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Living Happily Ever After Childbirth
A woman's body goes through many changes during her lifetime, some of the most profound during motherhood and thereafter. This 2 day, 16 hour course prepares the clinician to apply principles of conventional, holistic, and yoga therapies to the season of a woman’s life from post-surgical through menopause. The post-surgical concerns include caesarean section, hysterectomy, bladder, and post-abdominal surgery. Natural occurrences after childbirth, such as pelvic pain, incontinence, myofascial restriction, are often not fully addressed. This can lead to loss of quality of life and ongoing pain and dysfunction which lasts on and through menopause. Clinicians will learn how to evaluate, design, and prescribe medical Yoga therapy programs for wellness and pathophysiologies in this season of life.
Ginger believes that health care professionals’ backgrounds in exercise, anatomy, psychology, physiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, and patient evaluation and interaction give them an advantage and an expertise that makes them the ideal practitioners to teach therapeutic Yoga. Learn from forerunners in the field of Yoga therapy who are experienced, masters degreed, licensed health care professionals with years of clinical experience in holistic women’s health. Learn in a post-graduate, medical environment which will provide you with the tools to develop a comprehensive women’s wellness program.
Audience: All licensed health care professionals who have at least 6 months personal experience with Yoga and work with a women’s health population.
1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and reproductive systems as it affects adaptive and functional therapeutic Yoga application.
2. Review differential diagnosis considerations for the urogenital and reproductive systems.
3. Learn evidence based professional Yoga therapy sequences for a selection of women’s health pathophysiologies.
4. Obtain the tools to develop inpatient and outpatient women’s wellness professional Yoga therapy programs.
5. Apply a new therapeutic Yoga evaluative model to the pelvic region for the appropriate prescription of Yoga postures and breathing techniques.
6. Study Yoga postures and breathing techniques as therapeutic application for incontinence, pelvic pain, and post-surgical patient populations.
7. Understand the potential contraindications for specific Yoga techniques and diagnoses for which certain postures are appropriate.
8. Generate new women’s health programming, referral sources and sources of revenue.
Class schedule is delivered via confirmation letter upon registration and can vary with location. Class will begin at 8 am and conclude no later than 5 pm each day.
Immediate Clinical Application
· Expand your clinical practice and community outreach potential in the field of women’s health.
· Develop integrative medicine rehabilitation programs for your clinic or hospital.
· Be able to evaluate other Yoga programs for content and safety.
As a clinical expert in yoga therapy for women’s health, you can:
Promote professional collaboration, improve continuity of care, diversity your hospital or clinic’s services with cash based programming, be the expert liason between yoga teachers and medical professionals, supervise yoga teachers who may teach in an integrative medicine program, and ultimately improve the delivery and quality of women’s health care in your area.
Continuing Education Credits: 16 CE's
- Apply therapeutic Yoga through a professional, evidence based lens in order to address women’s health conditions.
- Study pathophysiology of the reproductive and urinary systems.
- Understand eastern and western approaches to healing in order to develop individualized holistic treatment programs for women’s health conditions.
- Obtain practical, hands on experience through interactive labs in asana (postures), bandhas (locks), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand postures) application.
- Learn appropriate therapeutic sequences for incontinence, pelvic pain, post-surgical and other special considerations.
- Be able to create and prescribe medical yoga programming through in-depth case studies in a peer supported, interactive classroom environment.
Clinical Objectives & Schedule
Yoga’s Role in Women’s Health
Systems Model for Evaluation & Management
Energetic Anatomy & Physiology
Obstructions to Practice
Review of Systems
Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathing), Mudra (hand postures), Chakras (energy anatomy), Bandhas (body locks) Prescription
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda Considerations
Marma (acupressure) Massage for Special Populations
Monitoring the Client
Teaching & Therapist Guidelines
References & Resources