Skip to main content
Not Found
Digital Seminar

Therapeutic Connection of Yoga and Medicine: Integrative Systems-based Approach to Reduce Pain and Improve Overall Outcome

Michelle Lindsey
Approx. 6 Hours
Sep 23, 2022
Product Code:
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: In-Person Seminar | Live Webcast | DVD


My yoga journey began as a personal one, to find balance in my own life. But after learning yogic traditions in India and completing my yoga teacher training in New Mexico, I was quickly able to see the connection of functional medicine and yoga. It is so much more than just stretching in a fitness club. It’s a versatile tool for addressing core weakness, fall risk, hip and pelvic instability, chronic low back pain, and shoulder dysfunction. And yet, yoga is not being utilized in most rehabilitation programs today.

We know from extensive evidence there are numerous health benefits and functional gains in all patient populations when including yoga with medicine. This training was designed specifically for medical professionals, and you will walk away with an in-depth understanding of the impact on each body system and step-by-step guidance to:

  • Quickly evaluate postural muscle imbalances and asymmetries
  • Integrate functional multi-planar movement patterns
  • Emphasize core activation and breathwork
  • Apply yoga for the care of specific disorders, diseases, and disabilities

With this modern combination of western medicine and eastern philosophy, you’ll learn highly effective techniques that can be used anytime/anyplace for numerous client populations. This new paradigm moves away from isolated movements and to integrated and functional approaches that reduce pain and improve overall outcomes.

Enable your patients to move from “I have to” exercise to “I want to” with these purposeful movements that are actually FUN. Bonus: we’ll also review today’s best billing/coding practices so that you can be reimbursed as you add this technique into your treatment plans.


CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Michelle Lindsey's Profile

Michelle Lindsey Related seminars and products

Michelle Lindsey, DPT, PT, MBA, has over 26 years of experience and is the owner of Rising Star Therapy Specialists, LLC, in Phoenix where she specializes in treating pediatric and adult special needs clients. Throughout her career, she has worked in various settings, including orthopedics, skilled nursing services, home health, outpatient, and acute care. Dr. Lindsey views her clients as unique individuals with varied skills and abilities. She inspires them to extend beyond their best efforts by providing a comfortable, compassionate, and respectful environment in which they thrive.

Her first book, The Wellness Equation, offers hands-on-postures and exercises that promote healing at the union of modern medicine and traditional yoga. The Metamorphic Gift: Easy, Simple Breathing and Postural Techniques to Transform Your Life; is a great book for self-healing that integrates the body with breathing and postural exercises, using understandable anatomy and physiology.

Dr. Lindsey is also Certified as a Personal Trainer (CPT), KRI Yoga Instructor, a Level 3 Reiki Practitioner, Dolphin Therapist, Fall Prevention Specialist, and Tai massage therapist. She also holds a dry needling certification. She has been a featured speaker in many large-scale conferences. Dr. Lindsey has won national recognition in many areas of fitness including figure skating, elite marathon running, duathlons, and professional speed skating.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Michelle Lindsey is the CEO of Rising Stary Therapy Specialists, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michelle Lindsey has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Visit our FAQ page at or contact us at


  1. Evaluate research on the benefits of yoga as a tool for healing.
  2. Perform yoga breathing, postures, and exercises as well as relaxation and meditative techniques.
  3. Evaluate the impact of yoga on various systems of the body.
  4. Assess a client or yourself for proper ventilation.
  5. Determine visual, tactile, and auditory treatment exercises that impact breath and body awareness.
  6. Evaluate how the body connects for healthy living using a systems model approach.
  7. Discover How you can get enough information on the body through watching someone walk.


Beyond the Pose: Physiology of Yoga
  • Science of Kundalini Yoga
  • How it can be used as a tool for healing
  • Gifts, power, and goals of Kundalini Yoga
  • Research behind using yoga to prevent multiple illnesses/disorders/COVID
Functional Western Anatomy: Impact of Yoga on Various Systems of the Body
  • Circulatory
  • Lymphatic
  • Respiratory
  • Digestive
  • Endocrine
  • Nervous
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Immune
  • Genitourinary
Yogic Anatomy
  • Ten energy bodies/chakras
  • The nature of sound
  • The science of sound
  • The crucial mind-brain behavior link
  • Practicing with tuning in mantra
Experiential Lab: Dynamics of Breathing
  • Breathing anatomy and awareness
  • Exploring the spine: biomechanics
  • How the diaphragm connects and supports posture and movement
Experiential Lab: Components of Kundalini Yoga
  • Learn to tune in/closing song
  • Warm up exercises
  • The concept of kriya
    • Basic sitting postures
    • Basic mudras
  • Body locks
  • Focusing—Where do we place our eyes while meditating (Third eye, nose)
Experiential Lab: Energy and the Importance of Prana/Breath
  • Review of conscious breathing
  • Long deep breathing
  • Breath of fire
  • Alternate nasal breathing
  • Yogic postures
Targeted Solutions for Many Common Diagnoses and Impairments
  • Low back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Poor balance or flexibility
  • Postural misalignments
  • Strength deficits
  • Muscle imbalance
  • ROM limitations
  • Anxiety/depression
  • PTSD
Practical Application & Modification of Postures for Special Populations
  • Pediatrics - Autism
  • Geriatric clients
  • COVID long haulers
  • Neurological issues: Parkinson’s, peripheral neuropathy, TBI, stroke
  • Special needs clients
  • Women’s health/pelvic health?
  • Pre/post-natal?
  • Post-op
Home Exercise Program and Lifestyle
  • Yogic diet
  • How to change a habit
  • Maximize your reimbursement
  • Coding and billing updates for yoga rehabilitation
  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Activity Professionals/Directors
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Osteopathic Doctors
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Yoga Instructors
  • Physical Education Professionals and Coaches
  • Long Term Care Administrators
  • Restorative Team members
  • Clinical Managers
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • BCBA’s


Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

PESI Mobile App

Access CE trainings on your phone or tablet through our free mobile app. Choose video or audio-only versions of live webcasts and online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

Please wait ...

Back to Top