Courses

Courses

 

Course
Course #
Hours
Prerequisites
Foundations of Yoga Therapy
XYGA 10001
40
none
     Foundations of Yoga Therapy Pre-read*
XYGA 30001
 
 
Medical Terminology I
XMED 10004
20
none
Therapeutic Relationships
XYGA 10017
40
Foundations of Yoga Therapy
     Therapeutic Relationships Pre-read*
XYGA 30017
 
 
Human Anatomy
XBIL 20001
96
none
Human Physiology
XBIL 20002
96
none
Movement Mechanics & Yoga Therapy Applications
XYGA 10011
40
Foundations of Yoga Therapy & Human Anatomy
     Movement Mechanics Pre-read*
XYGA 30011
 
 
Mental Health & Yoga Therapy Applications
XYGA 10006
30
Foundations of Yoga Therapy
     Mental Health Pre-read*
XYGA 30006
 
 
Pathologies & Yoga Therapy Applications XYGA 10012 40 Foundations of Yoga Therapy & Human Physiology
     Pathologies & Yoga Therapy Applications Pre-read*
XYGA 30012
 
 
Community Studies
XYGA 10013
15
Medical Terminology I & Movement Mechanics
Spiritual Transformations
XYGA 10016
35
Foundations of Yoga Therapy & Therapeutic
     Spiritual Transformations Pre-read*
XYGA 30016
 
Relationships
Business of Wellness Therapies
XSPA 10003
35
 
Yoga Therapy Practicum
XYGA 10014
30
All eleven previous courses
Total
 
517
 
 
 
 
 
* NOTE: For intensive one week courses, students must register for both the main in-class course and the online pre-read.
Further registration information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Course Descriptions

40 hours, in-class week-long intensive
Explore the yogic philosophies and fundamental principles. Review classic yoga models and methods as well as basic Ayurvedic principles that underlie yoga therapy and how they are applied to promote health and healing.
40 hours, in-class week-long intensive
The role of the yoga therapist is to engage in a healing relationship with the client. Explore the individual as a multidimensional being based on different models from the yoga tradition. Discuss the skills inherent in a yoga therapist’s professional role and ethical practice including: a full presence, strong interpersonal communication and counselling skills, intake and assessment tools/procedures, and the components of individualized holistic treatment plans.
20 hours, online
Investigate the origins and rationale for anatomical terms in this entry-level course. Explore the basic components and meaning of medical terms
96 hours, in class or online
This course provides a systematic survey of the structure of the human body. Topics include anatomy of the integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, immune, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems. Labs are designed to provide practical demonstrations that parallel the material discussed in the lectures.
40 hours, in-class week-long intensive
Explore the relationship between the way the muscles are arranged on the body and their role in movement. Learn the functions and applications of yoga as a therapeutic technique. This course also teaches assessment techniques and creation of treatment plans. Learn to apply corrective therapeutic techniques on postural imbalances and selected conditions.
96 hours, in class or online
Understand how the systems of the human body perform their functions. Topics include physiology of the nervous system, hormonal control mechanisms, muscle physiology, body defense mechanisms, and physiology of the reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary and digestive systems. Labs are designed to let the student discover and gain an appreciation of how his/her body functions.
30 hours, in-class week-long intensive
Research and explore psychological and emotional issues prevalent in North America today, such as stress, depression and addictions. Identify and apply yoga therapy interventions for these conditions.
15 hours, in your own community
Observe, study and reflect on the integration of theory and practice in your own community. Integrate comprehensive yoga therapy knowledge, skills and attitudes.
40 hours, in-class week-long intensive
Explore the structure and functions of the different systems of the human body in health and selected pathological conditions most prevalent in North America today. Identify and apply yoga therapy interventions for various conditions such as cardiac health, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and reproductive health.
35 hours, in-class week-long intensive
Research and explore the application of yogic teachings to the challenges of our modern lifestyles. Examine the ways in which one finds purpose, meaning, freedom and joy in life.
35 hours, online
Be introduced to the wellness industry and the factors driving change within it. The global wellness market, consumer behaviours and evolving wellness business models are presented. Gain fundamental industry knowledge applicable to various wellness practitioners.
30 hours, in your own community
Complete a practicum in your own community. Have the opportunity to demonstrate the integration of theory and practice using yoga models and methods to provide holistic therapeutic intervention to individual clients.

The practicum culminates with the student preparing a portfolio of three comprehensive client case studies and a personal yoga therapist mission statement.

Contact us

For more information about this program:
cehealth@mtroyal.ca
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary  AB  T3E 6K6