2020 – 2022 Level 1-3 Syllabus

Level 1 – Weekend 1: February 21-23, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Principles and Skills of Teaching Methodology – Allison Prince
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm Yoga Sutras Chapter 1 – Kelsey Delane and Ashley Arroliga

Level 1 – Weekend 2: March 6-8, 2020

  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Therapy – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Biomechanics and Movement for Yoga Therapy – Cheri Dostal Ryba

Level 1 – Weekend 3: March 20, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen

Level 2 – Month 1: March 27-29, 2020

  • 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 and Cheri
  • (1) April 6, 2020- Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 5: April 17-19, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Principles and Skills of Teaching Methodology – Allison Prince
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Yoga Sutras Chapter 1 contd. – Kelsey Delane and Ashley Arroliga

Level 2 – Month 2: April 24-26, 2020

  • 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 and Cheri
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Low Back – Tess and Cheri
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(2) May 4, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 6: May 1, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen

Level 2 – Month 3: May 29-31, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Course Planning: Vyuda Model
 – Katie Allen
  • 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
 – Tess O’Hern
  • (3) June 8, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 7: June 13-14, 2020

  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Principles and Skills of Teaching Methodology – Allison Prince
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Yoga Sutras Chapter 2 – Kelsey Delane and Ashley Arroliga

Level 2 – Month 4: June 26-28, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Course Planning: Panchamaya Model – Megan McCarver
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment for the Pelvis / Hips – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Pelvis / Hips– Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • (4) July 13, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 9: July 24-26, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm –Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Principles and Skills of Teaching Methodology – Allison Prince
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Yoga Sutras Chapter 2 contd. – Kelsey Delane and Ashley Arroliga

  Level 2 – Month 5: July 31 – Aug 2, 2020

  • 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 Lower Extremities – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Lower Extremities – Tess O’Hern
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(5) August 10, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 10: August 8-9, 2020

  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Principles and Skills of Teaching Methodology – Allison Prince
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Yoga Sutras Tools Summary – Kelsey Delane and Ashley Arroliga

Level 1 – Weekend 11: August 21, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm -Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen

Level 2 – Month 6: August 28-30, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Development of Disease and Setting Priorities – Dr. Dhurga Reddy
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Evaluation and Assessment for the Shoulders
 – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Therapeutic Protocol for the Shoulders
 – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • (6) September 14, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 12: September 19-20, 2020

  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Basic Principles of a Therapeutic Relationship – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Basic Principles of a Therapeutic Relationship – Cheri Dostal Ryba

Level 2 – Month 7: September 25-27, 2020

  • 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 – Tess and Cheri
  • (7) October 5, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 13: October 2-4, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Principles and Skills of Teaching Methodology – Allison Prince
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Mantras, Mudras and Nyasa Foundations for Yoga Therapy – Amy Harper

Level 2 – Month 8: October 23-25, 2020

  • 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
  • (8) November 2, 2020 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 15: October 30, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen

Level 1 – Weekend 16: November 13-15, 2020

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Ayurveda as Lifestyle Medicine – Arun Deva
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Ayurveda as Lifestyle Medicine – Arun Deva

Level 2 – Month 9: November 20-22, 2020

  • 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

  Level 2 – Month 10: January 8-10, 2021

  • 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

Level 1 – Weekend 18: January 22-24, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy Foundations, Practice and Public Health – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Application of Basic Principles of a Therapeutic Relationship – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Application of Basic Principles of a Therapeutic Relationship – Cheri Dostal Ryba

   Level 2 – Month 11: February 12-14, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System – Heidi Crocker
  • 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 – Heidi Crocker
  • (9) February 22, 2021 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L2 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 2: March 5, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Heidi Crocker

Level 2 – Month 12: March 12-14, 2021

  • 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

Level 1 – Weekend 3: March 20-21, 2021

  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Foundations of Asana for Yoga Therapy – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Foundations of Asana for Yoga Therapy – Cheri Dostal Ryba

Level 1 – Weekend 4: April 9-11, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Principles of Pranayama for Yoga Therapy – Juris Zinbergs
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Principles of Pranayama for Yoga Therapy – Juris Zinbergs

Level 2 – Month 13: April 16-18, 2021

  • 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 
 – Heidi Crocker
  • (10) April 26th, 2021 – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 3 – Month 14: May 14-16, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Intro to Module 3 and Practicum – Katie Allen
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Introduction to the Manomaya and Vijnanamaya Koshas, Overview and Assessment – Katie Allen
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Depression and Chronic Fatigue – Nida Nicasio (2.5 hours) and Megan McCarver (3 hours)
  • (11) May 24, 2021 – BTC Studio Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 6: May 21-23, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Juris Zinbergs
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Foundations of Meditation for Yoga Therapy – Megan McCarver
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Foundations of Meditation for Yoga Therapy – Megan McCarver

Level 3 – Month 15: June 25-27, 2021

  • 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)
  • (12) June 21, 2021 – Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 8: July 9-11, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Megan McCarver
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Proprioception and Ethical Use of Touch – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Proprioception and Ethical Use of Touch – Cheri Dostal Ryba

Level 3 – Month 16: July 16-18, 2021

  • 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
  • (13) July 26, 2021 – Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 10: August 6-8, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Cheri Dostal Ryba
  • 12:30 – 6:30pm – Psychology of Healthy Relationships – Ashley Arroliga and Kelsey Delane
  • 12:00 – 5:45pm – Psychology of Healthy Relationships – Ashley Arroliga and Kelsey Delane

Level 3 – Month 17: August 13-15, 2021

  • 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 – Kathy DuVernet
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Yoga Therapy as Lifestyle Medicine – Katie Allen

Level 1 – Weekend 12: September 17, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Heidi Crocker

Level 3 – Month 18: September 10-12, 2021

  • 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
  • (14) September 20, 2021 – Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 3 – Month 19: October 8-10, 2021

  • 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

Level 1 – Weekend 14: October 15-17, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Megan McCarver
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Common Pathologies of the Human Systems – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Common Pathologies of the Human Systems – Tess O’Hern

Level 1 – Weekend 15: October 30-31, 2021

  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Tools and Techniques for Working with Students with Injuries – Megan McCarver
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Tools and Techniques for Working with Students with Injuries – Megan McCarver

Level 3 – Month 20: November 5-7, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs – Tess O’Hern
  • Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Yoga Therapy for Clients with Disabilities, Family Members / Care Takers – Tess O’Hern
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – End of Life Care and Yoga Therapy in Hospice
 – Andrea Deerheart and Megan McCarver Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm
  • (15) November 15, 2021 – Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 1 – Weekend 17: December 3-5, 2021

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Integration of Psychosocial Emotional Components for Yoga Therapy – Tess O’Hern
  • 12:30 – 6:30pm – Integration and Review of Pathologies and Injuries – Megan McCarver and Tess O’Hern
  • 12:00 – 5:45pm – Developing a Trauma Informed Lens for Yoga Therapy – Aurea Victoria

Level 3 – Month 21: January 14-16, 2022

  • Friday 6:00 – 9:15pm – Working with an Integrative Healthcare Team – Heidi Crocker
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Saturday 12:30 – 6:30pm – Summary of Yoga Therapy Course Planning for Mental / Emotional / Energetic Bodies Monday – Megan McCarver
  • Sunday 12:00 – 5:45pm – Integration of Mental / Emotional / Energetic Bodies Through Observation – Megan and Katie
  • (16) January 31, 2022 – Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 3 – Month 22: February 28, 2022

  • (17) Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

  Level 3 – Month 23: March 28, 2022

  • (18) Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 3 – Month 24: April 25, 2022

  • (19) Monday 6:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 3 – Month 25: May 23, 2022

  • (20) BTC Studio – Monday 7:00 – 9:00pm – L3 Mentorship / Practicum Preparation

Level 3 – Month 26: June 3-5, 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