Certificate in Yoga Therapy Rx
Application required. Online classes begin October 3.
Students discuss their experience in the Yoga Therapy Rx 1 course.

COVID-19 Provisions: There are a number of provisions by U.S. state governments and accrediting bodies that impact this program. Please review them here.

This basic course will focus on the musculoskeletal system. We will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, and the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee, and hip problems. The course also will cover communication tools for working with doctors, including reading reports and understanding medical terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes.

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Use Yoga therapy to understand and address the origin and treatment of musculoskeletal problems including common lower back, upper back, hip, and knee ailments
  • Incorporate a safe, modified approach to group Yoga classes, which allows their one-on- one Yoga therapy clients to evolve to the group experience
  • Work with doctors, physical therapists and other health professionals by learning how to read and understand basic medical terminology, reports and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center for Religion and Spirituality at (310) 338-2799 or yoga@lmu.edu.

  • Begins: October 3, 2020

    Enroll: Application to program required.

    • Full Payment Discount. Register with full-tuition payment to receive $150 off tuition.
    • Concurrent Enrollment Discount. Register in YRTX 821 concurrently to receive $150 off tuition.

    Prerequisite: Completed 200-hour Yoga teacher training, and admission into the program.

    Course: YRTX 811

    Tuition: $3,780 | A minimum payment of $945 is required to register. Tuition payment plans are available. Please contact Ms. Rosa Calderon at Rosa.Calderon@lmu.edu to make arrangements.

    • Books + Materials Fees: $300-$375 (estimate only)
  • Classes meet once a month on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

    • October 3-4, 2020
    • November 7-8
    • December 5-6
    • January 9-10, 2021
    • January 30-31
    • February 20-21
    • March 13-14
    • April 10-11
    • May 15-16
    • June 5-6
    • July 10-11
    • July 31-August 1

    Connecting Online

    MyLMU is the primary Internet-based portal for students, faculty and staff at Loyola Marymount University. Once you log in to the portal with your credentials, you can directly and securely access the various online learning platforms, including Brightspace and Zoom, and your student record. Click here to begin.

  • Instructors

    Lecturers

    • Shannon Collins
    • Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, D.P.T.
    • Eden Goldman, D.C.
    • Don Henry
    • Surendra Mehta
    • Richard Miller
    • Rick Morris, D.C.
    • Steve Paredes, D.C.
    • Matthew J. Taylor, Ph.D.
    • Felicia Tomasko
    • Fay VanDerKar-Levinson, Ph.D.
  • Students must complete a total of 13.5 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: YRTX 811

  • YRTX 811
    Yoga Therapy Rx I
    13.5 Semester Hours

    Yoga Therapy is a synthesis of the ageless wisdom from the East with the most recent knowledge in complementary health from the West, and is a means to manage illness or facilitate healing.  This basic course will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Classes will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee and hip problems. In addition the course will cover communication tools for working with doctors including reading reports and understanding terminology and clinical notes such as S.O.A.P. notes. Prerequisite: 200-hour Yoga teacher training.