Yoga Therapeutics Training Module 2

Similar to Module 1, you learn a holistic approach to illness, injury, and healing and develop a knowledge base for addressing students’ conditions and leading them toward an experience of wellness. In Module 2, emphasis is placed on working in a variety of settings, and treating structural, functional, and chronic health issues. You will learn how to work with back, spine, shoulder, pelvis, and leg injuries, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer, MS, fibromyalgia, and heart conditions. Consideration is also given to addressing the side effects of medication, serious injury, and chronic illness.

Guest specialists will also present their experiences and approaches for working with specific conditions.  Guest Presenter topics may include: working with veterans and PTSD, breast cancer patients and survivors, and wheelchair-bound students. The training culminates with hands-on practice with real people in need of healing.

You will leave with practical tools, techniques, and guidelines for working with those who have serious health conditions and a deeper understanding of your own skills and interests as a healer and therapeutic yoga practitioner.

Jillian effortlessly shares her wonderful gifts of teaching, compassion, and insight. I was able to employee so much of what I learned instantly. And, I am looking at all of my students and clients with new eyes and amazed at how I can now see so much more about what the body shows us in small subtle ways.
— Suzanne, Yoga Teacher

Designed for

New and experienced yoga teachers as well as health professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, mental-health professionals, counselors, body workers, mind-body fitness instructors, health coaches, and others working in healing, helping, and teaching professions.


Lecture, discussion, experience of techniques, questions and answers, a training manual, guest speakers, hands-on teaching with other students, as well as a one-hour private session with two trainees working with a person with a relevant condition, such as chronic pain, back pain, back injury or conditions (herniations, scoliosis), chronic illness (MS, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease), hip replacement, shoulder injury, and fertility issues.

Topics covered

  • Overview of yoga, healing, and the nervous system
  • Chronic pain and general back pain
  • General principles of working with knee, hip, and shoulder injury
  • Working with pre- and post-op needs.
  • Addressing chronic illness, such as heart disease and related illnesses, MS and related illnesses, and cancer
  • Handling the interview, reading your student, and structuring sessions
  • Sequences and protocols for common issues and injuries and diseases
  • Techniques for using therapeutic touch, meditation, and movement for chronic pain
  • Self care

You will receive

  • A Certification of Completion. This can be used for 30 hours of Yoga Alliance CEU hours.
  • An extensive training manual compiled by Jillian
  • A list of recommended reading and resources
  • A listing on Jillian Find A Teacher Graduate Page
  • An extensive follow-up guide to online resources for continued study and practice
  • An invitation to join an ongoing discussion and resource group for Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics teachers

Special Notes