Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training for Yoga Instructors and Care Providers
Gain hands on experience with our practical and classroom training
Learn from experienced Yoga Moves MS instructors. We are one of the only yoga therapy providers to provide adaptive yoga therapeutics for MS on such a grand scale in the country
Mentorships are offered for more extensive practical experience.
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 neuromuscular conditions 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 eligible for 16 hours of continuing education credits for Registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance
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