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Intro to Yoga for HCPs: Personal and Patient Care Now and in the Future

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Intro to Yoga for HCPs: Personal and Patient Care Now and in the Future

Intro to Yoga for HCPs: Personal and Patient Care Now and in the Future

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in April 2020


Yoga is a science that provides us with both a philosophical framework and practical tools and practices that result in stress reduction and more health, resiliency and happiness. The current COVID-19 pandemic we are currently living globally has never been a better time to explore the practices of this ancient but powerful tradition.

Join Diana Perez, physiotherapist and yoga therapist, for this 75 minute webinar that will give a brief overview of what yoga is, and guide you in some yoga practices that you can easily integrate into your own life to manage stress and achieve more resiliency and equanimity. 

The tools and techniques we practice can also be easily integrated into your clinical practice with patients. There will be time in the webinar for questions and discussion.


What You Will Learn

In this introduction to Yoga course, you will learn:

  • The physiological and psychological effects of yoga
  • The 8 Limbed Path of Yoga
  • How breathing can modulate the CNS
  • Breath awareness practice
  • Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Cardiac coherence and the general exercise prescription for cardiac coherence
  • Different Restorative Yoga Poses for relaxation, including modified positions using common household items
  • The difference of Meditation and Mindfulness and how to incorporate this into practice
  • General concepts of Yoga Asana


Course Time

This course will take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete and you will receive a certification of completion after you have completed the course.


Target Audience

This online course is for physiotherapists (physical therapists), yoga therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals providing care to patients. This course is also appropriate for the public.


Overview Of Course Content

  1. Introduction To Yoga For HCPs
  2. Breathing: Gateway to CNS/Breath Awareness Practice
  3. Alternate Nostril Breathing
  4. Restorative Yoga Poses
  5. Meditation And Mindfulness
  6. Yoga Asana And Resources
  7. Q&A Pt 1
  8. Q&A Pt 2
  9. Resources And References
  10. Continued Learning
  11. Multiple choice Quiz


Final Thoughts

Yoga therapy has been scientifically shown to help modulate pain, tension, and other CNS sensitizing symptoms, thus it is important to learn some Yoga techniques and practices to support both self-care and patient care.  In this course, you will not only learn the basics about yoga therapy, but you will practice these techniques to better enrich your learning experience. Sign up for this course now to start your journey to reduce stress and improve health in both yourself and your patients!

The instructors
Diana Perez
B.Sc. P.T., M.Sc. Rehab. Science Physiotherapist / Professional Yoga Therapist / Dip. Sports PT

Diana is a physiotherapist (McGill University B.Sc.1985; M.Sc.1993) and yoga therapist who has worked in the rehabilitation field, sports world and the wellness and fitness industries for over 45 years. She is the founder and previous owner (1997-2009) of the Medi-Club Physiotherapy & Medical Wellness Centre (Kirkland, Quebec), where she continues to practice as a clinical physiotherapist and yoga therapist.

She has been a practicing clinician since 1985 and has advanced specializations in sports physiotherapy, orthopedics, manual therapy, back & neck rehabilitation, muscle energy, myofascial release and therapeutic exercise prescription. She has also done extensive training in the areas of functional medicine, wellness, nutrition, naturopathy, ayurvedic medicine and acupuncture.

She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching yoga since 2002. She has 2 yoga teacher training certifications (Hatha & Ashtanga - RYA) and is also certified as a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYTI) and as a Pain Care Aware yoga practitioner. She is the founder and director of the Canadian Yoga Therapy Institute and has developed and teaches a curriculum of courses to health care professionals on how to integrate yoga into clinical practice. (Medical Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Musculoskeletal and Neurological PT Practices, Yoga for Pelvic Floor PT, Teaching and Sequencing Yoga Safely, etc.)

Diana taught for 20 years at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy of McGill University (Faculty of Medicine) and has presented at various national and international congresses and conferences in the areas of physiotherapy, sports medicine, sports physiotherapy and yoga therapy. She is a faculty member of various Yoga Teacher Training Programs and teaches numerous yoga and yoga therapy related workshops to yoga teachers throughout NA. She also continues to teach yoga classes and workshops to the public at several locations in the West Island of Montreal and runs numerous annual national and international yoga and yoga therapy retreats.

She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Quebec Physiotherapy Association and was on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) from 2007 to 2014. In 2020 she was the recipient of the CPA Lifetime Membership Award in recognition of her longstanding contribution to the profession. Contact Diana for any questions at:

Course Material included in this course
  • Intro to Yoga for HCPs: Personal and Patient Care Now and in the Future
  • Slides
  • Introduction to Yoga for HCPs
  • Breathing: Gateway to CNS / Breath awareness Practice
  • Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Restorative Yoga Poses
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Yoga Asana and Resources
  • Q&A Pt1
  • Q&A Pt2
  • Resources and References
  • Continued Learning
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Feedback
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