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Fall 2018: Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals — GNUR 5009

Title

Fall 2018: Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals — GNUR 5009

When

Tue. Aug 28, 2018 - Fri. Dec 7, 2018 (15 weeks)
Every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where

McLeod 2010

This elective course will provide graduate students, medical students, and practicing health professionals with a foundational understanding of medical yoga to improve health and wellness from a historical, theoretical, and research perspective.
 
This course will explore six areas:
1. The history of yoga
2. Theories and conceptualizations of medical yoga as a healing modality
3. Theories of stress and illness
4. A review of significant research related to therapeutic yoga
5. Applications of medical yoga for self care
6. Applications of medical yoga for clinical care.
 
It will include both didactic (i.e., lecture) and experiential (i.e., lab) components. Lab time is TBD.
 
Definition of Medical Yoga: A therapeutic application of Yoga and Mindfulness that is applied to the special needs of: 1) individuals with chronic or acute medical conditions, 2) pre- and post-surgical patients, 3) the elderly, and 4) individuals with limited mobility.
 
No previous experience with yoga practices is necessary for inclusion in this course.
 
* 3 credits
 
Instructor: Maureen Mala Cunningham (mmc8b@virginia.edu)