The format of the workshop will be a fast-paced, fun mix of lecture instruction, case studies and lab experience. The second day will include volunteers with MS to demonstrate and practice teaching principles.
Emphasis will be on safety and appropriate employment of Yoga technologies (philosophy, postures, breathing, meditation, imagery and corrections) and how Yoga employs exciting new neuroscience breakthroughs.
Curriculum will include business development instruction in HIPAA compliant communications with the healthcare team, professional languaging and marketing to referral sources. The criteria for certificate will be 90% on post-test.
Read the announcement in the AZ MS Society Chapter Summer Newsletter here
The course instructor will be Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, RYT, a nationally known leader in integrative rehabilitation. He is the immediate past-president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a clinician, researcher, and textbook author on Yoga Therapeutics in Rehabilitation. Dr. Taylor owns a yoga-based rehabilitation clinic in Scottsdale. He first became acquainted with MS when his father could no longer catch his Little League curve ball due to optic neuritis as his father’s presenting symptom. He has nearly 30 years of clinical experience and his doctoral work was grounded in Integral Yoga philosophy as it applies to modern change technology.