$350 – $375

Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body Teacher Training

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Good Karma Yoga Studio

31162 Novi Road

Novi, MI 48377

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Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body Teacher Training Overview

It is a goal of this Teacher Training program to help instructors gain confidence in their ability to meet the unique needs of their otherwise-abled students, while understanding how neuromuscular conditions impact students’ lives, mobility and sensations. It is not uncommon to be anxious about working with students with physical and cognitive challenges This comprehensive program combines Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body (AYMAB) principles, with an overview of neuromuscular conditions, pose adaptations, class design and dynamics, theme components, class administration and additional resources for you to pursue. Participants will become part of a growing and mutually supportive adaptive yoga community of instructors and students.

Participant Qualifications

  • Yoga Instructors
    • o Completion of at least 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance teacher training;
    • Two years or more years of yoga instruction experience suggested
    • Caregivers for those with a neuromuscular condition
    • Neuro-Rehabilitation Professionals
      • o Such as physical and occupationaltherapists and nurses, with an interest in the benefits of yoga

Suggested Preparation

Participants Will Learn:

  • Basic understanding of nervous system and neuromuscular conditions in terms of types, symptoms, CAM options, and adaptations for yoga as maybe applied to students with muscular sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal chord injury, arthritis etc.
  • 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;
  • 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 class;
  • 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, poses.

Competency Goals of an Effective Adaptive Yoga Instructor

  • Acceptthe instructor (or therapist) role without trying to fix the student
  • Confidence in teaching and providing assistance with adaptive yoga poses and alignment adjustments
  • Attunement to the whole person, rather than to student’s condition or disease
  • Ability to empower students to contribute to self-care for wellness and healing
  • Knowledge of breath and foundational alignment principles and how to apply them to adaptive yoga
  • Ability to instruct students with a range of abilities and challenges
  • Safe, sensitive and appropriate responses to individual student and class needs
  • Mindfulness in the classroom, being in the present moment, while welcoming change in student and class needs
  • Ability to look through the lens of an adaptive yoga student

Practical Experience

  • Creative, empowering and playful environment to explore adapting yoga poses
  • Hands-on teaching and assisting practice with peers (and adaptive yoga students depending upon training location)
  • Mentorship available upon course completion (request details)

Training times:

Friday 1 to 9pm

Saturday 10:30am to 5pm

Sunday 9:30am to 4pm

20 credits for Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists continuing eduacation

Bring snacks, lunch o dinner, drink container, hot water and tea will beprovided; yoga gear such as blocks, blankets, bolsters, and straps if you have them.




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