Multi Style Yoga Therapy:
Our Program is a 1000-hour yoga therapy training program that teaches adaptation, expansion and application of yoga practices used to promote wholistic well-being. This program incorporates practices from yoga, Ayurveda, physiotherapy, pilates, emotional healing techniques, cognitive repatterining, modern bio mechanics and modern health. Our program is unique as students first experience our NYT tools to enable powerful teaching from experience. Programs are currently offered in Canada and Costa Rica.
Yoga Therapy is a fast growing industry used to heal many conditions from addictions to physical ailments to depression. Yoga Therapy uses specific regimens of yogic tradition, including postures, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, meditation and mantra to suit each individual requirement.
Why Choose Our Program?
On A Mission. Our Faculty has decades of experience in the health and wellness industry, including both extensive experience and secondary education in psychology, yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, anatomy and natural health. We are passionate about sharing our combined knowledge to promote healing and wellness - one yoga therapy session at a time. We believe in optimum health, anchored practices and community.
Integrative. Our curriculum is anchored in The Yoga Sutras (Patanjali), which provides a solid foundation for our program, with roots running deep into all 6 areas of Multi Style Health (physical, emotional, cognitive, energetic, intellectual and spiritual). We integrate healing modalities from western and eastern medicine, anatomy and psychology, that will provide therapists to implement and design effective one-on-one yoga therapy sessions and group classes.
Effective. Our training offers you effective observation and communication skills, which are not only learned, but embodied. You will be a powerful professional yoga therapist, with the ability to guide yourself and your clients effectively through healing and the maintenance of well being, using our anchored curriculum as a solid foundation.
Community. You will be lovingly guided through the integrity and wisdom of our faculty. You will receive advice and insights as you cultivate your own personal practice of yoga and meditation, while receiving support through your experience. All questions and experiences are welcome. Subsequent to the latter part of your training, you will have the opportunity to offer group yoga classes and individual yoga therapy sessions to the NEU Yoga Community, under the supervision of our faculty. This is where you get to put your tools into action!
Integrity. Upon successful completion of your 1000 hours, you will be an accredited Certified Professional Yoga Therapist by NEU Yoga Therapy, an accredited 500 Hour Yoga Certified Yoga Instructor by Multi Style Yoga International, registrable with The International Yoga Alliance.
What is Multi Style Yoga Therapy?
MSYT is a collaboration of our founders and contributors education and experience, including: Clinical Physical Therapy, including extensive knowledge of modern movement and anatomy;
Experienced Pilates & Yoga Teachers, with over 18 years experience and over 15,000 hours of training;
Psychology and Emotional Healing techniques anchored in the history and philosophy of yoga;
We combine healing within all areas of our existence with the use of The 6 Bodies of Multi Style Health, being: Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Energetic, Intellectual and Spiritual.
If I am an experienced Yoga Teacher can I just take parts of the program to become a yoga therapist?
Our 1000 hour program is extensive, and focuses on all facets of our being. We have a deep respect for yoga teacher trainings, however, from an ethical stand point, you are required to complete the entire 1000 Hour Program in order to receive your Yoga Therapist Certificate. You are able to take our Stages 1 through 6 separately and count them toward both your Continuing Education Credits with the International Yoga Alliance. Please note, until you complete the entire program you are not permitted to practice ‘yoga therapy’ or call yourself a ‘yoga therapist’.
What are the benefits of NEU Yoga Therapy?
Our program has been designed from a collaboration of several different modalities that work closely with patients or students. When we started working together as a team to address the body from our different viewpoints, we all began to grow together in our understanding of how to address each case in front of us. We have experienced the benefits of working together for years, and this program has been designed to share this unique and valuable information to healing professionals to take their understanding and personal work to the next level.
What is the difference of Physical Therapy and NEU Yoga Therapy?
Physical Therapy also known as Physiotherapy is a rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis and physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movements).
MSYTis a collaboration of our Physical Therapist's clinical experience and our Pilates and Yoga teacher's studio experience using the implementation of the Psychology from the 6 Bodies of Multi Style Health: Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Energetic, Spiritual and Intellectual.
Created by our Faculty of a Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, Experienced Yoga and Pilates Teachers and Emotional Healing Experts, you will learn how to combine safe and effective movements, with a deep understanding of these 6 bodies, with the history and philosophy of yoga and elements of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our program creates confident and successful Yoga Therapists able to integrate into any medical professional or create an abundant career on their own with a large spectrum of students.
Is the NEU Yoga Therapy Program accredited?
Currently, you can register your YT Courses with The International Yoga Alliance to obtain your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate.
Yoga Therapy Curriculum:
Our 1000 NEU Yoga Therapy Program has 3 Steps:
3 x 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings
Each 200-Hour Program has a different focus which compliments the stage you are at in your MSYT Training. Subsequent to completion of each program, you will receive a 200-Hour Certificate, which can be registered with 'International Yoga Alliance'.
3 x 30 Hour Physio Modules
These modules are scheduled over 4 days for a total program of 30 hours each. Each module must be completed twice. This is to ensure that you have embodied the theory, and to provide time for your to exhibit your learnings at your 200 hour programs.These programs are currently held with NEU Movement Physio Therapists. The below link will guide you to their calendar of courses.
Your Practicum & Final Exam
A combination of 220 hours for successful completion of:
200 hours Practicum: can be done at any MSYI Program (200-Hour, 500-Hour or Continuing Education Program).
10 hours Case Study - a distance learning package; will be sent to you via email PDF.
10 hours Final Exam - scheduled with a MSYI Mentor upon completion of the above.
200 HOUR PROGRAM FOCUS
Advanced Yoga History + Philosophy Study + Yoga Psychology
Study of the Yoga Classics:
Upanishads, Mahabarahta, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, The Yoga Sutras and The Koshas
Coaching for Emotional Healing:
The 5 Human Emotions
Emotional Healing Techniques
The 6 Bodies of Multi Style Health
Powerful Teaching Techniques
Physical, Energetic and Emotional Connection: Organs and Emotions from Traditional Chinese Medicine
An Introduction to Ayurveda and Yoga Nidra and Meditation
Complete My Practice
Yoga Heals & Supports
Avoiding Common Yoga Injuries
How Yoga Can Support Common Disease and Illness
Yoga & Pregnancy
All About Asana
Teaching Methodology (Part 1)
Powerful Teaching Techniques (Part 1)
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Yoga Styles and Class Formats
How To See Your Students
Teaching to Each Individual Body
Critical Alignment Cues
What is ‘Critical Alignment’?
The languaging used to correct abnormal movement
Verbally cue postures into optimum alignment
Bandhas, Pranayama, Mudras
A Deepening of Meditation + Yoga Nidra
Subtle Energy Therapy Implementation
Anatomy & Physiology of the Subtle Energy Systems
Chakras, Nadis, Prana and Vayus
Personal + Professional Practice
Yoga Therapy Practices
Teaching Methodology (Part 2)
Powerful Teaching Techniques (Part 2)
Student, Teacher, Personal Ethics
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions
Small Group Yoga Therapy Sessions
Providing Safe Physical Adjustments
Your Personal Practice: The Big Picture
The Importance of Your Personal Practice
Developing Your Personal Practice
The Evolution of Your Personal Practice
TOTAL 600 HOURS
30 HOUR PHYSIO MODULES
Body foundations – the systems that make up a balanced body and how they work together
Basic anatomy of our central universe - thoracic spine and pelvis
Basic anatomy of lumbar spine, hips, and cervical spine
8 Physical Bodies
How to create functional stability in our thoracic spine, pelvis, lumbar spine, hips, cervical spine
Neuromuscular component of stability – firing patterns Neuromuscular stability in poses
Basic Anatomy & Physiology
Basic anatomy of our peripheral body: shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and feet
Neuromuscular stability and firing patterns in our peripheral body
How to create functional stability in our peripheral body in poses and movement
The Science of Pain and how it impacts yoga and Pialtes
Tissue Healing and how it impacts exercise
The Power of the Breath - where western science and yoga and Pilates align
Unconscious movement due to pain - how to cue out of pain
Learn problem solving tools for clients when experiencing discomfort
Healing Through Movement
Cranium and the nervous system
Setting goals with clients and charting
Reducing fear and instilling hope
Precautions and contraindications
Modification to poses for injury and pain
Healing movement sequences for common injuries Medication implications
Communication with healthcare professionals – doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists
TOTAL 180 HOURS