Gracious Space Worksheet
Gastrointestinal System Overview & Introduction
GI Lab 1 Overview
GI Lab 2 Overview
GI Lab 3 Overview
GI Lab 1 - Healthy Digestion & Heartburn
GI Lab 1 - Indigestion
GI Lab 1 - Gas & Constipation
GI Lab 2 - Chronic Constipation, Varicosities, Colitis, IBS
GI Lab 2 - Ulcers
GI Lab 2 - Hernias
GI Lab 3 - Diarrhea
GI Lab 3 - Nausea
GI Labs Case Study Assignment
****PAUSE HERE - DAY 2 and DAY 3 WILL BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 23, 2020****