Course Description

This 15 week, 3-hours per week (for CEU's there is a certificate for 9 hrs lecture and 12 hrs lab/experiential contact hour), rolling enrollment, (you can start anytime),  self-paced graduate course was designed in collaboration with Hannah Millson, PT, DPT as her elective course in her doctor of physical therapy program at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT during the fall of 2016. The intention is to give graduate health professional students both a conceptual and experiential immersion in to how yoga therapeutics can be integrated in their future professional practice.

Each week has a didactic lecture video with citations, followed by an experiential practical class where those new principles are practiced and developed. Downloadable handouts for each are available, as is the audio file for the practice class.

Our intention is to have this course work take on a positive “viral” effect of accelerating the adoption of evidence-informed practices, but also as a powerful self-care tool of clinical mastery for the over-taxed graduate student.

Send your friends and colleagues, the course is free to all graduate students! Use coupon code "givingbackiytir" if you are a student. No credit card information needed. [When you click on "Register" credit card fields appear, but they disappear without you having to submit credit card information when you submit the coupon code above.] Faculty and practicing providers email matt@smartsafeyoga.com for your unique code.

Director

Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT

Dr. Taylor leads training programs and creates resources to incorporate smart, safe yoga for the international yoga community. Smart Safe Yoga fosters intelligent, creative and mindful sources of information and tools for yoga teachers, students, yoga therapists and conventional medical professionals who want to incorporate yoga principles into their practices and studios. His leadership in the field of yoga safety and science has made him an expert in yoga safety and injuries. Personally, he can attribute yoga to both changing his life and easing his chronic back pain. For more details see here.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Week 1: Introduction To Yoga Therapeutics

    • IYTIR Week 1 Orientation Disclaimer

    • Disclaimer Acknowledgement

    • Directions, Facebook Group + Contact Information

    • IYTIR Week 1 Lecture

    • Downloadable Lecture Notes - Week 1

    • Don't know asanas? Use this link first before the lab...

    • Week 1 Lab: Introduction To Yoga Therapeutics

    • Week 1 Lab Audio

    • Week 1 Lab Handout - Yoga Therapeutics

    • Week 1 Lab - Poses

    • We added a discussion forum afterall... so if you'd prefer, reply on the forum with your responses and questions

  • 3

    Week 2: Koshas and Asanas

    • Week 2 Lecture: Koshas and Asana

    • Downloadable Lecture Notes - Week 2

    • Week 2 Lab: Koshas and Asanas

    • Week 2 Lab Handout - Converting TherEx to Asana

    • Week 2 Lab Audio

    • Discover anything new about asanas or the koshas (BPSS)?

  • 4

    Week 3: Pranayama...Breathing

    • IYTIR Week 3 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 3 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 3 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 3 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 3 Lab audio

    • Any inspiration or expirations from this week's exploration?

  • 5

    Week 4: Yamas

    • IYTIR Week 4 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 4 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 4 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 4 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 4 Lab audio

    • No Yamas, No Yoga...

  • 6

    Week 5: Niyamas

    • IYTIR Week 5 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 5 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR week 5 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 5 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 5 Lab audio

    • Niyamas: Clinical Mastery By Any Other Name...

  • 7

    Week 6: Pratyahara

    • IYTIR Week 6 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 6 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 6 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 6 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 6 Lab audio

    • Non-plussed by this week's material? An "A" for you!

  • 8

    Week 7: Dharana

    • IYTIR Week 7 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 7 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 7 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 7 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 7 Lab audio

    • Hey...over here... pay attention! ; )

  • 9

    Week 8: Dhyana

    • IYTIR Week 8 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 8 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 8 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 8 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 8 Lab audio

    • Meditation...probably not what you thought it was?

  • 10

    Week 9: Samadhi

    • IYTIR Week 9 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 9 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR week 9 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 9 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 9 Lab audio

    • Oh good...you came back to help the rest of us...

  • 11

    Week 10: Mudra

    • IYTIR Week 10 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 10 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 10 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 10 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 10 Lab audio

    • You gotta hand it to us...

  • 12

    Week 11: Mantra

    • IYTIR Week 11 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 11 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 11 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 11 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 11 Lab audio

    • Yum, Yum, Yum...

  • 13

    Week 12: Common Orthopedic Condtions

    • IYTIR Week 12 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 12 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 12 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 12 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 12 Lab audio

    • No bones about it... Yoga Therapeutics is Perfect for Ortho based practitioners.

  • 14

    Week 13: Common Neurological Conditions

    • IYTIR Week 13 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 13 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 13 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 13 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 13 Lab audio

    • Now We're Getting Wired...

  • 15

    Week 14: Who Really Walks Into the Clinic

    • IYTIR Week 14 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 14 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 14 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 14 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 14 Lab audio

    • Hat's off to Donna for sharing her life...

  • 16

    Week 15: Yoking (Yoga-ing) It All Together

    • IYTIR Week 15 Lecture

    • IYTIR Week 15 Lecture Handout

    • IYTIR Week 15 Lab

    • IYTIR Week 15 Lab Handout

    • IYTIR Week 15 Lab audio

    • The Final Exam...

Reviews

5 star rating

Great course!

pauline lucad

Dr. Matt Taylor and Hannah have created a very comprehensive, easy to navigate, and relevant course that covers the basics of yoga and how to apply the tech...

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Dr. Matt Taylor and Hannah have created a very comprehensive, easy to navigate, and relevant course that covers the basics of yoga and how to apply the techniques in our own lives and make them part of our rehabilitation sessions. I recommend this course for those that are new to yoga as well as those of us who are more experienced in yoga therapeutics.

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5 star rating

Highly recommend this online yoga therapeutics course for...

Shelly Prosko

There is a growing trend of rehab professionals who are integrating yoga practices into their professional practices. Although this current trend seems to be...

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There is a growing trend of rehab professionals who are integrating yoga practices into their professional practices. Although this current trend seems to be soaring just recently, Matt Taylor has been one of our leaders and pioneers in this area of integrating yoga into rehab in a therapeutic, safe and evidence based manner for decades. This integration may help enhance the patient (and therapist!) experience, improve treatment outcomes by understanding and using a truly biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to care. It can assist in empowering patients to be actively and effectively involved in their own rehab and wellness. I was thrilled to see Hannah Millson and Matt Taylor team up to offer this incredibly affordable online course that includes a thorough, concise and extremely well organized curriculum that introduces the use of yoga methods and philosophy into rehabilitation. The multimedia offerings of videos, audio, pdf handouts, and following along powerpoint lectures provides the learner with a variety of options from which to learn, and keeps the course engaging and interesting. Matt's humour, compassion, wisdom, experience, clarity and kind heartedness does not go unnoticed. I have been integrating yoga into my physical therapy practice since 1998, and I am impressed with this online course and I have been highly recommending it to rehab professionals that are interested in learning more about the "how, what and why" of integrating yoga therapeutics into their professional practice. Thanks Matt and Hannah! Shelly Prosko

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5 star rating

Great Course!

Kathryn Kolbe

This was a great course if you are interested in gaining the foundation of knowledge behind yoga practice to support integration of it into your therapy inte...

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This was a great course if you are interested in gaining the foundation of knowledge behind yoga practice to support integration of it into your therapy interventions. I am a student physical therapist and I am excited about the knowledge I have gained through this course.

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5 star rating

Fantastic, comprehensive course

Amisha Klawonn

This course was a wonderful way to learn about various aspects of yoga therapeutics. The lectures were very informative (I particularly liked the audio and v...

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This course was a wonderful way to learn about various aspects of yoga therapeutics. The lectures were very informative (I particularly liked the audio and video options) and the labs found a way to integrate the learning at a level that can deeper with each listening. I will be personally going through this course again to gain additional nuggets of wisdom. Highly Recommend!

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Great Course!

Caitlin Warner

This was an excellent course. The content was relevant and interesting, as well as useful! It was such a great adjunct to my DPT education and my yoga practi...

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This was an excellent course. The content was relevant and interesting, as well as useful! It was such a great adjunct to my DPT education and my yoga practice - and amazing to have some insight on how to pull it all together. I was able to use the information immediately as I worked through my clinical affiliations throughout my schooling, and I look forward to going on as a licensed physical therapist using this knowledge as part of my PT toolkit!

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5 star rating

Great intro for the beginner, as well as specifics for th...

Kristen McFarland

My favorite aspect about the course was the organization of the lecture and the lab combo material. If you are a practicing yogi, either individually or lead...

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My favorite aspect about the course was the organization of the lecture and the lab combo material. If you are a practicing yogi, either individually or lead a class, the lab material is great to incorporate into your practice each week as you are learning skills. The lecture material is thorough and allows you to review it at your own pace and/or use it as a reference as needed. I was really able to expand my knowledge in building a practice with intention, both for myself and my students. Thank you for an interesting course!

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Wonderful comprehensive course!

Heather Culpepper

As both a physical therapist and yoga teacher it was wonderul to see the overall comprehensive information presented by Matt and Hannah. It is exciting tha...

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As both a physical therapist and yoga teacher it was wonderul to see the overall comprehensive information presented by Matt and Hannah. It is exciting that this information is being presented to students. I wish I had been exposed to this work early on, rather than years into my career !

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Expansive and Practical

Jessie Tierney

I am a new grad about to begin working as a PT mid-January. I come from a yoga background which led me to physical therapy to expand my knowledge and skill s...

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I am a new grad about to begin working as a PT mid-January. I come from a yoga background which led me to physical therapy to expand my knowledge and skill set, so it is really a great relief to me to enter into the Evidence-Based sphere with this course under my belt. This course gave me so much inspiration and hope as I trudged through the academic portion of my PT program, and really helped expand the idea of rehabilitation to encompass true biopsychosocial-spiritual care (which is given lip service but not often acted upon). I am excited about the future of healthcare because of this course and because of what the yoga teachings offer us. I feel grateful to have these yogic tools to help guide me as a clinician and to enrich the healing journeys of my patients. Thank you for making this available for free to students--I wouldn't have afforded it otherwise. Thank you, thank you thank you.

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Integrating Yoga Therapeutics Into Rehabilitation

Paulina Undurraga

This is one of the most complete and useful courses I have taken in the last 10 years. Well-instructed, well-researched evidence-based treatment options for...

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This is one of the most complete and useful courses I have taken in the last 10 years. Well-instructed, well-researched evidence-based treatment options for patients with Chronic health issues. I highly recommend this course to any therapists working in Chronic Disease/ Chronic Pain management programs. Thank-you for this excellent on-line experience Matt.

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Excellent and Eye-Opening!

Megan Kalinich

I greatly enjoyed this course! I learned so much that I have now begun to apply to my own patients. I was very happy about how this course is self-paced so t...

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I greatly enjoyed this course! I learned so much that I have now begun to apply to my own patients. I was very happy about how this course is self-paced so that I could complete it when I had some free time. I am also very appreciative of the instructors and how attentive they were to this course through answering questions whenever one popped up. Thank you again for passing on all of your knowledge!

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5 star rating

Excellent Course!

Heather Cianci

This course was provided in easily digestible, understandable sections. I loved the labs and having Matt's calming voice help me through!

This course was provided in easily digestible, understandable sections. I loved the labs and having Matt's calming voice help me through!

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5 star rating

Lisa Barnes