RYT-500 Elective: Yoga Therapy Program
Contact us now to apply for our Fall 2012 program. It starts October 13!
The two concepts of yoga and therapy are instinctively similar, and yet each represents a vast subject matter and more than one lifetime of mastery. What does a Yoga Therapy Program address?
In order to remain a useful way of “fixing” the body, modern healthcare must evolve to treat the cause of disease and not just its symptoms. Used therapeutically, yoga is cheaper, less painful, and more integrally intelligent to any body’s natural programming. Versus the allopathic propensity, for example, to dose children for ADD/ADHD or turn to drastic surgery on a diagnosis of cancer, Yoga Therapy empowers the patient to develop his or her own innate capacity to heal. As a partner of Western Medicine, Yoga Therapy can do everything from providing pain-management techniques to providing an alternative to surgery. Used shamanically, Yoga Therapy can remove disease or dysfunction completely.
should i take this program?
This program is designed for the following groups of yoga practitioners:
- Those seeking an RYT-200 Basic Teaching Certificate who are interested primarily in teaching private, therapeutic yoga
- Current RYT-200 teachers whose program offered insufficient anatomy detail, teachings of restorative yoga, and/or how to see and touch bodies
- Anyone trained in bodywork who also wants to understand yoga as a therapeutic modality.
what the program offers
Graduates of this program will be trained to work privately with clients in an asana, breath-based, and energy-based capacity. Students will learn:
- In-depth western and eastern anatomy
- The therapeutic benefits of asanas, pranayamas, and kriya breathing
- When to apply asanas, pranayamas, and kriyas to which clients
- How to understand musculo-skeletal breakdown, organic, and mental disease intuitively
- Basic concepts of a healthy, Ayurvedically-based diet to recommend to clients, and how to work in partnership with Ayurvedic or other nutritional specialists.
RYT-200 hour training, and preferably at least one year of training if trained outside Boundless Yoga. If not an RYT, an interested yoga student also trained as a bodyworker or one very interested in basic knowledge of western anatomy — and willing to roll up your sleeves with the already trained RYTs! Please note that this is an RYT-500 Program for RYT-200 certified teachers.
program dates and details
The 2012 Program begins October 13, 2012. Session times are Saturday 2-7 pm and Sunday 1-6 pm and weekly pranayama classes, weekly time TBD, starting in 2013. 2012-213 weekend dates are:
October 13-14; November 3-4; December 15-16; January 12-13; February 9-10; March 9-10; April 13-14;
May 11-12; June 8-9
Classroom Curriculum and Independent/Online Study and Communications
We will spend the first three-six months examining the Boundless Yoga Principles of Yoga Therapy, Anatomy, and how to respond to the body in front of you. We will teach ways of seeing and assessing; touching; and teaching yoga therapy and private yoga students.
The independent study portion of the program will change every three months and based on the trainees’ need. The first independent study module will entail self-work, meditation, and designing and articulating an independent teaching mission. The second and third will be based on the work with either James or Kim that arises from the mission module.
This is the last three-six months of the program and priced separately. Please see Boundless RYT-500 Apprentice elective page for more information. To graduate a yoga therapist from Boundless Yoga, once must complete Apprentice or the Core Advanced Program (CAP).
We understand that this is an intensive program and that students must sometimes miss classes. All modules are therefore recorded, so if a student misses a day or weekend, these modules can be made up at the student’s discretion and under the guidance of James or Kim. Students cannot miss and not make up more than 20% of the program.
- Louise Hay, Heal Yourself
- Anodea Judith, Eastern Body, Western Mind
- Doug Keller, Yoga as Therapy manuals (excerpts)
- Thomas W. Meyers, Anatomy Trains
The price of the program is $2500.
- Payment plan option: Deposit of $1250 is due October 1. Payment plans for the remaining $1250 balance are available. Contact us to discuss this option and pay the program deposit here.
- Full payment of program by October 1 entitles enrolled student to a $285 credit towards Boundless Yoga classes to be used at any point during the program, which ends June 9, 2013. Pay in full here.
This price does not include cost of books, and there no refunds.
Contact us for more information. Please note that this is an RYT-500 Program for RYT-200 certified teachers.
In this section
- Pay what you want yoga
- New Student 10-class Pass
- 2013 Advanced Immersion Program: May
- 2012 advanced studies (ryt 200)
- 2012 advanced studies (ryt 500)
- RYT-500 elective: Core Advanced Program
- RYT-500 Elective: Yoga Therapy Program
- RYT-500 Elective: teaching apprenticeship
- Immersion Workshops
- work trade program