Online Workshop: Yoga Therapy for the Knees

Course Details

Justine Shelton, AVI Certified Viniyoga Therapist, C-IAYT, will teach you about the common conditions and injuries of the knee including ligament and meniscus tears, chondromalacia, osteoarthritis, muscular imbalances and knee replacement surgery. You will learn how to use the therapeutic tools of yoga to help your clients and students delay or prepare  for knee replacement surgery, rehabilitate and recover range of motion, synergystically strengthen the musculature that supports the joint and experience less pain and discomfort.

Justine discusses and demonstrates alignment do’s and don’ts in creative and experiential ways. Join in on the Group Field Trip, dive into knee replacement before and after photos, and experience first-hand the benefits of healing asanas as Justine leads you through a one-hour Yoga Therapy for Knees practice.

And no workshop is complete without Justine’s humor and jokes!  Yes, they are included!

Learn Justine’s Secrets in this 4-hour online course!

As an NCAA Division I College Basketball Player, Justine experienced repeated injuries and knee surgeries. 30 years later, she has yet to have knee replacement surgery thanks to her Yoga therapy practice.  She shares her decades worth of personal experience living with knee issues and injuries. She has worked extensively with students who want to “buy time”, heal and avoid knee replacements through Yoga therapy.

Goals of Workshop:

  • Understand the anatomy of the knee joint and how to work with dysfunction from a Yoga Therapy standpoint
  • Understand common conditions and injuries of the knee joint
  • Knee Replacements: Prevention, Buying Time, Preparation and Recovery
  • Case Studies – A Deeper Understanding


Course Outline

Module 1 The Anatomy of the Knees
Unit 1 Yoga Therapy for the Knees - Anatomy  
Module 2 Knees Injuries and Conditions
Unit 1 Injuries and Conditions of the Knee  
Module 3 Group Practice for the Knees
Unit 1 Video: Group Practice for the Knees  
Module 4 Knee Alignment and Knee Replacements
Unit 1 Knee Alignment and Knee Replacements  
Module 5 Asana Practice for the Knees
Unit 1 Video Asana Practice: Yoga Therapy for the Knees  
Module 6 Quiz for the Knees
Unit 1 Quiz: Yoga Therapy for the Knees  
The 30+ page handout plus Presentation slides includes the goals of a Yoga therapy intervention, prescriptive asanas, anatomical description of knee conditions, as well as several detailed case studies.

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