Yoga Foundations for Health Professionals
This training is a foundational program that provides a rigorous introduction to how yoga can be utilized by licensed healthcare professionals. While most foundational yoga trainings are tailored toward the general public regardless of healthcare related background, this program is specifically design education. It will therefore provide a context that honors their professional knowledge and evidence-informed practice while allowing them to expand their personal understanding of yoga as it pertains to their own self care as well as their professional practice. The program will provide participants with the 200-hour required foundations for pursuing a full yoga therapy training, as well as the opportunity to earn continuing education units for certain health practices.
For more information about the program contact Dr. Laura Schmalzl: LauraSchmalzl@scuhs.edu
- External healthcare professionals and students: $4,000
- SCU students: $2,000
To be completed before weekend intensive 1
To be completed before weekend intensive 2
To be completed before weekend intensive 3
To be completed before weekend intensive 4
Weekend Intensive 1
Fri 26 – Sun 28
Weekend Intensive 2
Fri 23 – Sun 25
Weekend Intensive 3
Fri 23 – Sun 25
Weekend Intensive 4
Fri 27 – Sun 29
Meet Your Instructors
Laura Schmalzl, PhD, ttRYT, is an Associate Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). Laura teaches neuroscience and research methods, and is the program director of SCU yoga certificate programs. She is also Co-Editor In Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy (IJYT).
Amy J. Wheeler, PhD, C-IAYT, serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT). Amy also helped the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) set standards for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. Amy is the Founder and Director of Optimal State of Living Programs, which provides both Yoga and Yoga Therapy Training Programs. For more see www.AmyWheeler.com.
Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT, leads training programs and creates resources to incorporate smart, safe yoga for the international yoga community. For 20 years, he’s fostered creative resources for yoga teachers, students, yoga therapists and conventional medical professionals who want to incorporate yoga principles into their practices and studios. Matt is past-president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and a leader in the field of yoga safety and business development. For more see www.drofyoga.com.
Eligibility Criteria for Participants
- Practicing healthcare professionals (including and not restricted to medical doctors, physician assistants, nurses, naturopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, ayurvedic practitioners, psychologists, occupational therapists, etc.)
- Students of any healthcare profession at the later stages of their degree