Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools, and Practice

A Comprehensive Textbook

Laurie Hyland Robertson editor Diane Finlayson editor


Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published:21st Jun '21


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The first complete textbook for yoga therapy training programs that aligns with IAYT competencies

Providing essential support to schools and universities that offer yoga therapy training programs, this comprehensive, edited textbook develops robust curricula, enabling them to prepare yoga therapists to integrate into healthcare settings safely and effectively.

The book includes a large and international list of contributors from diverse lineages and backgrounds such as Matthew Taylor, Gail Parker and Steffany Moonaz, and is the first resource on yoga therapy that aligns with the educationl competencies of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). It covers yoga foundations (philosophical background, ayurveda, tantra), biomedical and psychological foundations, yoga therapy tools and therapeutic skills, yogic and biopsychosocial-spiritual assessments, and professional practices.

As the field of yoga therapy continues to root and grow, this book is essential for both new yoga therapy practitioners, and for schools developing training programs.

A yoga therapist's guide through the IAYT competencies? What's not to like? The editors have brought together insights from some of the finest minds in our field, creating a solid go-to textbook for all yoga therapists. The chapters are organized in a concise and clear way, making for easy reference. Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools, and Practice provides a path towards deepening our understanding of the profession while begging us to ask some important questions of ourselves. -- Kathleen Ross-Allee, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist and Health Educator,
If I were to recommend one book to an aspiring Yoga Therapist or a seasoned Yoga Therapist this would be the one. It presents a rich compilation of Yoga Foundations, Therapeutic Skills, Professional Practices, and a comprehensive approach to research literacy. I particularly loved how the applications of yoga therapy were demonstrated through case studies which brought the text to life. Well done! -- Mary Northey, C-IAYT, Dean Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy
An amazing resource for any Yoga Therapist. Such deep source material and experienced contributors. A great textbook to have! -- Kamalesh Ginger Hooven, AP, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Mount Madonna Institute, Chair, School of Yoga; Director, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy program

ISBN: 9781787754140

Dimensions: 254mm x 178mm x 32mm

Weight: 980g

528 pages