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PYT programs provide the national model for evidence based, medical education. The PYT Certification is a specialty or advanced level medical therapeutic yoga certification. It is not an entry level yoga therapist program.
Curriculum in the PYT Method is being used across North America in clinics, hospitals, public health education programs, and universities. See our current partners in education
PYT offers stand alone educational curriculum as well as a Certificate Program as a Professional Yoga Therapist. The PYT Certificate program is offered in a combination of distance and on-site learning. PYT's Distance Learning programs were launched on February 10, 2011. The modules can be taken in any order.
All CE's are personally presented, instructed, and written by PYTS Founder, Ginger Garner.
- Module 11-12: Yogic Medicine - Using Energy Medicine in Medicine & Using Sound and Music as Medicine
- Module 15: Companion Learning Lab for Modules 11-12
- Module 13: Community Case Competency (CCC) Project (Home Study)
Total Hours of Program
The PYTS Certification is not an entry level program. It is a graduate and post-graduate level training program for those licensed medical professionals who want to prescribe yoga as medicine.
In contrast, the current standards being adopted for IAYT "yoga therapy" schools are for entry-level yoga therapy.
The PYT program consists of approximately 540 hours total, including all the coursework listed above. Module 13 and the completion rate differs by student, so that the average time of completion covered in the 540 hour approximation assumes a 200 hour mentor program (Module 13) and 100 annual renewal hours. The hours required to complete the program are conservatively set at 540 hours, meaning it typically takes students longer to finish the program.
Clinical Specialty Modules
There are clinical specialty modules for health care professionals who want to focus on or specialize in a specific area or system of the human being. The following courses are currently offered: