Yoga Alliance Hours: 30 (approximate), RYT 500
*Discounts other than TAIY participant course credit may NOT be applied toward this course.
**Participants in the TAIY Core Course not already enrolled in the TAIY program should be Integral Yoga (or similar tradition) teachers who have completed at least one therapeutic teacher training program.
BOOKING INFORMATION: Please book your reservation by telephoning Ashram Reservations on: 800 858 9642.
PLEASE NOTE: This course begins at 4pm on Thursday, September 25th (check-in and registration from 2pm) and ends late afternoon on Monday, September 29th.
Join us for an engaging program reviewing the foundation of therapeutic yoga. This module emphasizes different elements of the healing process as they relate to both eastern and western approaches to health. We’ll review human anatomy and physiology and compare the healing systems of east and west. Dr. Panico will lead the group in an exploration of disease development, chronic disease, and treatments from both yogic and western medical perspectives. Over the course of the long week-end, participants will develop a mock treatment plan for a client and deepen their understanding of therapeutic relationships, assessment skills and therapeutic plans.
This workshop is one of two modules required for participants in the 300-hour program, Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga (TAIY). Its purpose is preparing therapeutic practitioners for grand-parenting in the emerging profession of Yoga Therapy through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Yogins interested in participating but not in the program are welcome to enroll, but only participants already enrolled in the TAIY program are eligible for grand-parenting.
Richard A. Panico, M.D. is a board–certified psychiatrist living in Athens Georgia. He has practiced medicine since 1975. A graduate of Emory Medical School, Dr. Panico is currently Medical Director of the Athens Regional Mind-Body Institute. The Mind-Body Institute is a successful Yoga – based therapy and research venue serving the people of Northeast Georgia in a tertiary – care medical center. Dr. Panico is a Yoga teacher, therapist and a trainer in anatomy and physiology for Integral Yoga and Sivananda Yoga. He has taught Yoga for twelve years and has many years of personal experience.
Lakshmi Sutter, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, served in the Integral Yoga Academy at Yogaville for five years – as Academy Director, Integral Yoga Teachers Association Director and Teacher Training Planning & Development Director. Her current seva is developing the Integral Yoga Therapeutic Yoga certification program. She is a trainer of Integral Yoga Hatha Yoga at the basic and intermediate levels and enthusiastically shares her fascination with the human body during basic anatomy workshops. Lakshmi’s supportive instruction is suitable for a wide range of physical levels, with class approaches ranging from gentle and restorative to energetic and challenging. Lakshmi has returned to her career in ecology once again but will always call Yogaville home.