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                 Radiant Wellness

Yoga Therapy

with Joan Ryan

Click below for more information about
Radiant Wellness Yoga Therapy Teacher Certification.
www.rwyogatherapy.com

Yoga Therapy is
The ancient science of yoga that focuses on health and wellness at all levels of the person: physical, psychological and spiritual. It brings balance to the body and the mind through an experiential understanding of the primary intention of yoga: uniting mind and body, and awakening of spirit, our essential nature.



INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS

 
TUITION: $36.00
3 CEU’s Each

INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR DIGESTION

August 18, 2013  CANCELLED
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR RESPIRATORY CHALLENGES

Date To Be Announced
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Student's Comments

Dear Joan and Jim,
I can't thank you enough for all you have done. This training has been nothing but wonderful! The way you welcome everyone with open arms. Not only educating us on Yoga Therapy and health, but about life and the realities. I have become a stronger and more confident person since the training. Jim you bring calmness to me. Joan you are filled with joy.

            Love, Emily
            Owner-Mountain Yoga Therapy
            Frisco, CO

Dearest Joan and Jim,
as we move into fall I am fully ready and prepared to teach my first “therapeutic” workshop this afternoon.
I’m dumbfounded to find myself calm, confident and ready to pass on some of the wonderful learning I have experienced.Your knowledgeable, supportive and confidence-build teaching style, I know has had a large part to play in my transformation.I can’t thank you both enough. I had so many learning’s on and off the mat and feel like I really experienced the full benefits of yoga for the first time in a very long time.
            With heartfelt gratitude and much love,
            Denyse LeFever
            former Defense Department Business Executive




The comprehensive program below is offered in 5 weekend modules (Friday night, Saturday and Sunday).
Complete all five modules (85 hours) to receive a concentration in Therapeutic Yoga that will be
applied to your 500 hour certification.

Modules can be taken individually for 17 CEU credits in Yoga Therapeutics.

TUITION: $200.00
per 17 hour weekend module

$1,000.00
for the 85 hour program
$900.00 if paid in full by April 3, 2013

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MODULE 1


FUNDAMENTALS OF THERAPEUTIC YOGA:

Assessment Tools and Therapeutic Yoga for Hypertension and Cardiac Issues

                      
                     DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

                         Friday night 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm

                          17 CEU’s


Yoga Therapy differs from general yoga. Yoga Therapy corrects blockages and imbalances that have brought discomfort to your client. You will learn and use assessment tools that will help you develop individualized yoga programs for your students:

  • Body Scanning and Body Mapping
  • Whole Person Wellness Survey
  • Yoga Movement Assessment
  • Assessment of Standing and Sitting Posture 

Using therapeutic yoga techniques, you will learn ways to assist your clients in lowering hypertension (HBP) and improve overall cardiac health.


Learn to teach your clients:

  • helpful lifestyle and diet modifications that will lower HBP and correct heart issues.
  • yoga postures, breathing techniques (pranayama) and relaxation techniques to lower stress and blood pressure.
  • to practice meditation techniques to lower stress and blood pressure.
  • hand gestures (mudras) that affect different areas of the chakra system to lower HBP and correct heart issues.
  • Create and learn to teach affirmations (sankalpas) for HBP.
  • You will learn to develop an 8 week program to relieve HBP and improve cardiac health.

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MODULE 2

THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

                           Friday night 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm                                                     

                          17 CEU’s                                                                 


Workshop will cover asthma, allergies, COPD and other respiratory challenges.

  • Learn anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Learn respiration from a yoga therapeutics perspective and learn to teach your clients yoga therapeutics that encourage/restore healthy respiration.
  • Using the Kosha Model, learn to teach your clients yoga therapeutics that encourage and/or restore healthy respiration or minimize further deterioration.
  • Resource/share/practice/experience and learn to teach your clients:
  • therapeutic yoga warm-ups, postures that improve a variety of respiratory issues including asthma and COPD.
  • affirmations to improve overall respiration.
  • breathing techniques and Mudras that are effective in addressing respiratory issues.
  • relaxation techniques, guided imagery and other stress management techniques that assist with healthy respiration.

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MODULE 3

THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

                             Friday night 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm                       

17 CEU’s                                

Workshop will cover hyper digestive & hypo-digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome.


You will learn and practice therapeutic yoga techniques to assist with improving overall digestion, address and/or correct digestive imbalances.

  • Learn anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system
  • Learn digestion from a yoga therapeutics and Ayurvedic perspective
  • Learn how to utilize a Dosha Quiz to determine  Ayurvedic constitution and imbalances for your students
  • Gain and understanding  of Ayurvedic constitutions and imbalances and their role in digestion,
    preparing you to prepare lessons for your clients
  • Learn ways  yoga therapeutics and Ayurveda can encourage/restore healthy digestion
  • Learn to teach your clients:
  • Yoga warm-ups and postures to improve a variety of hypo-digestive and hyper-digestive issues,
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome and return to healthy digestion
  • Breathing techniques, and mudras to address digestive issues
  • Affirmations to improve overall digestion
  • Relaxation techniques, guided imagery and other stress management techniques to assist with healthy digestion

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MODULE 4

THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE
 
AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS


DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Friday night 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm

17 CEU’s

Workshop will cover multiple sclerosis, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, arthritis and fibromyalgia.

  • Practice of therapeutic yoga can help patients suffering from Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and other
    autoimmune disorders to control and successfully tolerate the disease.
  • Learn common symptoms/issues for Parkinson’s, and autoimmune disorders students.
  • Learn the role of stress and its effect on Parkinson’s and autoimmune diseases.
  • Learn to teach your clients:
  • modifications of yoga posture  for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders
  • pranayamas, mudras, chakra balancing, meditation techniques to stimulate nervous system,
    calm the immune system and improve health.
  • Gait re-patterning 

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MODULE 5

THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR THE SPINE

 

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED                          

Friday night 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm                               

17 CEU’s                                   

Workshop will cover scoliosis, whiplash, spinal stenosis, weak lower back.                       
               

We will explore common back and neck issues including lower back pain, whiplash, sciatica, weak lower back, disc issues, swayback and rounded upper back. You will learn to improve back and neck health using yoga therapeutics.

Based on the following learning you will be prepared to develop therapeutic lessons for your clients:

  • Understand common back and neck issues.
  • Understand proper body alignment while sitting and standing.
  • Increase strength and flexibility for the spine and neck.
  • Relax the neck and back
  • Gain mobility
  • Learn to use core strength to support the lower back.
  • Learn techniques to minimize chronic pain. Maintain a pain free back and neck.

 

Nearly everyone knows someone with scoliosis. In adults scoliosis can produce symptoms of chronic back and other pain, decreased lung capacity, muscle tightness, fatigue, tingling and numbness. Yoga is a powerful way to reduce scoliosis symptoms.  This program includes therapeutic yoga techniques, anatomy & physiology and methodology. 

Based on the following learning you will be prepared to develop therapeutic lessons for your clients:

  • Anatomy and understanding of the 4 major scoliosis curves.
  • Basic information about scoliosis
  • Yoga Therapeutics for scoliosis- lengthening the spine, stretching tight muscles,
    strengthening muscles that have become weak.
  • Creating more balance and harmony in the body and mind

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A MENTORED EXPERIENCE:
Additional 15 CEUs can be earned by
developing and delivering an 8 week
therapeutic program
that will be critiqued/reviewed with your mentor.

TUITION: $175.00



 

Joan E. Ryan

BS-Education, E-RYT 500, PYT1000, C Ht, Reiki Master

Joan is a Certified Professional Integrative Yoga Therapist. Joan has a passion for developing and teaching many different therapeutic yoga programs and lessons addressing challenges such as:  anxiety disorders, arthritis, asthma, chronic back pain, COPD, depression, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, Parkinson disease, pre & post cancer and heart surgery and Multiple Sclerosis.

Over the years she has had the opportunity to study with some of the well known Yogis and meditation teachers including: Joseph and Lillian LePage, Kausthub Desikachar, Rodney Yee, Scott Blossom, Doug Keller, Anodea Judith, Mukunda Stiles, Anne Green & Todd Norian, Liz Koch, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Phillip Moffitt, and Tara Brach.

She also offers Reiki Trainings and Treatments as part of her Radiant Wellness practice.

Joan is Program Director for a 200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher training program. She also is a mentor with the 1000 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy program and adjunct faculty at Discovery Yoga.

Joan is a contributor to articles in nationally syndicated magazines. She teaches workshops and programs including “How to Thrive in a Stressed out World” and “Happy Spine Yoga” for Radiant Wellness at businesses, schools, conferences and not-for-profit organizations.

She volunteers her time for educational workshops and lectures at hospitals, hospice, cancer and other support groups. Joan and her husband enjoy the outdoors hiking, birding, bicycling and participating in silent meditation retreats.


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