Participants who register for this course have the option to attend the course live and/or watch the recorded sessions later. The recording will be available to all registrants for a 2-week period after the course. This allows participants who may not be able to attend the live sessions to still benefit from the course content.
To facilitate attendance tracking, please indicate on your registration form if you won't be attending live.
Yoga and mindfulness are powerful tools for healing, especially for pelvic health conditions such as incontinence, urinary urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy and postpartum, and bowel disorders. Clinicians will leave this course ready to integrate yoga and mindfulness practice in their treatment and exercise prescriptions. Content will include research in these areas of biopsychosocial practice, as well as detailed examples of yoga poses specific to clinical diagnosis with modifications and contraindications.
This class is an active learning experience. You will be moving, including practicing yoga postures and mindfulness techniques to help your patients and support your own health and well-being.
- Know how to design a yoga-based program for your patients, incorporating selection and correct positioning in yoga postures
- Be able to support patients in engaging their mind-body connection through Polyvagal Theory and somatic interoception
- Learn about types of yoga and meditation practice to effectively support referral of patients to classes in the community
- Practice yoga, kriyas, yoga nidra, and breathing exercises during the program to experience their benefits and be able to teach them to your patients
- Understand the current research supporting yoga and meditation for a variety of pelvic health conditions
- Have a resource library including apps, websites, and books to provide therapists with reference material and assist patients with adherence
- Access to yoga-based patient education handouts for various pelvic health diagnoses.
- Improve clinicians’ ability to care for their own health, reduce burnout, and enjoy life and work
- This course includes 4 hours of pre-course work videos to be watched
- Participants need to be in a space that allows safe & whole body movement
- Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and are encouraged to have with them a yoga mat or towel, yoga blocks, and strap if available.
Audience: Open to all healthcare and wellness/fitness professionals.
Date/Time: April 18, 2024, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm ET (Toronto). Please convert to your local time zone
Live attendance is not mandatory for this online course. Enjoy a 2-week window to access and review the course recording, which is sent out on the next business day. We understand that life can be busy, which is why we offer you the freedom to access the course recording(s) during the time-limited viewing period.
Laurie VanCott, MSPT, Physiotherapist and Yoga Instructor
Laurie is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, and owner of Gorge Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics. In her clinical practice, she has over 20 years of experience focused on pelvic health, integrating yoga, meditation, and mindfulness with evidence-based physical therapy approaches. In her early work, Laurie taught yoga in the United States and New Zealand and witnessed firsthand its healing benefits. This led her to pursue training as a physical therapist to combine these disciplines in what we now understand to be the biopsychosocial model of care. She is dedicated to educating physical therapists and patients on the integration of these techniques for comprehensive, holistic clinical care and well being.
Laurie is a lifelong student, always adapting her practice and teaching to new information as it emerges. Recent additions include the science around polyvagal theory, breathwork, somatic interoception, meditation, and mindfulness. Her teaching experience includes teaching for the APTA’s Pelvic Health Section and presenting at CSM multiple times. She has served as the Clinical Coordinator for the Mommy & Baby Wellness program and a lecturer with the Persistent Pain Education Program with a regional hospital system.
Laurie is the founder of Yoga Therapeutics, a company with a mission of providing health care professionals and patients with evidence-based courses, video content, consulting, and related products integrating the wisdom and knowledge of yoga and western medicine. Laurie also remains active teaching yoga on zoom and hosting wellness retreats through gorgeyoga.com.