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Medical Therapeutic Yoga:

Medical Therapeutic Yoga is the practice of yoga in medicine and rehab settings by a licensed health care professional who is completing or has graduated from the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute program.

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What is PYTI?

PYTI is the longest standing international model for clinical and public health education in yogic medicine for licensed medical providers. Professional Yoga Therapy Institute has a fully developed and field-tested curriculum, which is being used in post-graduate coursework at masters and doctoral programs through universities in North America. PYTI teaches the Biopsychosocial Approach that promotes self-empowerment and healing by treating the whole body and mind. Medical yoga therapy can help you with:

  • Prevention or management pain
  • Increase range of motion, flexibility, strength, endurance, body awareness, balance and coordination
  • Management of stress and development of life-long healthy habits
  • Integrated rehab resources proven to support longevity
  • Normalize blood pressure and weight,
  • Improved focus, mental ability, concentration and sleep
  • Decreased risk of chronic disease

MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC YOGA uses a holistic approach:

  • Patients are assessed to identify neuromusculosketal deficiencies that have developed due to muscle imbalances, changes in joint mobility or motor recruitment patterns.
  • Medical yoga therapy uses specific release techniques to help align the body first and then specific poses are given to help connect and move the body in a way that produces optimal movement. Medical Yoga Therapy uses manual therapy, postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to retrain optimal movement patterns.

What customers have said

  • 'Although I was certainly nervous to try the IMS therapy, after my first session with Jill I was sold on its benefits. The treatment worked effectively and with lasting results. Jill also provided me with mobility and strengthening exercises to improve my range of motion and strengthen my weak areas. I found Jill to be professional, friendly, and highly skilled. I would recommend Jill to anyone experiencing muscle tightness or joint movement discomfort.

    - Maureen de St. Croix
    Head Coach Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club
    Former Canadian National Track & Field Team member
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