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Therapeutic Considerations for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Population

Therapeutic Considerations for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Population

Therapeutic Considerations for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Population

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in March 2019


While we all need to explore the realm of the new to keep our body and mind fresh, those with progressive neurological conditions have no option but to build new pathways since the older roads have become blocked.

For those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the fuzz may hamper ambulation, cognitive processing, memory, and emotional regulation. Working adaptively with yoga to spark fresh and unusual ways of linking movement, mind, and breath, without fatiguing the student is nuanced work.

In this course, Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT, Director of EYT, will share her extensive experience building a program for people with MS. 


Learning Objectives

You will learn these key elements:

  • Ways to sequence that encourage cognitive processing
  • How to build kinetic chains that help students remember parts that have been ‘off-line’
  • The importance of core engagement to maintain stability
  • Using the breath to decrease inflammation and increase oxygenation to the brain
  • Alternation of focus to prevent fatigue and over-exertion

Short Video Overview

**This session was recorded at the Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY) in March 2019

The instructors
Robin Rothenberg
C-IAYT, Director of EYT
Robin Rothenberg is the program director and founder of Essential Yoga Therapy, an IAYT Accredited Training Program. Robin served as Chair of the Accreditation Committee for the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) until '07, and remains on the Advisory Council. She is considered one of the foremost experts in the area of yoga therapy for lower back pain and annually teaches her Essential Low Back Training Program based on her book by the same name and the NIH-protocol she co-designed. Her ability to speak articulately to the way in which yoga impacts the nervous system, mind and emotions has led to her presenting at both NAMA (National Ayurvedic & Medical Association) and SYTAR on the subjects of anxiety and stress. In 2010 she was commissioned by a hospital outside to Seattle to develop a program for MS which has grown to be highly successful. Robin has spent the last three years deeply studying the impact of breath on our physiologic health and mind. She is writing a book, "Restoring Prana: A therapeutic Guide to Pranayama and Healing Through the Breath ", Singing Dragon publishers, due out in spring 2019. The breath informs all of her therapeutic work and is particularly critical in her work with those living with inflammatory, chronic pain and auto-immune conditions.

Helene Couvrette
Co-Founder, President of MISTY

Her passion for yoga inspired her to share yoga with a few friends in the basement of one of whom eventually lost her battle with cancer. She soon realized her love of yoga could only be surpassed by the desire to share it with others & the joy of seeing them benefit from yoga on many levels.

In 2002 just after delivering a stillborn boy Helene embarked on a 200hr YTT Certification Course. During 2003 she continued the training at same time began teaching yoga at the St. Lazare Community Center. Helene continues to teach regular yoga classes with a therapeutic approach, offers Private Yoga Therapy Sessions & mentors a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Winter of 2018 she will introduce an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training focusing on Therapeutics.

Helene is also co-founder of this international conference bringing health care professionals & yoga therapist together with the mission of integrating yoga into the Canadian health care system.

Montreal International Symposium on Therapeutic Yoga (MISTY)

MISTY is an organization by Helene Couvrette that provides high quality continuing education for healthcare professionals, yoga therapists, and educators who have a shared passion in the mission of yoga therapy and science.
Course Material included in this course
  • Therapeutic Considerations for the MS Population
  • Welcome
  • Understanding Your Clients
  • Understanding Your Clients Pt. 2
  • Essential Yoga Therapy
  • Q&A
  • Yoga Therapy Session Pt. 1
  • Yoga Therapy Session Pt. 2
  • Yoga Therapy Session Pt. 3
  • Yoga Therapy Session Pt. 4
  • Yoga Therapy Session Pt. 5
  • Quiz
  • What's Next?
  • Feedback

This course has been approved for 4 CPD units by the South Africa Society of Physiotherapists (SASP). If you are a physiotherapist in South Africa and would like the number of approved CPDs to appear on your certificate of completion, please follow the steps outlined in this help article. 

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