Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) offers an innovative methodology which changes both the practice of yoga and rehabilitative science by combining them, making MTY a distinct and separate practice from, but yet a complementary arm to, yoga and yoga therapy.
“Using biopsychosocial underpinnings, Dr. Garner bridges necessary elements for holistic care. In addition, her Lifestyle Medicine certification and training rounds out the necessary environmental contextual framework necessary for well-being as an individual and society.
Dr. Garner offers yoga as a platform for all aspects of healthcare within a system in great need of change. She illuminates these in precepts where yoga is a natural segue to enhancing delivery of health care through holistic care. Nuanced creativity such as the use of sound, music and voice foster unique access to innovate change and these precepts offer a foundation for the collective whole.
The felt experience of this text via application to oneself is the starting point for application in patient care. Overall, this is a guidebook for the healthcare professional willing to open horizons for population health and well-being. Dr. Garner beautifully gifts us with her expertise through the pages of this integrative treatise.” (Click here to read Dr. Galatino's full review.)
Mary Lou Galantino, PT, PhD, MSCE, FAPTA
Professor of Physical Therapy, Stockton University Galloway, NJ; University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA; University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
“Medical Therapeutic Yoga is a comprehensive and scholarly book that effectively bridges the gap between allied medical fields and yoga. This landmark volume documents the continuity of yoga with our contemporary understanding of neuromuscular function. Medical Therapeutic Yoga is a well-written, beautifully illustrated, and scientifically documented volume that provides an in depth knowledge of the physiological, anatomical, and neurophysiological links to the evolved historical traditions of yoga.”
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Distinguished University Scientist
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation
“Dr. Ginger Garner has masterfully explored the bio in the biopsychosocial model of healthcare while simultaneously embracing the psychosocial contributions of yoga philosophies. By weaving the richness of the yoga tradition with the modern postural-structural-biomechanical model of medicine, she delivers a practical and relevant text exploring how we may better treat the whole person during stages of physical distress and dis-ease.”
Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500
Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching
“Medical Therapeutic Yoga makes a unique contribution to effective interprofessional partnerships in healthcare. Replete with exceptional expertise, understanding, and care, it provides a detailed biopsychosocial model for using yoga in both preventive and rehabilitative healthcare. I applaud and highly recommend this important book.”
President, Center for Partnership Studies, author of The Chalice and the Blade, co-author of Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships.
The Medical Therapeutic Yoga Certification program will change the way you approach patient care AND self-care. This program is for you if you answer yes to any of the following questions:
MTY is“Yoga 2.0” – yoga combined with physical therapy and other rehab sciences, making it more effective and safer than yoga alone. It allows you to practice safely and conveniently at home. BONUS: Preface and first chapter download from the book!
This 6-week series (PLUS 2 BONUS PRACTICES!) help you build strength, resilience, hope, and immunity. Dr. Garner uses her teaching and vocal skills to guide you through a fun exploration of yogic movement based on her Functional Movement Assessment.
Motivation Monday is a 7-week series that will improve your resilience and stress management skillset. Dr. Garner guides you a mindful practice of the 7 chakras. A 7-level focus on mind/body meditative movement helps you balance strength & mobility.
The Premium MTY Library contains 60+ videos. MTY is “Yoga 2.0” – yoga combined with physical therapy & other rehab/medical sciences, making it more effective and safer than yoga alone. It allows you to practice yoga safely and conveniently at home.