Yoga Therapy 3: Advanced Assessment and Evaluation - Empowered U
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This module builds off the information from Yoga Therapy 1 & 2, Anatomy 1&2, Mind-Body-Energy and Postures to Prayers, focusing on postural assessment, gait analysis, intake evaluation, and working with professional (medical) diagnosis in order to offer effective Yoga Therapy for individual client needs. Much of the learning is experiential, including how to do a quick assessment based on intuition as well as how to do a thorough musculoskeletal analysis consisting of physical examination and range of motion tests. We will learn to create and conduct mental/emotional evaluations in order to asses progress and adapt the Yoga Therapy Program or refer to a professional when necessary. We will also apply techniques for assisting clients in yoga therapy postures and look at various ways we can use gentle touch, verbal cues, assisted exercise, mirrors, photography and other tools in order to provide proprioceptive feedback and encourage continued success and compliance.

Learning Outcomes
Students will be confident conducting various range of motion tests
Students will be confident performing a postural assessment according to the Empowered Body Mind-Body-Energy method
Students understand how to use the above information in the creation of client specific Yoga Therapy programs
Students will be confident with the application of adjustments and use of props to facilitate Yoga Therapy
Students will understand and demonstrate competence using verbals cues and feedback ignored to facilitate understanding and self directed learning
Students will learn how to use various techniques such as photography in order to provide postural feedback and demonstrate marked improvement for the client.
Students will understand scope of practice and when and where to refer to a specialist
Students will gain familiarity with diagnostic techniques used by other health care professionals



A deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits are not refundable. Cancelations up to 30 days prior to the event may be issued a credit with Empowered Yoga to be used towards a different program. Unfortunately we are unable to issue a credit or refund the deposit within 30 days of the event. Certificates of completion may be issued upon the successful completion of the requirements above. Once a certificate is issued students may be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT. For more info, contact us at

  • Tentative schedule
    September 26, 2016 - September 30, 2016
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm