Gentle Yoga is designed for students who need to have the basic yoga postures modified due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility. In our experience as teachers and owners of a yoga studio for 18 years, we have found that due to poor lifestyles and chronic stress, many students come to yoga unable to safely practice the postures. In keeping with the principle of ahimsa (nonviolence) we have learned to modify the asanas so that these students can benefit from a physical practice as they build the strength and flexibility to perform the full postures.
This course is designed to help yoga teachers evaluate limitations in their students and prescribe modifications of the poses for them. These will include routines for those who need to practice in a chair. We will have the participants experience the modifications themselves in class as well as learn them in more detail in workshops. These workshops will also include discussions on the philosophy and psychology of gentle yoga and aging.
Wednesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Accessible Yoga Teacher Training program focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, and seniors.
Chair Yoga Teacher Training
Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017
Learn how to make Yoga accessible to seniors, those with disabilities or limited mobility, the chronically ill, Alzheimer patients, pre-/post-surgery patients, and those recovering from illness.
Gentle Yoga Teacher Training
Tara Durga Devi
Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, 2017
Gentle Yoga is designed for students who need to have the basic yoga postures modified due to age, weight, illness, injury or limited flexibility.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Saturday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Learn a full series of restorative postures through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, preparing you to confidently teach a primary series of restorative poses to your students as well as incorporate them into your own practice.
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Wednesday, September 13 – Sunday, September 17, 2017
Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body.