Yoga Alliance Hours:
Approved for 30 hours of Credit, for CEU’S for Yoga Alliance and as an elective for most established Yoga Therapy Schools.
Prerequisite: Yoga as Medicine (YAM) – Level I
Yoga as Medicine (YAM) Level II is one of a series of Yoga Therapy Seminars with Timothy McCall, MD. If you would like information for YAM Level I please go to Yoga as Medicine (YAM) – Level I.
If you take both Yoga as Medicine Level 1 & Level 2, you will receive a 10% discount. To take advantage of this discount, please call the Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) at 1- 800-858-9642.
Yoga As Medicine (YAM) is the use of yoga and its vast toolbox to help treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions. It is holistic, considering every aspect of the mind, body and spirit, and integrative, seeking to work harmoniously with both conventional, complementary and alternative medical systems. YAM is informed by both the ancient teachings of yoga and Ayurveda along with modern scientific research.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF YOGA THERAPY
Yoga As Medicine (YAM) seminars are hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves workshops, six hours per day, with much of the time spent doing yoga therapy in small groups under Timothy’s supervision. Learn to observe bodies, study breathing patterns, analyze doshas, and tailor personalized practices and lifestyle advice. YAM Seminars are medically and scientifically informed while remaining true to the heart of Yoga and Ayurveda. they use a personalized therapeutic approach based on an in-depth evaluation of five categories, using the acronym SNAPS: Structural, Nervous System, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality. This holistic roadmap allows for a systematic assessment of function on all levels of body, mind and spirit. YAM uses the full palette of yogic tools including asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.
YAM Level 2 — Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls every organ and system in the body, and affecting it is a central aim in yoga therapy. Lectures will examine the physiology of stress and stress-related diseases as well as disorders of the nervous system. Attendees will learn to identify, differentiate and treat disturbances of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the ANS and related breathing dysfunctions. Case work and yoga practices will explore how asana, pranayama, restoratives, meditation and other yogic techniques can help re-pattern abnormal stress responses, both over- and under-activity, common among those with everything from anxiety to insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome and autoimmune conditions. This seminar, like YAM Level I, is also 30-hours over seven days.
Timothy McCall is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine, the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of two books, Examining Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Avoiding Harmful Medical Care and Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam).
He practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full time to writing and research. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The Nation, Redbook (where he was a contributing editor), the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times. His column appeared monthly in the newsletter Bottom Line Health from 1995 to 2003. From 1996–2001 his medical commentaries were featured on the public radio program Marketplace. He has been a guest on numerous national radio and television programs, including two appearances on The Today Show.
Timothy has traveled in the US and India spending time with many of the world’s leading yoga therapists. He has studied Yoga with Patricia Walden since 1995 and more recently with Donald Moyer, and Tantra with Rod Stryker and Dr. Ananth Atre of Bangalore India. He has spent more than a year in India at the clinic of a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukkutty Vaidyar of Kerala, who he continues to study with. In 2004–2005, he spent a year as scholar-in-residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. He became Yoga Journal’s medical editor in 2002, has written feature articles as well as a regular column for the magazine, and has led workshops and given keynote addresses at many Yoga Journal conferences. For more information visit Timothy’s website at www.drmccall.com.