NKT Yoga

The NKT Yoga program combines the NeuroKinetic Therapy® Level 1 protocol with yoga and exercise correctives.  You will learn manual muscle testing and the basics of motor control theory.  There is ample time for hands on practice and understanding the effects of movement on the motor control center.   

NKT Yoga will show you how to detect if a particular yoga pose is helping to create strength or accidentally causing dysfunction.  You will learn to identify weak areas in the body and then correct them. This will enhance the effectiveness of your yoga privates and inform all your public classes.  

NKT Yoga 1 covers the muscles of the core and lower extremity.  In addition to this, you will learn how to detect for breathing pattern disorders and how to help your students retrain this most vital function. Different strategies will be taught as well as how to detect the link between breathing patterns and motor control dysfunction.  

Day 1: Core and Lower Extremities

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discuss the theory of NKT Yoga; Understand how MCC coordinates and controls body movements; How to assess muscle imbalances.

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Discuss the effect of yoga poses/mobility drills on the joint structures and motor control capabilities. Show the importance of testing and specificity when it comes to giving homework.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Demonstration of manual muscle testing for the core:  Abdominals, psoas, quadratus lumborum, multifidus and gluteus maximus. Instruction on how to use of yoga poses and corrective exercises to retrain the motor control center for the above-mentioned muscle groups.  

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Discussion, demo and supervised practice of muscle testing for the deep rotators of the hip, adductors and abductors. Application of yoga and corrective exercises based off of NKT findings.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Supervision and Practice of the day’s material.

Day 2: Breathing Mechanics and Lower Extremities

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Q&A, review of previous day’s material.  

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Discussion of breathing mechanics, diaphragm function and its effect on the MCC. 

11:00 am – 1:00pm
Demonstration, practice and supervision of NKT testing and Yoga corrections for diaphragm dysfunction. 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Discussion, demo and practice of muscle testing and yoga corrections for the quads, hamstrings and muscles of the knee.  

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Discussion and demo for the muscles of the lower leg (gastroc, soleus, tibialis anterior and posterior, peroneals and muscles of the foot).

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Practice and supervision of NKT Yoga process