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Medical Therapeutic Yoga

  • Medical Therapeutic Yoga will assist in balancing your whole-body health: Physical-Mental-Spiritual-Energetic-Social-Emotional
  • Medical Therapeutic Yoga is appropriate for Spine disorders, tendonitis, joint replacement, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, myelopathy, neuropathy and generalized joint and muscle pain
  • Learn the Dos and Don’ts for most special conditions
  • Reduce stress and anxiety by learning research-based breath techniques via ventral vagal nerve stimulation
  • Blend evidence-based medicine + yoga postures with a primary focus on breathing and spine stability

MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC YOGA 

PRIVATE SESSIONS (55-90 MIN) 


  • Wellness Evaluation (75-90 minutes) $225
    Includes thoroughly reviewing past medical history, history of present illness, any and all secondary issues, Professional Yoga Therapy Functional Movement Assessment, stability, gait, balance, palpation, strength, and range of motion assessment, orthopedic and neurologic special tests as indicated, goal setting, plan, and initial home program. Wear comfortable clothing and layers. 
  • Follow Up MTY Training Sessions (55 minutes) $140
    Includes but is not limited to Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Pilates Mat/Reformer/Tower lessons, Osteopathic Medicine (Muscle Energy Technique, Functional Manual Therapy), Individualized Home Program Progression.
  • 4 Private Sessions $504 ($126/Session; 3 month expiration)
  • 8 Private Sessions $952 ($119/Session; 6 month expiration)


Please sign Informed Consent and a brief Medical History form via link.

Cancellation Policy
Please provide 24 hours cancellation notice for any scheduled visits. Full payment will be charged for last minute cancellations and no-shows.


MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC YOGA GROUP CLASSES 

(75 MIN)


When:

  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:45AM (Level 1-2)
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:45AM (Level 1-2)
  • Fridays 10:30-11:45AM (All Levels)

Cost:

  • MTY Single Drop-In Class $35
  • MTY 6 Pack Classes $189 (10% Savings; 3 month expiration)
  • MTY 12 Pack Classes $357 (15% Savings; 6 month expiration)

Who:

Everyone is welcome to attend. Transferring up/down off of the floor is required, but there are chairs available to assist. Excellent for prehab, rehab, post-rehab for most orthopedic and neurological conditions. Great for healthcare professionals, physical therapy students, personal trainers, Yoga and Pilates instructors who want to observe and implement medically-based yoga algorithms for special conditions.

Where:

Wellsview Center for Holistic & Integrative Health

613 Ridgely Avenue

Annapolis, MD 21401                        

Additional Information: Please bring your own yoga mat, yoga strap, Mexican style yoga blankets (2) and water bottle. Mats, blocks, blankets and straps are available in the classroom to borrow if needed.

Classes are 75 minutes. Maximum of 15 students.

If this is your first time attending, choose “New Medical Therapeutic Yoga Student” please.

Please fill out Medical History Intake and Informed Consent via link below.


What is Medical Therapeutic Yoga?

Medical Therapeutic Yoga is the practice of yoga in medicine, rehabilitation, and wellness settings instructed by a licensed health care professional who is completing or has graduated from the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute and has been credentialed as a Professional Yoga Therapist-Candidate or Professional Yoga Therapist. For more information, visit proyogatherapy.org

Medical Therapeutic Yoga uses the Biopsychosocial (BPS) model of care, something both the World Health Organization and the Institute of Medicine endorse. The BPS model provides personalized medicine, where the patient is the main focus and attends not only to their physical needs but also their intellectual, psycho-emotional social, energetic and spiritual concerns.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga in the Professional Yoga Therapy Method was developed over 20 years ago by Dr. Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, PYT, DPT, the founder of a grassroots movement to improve healthcare in America.  She is an educator in Medical Therapeutic Yoga, orthopedics, trauma victims and women’s health. 

Today, PYT offers a working model for educational standards in Medical Yoga Education and Functional and Integrative Medicine in the United States and Canada. Since 2000, Ginger has written more than 30 programs, a 4 volume text, and in June 2016 published her first textbook Medical Therapeutic Yogastandardizing the use of yoga as an evidence-based medical therapy. Her post-graduate programs and methodology are a first in healthcare education and delivery. Learn more about Dr. Ginger Garner at gingergarner.com and medicaltherapeuticyoga.com

Professional Yoga Therapy Institute

Veronica was accepted into the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute in 2011 and has been studying and practicing the PYT Method under Dr. Garner’s guidance and mentorship. Veronica deepened her holistic therapy approach after studying at PYTI, learning to assess her patients’ emotional, spiritual, energetic, social, mental and nutritional health. Veronica’s ongoing continuing education through PYTI encourages her to intuitively diagnose and effectively treat a wide spectrum of patients ranging from prenatal/postpartum mothers, the complex elderly population, teenage athletes and dancers, weekend warrior and adult athletes, musicians and artists, and the exponentially growing chronic pain population.

In 2018, Veronica became a Teaching Assistant for Yoga As Medicine I (Module 8). This is an Intensive 7-Day Continuing Education Training Course held on the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle, NC, teaching Dr. Garner’s methodology to licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners seeking to integrate functional medicine into patient care and community education.


The Professional Yoga Therapy Method combines:

  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Conditioning
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Strength Training 
  • Balance & Gait Training
  • Nutrition
  • Osteopathic Manual Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Myofascial Release & Neurovascular Mobilization

Medical Therapeutic Yoga is effective for special populations such as:

  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases (MS, PD, ALS)
  • Women’s Health
  • Prenatal and Postpartum
  • Post-Cancer Rehab

*Enhanced Sports Performance for:

  • Runners
  • Dancers
  • Gymnasts
  • Rowers
  • Kayakers
  • Ice skaters
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Swimmers
  • Tri-Athletes 
  • Team Sports

"I attended Veronica's MTY Class through Chemotherapy, rehabbing after surgeries, and now for overall body care and maintenance. Veronica Jun Whetsel is an amazing practitioner. She articulates so clearly and educates her students to ensure a safe and productive session no matter what your level!"

- Dawn Orso