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Yoga Foundations: An Alternative Approach to Wellness

Disclaimer and Warning Notice

The techniques demonstrated in this course may only ever be performed by a suitably qualified professional.

Taking this course does not grant you any form of license to practice manual therapy. Do not practice any form of manual therapy unless it falls within your professional scope of practice.

Depending on where you practice, you may be required by law to meet certain criteria for practicing manual therapy, even if you are a qualified medical or healthcare practitioner.

If you are not sure about the laws and regulations governing the practice of manual therapy in your area, you must make the necessary enquiries to ensure that you meet any and all requirements that may be in place.

If you are unsure, please contact your professional organization or licensing board.

Course Outline

Welcome to "Yoga Foundations: An Alternative Approach to Wellness," a transformative course specifically designed for manual therapists, massage therapists, and other healthcare and fitness professionals.

As a manual therapist, you understand the importance of a holistic approach to wellness. In this course, you will discover how the practice of Hatha Yoga can complement and enhance your therapeutic work with clients. Vern's expertise lies in helping those with limited mind-body connection, making his teachings invaluable for manual therapists seeking alternative solutions to guide their patients and clients towards optimal health.

Throughout the course, Vern-Tsing Ong will demonstrate how Hatha Yoga can help develop strength, prevent injuries, accelerate recovery, promote longevity, and even prevent various diseases. By incorporating yoga practices into your treatment plans, you will unlock a new dimension of healing possibilities, complementing your manual therapy techniques with the power of mindful movement and breathwork.

You will learn how to effectively adapt and modify yoga poses, known as asanas, to make them accessible to individuals with different levels of fitness and physical capabilities. Vern's teachings will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of how to guide your clients towards strengthening their bodies, enhancing flexibility, and deepening their mind-body connection through Hatha Yoga.

Vern's easy-to-follow instructions and variations will empower you to confidently introduce yoga practices to your clients, providing them with an additional avenue for healing and self-care.

In addition to the physical benefits, you will also explore the profound impact of yoga on mental and emotional well-being. Vern's guidance will introduce you to various relaxation techniques, pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation practices that can be seamlessly integrated into your treatment sessions. By incorporating these practices, you will not only address physical discomfort but also support your clients' emotional balance and inner peace.

The course includes over 3 hours of comprehensive video material, covering a wide range of topics such as foundational poses, advanced asanas, pranayama, arm balances, relaxation techniques, back bends, inversions, and bonus poses. Each module is thoughtfully designed to provide you with practical knowledge and skills to enhance your therapeutic approach.

To further enrich your learning experience, we are delighted to provide you with the esteemed book "Hatha Yoga for Teachers and Practitioners" by Ram Jain and Kalyani Hauswirth-Jain. This 400-page resource serves as an invaluable companion, offering detailed insights into Hatha Yoga principles and techniques. With this book by your side, you will have a comprehensive reference at your fingertips, enabling you to deepen your understanding and expand your expertise in the field.

Course Objectives
  • Understand the foundational principles of Hatha Yoga and its potential as an alternative approach to wellness for manual therapists and healthcare professionals.

  • Explore the benefits of Hatha Yoga in developing strength, preventing injuries, accelerating recovery, promoting longevity, and preventing diseases, and how these benefits can complement manual therapy techniques.
  • Learn how to adapt and modify yoga poses (asanas) to make them accessible to individuals with different levels of fitness and physical capabilities, ensuring inclusivity and personalized therapeutic approaches.
  • Develop the skills to guide clients in strengthening their bodies, enhancing flexibility, and deepening their mind-body connection through the practice of Hatha Yoga.
  • Discover relaxation techniques, pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation practices that can be integrated into manual therapy sessions to address both physical discomfort and emotional well-being.
  • Gain confidence in incorporating Hatha Yoga practices as an additional avenue for healing and self-care in your therapeutic work with clients.
  • Understand the potential of Hatha Yoga to alleviate chronic pain, improve posture and alignment, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall well-being in your clients.
  • Identify and implement appropriate variations and modifications of yoga poses to address specific therapeutic goals and accommodate the unique needs and limitations of clients, fostering a safe and inclusive environment for their practice.
How to Complete This Course

1.  View the video tutorials in the video player above in the order they are listed (where applicable).

2.  Study the course workbook in your own time, in tandem with the video classes, or as directed. 

3.  Review all of the course material several times to ensure understanding.  You will be examined on all course material.

4.  Complete the course exam. 

5.  Apply for your certificate.

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