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Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body Teacher Training

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High Tide Yoga

353 6th Avenue South

Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

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A TWO DAY TRAINING

Saturday April 22nd 8:00AM - 7:00PM

Sunday April 23rd 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Spend Earth Day in beautiful Jacksonville Beach, Florida at a weekend workshop to learn the fundamentals of teaching adaptive yoga to people with neuromuscular conditions. This training is appropriate for yoga teachers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and caregivers who wish to assist and enrich lives by providing adaptive yoga to individuals with neuromsucular conditions. Emphasis will be on MS, but training will also address yoga for those with Parkinsons Disease and Spinal Cord Injury.

Yoga Moves MS and oMS Yoga are synthesizing their knowledge into a practical, creative, empowering, and fun training. Megan, Cheryl, and Mindy's experience, together with their instructors, total over 40 years of working with individuals with neuromuscular conditons.

Participant qualifications

  • Completion of at least 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance teacher training
  • Two years or more years of yoga instruction experience suggested, but not required
  • OR
  • Neuro-rehabilitation professionals, such as physical and occupational therapists and nurses with an interest in the benefits of yoga
  • Caregivers of people living with these conditions who have a fundamental knowledge of yoga and a regular practice

Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body Teacher training participants will learn:

  • Basic understanding of nervous system and neuromuscular conditions in terms of types, symptoms, treatment options, and adaptations for yoga (MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Degenerative Arthritis of the Spine)
  • Guiding principles of adaptive yoga for MS and neuromuscular conditions
  • How to apply adaptive yoga techniques to symptoms of neuromuscular conditions, with emphasis on MS (such as fatigue, weakness, impaired balance, rigidity and spasms, pain, anxiety, incontinence, and cognitive impairment)
  • How to apply mindfulness techniques to adaptive yoga curriculum, including how to cope with pain and anxiety
  • Essential components to an effective small group adaptive yoga classes
  • How to safely address and assist with transfers to and from a chair and yoga mat
  • How to assist adaptive students creatively and safely in and through asana
  • Lessons learned from experienced instructors
  • Competencies of an effective adaptive yoga instructor
  • How to create an empowering class that allows students to move outside of their perceived physical and mental boundaries

Practical experience during training

  • Creative, empowering and playful environment to explore adapting yoga poses
  • The ability to look through the lense of the adaptive yoga student
  • Increased confidence to teach adaptive yoga
  • Hands-on teaching and assisting practice with peers
  • Students with neuromusuclar conditons will be present during training

Mentorship available upon request

Suggested preparation: National MS Society FREE online class for Fitness and Wellness Professionals, accessible here: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Clinical-Care/Resources-for-You-and-Your-Practice/Professional-Education-Calendar/Events/Intro-to-MS-for-Fitness-and-Wellness-Professionals

Class is eligibile for 16 hours of continuing education credits for Registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance

Travel to Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach, FL is a small beach town with a strong sense of community. The closest airport, about 35-45 minutes away, is Jacksonville International Airport (code JAX). Cab or Uber fare from the airport ranges from $30-60 depending on the time of day. Car rentals are available on site. Below is a list of hotels located within 1-3 miles of High Tide Yoga.

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach, Oceanfront (904) 241-2311

Courtyard Marriott Jacksonville Beach, Oceanfront (904) 435-0300

Four Points Sheraton Jacksonville Beach, Oceanfront (904) 435-3553

Holidya Inn Jacksonville Beach, Oceanfront (904) 435-3000

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