2019 – 2021 Level 2/3 Syllabus

Level 2 Module 1: Yoga Therapy for Musculoskeletal Ailments

Month 1: March 15-17, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Introduction to the Annamaya Kosha + Professional Practice of Yoga Therapy – Directors
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Anatomical Overview and Medical Terminology
 – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Assessment Through the Panchamaya Model + Physical Assessment – Tess, Cheri and Katie
  • March 25, 2019- Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 2: April 12-14, 2019

  •  Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Principles of Working One-On-One, S.O.A.P. Notes – Heidi and Megan
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment for the Low Back 
 – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Low Back – Cheri Dostal Ryba
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April 22, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 3 May 17-19, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Course Planning: Panchamaya Model –Megan McCarver
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment for the Upper Back – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Upper Back
 – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • May 13, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 4 June 7-9, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Course Planning: Vyuda Model
 – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment for the Pelvis / Hips – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Pelvis / Hips– Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • June 24, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

  Month 5 July 12-14, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Development of Disease and Setting Priorities – Dr. Dhurga Reddy
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment for the Lower Extremities – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Lower Extremities – Tess O’Hern
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July 22, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 6 August 2-4, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Understanding Scope of Practice for the Annamaya Kosha – Tess O’Hern
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment for the Shoulders
 – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Shoulders
 – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  •  August 19, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

  Month 7 September 6-8, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Principles and Skills for Educating Clients
 – Megan McCarver
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Summary of all Annamaya Assessment Protocols – Tess and Cheri
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Student Practicum for the Annamaya Module – Directors
  • September 23, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

 

Level 2 Module 2: Yoga Therapy for the Energetic Body

Month 8 October 18-20, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Introduction to the Pranamaya Kosha
 – Heidi Crocker
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System – Heidi Crocker
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Application of Yoga Therapy Tools: Pranayama – Juris Zinbergs
  • October 14, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

   Month 9 November 1-3, 2019

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System and Yoga Therapy Applications – Allison Prince
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Anatomy and Physiology of the Circulatory System and Yoga Therapy Protocol – Dhurga Reddy (2.5 hours) and Heidi (3 hours)
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Assessment Through the Chakras and Yoga Therapy Applications for Chakra Imbalances – Megan McCarver
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November 11, 2019 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

  Month 10 January 10-12, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Anatomy of the Nervous System, Stress in Society and Yoga Therapy Applications – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Saturday12:30-6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment of Neurological Disorders and Yoga Therapy Protocol – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Assessment and Integration of Content from a Multi-Dimensional Garden Yoga Therapist Perspective – Eden Goldman

   Month 11 February 14-16, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System – Dane Fliedner
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Yoga Therapy Applications for the Digestive System – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Assessment and Integration of Digestive System from a Multi-Dimensional Garden Yoga Therapist Perspective – Terra Gold
  • February 24, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 12 March 13-15, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Patient / Client Communication Protocol
 – – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – The Relaxation Response and Yoga Nidra – Pam Pence
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Traumatic Injuries and Physical Trauma – Tess O’Hern
  • March 23, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 13 April 17-19, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Evaluation Measures for Yoga Therapy Programs
 – Bina Parkeh
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Summary of Major Human Systems
 – Heidi Crocker
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Integration of Major Human Systems Through Observation 
 – Directors
  • April 27th, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

 

Level 3 Module 1: Yoga Therapy for the Mental / Emotional / Spiritual Bodies

Month 14: May 15-17, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm -Obstacles on the Path of Yoga and Cultural Influences Fatigue – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Introduction to the Manomaya and Vijnanamaya Koshas – Katie Allen
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Depression Fatigue – Nida Nicasio (2.5 hours) and Megan McCarver (3 hours)
  • May 4, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 15: June 12-14, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Application of Guided Imagery Tools for Mental Health Conditions – Amy Harper
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy Tools: Meditation
 – Megan McCarver
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Anxiety – Nida Nicasio (2.5 hours) and Megan McCarver (3 hours)
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June 29, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 16: July 17-19, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Application of Yoga Therapy for Grief
 – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression in Teens – Nida Nicasio (2.5 hours) and Megan McCarver (3 hours)
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Yoga Therapy Applications for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Sleep Conditions – Megan McCarver

Month 17: August 14-16, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Implementing Yoga Therapy Programs in Treatment Centers
 – Kathy DuVernet
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders – Robert Birnberg
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Principles of a Therapeutic Relationship and Client Education – Robert Birnberg
  • August 3, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

  Month 18: September 11-13, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Introduction to the Anandamaya Kosha
 – Megan McCarver
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Cultivating Listening and Presence as Yoga Therapists – Kathy DuVernet
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain
 – Heidi Crocker

 

Level 3 Module 2: Integrative Medicine and Special Populations

Month 19: October 9-11, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Implementing Yoga Therapy Programs in Universities – Aurea Victoria
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Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Yoga Therapy Applications for Women’s Health (Fertility + Menopause) – Dhurga Reddy
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – The Evidence Informed Practice of Yoga and Cancer Care – Heidi Crocker
  • October 19, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 20: November 6-8, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Working with an Integrative Healthcare Team – Heidi Crocker
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Yoga Therapy for Clients with Disabilities, Family Members / Care Takers – Tess O’Hern
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Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – End of Life Care and Yoga Therapy in Hospice
 – Andrea Deerheart and Megan McCarver
  • November 16, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 21: January 15-17, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs – Tess O’Hern
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Summary of Yoga Therapy Course Planning for Mental / Emotional / Energetic Bodies Monday – Heidi Crocker
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Integration of Mental / Emotional / Energetic Bodies Through Observation – All Directors
  • January 25, 2021 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 22: February 15, 2021

  • Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

  Month 23: March 29, 2021

  • Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 24: April 19, 2021

  • Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 25: May 24, 2021

  • Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Month 26: June 4-6, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Boundaries and Ethics of Being a Yoga Therapist – Megan McCarver
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Creating a Thriving Yoga Therapy Business! – Katie Allen
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Trainees Final Presentations