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 skill set for the yoga therapy concentrations.
After the foundational material is completed, students must attend 3 Yoga Therapy Concentrations taught in residency.
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.
The Yoga Therapy coursework (605 hours) begins with a 300 hour foundational studies program that can be done in an immersion format over 22-24 days or can be completed in modules over time. This is followed by three 9 day yoga therapy concentration residencies at Heartwood. Foundational studies are offered twice a year in an immersion format, or students can complete the work over time in modules with flexible options. After completion of foundational studies, students must attend 3 yoga therapy concentration residencies- each 9 days. 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 portion of the training in 18 months, or if they wish to only take one concentration 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. 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