Finding and understanding research can be a daunting task. Have you ever wanted to look at the medical literature on yoga therapy and were not sure where to start or how to evaluate the studies? This course will show you how.
In this course you will:
Discover how to find research studies on yoga in PubMed using the best search strategies
Learn how to evaluate the quality of research
Identify evidence-based approaches to apply to your yoga therapy practice and teaching
This course is offered in four 2 hour online sessions. The sessions will be recorded so if you cannot attend live online, you may listen to the recording at a time that works best for you.
In these sessions we will cover the following topics:
Session 1 Overview of Research The scientific method Types of studies (Hierarchy of Evidence) Study Design and Quality Elements of a research paper Assessing quality of research Reliability and validity Types of bias in randomized controlled studies Types of randomization Systematic review quality
Session 2 How to Search the Scientific Literature Formulating the question/purpose Setting up a search strategy Searching PubMed database Finding and identifying useful studies Acquiring studies
Session 3 Basic Concepts of Statistics How data is presented Steps in statistical hypothesis testing Introduction of statistical terms Clinical vs statistical significance Types of statistical tests
Session 4 Qualitative Research Compared to quantitative research Methodology used in qualitative research Evaluating papers that describe qualitative research Regulatory Requirements Protection of human subjects Institutional Review Boards Special Considerations for Yoga Research Limitations and Bias in Yoga Research Essential Properties of Yoga Questionnaire Yoga Research in India
2 hr Sessions on Wednesdays-July 5, 12, 19 and 26th 9:00 AM Pacific/12:00 PM Eastern
Certificate/Continuing Education Information:
Certificate of participation/continuing education credit requires the following:
1. Attending the 4 live course sessions OR Listening to the 4 recorded session presentations
AND 2. completing the literature search homework assignment
Approved for 9.6 contact hours for nurses as required by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider # CEP13960; and for 8.0 Continuing Education Units for International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA).
Cost: Early Bird through June 30, 2017 $158; After June 30 full cost is $197
As an educator bringing yoga into public schools, I wanted to understand the yoga research so that I could have the language I needed to talk with administrators. This course demystified research so that I can now speak about it. It also gave me the skills to find the research I need without feeling overwhelmed. Julie explains the basics with ease and teaches the course in an engaging manner.
Sat Nam Kaur Khalsa, M.Ed.Educator, Yoga Teacher, and Founder of Learning from the HeartMillbury, MA
“Given me the skills to present solid evidence to medical professionals.”
As a yoga teacher and yoga therapist in an academic medical center, my goals are to provide my clients with evidence-based practices and enable clinicians to make confident patient referrals to my classes. Julie’s lively teaching style warmly invites you in to what seems like a daunting topic, and makes it really interesting. Learning how to search the scientific literature has given me the skills to confidently approach any topic and present solid evidence in presentations to medical and scientific professionals. Clinicians and researchers are increasingly interested in yoga and like to know that, as a teacher, I can speak their language and understand their concerns. As part of my Kundalini Yoga Therapy training, Julie’s courses have been enjoyable and invaluable in helping me professionally.
Dan Coma, RYTYoga Teacher at Penn State Hershey Medical CenterHershey, PA