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Didactic and Clinical Externship Programs at the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy (BSYT Level II and Level III)

Housed within Beaumont Health Integrative Medicine, the program provides students with an environment of vast educational opportunities including on-site clinical rotations and interdisciplinary didactics for medical and yoga therapy students. A faculty made up of MDs, PhDs and CIAYTs support the academically based model of the program. 

BSYT is dedicated to the professionally minded yoga student committed to long term study in the clinical applications of yoga therapy. The graduate will be able to substantiate advanced study, training and experience in on-site, mentored clinical applications of yoga therapy within the hospital as well as be able to demonstrate proficiency in the yoga philosophies of health and healing, ethics, techniques, methodologies and practical applications as they apply to yoga. 

The didactic lectures are organized into units of study that include but may not be limited to the following topics: policies/protocols, structural/musculoskeletal, stress reduction, life cycles, and the endocrine/immune/circulatory systems. Students will need to successfully pass exams before clinical externship. Practicum aspects of the curriculum are strongly emphasized. Students must also document experience in yoga therapy instruction in order to be considered for clinical externship.

Clinical externs offer yoga therapy applications in symptom specific areas hospital wide as well as one-on-one scheduled yoga therapy encounters in a mentored environment in the Integrative Medicine Department of the hospital. All mentored yoga therapy clinical encounters and patient documentation are HIPAA compliant. The yoga therapy clinical extern must present findings of their independent study representing a primary focus in the applications of clinical yoga therapy.

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