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How Yoga Works: The Scientific Foundations

December 1, 2022

International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
One of the required Online segments
Open to all Kundalini Yoga Teachers

As yoga teachers and therapists, we understand that yoga is beneficial. Knowledge of the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of yoga is helpful to advance our work.
In this course you will:
  • Learn to speak authoritatively on the research evidence when bringing yoga therapy or yoga programs into institutions such as hospitals, cancer centers, detox clinics, and schools.
  • Increase your confidence when discussing research on how yoga affects the various body systems and is beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions.
  • Become more effective in your teaching and outreach by understanding yoga research.
The course consists of four 1.5 hour previously recorded online sessions and two 30 minute pre-recorded sessions.  This course is offered as part of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training but it is applicable to all forms of yoga therapy and open to everyone.

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In these sessions we will cover the following topics:
Session 1
Postures, Yogic Breathing and Mantra

Neurophysiological mechanisms of yoga postures
Effects of yogic breathing on the nervous, respiratory, and immune systems
How the benefits of yogic breathing are maintained outside of practice sessions
The effect of mantra on breathing, brain waves, and blood pressure

Session 2
The Effect of Yoga and Meditation on the Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems

Structural and functional brain changes as a result of meditation
The effect of yoga and meditation on the endocrine and immune systems

Session 3
The Benefits and Mechanisms of Yoga and Meditation for Mental Health Disorders

Depression
Anxiety
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Session 4
The Benefits and Mechanisms of Yoga and Meditation for Health Disorders

Lower back pain
Diabetes
Cardiovascular Disease
Respiratory Conditions
Cancer

Plus two 30 minute pre-recorded sessions:
Session 1 is by Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khlasa explaining the applications of this course for yoga therapists and
Session 2 is by Dr. Julie Staples with practical tips for using the course material to market your yoga or yoga therapy programs.
Cost: $158

When: This is an on demand course and can be taken in your own time and at your own pace.

Plus a 30 minute pre-recorded session by Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa on the applications of this course to yoga therapists and a 30 minute pre-recorded session by Dr. Julie Staples on how to apply this course content to marketing your yoga or yoga therapy programs.

Course Cost:
Full cost is $158

Certificate/Continuing Education Information:

Certificate of participation/continuing education credit requires the following: Attending the 4 live course sessions, listening to the 2 pre-recorded sessions and completing a homework literature research assignment OR listening to all 6 recorded sessions (4 live sessions and 2 pre-recorded sessions) and completing the homework literature search assignment.

Approved for 7 hours of continuing education credit for yoga therapists by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Approved for 8.4 contact hours for nurses as required by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider # CEP13960.

This course is one of the seven required online segments included in our 1,000 hour International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training but it is applicable to all forms of yoga therapy and open to everyone. You do NOT have to be enrolled in IKYTPT or be a Kundalini Yoga teacher, and no background in research or statistics is necessary.