7/6 Concurrent Session 1-B 9:30-11:00 Assessing of the Yoga Therapy Client: Small Group Yoga and One-on-One Amy Wheeler, Ph.D.
[1-B] Assessing the Yoga Therapy Client: Small Groups and One-on-One The most important part of Yoga and Yoga Therapy is that the client is self-empowered to heal from the inside out. In order to begin this journey, the Yoga Teacher or Yoga Therapist must understand the personal experience of the client at the 5 layers of the human system: physical, breath, mental, personality and emotions. In this workshop, Amy will show you easy and useful assessment tools that you can adopt in your Yoga and Yoga Therapy practice. These assessment tools will help the Yoga Teacher or Yoga Therapist to evaluate the experience of the client. These tools are useful for both group Yoga class and individual assessment one-on-one. Additionally, this workshop will teach you how to empower the client to assess him or herself on a daily basis, as the client moves towards more autonomy in his or her self-empowered healing journey.
Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., C-IAYT The Optimal State of Living Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino for 21 years. Amy's degrees include a B.A. and M.A. in Health Promotion, and a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology. Amy has extensive Yoga training in the Krishnamacharya Tradition and was certified as a Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist. Amy helped to set standards for Yoga Therapists in organizations such as NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association). Amy is a Co-Founder of The Optimal State of Living, an organization that certifies Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists at the 200, 300, 500, 800 and 1000-hour levels. Amy is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT).