Exciting New Course for Rehab Professionals

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My first project after finishing my sabbatical is actually one I worked on during my sabbatical with the brilliant Hannah Millson, SPT of U of Montana Doctoral Physical Therapy program during the fall semester of 2016. Hannah contacted me the spring of 2016 as I was leaving on sabbatical and wanted to do an independent study project around yoga and rehab. From that request developed the idea of creating a 15-week online course for rehab graduate students that will:


  • Be evidence-informed on using yoga therapeutics in rehab.
  • Be experiential where they could experience the effects of practice on themselves…and hopefully also be a self-care tool.
  • Provide the clinical rationale and basic science evidence to go back to the internship or classroom to share their insights with faculty, colleagues and patients.
  • Provide students, faculty and clinical instructors the same material to share, adapt or modify for free as a Creative Commons licensed program (ie, you just have to attribute to us)…perfect for inservices, student groups, and capstone projects!


This course is now open as of August 15, 2017. It is free to all graduate students and student groups (Use coupon code “givingbackiytir“… see picture below…no credit card request; it looks like you will have to after you hit “Register,” but once you enter the coupon code it goes away, and NO upsells…promise). Graduates, faculty, clinical instructors, and active rehab professionals will be able to participate for free if they request a code from info at smartsafeyoga.com. While the course includes 15 weeks of material, you can complete at your own pace, faster or slower, you decide. Sign up for our newsletter in the box to the right to be sure to get notices about future courses too!

Here’s the LINK to the school.



Dr. Matthew Taylor

Dr. Taylor is the founder of Smart Safe Yoga and creates resources for safe practices for the global yoga community. For the last 37 years, he's combined his graduate degree in physical therapy, advanced yoga therapy studies and his doctorate in the study of chronic pain to find solutions for a multitude of health challenges.

  • cecilia dextre
    Posted at 11:14h, 10 February

    Congratulations!!! I know that woulb be a great experience! I love it! I can’t wait for begin!!

    • Dr. Matthew J Taylor
      Posted at 11:17h, 10 February

      and we will need a Spanish translation too, right Cecilia? : ) ….know anyone?

      • Sanam Govari
        Posted at 09:31h, 26 September

        Hi Dr. Taylor,
        My yoga teacher is 500+ RYT and he is a native Spanish speaker. I can introduce you.

  • Jasmine
    Posted at 15:42h, 01 September

    I am very excited to attend this course. I have been practicing yoga for 8 years and am a new grad in physical therapy. Excited to see what this course will bring to my yoga and rehab world.

    • devNirob
      Posted at 15:54h, 01 September

      Let me know what you think Jasmine and please share it with like-minded colleagues and your alma mater! ~ matt

  • Shelly Prosko
    Posted at 16:43h, 21 September

    Matthew and Hannah: thanks for this valuable contribution to help further integrate yoga philosophy and practices into modern day rehabilitation. I think the time has come that health providers are seriously ready and willing to learn more about this effective integration, and to learn more about self-care! Matt, I know you have been at this for a few decades, so it’s wonderful to see your years of dedication to such quality work offered in this accessible way to so many. I will share this with those that are seeking and I trust will benefit. Best wishes and thank you both for your service!

    • devNirob
      Posted at 07:34h, 22 September

      Thanks for your ongoing support and the work you do as well Shelly…let’s start a big fire in our students!