This week I am working with a great group of health care professionals who are experts in their respective fields. They have come together to study the inclusion of Ayurveda, music therapy, and neuromuscular yoga therapy within the context of Professional Yoga Therapy. An 8 day extravaganza, these students are troopers – showing up at 6:30 am for their first session in meditation and sometimes not finishing until 10 pm at night. Fortunately, they are hard workers, so they are able to have some nice breaks in the afternoons to enjoy massage therapy from Kimberly Winsor, an expert in bodywork, polarity, and other massage techniques. They are also soaking up the absolutely wonderful mild, sunny weather we have been having all week here at The Trinity Center on Indian Beach, North Carolina.
These students are dedicated to becoming experts in the field of progressive, adaptive, medical yoga therapy, the type of yoga therapy I have developed into its own unique method called Professional Yoga Therapy. This class of students will be the second graduating class from Professional Yoga Therapy Studies since its inception in 2002. It takes students anywhere from 2-4 years to study this method and to complete all requirements for graduation. If you have not heard from these intelligent and progressive thinkers, you will be soon. These students are the future of medical yoga therapy in this country, and I cannot wait to see where they take this new field.