Yoga Alliance Hours: 20 (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 calling the Ashram Reservation Dept at: 1-800-858-9642.
PLEASE NOTE: This course begins at 4pm on Tuesday, November 11 (check-in and registration from 2pm) and ends in the afternoon on Friday, November 14th.
Join us for an inspirational program reviewing how to incorporate Integral Yoga methods into Therapeutic programs. This course covers three major areas of study: 1. teaching an Integral Yoga Therapeutic Class or Course to Groups or Individuals, 2. applying the six branches of yoga within the class and with students, and 3. “how to” information to develop programs in medical facilities, age related institutions, and for other special populations. These areas of study will be incorporated in sessions that will expect students to participate in developing programs within small groups, with the final sessions bringing everything together for more sharing. This method will allow us all to learn from each other as well as from the core teachings. Participants will be expected to do some pre-course work in therapeutic yoga and be prepared to share your finding with others.
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.
Swami Sarvaananda, Phd, BCC, designed the original Integral Yoga Extra Gentle course. Every word, pose, and action was reviewed and approved by Sri Swami Satchidananda. In her fifteen years of chaplaining in homes, institutes and hospital settings she has used these techniques with patients, families and staff. She serves as a Board of Trustees member on the Integral Yoga Therapeutic Certification Task Force.
Vimala Nora Pozzi, E-RYT 500, PRYT, has been the Director of both the Integral Yoga® Center of Richmond since 1993 and the Richmond IY Teacher Training since 1999. She is part of the Yogaville Academy serving as faculty for the Hatha; Raja Yoga; and Cancer TT Programs. In addition Vimala is certified to teach Advanced Hatha, Stress Management and Yoga for the Heart. She has also attended J. Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR program. Vimala is an integral yoga therapist, also certified with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy since 2000. She has coordinated and offered yoga classes for the HCA, Bon Secour and MCV Hospital Systems as well as for the Richmond Health Department, having taught in numerous settings, including universities, nursing homes and corporations. Vimala has a private yoga therapy practice in Richmond specializing in health conditions such as PSTD and trauma, as well as cancer and other chronic illnesses. Vimala is a member of the IAYT, having attended symposiums on Yoga Therapy and Medical Yoga.