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Structural Alignment Yoga Therapy Certification (Level 1)

Learn how to turn essential exercises and yoga poses into therapy. Transform pain to pain-free for postural issues, injuries and repetitive stress.

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"Thank you so much for making this course.

I have really enjoyed the content and have found it very informative and useful both for my own practice and for teaching. I feel that I have gained a much deeper understanding of the benefits of many of the poses that we regularly practice and as well the importance of optimal alignment. I look forward to further training in the area of yoga therapy."

~ Natalie Brewster, Yoga Teacher

Your Instructor


Karen Claffey
Karen Claffey

Karen Claffey (middle name Heaven) is a licensed Manual Osteopath and Certified Yoga Therapist specializing in structural and subtle alignment.

Karen's Structural Alignment Therapy is an integration of scientific and holistic approaches from her extensive background in osteopathy, fitness, shiatsu, Thai yoga massage, yoga therapy, and holistic health.

Karen's background includes:

  • host-creator of Integrated Health 4 You RADIO SHOW (2014 / Inspired Choices);
  • host-creator of her Montreal cable TV series, Yoga with Karen (2004 / Canal Vox);
  • co-host of Quebec fitness star, Josée Lavigueur’s yoga video, Initiation au Yoga (2003);
  • author-publisher of her vegan cookbook, Fast & Fun Food (1996);
  • host-creator her Montreal cable TV vegan cooking show, Karen's Kitchen (1994-5 / CFCF).
  • guest appearances on Josée, Gaston et Cie (2004 TVA, Montréal), The Dini Petty Show (CTV Toronto 1997), and The Food Show with Chuck Phillips (CIQC weekly radio co-host 1996), and Montreal AM Live with Leslie Roberts (CTV 1995).


For more info visit Karen's websit


Welcome to Karen Claffey's Structural Alignment Yoga Therapy Level 1 Online Course!

Are you passionate about working in a therapeutic capacity?
Do you thrive on being an integral part of others self-healing?
Are you fulfilled by transforming someone's pain to pain-free?
Are you eager to elevate your hands-on skills and/or your verbal cuing with therapeutic alignment?

If you answered yes to any of the above, this course is for you!

Karen Claffey's Structural Alignment Yoga Therapy is a therapeutic methodology that provides leading edge alignment principles and techniques that will transform the way you practice or teach yoga/movement/Pilates/fitness.

The step-by-step videos guide you to transform basic yoga postures and exercises into powerful therapy for postural issues, injuries and repetitive stress conditions for each segment of the body.

You will learn to turn pain to pain free!

Structural Alignment Yoga Therapy may be used as a stand-alone modality and/or may be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy.

This program is designed for:

  • yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, yoga therapists
  • movement specialists
  • fitness-sports-Pilates enthusiasts and professionals
  • massage therapists interested in therapeutics and home care exercises for their patients | Qualifies for CMTO 20 CEU's

FAQ: Do I need to have yoga experience to benefit from this course?

The Structural Alignment Yoga Therapy course includes basic yoga postures and essential exercises that anyone can do. These therapeutic exercises can be incorporated into any form of movement or exercise regime, including yoga, fitness, Pilates, and sports. The yoga postures and exercises in this course are taught with biomechanically optimal Therapeutic Alignment Principles that transform pain to pain free. While the course title says 'Yoga" Therapy, this is mainly to distinguish from this course from the 'Manual" Therapy version of the course that is designed for bodyworkers.

WITH THIS COURSE YOU WILL RECEIVE :

*Presentation of case-study assignment and completion of quiz is required for credit hours and certificate. Downloadable Case-Study Intake Forms are provided in Module 1.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is yoga experience required?
The Structural Alignment Yoga Therapy course includes basic yoga postures and essential exercises that anyone can do. These therapeutic exercises can be incorporated into any form of movement or exercise regime, including yoga, fitness, Pilates, and sports. The yoga postures and exercises in this course are taught with biomechanically optimal Therapeutic Alignment Principles that transform pain to pain free. While the course title says 'Yoga" Therapy, this is mainly to distinguish from this course from the 'Manual" Therapy version of the course that is designed for bodyworkers.
"Karen my dear, I wanted to say thank you again for your incredible teaching. I feel so blessed to have been able to participle in such great learning!!!! Love you... Beth oxoxox"
~ Beth Rutty, Yoga Teacher-Therapist


This course provides over 66 lectures and videos
equal to a total of over 12 hours of detailed video instruction,
and a 125-page workbook with images and in-depth guidance.


"I must say firstly Karen, Thank-you for being a memorable mentor & teacher.!"

~ Heather Clarke, Rehabilitation Therapist


“The course exceeded my expectations! Absolutely great presentations, highly specific and complete information. Karen’s knowledge of structural yoga therapy is broad and refined.”

~ Daniel Clement, Yoga Teacher-Trainer

“I learned a tremendous amount from watching Karen; her presence, gentleness and knowledge was wonderful modelling. She has an attitude of acceptance and focus on details and learning.”

~ Michele Roy, Life Coach, Yoga Teacher


Course Curriculum


  Module 2: SAYT for Lower Body Conditions & Issues
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
Thank you for participating in the Structural Alignment Yoga Therapy (Level 1).

I hope you enjoy putting the Structural Alignment Therapy principles and techniques into practice and that you see positive results in your work, as well as in your life.

I would love to hear your feedback.

Please share your experiences with me and do not hesitate to ask questions as you continue applying what you have learned, and working with your clients.

Remember that I am here to support you through this process.
Sincerely,
Karen

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