Yoga as Medicine
June 2017

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Yoga as Medicine

The Art & Science of Yoga Therapy

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

June 25, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Timothy McCall
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SM17-2405-974Timothy McCall,

Yoga as Medicine (YAM) Level 1 is a hands-on training that provides a systematic roadmap to using yoga as a therapy to improve your health and the health of your students.

Under the guidance of medical doctor and yoga therapist Timothy McCall, you learn YAM’s system of assessment, called SNAPS, an acronym for Structural, Nervous System and Breath, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality.

Through case studies, lectures, yoga practices, writing exercises, and guided meditations, you learn to assess function on all levels of body, mind, and spirit. In small groups you roll up your sleeves, observe each other, and create personalized therapeutic yoga practices that include poses, breathing techniques, meditation, philosophy, and dietary and lifestyle suggestions.

This training is suitable for yoga teachers and students, holistic health practitioners, health care professionals, and those seeking yoga therapy for conditions like back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, and depression. Familiarity with basic yoga concepts and practices is helpful, but not necessary.

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
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This workshop begins Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall
  • The Principles & Practice of Yoga in Health Care edited by Sat Bir Khalsa, Lorenzo Cohen, Timothy McCall, and Shirley Telles

Please download this questionnaire. Please complete the form and return it as soon as possible by:

Registration Dept
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Timothy McCall, MD, is an internist, yogi, and meditator. He is author of Yoga as Medicine, medical editor for Yoga Journal, and coeditor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care. McCall is codirector of the Simply Yoga Institute in Summit, New Jersey.