Yoga Alliance Certified Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers 

These classes are designed to take your yoga teaching to the next level. To be a successful yoga teacher, you must know your specific gifts and be able to use them creatively to benefit your students. You must know the themes that resonate with you and understand how to weave them flawlessly through a class. You must have the courage to take your  ideas and turn them into marketable services. And you must be able to market these services on many  platforms. 

Special Workshop for anyone who works with the body.

 April 6, 2019           3pm-7:00pm                  An Introduction to the Science of Pain 4 CEU contact hours $65    

Research in pain science has skyrocketed in the last 20 years. How can we include up to date knowledge about pain for our students who are struggling? And how does this aspect of teaching fit into our scope of practice as yoga teachers or other body workers.

This course will explain the history and evolution of our current understanding of pain including its clinical relevance and application of the modern pain neuroscience paradigm. It will elaborate on the importance of an updated approach to treat pain and describe the underlying physiological changes that are associated with persistent pain. An explanation will be provided regarding the work of Keith Smart in relation to mechanistic based classifications of musculoskeletal pain into nociceptive, peripheral neurogenic, and central sensitization categories. Review of the literature will highlight appropriate practice guidelines and recommendations for evaluation and treatment of each classification which will include diagnostic imaging correlation to pain, specific language usage with patients, the concept of thought viruses, pain neuroscience education, modern understanding to manual therapy, graded motor imagery, and overall facilitating patient empowerment.

This workshop will be led by Dr. Andrew Bennett, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT. Dr. Bennett holds a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), is board certified In Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). Dr. Bennett was the primary therapist for the Air Force Special Forces Rescue and Survival Teams and served as Director of the Physical Therapy Oral-Maxillofacial Pain Clinic at Lackland Air Force Base for several years before working in a private practice setting. Dr. Bennett is adjunct faculty and guest lecturer for physical therapy programs at Texas State University in San Marcos, Regis University in Denver, CO, The US Army-Baylor Program at Fort Sam Houston, TX and provides clinical Instruction into the Evidence In Motion Post Graduate Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and the Evidence In Motion Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. He has been recognized for excellence in clinical education by the Texas Consortium and is a recipient of the Warren C. Smyth award in recognition of professional clinical and educational expertise, innovative delivery of care, commitment to physical therapy private practice, and community service.

Doraine Bennett (ERYT 200, RYT 500)

Doraine will lead the sessions that you may apply to Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements. She is an inspiring teacher who knows how to laugh, how to encourage, and how to call you up to a higher level as a teacher and a person.  You will leave each session with practical tools to apply to your yoga teaching, whether you are a brand new teacher or an experienced one. 

You must have  a 200-Hr Teacher Training Certification to register. 

Sessions at Yoga Inspired, 1365 Warren Williams Road, Columbus, Georgia. 

Each Session: $65