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Yoga as a therapy is a relatively of modern concept as far as yoga is concerned (only around 100 years old) that integrates traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge.
In short, therapeutic yoga is a habit-changing therapy – a system where we look to replace old, bad habits with new, healthier ones.
To learn more about therapeutic yoga the and functions of Remedial Yoga Therapy specifically, read about the COTY style of yoga.
If you’ve considered turning yoga teaching into a professional career in the Complementary Health industry, we can help you obtain the qualifications you need.
This 18-month Advanced Diploma course is the highest qualification in yoga therapist training in Australia and is at the cutting edge of yoga therapy today.
In Remedial Yoga Therapy (RYT), the health of the mind and body are monitored and improved through manipulating the breath, traditional yoga movement and the balance of energy flow (Qi Meridians).
You will study the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory to understand how our energy or qi (ki, chi) moves through channels within the body, known as meridians, and how these are seen in RYT as the natural healing channels of the body.
Throughout the course you will learn to help individual clients with their mental and physical health by improving the functionality and structural stability of their body, safely guiding and developing tools for the client to utilise to restore balance into lives.
Emphasis is on the practical application of the skills and knowledge required to teach condition-based groups and individual meridian based therapeutic yoga postures and movements.
You will study the concepts required to assess, diagnose and treat conditions with RYT, adapting classic asanas and movements by changes in body positioning, breathing and points of focus to help improve their health and wellbeing and address chronic illness and injuries.
You will also learn how to integrate these skills into multimodal therapy treatments with other health care professionals for a successful career in the allied health care community.
As a Vocational Education Training (VET) course, the Department of Education and Training certifies that the COTY Advanced Diploma program delivers outstanding employment outcomes for its graduates. Hear about the VET experience firsthand from graduates who have leveraged these programs to advance their careers and become a globally-skilled professionals.
Delivered in 40 sessions over an 18-month period with holiday breaks. During the term, students are required to attend learning sessions one day per week and participate in Student Clinic on a regular basis.
Bundle Option: This course is also offered as a bundle with the Certificate IV in Remedial Yoga Teaching (10137NAT) as our Remedial Yoga Teacher to Therapist Program, or with the Diploma of Zen Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies as our Remedial Meridian Therapist Program.
We deliver this course using a combination of one-to-one and group-based theory, practical clinic study and (simulated) workplace practice. Your workload is spread across four main activities: face-to-face training, online and self-paced study, home practice and student clinic hours in the COTY Natural Therapies Clinic.
Assessments for this course are conducted using a combination of realistic simulated workplace tasks, supervised demonstrations, class teaching, knowledge quizzes, professional discussions, case studies and practical application.
This course is open for applications from future students that have been practicing yoga for a minimum of 1 year with strong language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
Applicants must either be graduates of the Certificate IV in Remedial Yoga Teaching (10137NAT), or be able to demonstrate that they posess the skills and knowledge relevant to the learning modules within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience, and may reduce the amount of study required for completion of the program.
First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Check are also required before commencing clinical subjects.
On successfully completing this course, you will be awarded an Advanced Diploma of Remedial Yoga Therapy.
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