This course will provide health care professionals with the handouts and skills needed to perform, teach and modify over 30 yoga postures for healthy individuals as well as patients in a clinical rehab setting.

Lab participation is a must and will include proper cueing, sequencing, and progression of exercises to meet the needs of patients of all fitness levels. Breathing techniques as well as integrating of the breath with movement will be thoroughly reviewed and practiced. This course will conclude by having clinicians teach selected postures to small groups as a practical review of exercises and concepts learned. Participants are highly encouraged to bring a yoga "sticky" mat for ideal exercise execution with bare feet. Please wear fitted, comfortable workout clothes. Baggy clothing is not recommended and will obstruct exercise execution.


Chris Kolba, M.H.S., P.T.
Jean Momorella, M.S., P.T.
Jodie C. Seligson, M.S., O.T.R.
Mark Stockman, M.S., P.T.
Lisa Godt, M.S., P.T.
Andrea Cheney, M.H.S., P.T.
Deanna Lesmeister, M.S., P.T.
Alyssa Rutchik Padial, M.S., P.T.
Michelle Green, M.S., P.T.
WIlliam M. Klotz, M.S., P.T.
LaVerne Pyle, M.P.T.
Lyle McClune, M.P.T.
Maureen Price, P.T., A.T., C.
Keri Edwards, O.T.
Tonya Breitenbach, O.T.A.
Kent Pierce, A.T., C.
Michelle Green, M.S., P.T.
Vickie D. Gines, D.P.T.
Connie Nehls, P.T., A.T., C.
Kristina Martin, P.T., Certified Pilates Instructor
Pearlas Sanborn, M.P.T., M.B.A., Certified Pilates Instructor
Nicola S. Weiner, M.S., P.T., L.M.T., Certified Pilates Instructor


Upon completion of the course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate yoga postures with proper alignment and form
  • Cue correct alignment set up and exercise execution
  • Identify and correct faulty postures using positive tactile and verbal feedback
  • Learn indications, contraindications, exercise modifications and progressions to meet the special needs of patients in a variety of rehab/clinical settings.
  • Perform various breathing techniques and determine with what postures these techniques can be used.
  • Practice sequencing of postures and integration of breath with movement
  • Provide patients with a variety of exercise options designed for both injury rehabilitation and prevention


The course times and locations are released 180 days before the day of the course and can be found on the Schedule section of this site. Most locations are prominent hotels near major airports for your convenience. In addition, we will send you written confirmation of the course time and location with your homestudy materials 21 days before the date of the course. All IWA class sizes are limited and fill quickly.

On-site - The course will last for 6 hours and will consist of lecture, lab, student participation in techniques, manual review and a practical exam on the exercises taught. Students will be graded during the practical exam as well as with oral questioning during the day and lab observation. You will be required to arrive 15 minutes early to register and be dressed to exercise with a large towel or mat. This information will be included in your confirmation letter sent to you 21 days before the course.

Homestudy - You will be sent the IWA textbook with your confirmation letter and directions 21 days before the course. You will be required to spend 6 hours reviewing and practicing the exercises contained in the homestudy textbook as well as the theories being presented. This is done so that you have a base knowledge before arriving at the on-site clinic. At the clinic we will review therapy concerns about Pilates exercises, modifications for various special populations and advanced technique analysis.

Total time required: 6 hours on-site / 6 hours homestudy