Yoga As Medicine

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Medical Therapeutic Yoga is the practice of yoga in medicine, rehabilitation, and wellness settings by a licensed health care professional.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) is an integrative approach to health and wellness.  It uses the Pentagon of Wellness, a philosophy incorporating the physical, psycho-emotional, spiritual, energetic and intellectual aspects of each individual.  Addressing these unique personal aspects, your therapist will guide you to a level of personal empowerment about your own health.

Clients seeking MTY have a full 90 minute assessment.  Here, a traditional subjective interview takes place.  The client discusses their current health issues from which they are seeking relief.  Other information such as previous health status, diet and activity tendencies, methods of stress management is also gathered.  A full physical therapy biomechanical exam is then completed, which reveals the body structures that are in need of change or support.  This information sharing and gathering is paramount in development of an individualized treatment plan.

Follow up MTY appointments are 60 minutes long.  With the information gathered from the initial assessment driving the session, the Therapist and her client move through an appropriate series of breath work, postures and poses.  While yoga as medicine is the mainstay, Linda doesn't hesitate to use biomechanical treatment techniques and modalities as necessary.

The Professional Yoga Therapy Institute (PYTI) program was founded by American Physical Therapist, Athletic Therapist, Pilates Instructor and Yoga Teacher, Ginger Garner.  Since inception, Ginger has trained exclusively licensed healthcare professionals in the art and science of MTY,  the only yoga therapy teacher training with such strict entrance guidelines.

Module 8  of Ginger Garner's Medical Therapeutic Yoga course will come to Canada for the first time in October, 2017. As a graduate from the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute program and credentialed as a Professional Yoga Therapist, Linda Boryski was chosen to be the teaching assistant for Shelly Prosko when this course is presented in Saskatoon later this year.