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IPATH Restorative Yoga Curriculum (75 ore)

The IPATH Restorative Yoga program is a continuing education program

accredited with Yoga Alliance 

  • 30 contact hours including 5 mentor hours

  • 45 non-contact hour including case studies     

Tuition $650 paid in full - or pay per module

This course includes one set of the IPATH® decompression balls

Program Overview

What is the IPATH Method?

Integral Postural Alignment Therapeutics, known as IPATH , is a whole-body evolution of knowledge and action.  The IPATH Method developed by Denese Cavanaugh, is a restorative yoga program fostered on musculoskeletal and myofascial therapeutic techniques, used to correct posture, relieve pain, and restore resilience for wellbeing.  

IPATH is a unique approach intended to balance the nervous system, relieve pain caused by injury and musculoskeletal  issues such as scoliosis, hip misalignment, and other skeletal complications causing chronic pain. The 75 hour IPATH restorative yoga teacher training program is a hybrid continuing education program designed to complement the participants' approach to yoga and yoga therapeutics. The teacher training program is composed of 4 modules totaling 75 hours over 6 weeks. Using yoga tools, an array of props, gravity, along with interoception and proprioception as core elements in this therapeutic approach to effective pain relief. Each module progressively builds upon competencies learned in each module,  creating safe, and effective sequences in preparation for Module 4 case studies and practicum. Upon completion of the program certified teachers will have earned 40 contact and 35 non contact continuing education credits.  Teachers will be prepared to teach  IPATH restorative yoga in group classes and private sessions.

Module 1
In studio & Livestream

Exploring  tension patterns and chronic holds throughout the body,
including the fascial matrix.

By the end of Module 1 student will be able to:

  • Describe the history and background of the practice      

  • Demonstrate appropriate props for each pose setup in the IPATH primary sequence for a variety of human variations and body types          

  • Describe the therapeutics purpose of each IPATH  pose/sequence    

  • Effectively demonstrate a decompression technique using the IPATH decompression ball.

  • Using a postural assessment, describe potential musculoskeletal challenges

  • Demonstrate evaluation skills for assessing  imbalances through the lens of the kosha model

  • Compare and contrasts  the unique methodology of restorative vs dynamic yoga


Module 2
25 Online self study hours

  • Posture with breathwork &  the Subtle Body

  • ABC's of the Skeletal System

  • The symmetrical body & fourth chakra

  • Joint Motions defined

  • Common imbalances

  • Vitruvian philosophy

  • How to support an imbalanced body

  • Workbook


Module 3
livestream 12 hr weekend
see calendar dates

Sequencing Integral Postural Alignment Therapeutics. 12 hr  Livestream weekend

  • The IPATH approach to pain management 

  • Weaving through verbal cues 

  • IPATH and the 5 Koshas

  • Block Placement - body assessment

  • Breath awareness

  • Practice the Heart Opener / Halo / Hammock/ Soft Bridge

  • Restorative poses: Somatic integration

  • IPATH® decompression balls - exploring 3 postural trigger points

  • Primary principles taught for beginner to intermediate to advanced students


Module 4
20 hour case studies -
application of techniques



  • Putting the work to practice: submit case studies using somatic and held postures 

  • 60 - 75 minute class sequences , using verbal cues, correct prop placement, breathing techniques, and observation. 

  • Present private and  small group classes

  • Study effects of progression, interoception and proprioception.

  • Use of cueing techniques to facilitate and encourage levels of release, calm, and ease. 

  • Present verbal corrections, help cultivate a safe practice environment, and encourage harmony in movement.

  • Present decompression, skeletal alignment, and strength using the IPATH® decompression ball

Certification upon completion

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