Yoga Therapy Community Clinic
Clinical Yoga Therapy open to the community on Saturdays from August through June, the clinic provides free, ongoing yoga therapy protocols to individuals dealing with a wide range of health conditions, including spinal cord injuries,Parkinson Disease, MS, auto-immune disease, cancer, chronic respiratory and cardiac conditions, fibromyalgia, severe scoliosis, etc. Clinical Yoga Therapy Candidates and their supervisors create customized protocols for each individual, and follow the client through a series of six sessions over a two-month period.
Yoga Therapy for Parkinson's and other Neuro-Degenerative Diseases
Funded by a $15,000 grant from the National Parkinson Foundation, the program has a two-pronged approach that includes yoga therapy trainings for those who work with this population, and small-group classes for those living with these diseases and their caregivers. The free yoga therapy training is designed for yoga teachers, caregivers, and health-care workers who work with or are interested in working with individuals who have Parkinson's and other neuro-motor degenerative diseases (e.g., MS and ALS). The free small-group classes assist individuals with Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and other related health conditions and challenges to manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, and increase vitality.
Test De-Stress with Yoga/Chill Out Yoga Program
AUM Home Shala is committed to the development of programs for underserved student populations. We introduce yoga programs in Miami-Dade County Title I public schools each fall, as a means of helping youngsters manage test stress as they prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Aptitude Test (FCAT). Prior to the first yoga class, students take a 90-question online survey, prepared by Shala educators, which helps us determine their specific needs in various areas of health, stress management, and lifestyle. Upon completion of the program, students take an online post-survey that shows us in which areas they have received the greatest benefit. Last year's program was supported by a Rachel Greene Memorial Fund grant from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. In 2015, the Dade County school system asked us to work with their students for three full months leading up to the FCAT, during FCAT administration, and following the FCAT. AUM Home Shala designed similar programming for the annual Chil
Accredited 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Training
AUM Home Shala's accredited Yoga Therapy Program is a clinical approach to blending the yogic wisdom of the East with the complementary medicine of the West. The curriculum is designed to train yoga teachers as yoga therapists, equipped to apply the tools, techniques, and philosophy of yoga to help treat common and chronic conditions in clinical settings. The program comprises two modules and a clinical practicum. Graduates are equipped to work not only with private clients but also with medical specialists, including physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths. Funding supports partial scholarships enabling applicants with financial need to attend the course and bring yoga therapy back to their communities.