COVID-19 | Resources: Teaching Online | Financial | HIPAA
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Posted by: IAYT Administration
Our hearts are with everyone suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional resources, please review COVID-19 Resources.
IAYT would like to remind its members and friends that the best sources of reliable public health information remain the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Local health departments may be able to offer business-specific advice.
In addition, many individual facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals, where yoga therapists may work, have implemented specific protocols they expect employees and contractors to follow.
Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research
Please know that the IAYT team is monitoring the situation, which is evolving rapidly, and making contingency plans should we need to adjust SYTAR programming. You will find our current refund policy here.
Offering Yoga Therapy During a Pandemic
Although we will all likely need to alter our habits and plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps one of the most important steps we can take is to promote the dissemination of accurate information and to avoid panic.
We believe that helping clients to continue their practices as they are able is another appropriate support. The research listed here on yogatherapy.health, IAYT's website for the public, may be useful. Under the headings "Immune function" and "Stress" you'll find just a few of the high-quality studies that demonstrate yoga's relevant effects.
Community, whether in person or not, is also important to optimal health. Many IAYT members are already accomplished at presenting their materials online. Among them is Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, who shares these tips for working with several virtual platforms.
Look to this Yoga Therapy Today article for considerations specific to delivering yoga therapy online. You may want to verify whether online class/session delivery is covered by your liability insurer, as individual policies vary.