Yoga Therapist
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Yoga Therapist

Monroeville, PA

Recovery Centers of America

Recovery Centers of America (RCA) was created in pursuit of one goal: Help 1 million patients achieve a full life of recovery by providing evidence-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment, as well as eating disorder treatment. We believe patients who are treated well get well sooner, which is why we treat every patient with dignity, discretion, and respect.
We’re on a mission to deliver the highest-quality, most affordable, and most accessible addiction treatment available. More importantly, we’re on a mission to save lives. We provide our patients with a complete continuum of care including medically-monitored detoxification, residential inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP) and general outpatient (GOP) – offered both in-person and via telehealth – as well as a variety of free community support meetings at our neighborhood-based centers for addiction treatment.

Summary

The Yoga Therapist plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved programs for our patients. It is based on the belief that yoga can help people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. It’s all about finding different ways to replace unhealthy behaviors or habits with art, music, exercise, yoga, breathing and meditation.

Responsibilities

  • Meets with patients and arranges activities and sessions
  • Plans and facilitates activities and maintains the yoga room and equipment
  • Organizes and carries out one-on-one or group workshops and/or lessons
  • Assesses a patient's condition and recommends appropriate physical activity.
  • Liaison with case managers and other health professionals and physicians
  • Designs projects using the patient's understanding of how physical activity (Yoga) can influence people.
  • For yoga therapy, work with patients on meditation, giving them the opportunity to focus on a specific thought or idea – such as recovery, slowing their breathing down, calming their nerves and reducing negative feelings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, psychology, social work, or related experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of psychotherapy and the role art, music, Yoga and other physical activity can play in treatment

Compensation: TBD

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