The basic program (level 1) will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Classes will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee and hip problems. In addition the course will cover communication tools for working with doctors including reading reports and understanding terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes. 

Program Benefits

Students who successfully complete this program will be better equipped to work with various medical specialists, chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists in clinical settings to help treat common ailments and conditions.

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center for Religion and Spirituality at (310) 338-2799 or yoga@lmu.edu, or contact the program facilitators directly (listed below under 'Faculty').

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: October 2017

    Tuition: $3,415 (2016-2017)

    Prerequisite: Completed 200-hour Yoga teacher training

    Admission Application: All applicants are required to file a completed online application with three letters of recommendation, documented completion of the prerequisite 200-hour Yoga teacher training, and a personal statement. The application period for the 2017-2018 course will open May 5, 2017.

  • Schedule

    Classes meet once a month on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

    2017-2018 Schedule

    • TBD

    2016-2017 Schedule

    • October 1-2, 2016
    • November 5-6
    • December 3-4
    • January 7-8, 2017
    • January 21-22
    • March 4-5
    • April 1-2
    • April 29-30
    • May 20-21
    • July 8-9
    • July 29-30
    • August 12-13

    Location
    LMU Westchester Campus
    1 LMU Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Faculty

    Instructors

    • Rick Morris, D.C.
    • Larry Payne, Facilitator
    • Kathleen Ross-Allee

    Lecturers

    • Jamie Champion
    • Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, D.P.T.
    • Eden Goldman, D.C.
    • Linda Lack, Ph.D.
    • Surendra Mehta
    • Richard Miller
    • Steve Paredes, D.C.
    • Matthew J. Taylor, Ph.D.
    • Felicia Tomasko
    • Fay VanDerKar-Levinson, Ph.D.
  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 13.5 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: YRTX 811

  • Course Descriptions

    YRTX 811
    Yoga Therapy Rx I
    13.5 Semester Hours

    Yoga Therapy is a synthesis of the ageless wisdom from the East with the most recent knowledge in complementary health from the West, and is a means to manage illness or facilitate healing.  This basic course will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Classes will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee and hip problems. In addition the course will cover communication tools for working with doctors including reading reports and understanding terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes. Prerequisite: 200-hour Yoga teacher training.