Practitioner Training Level 3
Practitioner Level 3 training is the final and most comprehensive phase of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certification program: a nine-month part-time, distance learning program, plus two two-week intensives at the Phoenix Rising Center. It is designed to give you the professional experience, knowledge, understanding, and confidence needed to establish a career. Students have a chance to observe themselves in action and receive detailed supervision. This part of the program includes practice sessions and detailed reports, intensive workshops, reading of professional literature relating to yoga and psychotherapy, professional business practices, and essay writing.
Level 3 begins twice a year, in June and December. You are eligible to apply for Level 3 if you have successfully completed Level 2 within the last year. If you have completed Level 2 more than one year ago, please call and speak to the Level 3 Program Director before applying.
Anatomy & Physiology 1
- Musculo-skeletal anatomy and physiology, subtle anatomy and physiology of edge.
- Key relationships between structures, systems, and functions of the body, and anatomical alignment.
- The emerging science of mind/body/spirit, and change and the human body.
- Considerations, cautions and contraindications of many physical conditions, common questions and misconceptions.
Orientation Residency Program
- Orientation to distance learning, the mentoring process, and program materials.
- Coaching and feedback on a sessions given in the mentor group.s
- Technical review and practice of assisted postures.
- Anatomical considerations of assisted posture work.
- Practitioner Alignment and strength for assisting postures.
- Introduction to Professional Ethics and boundaries.
- Working with first-time clients.
- The use of asana practice, meditation, imagery, myth, collage and story-telling to illuminate the unchanging nature of yoga, the evolution of its philosophy, and the creation of yoga dogma as is current in this culture.
- Experiential study to connect you with the timelessness of yoga as a physical, spiritual and psychological practice.
- An awakened awareness of yoga’s past and of the roots of your personal yoga practice, providing a stronger foundation upon which to build your personal and professional future.
Midterm Residency Program
- Coaching and feedback on sessions given in the mentor groups.
- Technical review and practice of assisted postures, dialogue, and integration.
- Teaching and practice of advanced dialogue techniques: Two-part Dialogue and Open- Ended Journey Dialogue.
- Teaching and practice of the Extended Body Scan.
- Professional ethics, boundaries, and guidelines for establishing a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practice.
Supervised Practicum (Non-Residency)
- Forty-eight practice sessions, with self-observation and feedback on eighteen of them.
- Four exchange sessions with peers.
- Four professional sessions received from certified practitioners.
- Selected reading of professional literature.
- Daily yoga and meditation practice.
- Telephone conferences with mentor.
- Evaluation of session work via video.
- Self-evaluation/Self-study Assignments.
- Client Created Student evaluations.