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Restorative Yoga for Physical Therapists - Remote Course - January 22-23, 2022

Pacific Time - Day 1: 8:00am - 12:00pm / Day 2: 8:00am - 12:00pm

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Price: $275
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 10.5

This course is an online course that combines live Zoom discussions and labs, pre-recorded lectures, and pre-recorded practices that will be the basis for experiencing and integrating restorative yoga into physical therapy practice.

It is well known that stress is an important contributor to overall quality of life, chronic pain and disease risk. Our society’s focus on high productivity and achievement often creates chronic fatigue and reduced ability to regulate our nervous systems. Sleep maybe the only time a person actually rests during the day. For those who have survived trauma, even sleep is not restful. And so we stay in a state of stress that is difficult to manage.

Restorative yoga is an accessible practice that can teach patients (and practitioners) how to rest systematically, for short periods of time, on a regular basis to encourage parasympathetic nervous system to balance with the sympathetic nervous system for improved neuroregulation. We will also talk about the difference between meditation and restorative yoga, and how they can support each other in order to support the ability to drop into relaxation.

Designed for the virtual class room, the lectures are pre-recorded for viewing at convenience. A set of restorative postures, each taking 20-30 minutes are offered prior to the live meetings so that participants can experience what a patient might experience when restorative yoga is a component of their home program. We will then discuss participant experiences, questions and strategize how to reduce barriers to relaxation so that patients can integrate this practice into their life style. There will also be live labs for breathing techniques and specific meditations that may be helpful to patients working with an unregulated nervous system.


Pre- Recordings: Watch Before the Live Component of the Course

There are approximately 8 hours of pre-recorded lectures & labs that are to be completed prior to the first day of live meetings.



This continuing education seminar is targeted to any licensed health care professional. Content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner's license or regulation. Physical therapy continuing education courses should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, except, as they are involved in a specific plan of care. This course does not certify participants as yoga instructors.


Pre- Recordings: Watch Before the Live Component of the Course

Module 1: Intro to Yoga (47 min)
Module 2: Props & Scavenger Hunt (20 min)
Module 3: Trauma (30 min)
Module 4: Dissociation (50 min)
Module 5: Pranayama (21 min)
Pre-recorded Labs: 
Lab 1 (15 mins)
Lab 2 (15 mins)
Lab 3 (8 mins)
Lab 4 (8 mins)
Lab 5 (19 mins)

Day One:

8:00 Welcome, Intros and Zoom Management
8:30 Lecture Review: Modules 1, 2, 5
9:30 Lab Pranyama: Alt Nostril Breathing 
9:40 Lab Restorative: Viparita Karani
9:55 Break
10:10 Lecture Review: Modules 3, 4
11:00 LAB: Maitri Meditation
11:10 Lecture:Module 6
12:00 Adjourn

Restorative Yoga Practices video

Day Two:

8:00 Review Homework & Day 1
8:45 Small Group Practice Teaching - Pranayama
9:15 Discussion
9:30 Small Group Practice Teaching - Restorative Set up
10:00 Break
10:15 Small Group Practice Teaching - Meditation or Restorative Setup
10:40 Discussion
11:00 Small Group Practice Teaching Time Permitting
11:30 Odds and ends (billing, recourse, questions, telethealth)
12:00 Adjourn

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the origins of contemporary yoga
  2. Describe the difference between restorative yoga, general yoga, meditation and pranayama.
  3. Identify differences between the styles of yoga and be able to offer this information to patients to improved education.
  4. Help patients find accessible means to practice restorative yoga in order to reduce financial barriers to practice.
  5. Describe the benefits of props during yoga practice.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of trauma prevalence, and be able to identify a list of trauma triggers that may arise during restorative yoga, and how to modify set up to reduce triggers.
  7. Discuss various types of trauma with which patients may present.
  8. Customize practice through graded exposures and environmental controls
  9. Dose restorative yoga for patients for improved relaxation.
  10. Describe the window of tolerance model and how that relates to modifications to postures.
  11. Describe potential adverse effects of meditation and have a strategy for patient care.

Attending a remote course is easy and safe, and you can do it entirely from the security and comfort of your own home or clinic without having to find a lab partner.


Important thing to note:

- Our policy for applying for continuing education credit for remote courses differs from that of our in-person and satellite lab courses. Read the specific language of the policy here. Depending on the state in which you practice, you may need to submit your own application to your state board or approving body should you wish that it be approved for continuing education credit in your state.

- To attend a remote Herman & Wallace course, registrants will need Zoom video conferencing software. This is a requirement. One can create an account and download the software to their computer at https://zoom.us/

- We use the Pacific Time Zone for all of our remote course start and end times (this is not the case for in-person and satellite lab locations). Please make a note of this and set your calendar accordingly.

- A Zoom account is free to create. Before the meeting, we recommend having a practice Zoom session with a friend or colleague so you can test your microphone, video, and internet connection. You can participate in any remote course from the comfort of your home, but will need a stable internet connection in order to participate. We recommend downloading the software and practicing a call with a friend or colleague prior to your course with us. Zoom also offers video tutorials on their website at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials.

- Still have questions about Remote Courses? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Courses

Kate Bailey, PT, DPT, MS, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Y4C, CPI

Kate Bailey

Kate received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Anatomy from the University of Delaware. Her physical therapy practice is focused on pelvic for all genders and ages. Kate brings over 15 years of teaching movement experience to her physical therapy practice with specialities in Pilates and yoga with a focus on alignment and embodiment. Kate’s pilates background was unusual as it followed a multi-lineage price apprenticeship model that included study of complementary movement methodologies such as the Franklin Method, Feldenkrais and Gyrotonics®. Building on her Pilates teaching experience, Kate began an in depth study of yoga, training with renown teachers of the vinyasa and Iyengar traditions. She held a private practice teaching movement prior to transitioning into physical therapy and relocating to Seattle.

Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.

Multi-Course Discount

This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one credit card payment, one check or one envelop with multiple checks. This type of registration cannot be completed online, if you are wishing to receive the Multi-Course discount please call or email us directly for assistance.

Group Discount

This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.

Student Discount

This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.


To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2022. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

Referral Credit/Discount

Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:

1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.

A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount

Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course.