Yoga Therapy Rx Internship Program

The Yoga Therapy Rx internship program (level 4) is designed for students who have successfully completed the first three courses (basic, advanced and clinical) to apply and refine their administrative and clinical skills in an active medical setting.  Under the supervision of resident physicians and instructors, the year-long internship program will prepare students to work as a professional Yoga therapists with chronic pain clients in a medical or allied health setting.

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of this program, students will demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Obtaining and understanding critical information from a medical chart in order to safely work with clients as part of the health and wellness team
  • Applying basic clinical medical terminology
  • Using pharmacology Web sites and applications to obtain and understand medication indications, precautions and side effects
  • Searching and critically reviewing medical and Yoga research databases for relevant clinical evidence. Assessing Yoga Therapy clients and prescribing safe therapeutic practices including specific asana, pranayama, meditation, Bhavana and lifestyle modifications
  • Communicating with physicians and other healthcare providers through SOAP notes and written Yoga Therapy Reports in a clinical setting
  • Adhering to the California Yoga Teacher Code of Ethics, Yoga Therapy scope of practice and HIPAA regulations. Referring to appropriate medical professionals when indicated
  • Planning, designing and implementing individualized six-week Yoga Therapy programs for clients with chronic pain

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 14, 2017. Registration is open.

    Course: YRTX 840

    Tuition: $3,500

    Prerequisite: Students must have received a certificate of completion in Clinical Yoga Therapy Rx (YRTX 830) with a RYT-500 or ERYT-500 credential.

    Prior to enrollment, students will also need to show proof of (1) Yoga teacher liability coverage, (2) successful completion of UCLA online HIPAA course, (3) negative TB test, (4) and compliance (signed consent) with the California Yoga Code of Ethics. In addition, students will need to provide their own lab coat with name-tag and $1,000,000-liability insurance coverage, as required by the Venice Family Clinic.

  • Schedule

    Class will meet on weekends and Tuesdays early in the Fall, with clinical sessions on Tuesday evenings following in the Spring and Summer. Mentor phone meetings (outside the times listed below) will be scheduled during the course. The schedule may be subject to change.

    Schedule
    Orientation and Class Meetings

    • Sat-Sun, October 13-14, 2017, 10a-5p
    • Tue, October 17, 5-8p
    • Tue, October 12, 5-8p
    • Tue, November 7, 5-8p
    • Tue, November 14, 5-8p
    • Tue, January 9, 2018, 5-8p

    Research/Library Days

    • Sat-Sun, January 20-21, 10a-5p

    Group A: Clinic (Tuesdays, 5-10p)

    • January 16 (Early arrival for orientation at 1p)
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 13
    • February 20
    • February 27
    • March 6
    • March 13
    • March 20
    • March 27
    • April 3

    Group B: Clinic (Tuesdays, 5-10p)

    • April 10 (Early arrival for orientation at 1p)
    • April 17
    • April 14
    • May 1
    • May 8
    • May 15
    • May 22
    • May 29
    • June 5
    • June 12
    • June 19
    • June 26

    Class Presentations

    • Sat-Sun, June 23-24, 10a-5p
    • Wed, Jun 27, 10a-5p (followed by graduation reception, 5-7p)

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

    Venice Family Clinic
    604 Rose Ave.
    Venice, CA 90291 

  • Faculty

    Instructors

    Lecturers

    • Julie Carmen
  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 13.0 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 840

  • Course Descriptions

    YRTX 840
    Yoga Therapy Rx IV Internship
    13.0 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 internship course is designed for students who have successfully completed the first three courses (basic, advanced and clinical) to apply and refine their administrative and clinical skills in an active medical setting. Under the supervision of resident physicians and instructors, this internship will prepare students to work as a professional Yoga therapists with chronic pain clients in a medical or allied health setting. Prerequisite: Yoga Therapy Rx III