17507 Waterline Rd. Bradenton FL. 34212
Our residencies meet from 7:30 am till 9pm daily with breaks for meals. Students can earn an RYT-300 by participating in our foundational studies, however those in our yoga therapy program are required to do some additional readings, assignments and mentored homework beyond what is taught in the residency to assure the material is applicable to therapy. Foundational studies provide an overview of advanced teaching elements, establishing a foundation for teaching all kinds of populations and styles of yoga as circumstances might require for differing yoga therapy situations and clients. Foundational material includes subject matter such as accessible chair yoga, which includes learning about, hip and knee replacements and other considerations when working with injured clients or those who cannot get to the floor as well as safe modifications, practices and sequencing. Our senior yoga module includes subject matter such as incontinence, yoga for balance, osteoporosis and other issues pertinent to safely developing a practice for any aging student. Restorative yoga, Trauma sensitive yoga, advanced meditation techniques, Ayurveda 1 and other teachings that prepare a student to offer more comprehensive approaches to a yoga practice sets a foundation and expands the skillset for the yoga therapy concentrations.
After the foundational material is completed, students must attend 3 eight day residencies Yoga Therapy Concentrations.
Practicum & Competency – 205 hours.
150 hours of internship and/or providing therapy in both group and private sessions is required after completing the coursework.
55 hours is designated for mentorship and documentation of the practicum to be reviewed with the program staff in person or in one on one distance meetings.
Most of the Yoga Therapy coursework (605 hours) is taught during one 22 day residency (foundational studies) and three 8 day residencies at Heartwood. Foundational studies are offered twice a year in a 22 day immersion, or in modules with flexible options. Following this, students participate in three 8 day yoga therapy concentration residencies. We offer these twice a year (every Oct. and March. rotating A, B & C in order) Students can take these residency trainings sequentially and complete this area of the work in 18 months, or if they wish to only take one residency per year, the rotation is such that they can complete the work just by attending a unit each fall or spring for three years. It typically takes two years to complete all the coursework and the practicum, but some students spread their studies out over longer periods of time. Heartwood is an enriching atmosphere and our class sizes are kept intimately small to assure a stronger and more personal learning experience. A mentored 205 hour practicum after completing the coursework is required for IAYT certification. These internships can begin in certain catagories after foundational studies and concentration studies. For information on tuition costs, dates when each residency is offered see here. A book list is provided for each division once registered.
For those wounded by civilization,yoga is the most healing salve.-Terri Guillemets