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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 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.




  1. cecilia dextre on February 10, 2017 at 11:14 am

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

    • Dr. Matthew J Taylor on February 10, 2017 at 11:17 am

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

      • Sanam Govari on September 26, 2017 at 9:31 am

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

  2. Jasmine on September 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    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 on September 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm

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

  3. Shelly Prosko on September 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    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 on September 22, 2017 at 7:34 am

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