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An Introduction to Medical Therapeutic Yoga

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An Introduction to Medical Therapeutic Yoga

An Introduction to Medical Therapeutic Yoga

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2021


Our current healthcare system doesn't operate from the integrative lens of Functional or Lifestyle Medicine, and it certainly doesn't regularly include yoga or other Integrative Medicine modalities.

However, this workshop aims to change that by revolutionizing healthcare - from the inside out. 

This program is for you if: 

  1. Your patients suffer from comorbidities and/or make lifestyle choices that hinder their therapy progress.
  2. You have ever felt frustrated, burned out, or compassion fatigue because of your career.
  3. You want to understand how yoga, when operationalized through the Medical, Therapeutic lens, can improve your clinical outcomes. 
  4. You want to harness the power of health coaching and yoga as a Lifestyle Medicine, to lower your burnout and improve patient follow-through. 

This online course will introduce you to a sustainable model of Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine practice, via the Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) method, which has been taught and field-tested since 2001. It is based on Dr. Ginger Garner's bestselling text of the same name, which is published in English and Italian and is slated for 3 more foreign translations. 

This online course will also walk you through the steps to become a Certified Professional Yoga Therapist & Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, which is the oldest Medical Yoga Certification program worldwide, and is respected around the world as a comprehensive, effective, sustainable, low-tech, low-cost method to using Yoga in healthcare - and requires little overhead or equipment.

PT's, OT's, & similar healthcare practitioners are ideally suited to deliver this mindful model of practice. The dual certification Lifestyle Medicine & Professional Yoga Therapist programs are well known, with hundreds of therapists and doctors teaching Yoga today in healthcare through the MTY Method.  

Using the MTY Method will help you not only improve patient outcomes and tackle comorbidities and chronic pain; it will also broaden your therapy skill set and diversify your income stream while teaching you critical business skills that will increase your visibility and value, and tackle burnout and compassion fatigue. 

This one-hour course will transform your patient care and self-care.

Learning Objectives

This online course will: 

  • Expand your skill set to increase your value and visibility in your community. 
  • Make yoga safer for your patients and appropriate for use in the clinic. 
  • Introduce you to the foundations of using Medical Therapeutic Yoga in practice and health promotion.   
  • Help you understand and implement trauma-informed care that is COVID sensitive. 
  • Offer telehealth options for delivering yoga-based care. 
  • Help streamline clinical decision-making by finding root causes of pain and disease instead of just treating a diagnosis.
  • Give you the potential to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction in less time and with less burden on you and the patient. 
  • Tackle persistent pain and complex comorbidities that are hindering your patient and client outcomes.

What You Will Learn:

  • The vital signs of the MTY Method, which teaches Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine.
  • The systems-based distinctive roles of Lifestyle, Integrative, & Functional Medicine in practice.  
  • Psychological- and Trauma-Informed therapy skills. 
  • The biopsychosocial model of assessment and intervention for halting chronic disease and tackling acute and chronic pain. 
  • Immediately applicable skills to take to the clinic. 
  • Shifting the therapeutic landscape to improve patient outcomes.


This online course is for any healthcare professional wanting to learn how yoga can be used across the lifespan. This course provides a systematic, best-evidence way to expand clinical practice beyond MSK and movement. You will learn to embrace the rehab professionals role as a holistic, primary care, front-line, healthcare provider and health coach. 

This online course is also for anyone wanting to improve their own self-care and patient care at the same time. 

The instructors
Dr. Ginger Garner

Dr. Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/L is a clinician, author, educator, and longtime advocate for improving access to physical therapy services, especially pelvic health.

She is the founder and CEO of Living Well Institute, which has been training and certifying healthcare providers in Integrative Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Lifestyle Medicine since 2000. She also owns Garner Pelvic Health in Greensboro NC, which offers digital and in-person care.

Ginger is the author of multiple books and book chapters, published in several languages. She has presented at over 20 conferences worldwide and has reached an audience across 6 continents, teaching on a range of topics impacting the pelvic girdle, respiratory diaphragm, and the voice (which she calls the 3D or Three Diaphragm approach).

Ginger is an active member of APTA, serving as the Legislative Chair for APTA North Carolina, a Congressional Key Contact for APTA Private Practice, and in the Academy of Pelvic Health on the Prenatal and 4th Trimester Task Force. Ginger lives in Greensboro, NC and is a mom of four – three sons and the family rescue Lab, Scout Finch. Visit Ginger at the links above, on Instagram and YouTube.

Course Material included in this course
  • An Introduction to Medical Therapeutic Yoga
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Speaking the Language
  • Deficiencies and How to Improve
  • Ginger's Story
  • Working Smarter
  • The ILM Program
  • The MTY Program
  • Feedback

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