Big thanks for all your messages and emails of support. Our Physio family is strong at this time. We are excited about using this period of uncertainty to develop some new online courses. Gerard has a lot of experience in this area, from his Assistant Prof role in Coventry University and the webinar he developed for the APTA. We move forwards together. Stay safe.
Join Sarah for this LIVE ONLINE Yoga course.
To ensure you all get the most out of the course, you’ll have a recording of the course and we’ll record the breathwork and sequences separately so you can access these easily later.
We will practice virtually together and in small groups other over the weekend, it works really well.
Come along to learn about the evidence for using a yoga-based approach for treatment and rehabilitation of MSK conditions, chronic and pelvic pain conditions, healthy ageing and mental health conditions. The evidence and strategies to help managed the associated stress and anxiety around these conditions and the times we and our patients find ourselves in right now.
We will look at different yoga styles, a sequence of postures & modifications incorporating stability, balance, flexibility, and the benefits of breathwork. The course is experiential, we practice together so you can feel the benefit for yourselves and then use this approach with patients.
We are offering an optional one-to-one 30-minute follow-up video session after the course to help you to use this in clinical practice, be that face to face or virtually.
This new two-day course introduces physiotherapists and healthcare professionals to using a yoga-based approach for treatment and rehabilitation with their patients. There is increasing evidence supporting the benefit of using yoga to help many health conditions from musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain, healthy ageing and mental health conditions.
As our knowledge of the link between mind and body increases more people are turning to yoga and other complimentary therapies. As physiotherapists we are ideally placed to assist this; through assessment and diagnosis we can manage patient’s rehabilitation, progressing their movement and activity levels safely and effectively. We are an important link and have an increasing role in the growing movement of yoga in healthcare.
This course will cover:
An introduction to the many different styles of yoga so you can safely recommend classes for your patients.
A brief history of yoga.
Using a yoga approach to support physiotherapy treatment;
• Physical practice and movement – Asana
• Breath work – Pranayama – autonomic nervous system
• Meditation and Mindfulness – relaxation and rest
A sequence of yoga postures;
• Practicing these postures over the weekend to understand how they feel personally
• Developing the skills to safely modify these postures for patients - considering alignment, available range of movement and breath
• To bring these postures into an existing rehabilitation or yoga-based programme for patients
Working with the breath;
• Assessing a patient’s breathing style
• Full diaphragmatic breathing
• Facilitating and teaching breath work to help manage patients stress response and aid relaxation
• Techniques to help aid relaxation of body and mind
A review of the latest research and evidence for yoga and mental health and yoga and pain care;
• Movement, fascia and yoga
• Breathwork and autonomic regulation in pain
You will develop a clinically based approach to include yoga as part of a treatment plan for patients on a 1-2-1 basis and in small group classes.
The ability to demonstrate and teach a sequence of physical movement and postures.
The ability to deliver a short breath or meditation practice to patients.
An understanding of where yoga may help with mental health and pain management.
A greater awareness of your own body, mind and breath link.
Yoga is experiential, so you also learn how yoga can help us as therapists to look after ourselves better.
Additional information for joining this course online:
There is a large practical element of the course so that you can put what you learn into practice straight away:
Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in.
We will check any injuries prior to the course starting so we can offer safe modifications and options as needed.
Please check that ideally you have space to place a yoga mat and can set up your laptop/table or phone so that you can see yourself whilst moving and practicing.
This Course is taught by Sarah Marsh BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, a highly experienced Yoga practitioner and Physiotherapist.
(Sarah is an MSK physiotherapist and a qualified yoga teacher. She started her yoga practice in 1999 and became a teacher in 2008 studying for 2 years with the Yogacampus in the UK and also in India and Australia. She is a Yoga Alliance 500 hours senior teacher. She has extensive experience in both teaching Yoga and training/mentoring yoga teachers. Her passion and interest is how physio and yoga can be integrated in a therapeutic perspective to help the management of a range of clinical conditions and to offer the best care to her patients. Sarah has taught widely in UK, Ireland, Turkey, Australia & New Zealand on this subject)
Sarah has also taught this course live online in September 2020 for the Irish Physio assoc. Gerard Greene has run multiple live online physiotherapy courses.
If you have a question about our event, Live Online : Clinical Yoga Level 1 for Physios & Health Professionals , please use the form below. We generally answer all questions within one business day.