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IAYT Continued Education

Approved Professional Development Modules

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is honored to be an approved provider of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).   We are excited to announce that our first two continuing education courses for yoga therapists are part of the IAYT pilot approved professional development program.  These pilot courses offers specific yoga therapy skills that can be implemented into our yoga therapy practice and directly impact your client care.

We are currently offering two courses:

Yoga Therapy in Integrative Cancer Care

Yoga Therapy Assessment and Treatment of the Stroke Survivor

Save $50 if you register for both.  Discount is only offered during the one-time registration and cannot be combined if you register for them individually.  Descriptions and dates can be found below.


Yoga Therapy in Integrative Cancer Care

Research continues to show the benefit of yoga therapy in the cancer care continuum.  Yoga Therapists not only need a thorough understanding of cancer and its pathology, possible impairments, and yogic contraindications and precautions, they need to understand their integral role on the Integrative Medicine team.  Upon completion of this course, participants will have in-depth knowledge and practical experience to safely and effectively evaluate, assess, and treat clients with cancer using yoga therapy, as well as communicate with the health care community and act as a key member on the Integrative medicine team.

Target Audience

C-IAYT, Yoga Therapists.  Licensed health care providers with extensive yoga experience/training and E-RYTs admitted on a case by case basis.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate and understanding of the cancer continuum.
  2. Explain the role of yoga therapy/therapist as a member of the Integrative Medicine Team.
  3. At the completion of the training, the student will be able to evaluate a client undergoing or who has completed cancer treatment and develop an appropriate yoga therapy assessment and treatment plan including goals.
  4. Translate their evaluation results into the common language for successful communication within the health care environment.
  5. At the completion of the training, the student will be able to develop an appropriate 60-minute treatment session based on their evaluation, assessment and plan of a client.
  6. Discussion on funding will be covered as well.

Contact Hours

Approved for 36 hours

  • 20 hours online (coming this fall)
  • 16 hours LIVE (dates to be announced)
    • Online content opens May 10th and all work must be completed and submitted prior to the live dates.
    • Participants must complete all online work and be present for both days to receive certificate of completion. No partial hours will be awarded.

Location

Online content will be provided through Canvas platform - dates to be announced.

Live format to be held 8 am to 4 pm both days at:

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Center for Integrative Medicine
520 W. Lombard Street
East Hall Building
Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost:

YUM Alum:  $250
UMB/UMMS Staff: $300
General Public: $350

Registration

Register now at [to be announced].

Questions?

Email us at CIMEvents@som.umaryland.edu.


Yoga Therapy Assessment and Treatment of the Stroke Survivor

Strokes impact 33 million individuals per year and are the second leading cause of death worldwide.  Yoga Therapy can be an extremely powerful tool in stroke recovery and survivorship.  Yoga Therapy with the stroke survivor requires the therapist have a thorough understand of strokes, their pathology, impairments, yogic contraindications and precautions. Yoga therapist at the completion of this course will be demonstrate the ability to evaluate, assess and develop an appropriate treatment plan for the stroke survivor.

Target Audience

C-IAYT, Yoga Therapists.  Licensed health care providers with extensive yoga experience/training and E-RYTs admitted on a case by case basis.

Objectives

  1. At the completion of the training, the student will be able to evaluate a stroke survivor’s sitting and standing balance as part of the yoga therapy assessment.
  2. At the completion of the training, the student will be able to evaluate a stroke survivor and develop an appropriate yoga therapy assessment and treatment plan including goals.
  3. At the completion of the training, the student will be able to develop an appropriate 60-minute treatment session based on their evaluation, assessment and plan.

Contact Hours

Approved for 34 hours

18 hours online [to be announced], 16 hours LIVE on [to be announced].

Online content opens [to be announced] and all work must be completed and submitted prior to the live dates.

Participants must complete all online work and be present for both days to receive certificate of completion. No partial hours will be awarded.


Location

Online content will be available on [dates to be announced].

Live format to be held 8 am to 4 pm on [dates to be announced] at:

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Center for Integrative Medicine
520 W. Lombard Street
East Hall Building
Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost:

YUM Alum:  $250
UMB/UMMS Staff: $300
General Public: $350

Registration

To come.

Questions?

Email us at CIMEvents@som.umaryland.edu.


Register for both courses now and save $50!  More information to come.