Missouri Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Therapy

"Although yoga as a practice is therapeutic, there are significant differences between a yoga teacher and a yoga therapist and between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session. Clarity about these differences is helpful for the teacher/therapist, as well as for the student/client... After an appropriate intake and assessment, therapists will often focus on the specific symptoms that trouble their clients and identify methods to help them manage those symptoms. Examples include helping clients with pain management, fatigue, or sleeplessness. In addition, the therapist's role is to empower clients to take a more active role in their self-care. The therapist’s job is less about teaching yogic techniques and more about helping clients to overcome their challenges and gain independence. Hence, the job of the therapist represents a different focus, a different type of education, and a different skill set." - Gary Kraftsow

Bill Lynch

Bill Lynch

MEd, ERYT-500, C-IAYT

Bill is a highly educated and trained Certified Yoga Therapist. He is also a recovered alcoholic and went through the physical trauma of playing over 20 years of American football as-well-as overcoming obesity. After recovery and coming to Yoga well over a decade ago he instantly saw the therapeutic value of the practice and its many applications for the individual. Especially if it were incorporated into a holistic and cohesive way of life. He created "11th Step Yoga" for recovering alcoholics in 2009 as an option for the regular AA meetings many attend. Happily, it is still in operation and growing today. After creating Ozark Mountain Yoga Bill established a strong relationship with Coxhealth as a Community Partner and works closely with physicians and other health professionals integrating Yoga for patients with symptoms ranging from sleeping problems to spondylolisthesis and PTSD.

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Bill Lynch

Jayme Sweere

MBA, RYT-500, C-IAYT, CPT

Certified Yoga Therapist Jayme, founder of Stressedouthumans.com is also highly educated and comes from an athletic background: "I came to yoga as a professional athlete, looking for its physical benefits but what I have discovered has been transformative and healing beyond words. What I have learned from the Himalayan Tradition is most certainly profound in it's depths but more importantly to me, in it's simplicity. These ideals are where I strive to teach from, the teachings of a living tradition grounded in modern science with practical application for daily life. I have been honored to produce "The Secret of the Yoga Sutra Master Course" and other great content for YogaInternational.com and the Himalayan Institute. The process has been inexplicably life changing and I can't wait to share, as best I can, what I've been given by my teachers.".

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