Yoga As Therapy with Dr. Baxter Bell

Course Description

Principles of Yoga Therapy offers an in-depth exploration into various Yoga Therapy techniques used for healing, including: asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and meditation. Students will gain an understanding of what the primary tools of Yoga Therapy are, as well as how to both perform and guide these techniques in individual and group sessions. This course will include teachings in Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep), Restorative, Yin and Chair Yoga – important yoga methods for calming the nervous system, creating gentle opening through restricted lines in the body’s fascia and creating greater accessibility for postures.

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What you will receive

  • Lifetime access to over 15 hrs of video instruction
  • Downloadable .pdfs and illustrations
  • Immediate feedback on comprehension through online assignments
  • Library of practical exercises and journaling opportunities
  • Desktop, iOS and Android compatible formats
  • Certificate of completion from Naada Yoga

Instructor Bio

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Baxter Bell, MD, eRYT500 fell in love with yoga in 1993 while he was working full-time as a family physician. His appreciation for the potential of yoga for fostering health, healing, and equanimity was so great, he soon stepped down from his medical practice and trained to become a yoga teacher. Now he focuses on teaching yoga full time, both to ordinary students of all ages and physical conditions, and to the next generation of yoga teachers, to whom he teaches anatomy and yoga therapy along with his accessible, skillful style of yoga. He also sees students privately, helping them use yoga to help heal from and/or cope with a wide range of medical conditions. At this point, with 17 years of teaching experience under his belt, Baxter brings a unique perspective to his teaching, combining his understanding of anatomy and medicine with his skill at instructing people from all walks of life and all levels of ability.

In addition to teaching classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, Baxter is a presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Sytar Conference, and teaches online courses and classes at Yoga U Online. Baxter is also the co-founder and writer for the popular Yoga for Healthy Aging blog, where he shares his knowledge of medical conditions, anatomy, and yoga with practitioners and teachers across the world. He has written articles for Yoga Journal and the journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. And he is often quoted as an expert on yoga and health by major national news outlets such as the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

To learn more, visit www.baxterbell.com, www.yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com, and his YouTube channel Baxter Bell Yoga.

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Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Overview of Yoga Therapy

2

Brief History of Yoga Therapy

3

Contra-indications

4

Alternative Anatomies

5

Western Models

6

Assessment Techniques

7

Creation of Treatment Plans

8

Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy

9

Posture and Gait Analysis

10

Scientific Studies

11

Circulatory System

12

Digestive System

13

Endocrine System

14

Immune System

15

Men's Health

16

Women's Health

17

Lifestyle as a motivational factor

18

Myology

19

Nervous System

20

Osteology

21

Respiratory System

22

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