Larry Payne’s New Yoga Rx Therapy Certificate Program at Loyola Marymount University in L.A.


I am very pleased to announce that I am teaming up with my old friend Larry Payne teach a unique certification program that’s being offered through the Loyola Marymount University Extension Program in Los Angeles.
I will be teaching the anatomy component of the Yoga Rx Therapy training. The program is a marriage between Yoga therapy and complementary medicine. It is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists and apply classical applications of Yoga for use in clinical settings to help treat common ailments and conditions.
Click here to read an article in The Palisadian Post about Larry and the program.

Here is the link to the program on LMU’s website.

Please note that my Yoga Anatomy classes, which will take place over two weekends (November 12 and 13 and December 3 and 4, 2005) are open to all Yoga students and health professionals, without having to enroll in the whole certification.

Here is a complete description of the program:

Yoga Rx Therapy Certificate Program

LMU Extension, Loyola Marymount University

Course Description

Yoga Rx Therapy is a marriage between Yoga therapy and complementary

medicine. It is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists and

apply classical applications of Yoga for use in clinical settings to help

treat common ailments and conditions.

The level I course will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Students will

meet one weekend a month for a year and address principles of practice,

anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back,

upper back, knee and hip problems. In addition the course will cover

communication tools for working with doctors including reading reports,

terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes.

Participants who complete and pass the course will be equipped to work with

various medical specialists, chiropractors, osteopaths and physical

therapists. They will also receive a certificate from Loyola Marymount

University and 22 units of continuing education credit.

The optional level II course will be offered the following year and will

focus in the same manner on other systems of the body as outlined in Yoga

Rx (Broadway Books) written by Larry Payne, Ph.D., and Richard Usatine,

M.D. These systems will include the circulatory, respiratory, digestive,

nervous, reproductive and endocrine systems.

Certification Requirements

Students seeking certification at level I or II will be required to attend

all courses, satisfactorily complete homework assignments and achieve

passing grades on all exams. Any exceptions such as make up hours or exams

are at the discretion of the staff or teachers. Certification at level I is

required to attend level II.

Fees

The tuition for the Level I course with 110 hours is $1,875.

The tuition for the Level II course with 110 hours is $1,875.

The Anatomy for Yoga Teachers segment is open to all participants,

including those not enrolled in the course. The tuition for non-enrollees

is $330 for the two weekend, 20-hour course. Students who want to simply

audit the Level I or II course pay the same fees and will be accepted if

space is available.

Prerequisites

Participants in the certification course are required to have completed a

200-hour Yoga teacher’s course or its equivalent in seminars, workshops,

private or supervised group classes. All applicants are required to enclose

three letters of recommendation including at least one Yoga teacher and one

health professional. Any questionable application will be reviewed on an

individual basis.

Location of Classes

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive, Suite 1840

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Classrooms will be selected based on size needed and availability

Applications

Applications are available by contacting Nicole de Picciotto, Coordinator

Yoga Philosophy Program Center for Religion & Spirituality

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive, Suite 1840

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Yoga@lmu.edu

http://extension.lmu.edu/yoga

Course Size

The level I course and II course are each limited to 30 participants on a

first-come basis. A weighted standby list will be used if necessary.

Bios for Staff and Guest Instructors

Larry Payne is co-founder and director of the Yoga Rx Therapy program. He

is co-author of Yoga Rx with Richard Usatine, M.D., and Yoga for Dummies

with Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.. He previously introduced Yoga to the

curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine, and was founding president of

the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Christopher Chapple, Ph.D., co-founder of the Yoga Rx Therapy program, is a

professor of theology and Associate Academic Vice-President of LMU

Extension at Loyola Marymount University. He has authored and edited 12

books on religious traditions of India, including a co-translation of

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Richard Usatine, M.D. is the Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of

Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He

is also the recipient of the National Humanism in Medicine award and, since

2000, chosen by his peers each year to be included in the Best Doctors in

America list, a national consumer reference source published by Ohio State

University.

Rick Morris, D.C. is a sports medicine chiropractor with more than 25 years

experience and team doctor for the US Olympic Medical Team, The NBA, and

UCLA Track and Field. He is also a senior instructor at the Cleveland

Chiropractic College in Los Angeles.

Kathryn Gil, M.D. is a Brown University medical school graduate, trained in

residency at UCLA with more than 20 years experience in allopathic and

traditional osteopathic medicine. She is also a clinical professor at The

Western University of Health Sciences.

David Allen, M.D. is a graduate of UCLA Medical School, and also holds a

masters degree from the College of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture,

Oxford, England. He is the medical director of the Longevity Center, one of

Los Angeles’s most prestigious integrative medicine centers.

Chase Bossart, CYT, is a 14-year student of TKV Desikachar, including 3

years of residential internship in Chennai. He is co-founder of the Yoga

Health Alliance and currently finishing a Masters degree in Religious

Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Art Brownstein, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at

John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii and a staff primary

care physician at the Kauai Medical Clinic, Wilcox Hospital. He is the

author of “Healing Back Pain Naturally” (Harbor Press), and Extraordinary

Healing: (Harbor Press), He is the only U.S. physician to be certified in

Yoga by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Education.

Shri K. Mishra, M.D., is trained in Yoga, Ayurveda and modern medicine. He

is professor of Neurology, and coordinator of the integrative medicine

program at the Keck School of Medicine, USC. His goals are to develop

evidence-based, cost-effective quality clinical care, education and

research in Yoga Ayurveda.

Jamie Shaw M.P.T. is a registered physical therapist with a master’s degree

in physical therapy, and a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. She served as

director of the Spine Team at Abilities Health and Rehabilitation Center in

New York City and currently directs the Yoga Home Services in Westlake

Village. She is also a popular keynote speaker.

Richard C. Miller, Ph.D. is a leader in the field of yoga and meditation,

honored by Yoga Journal and featured in American Yoga (Barnes & Noble.) He

is co-founder of The International Association of Yoga Therapists and was

founding editor of its professional journal, The International Journal of

Yoga Therapy. He has also authored numerous articles on Yoga, nondualism

and psychotherapy.

Leslie Kaminoff is the director of The Breathing Project in New York City,

and a senior student of Yoga master T.K.V. Desikachar. He is one of

America’s most knowledgeable instructors on anatomy for Yoga Teachers. He

is also the founder of the international, online Yoga discussion group, “E-

Sutra”, and his new book Yoga Anatomy (Human Kinetics) is scheduled for

release in the fall of 2006.

Course Outline – Level One, 110 hours

A. Principles of Practice I

B. Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System

C. Yoga Therapy Solutions for Common Problems

Location: Loyola Marymount University

Class Hours

Saturdays 3-6:00pm Sundays 9-5:00pm

Class Dates:

October 8 and 9, 2005, 10 hours

Larry Payne, CYT

Principles and Practice of Yoga Therapy I

Definition, history, and the Yoga Rx 8-Step Wellness Program emphasizing

healing of the whole person.

November 12 and 13, 2005, 20 hours

December 3 and 4, 2005

Leslie Kaminoff

Anatomy of Movement for Yoga Teachers

(Open to all Yoga students and health professionals)

January 7 and 8, 2006, 10 hours

Jamie Shaw MPT, CYT

Palpation Anatomy Lab and Communications tools for working with doctors,

including reading reports, terminology and SOAP notes.

February 4 and 5, 2006, 20 hours

March 4 and 5. 2006

Rick Morris D.C.

Common Lower Back Problems

Flexion Faults, Extension Faults

April 1 and 2, 2006, 10 hours

Larry Payne, CYT

Yoga Therapy Solutions for Common Lower Back Problems

May 6 and 7, 2006, 10 hours

Rick Morris D.C

Common Upper Back Problems

June 3 and 4, 2006, 10 hours

Larry Payne, CYT

Yoga Therapy Solutions for Common Upper Back Problems

July 1 and 2, 2006, 10 hours

Rick Morris, D.C.

Common Knee and Hip Problems

August 5 and 6, 2006, 10 hours

Larry Payne. CYT

Yoga Therapy Solutions for Knee and Hip Problems

Course Outline – Level Two, 110 hours

A. Principles of Practice II

B. Physiology of The Respiratory, The Circulatory, The Digestive, The

Nervous, The Women’s Reproductive and The Endocrine Systems

C. Yoga Therapy Solutions for Common Problems

D. Key Yoga Sutras for Yoga Therapist

(Subjects and Instructors Subject to Change)

October 14 and 15, 2006, 10 hours

Larry Payne, CYT

Principles and Practice of Yoga therapy II

November 11 and 12, 2006, 10 hours

Richard Usatine M.D.

The Respiratory System Physiology and Common Problems

December 9 and 10, 2006, 10 hours

Art Brownstein, M.D.

The Circulatory System Physiology and Common Problems

January 13 and 14, 2007, 10 hours

Larry Payne, CYT

Yoga therapy Solutions for the Respiratory and Circulatory Systems

February 10 and 11, 2007, 10 hours

David Allen, M.D.

Digestive System Physiology and Common Problems

March 10 and 11, 2007, 10 hours

Shri Mishra, M.D.

Nervous System Physiology and Common Problems

April 14 and 15, 2007, 10 hours

Larry Payne, CYT

Yoga Therapy Solutions for the Digestive and Nervous Systems

May 12 and 13, 2007, 10 hours

Kathryn Gil, M.D.

Women’s Reproductive System Physiology and Common Problems

June 9 and 10, 2007, 10 hours

David Allen, M.D.

Endocrine System Physiology and Common Problems

July 14 and 15, 2007, 10 hours

Chase Bossart, CYT

Yoga Therapy Solutions for the Women’s Reproductive and the Endocrine

Systems

August 11 and 12, 2007, 10 hours

Richard Miller, Ph.D.

Key Yoga Sutras for Yoga therapists

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