Bringing Yoga Therapy Into Hospitals and Academia

with Dr. Mala Cunningham PhD, C-IAYT
Price: $196.00

Grow Your Career As a Yoga Teacher and Spiritual Entrepreneur

Welcome to the online component of the course Bringing Yoga Therapy Into Hospitals and Academia. 

This 40-hour APD (advanced professional development) workshop is designed for yoga teachers and yoga therapists who would like to bring medical yoga (or their specialization area) into an academic or hospital environment -- or any other medical establishment such as nursimg homes or private businesses etc.). 

This workshop will provide opportunities for students to learn:

  • competency-based interviewing skills
  • planning strategies
  • marketing ideas
  • negotiation techniques
  • important formula’s for the successful implementation of your idea or program.


Participants will learn the skills necessary for developing and writing a business plan and a professional proposal and will also receive guidance on how to successfully navigate within various types of professional settings. 

This competency-based workshop will enable Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists to acquire a higher level skill-set that will enable your successful implementation of the “approach, enter, and succeed” formula. Participants will learn clear & comprehensive stratetgies for “what to do” and “how to do it.”

Please note that this workshop covers two areas:

  1. The various components that go into setting yourself up as the owner of a small business and/or a consultant
  2. How to navigate all of the issues that go into contacting, entering, and succeeding in an existing healthcare system or in academia.


If you are only interested in getting your foot in the door of a hospital or in academia, it will still be very important to review all of the components of setting up a small business as a sole proprietor. 

It is likely that some hospitals may only want to hire you as a part time contractor or fee-for-service employee. If this is the case, you will want to have your own identity and business brand in the market-place and you’ll want to be able to pitch your ideas to other hospitals or businesses. Also, it will likely mean that you will still have to obtain a business license, insurance, and to possibly set up an LLC or some other type of structure.

How to take this course:

  • Personal Growth and Learning

    You can take the course for non-credit and for your own learning experience. Please note, you will not receive APD or continuing education credit for the course.

  • Professional Development

    International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for 40-IAYT continuing education credits. Those taking this program for APD hours/credits will need to complete either the in-person or LIVE online course. Completion of both is required in order to receive the 40-APD hour certificate of completion for this course.

Professional Development

If you're taking this course to receive professional development. The following will be needed.


Each segment of the on-line training builds on the previous section, as such, please complete each section in order and step-by-step.
  • You will need to attend the Bringing Yoga Therapy Into Hospitals and Academia course at Yogaville, Buckingham, Virginia or Yogaville's Live Online workshop. For full details on registering for the retreat here is the link
    For in-person Yogaville Programs
    For online: Yogaville Online

  • Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 40 total training hours = 16 hours live + 1 hour of homework + 23 hours self-paced online course You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.

  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for IAYT continuing education credits. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.) Dr. Mala Cunningham is an Approved Professional Development (APD*) Provider through IAYT. Those taking this program for APD hours/credits will need to complete both parts to receive a 40-hour certificate of completion for this course. If you need additional information on the self-paced part of the training please contact Dr. Mala Cunningham at info@cardiacyoga.com.

When does the course start and finish?

You can take the online component of the course whenever it is convenient for your schedule. The online component needs to be completed before arrival for the onsite part of the course and all online course work needs to be completed before arrival. Please check my website at www.cardiacyoga.com to find out when the in-person training takes place.

How long do I have access to the course?

You will have unlimited access to the course for 9 months prior to the in-person training. This will ensure that you have a lot of time to review the information before arriving for the second part of the training course.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Bringing Yoga Therapy Into Hospitals and Academia

    • Welcome

    • Terms, Waiver, & Policy Information

    • Introduction

    • ESTABLISHING YOUR FOUNDTION

    • BRAINSTORMING

    • SORTING THINGS THROUGH / PLANNING

    • MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT

    • BUSINESS ITEMS TO CONSIDER

    • WRITING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

    • Homework - Overview

    • NIH / NCCIH Article

Instructor

M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

is a leading speaker, educator, and trainer in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, Health Psychology, Neuroscience, and Medical Yoga. Her passion is creating a bridge between medicine, psychology, neuroscience, yoga, and mindfulness. Dr. Cunningham is the Founder and Director of the renowned training programs Cardiac Medical Yoga; Hospital Bed Yoga; and Limited Mobility Yoga. She is on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Nursing and is also the President and CEO of Positive Health Solutions.


Dr. Cunningham has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin / Madison in Counseling Psychology and did post-doctoral work in Health Psychology & Behavioral Health. She has a private practice in Charlottesville, Va. & has also been a business and hospital consultant for over 25 years.

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This workshop will provide opportunities for students to learn completency-based interviewing skills, planning strategies, marketing ideas, negotiation techniques, and important formula’s for the successful implementation of your idea or program.

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 within the first 30 days and we will be happy to review what your needs are and how we can make things better for you.