Yoga As Medicine Seminars and Teacher Trainings
Yoga As Medicine (YAM) seminars are hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves workshops, six hours per day, with much of the time spent doing yoga therapy in small groups under Timothy's and his assistants' supervision. Learn to observe bodies, study breathing patterns, analyze doshas, and tailor personalized practices and lifestyle advice.
YAM Seminars are medically and scientifically informed while remaining true to the heart of Yoga and Ayurveda. They use a personalized therapeutic approach based on an in-depth evaluation of five categories, using the acronym SNAPS: Structural, Nervous System, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality. This holistic roadmap allows for a systematic assessment of function on all levels of body, mind and spirit. YAM uses the full palette of yogic tools including asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.
Level 2 YAM seminars expand on the SNAPS model, going into greater depth. These include, "The Ayurveda of Yoga Therapy," "Yoga Therapy for the Mind and Spirit," and "Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System." It is recommend — but not required — for students to complete a full five-day YAM Level 1 training before taking any Level 2 seminar.
Past attendees have included healers, health care professionals, yoga students and teachers, and those seeking yoga therapy for such conditions as back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson's disease, anxiety and depression.
"The course helped me to both deepen my understanding of myself, and how I hope to work as a therapist later on. It's been invaluable to me." --Stockholm attendee
For a description of other trainings, such as Seeing and Understanding Bodies, please follow the drop-down tabs under Seminars and Teacher Trainings.