How can yoga therapy be applied for individuals who have suffered trauma? Traumatic events may lead to isolation and feelings of helplessness. Traumatized individuals may develop addictions, mental illness, and a variety of dysfunctional coping strategies. Trauma sensitive yoga teaching skills to effectively and compassionately work with this population include specific asana sequences, pranayama, and grounding techniques.
What pranayama techniques can be applied for our yoga therapy clients? In this experiential module, you will explore pranayama, nadis and the bhandas. We will also analyse yoga therapy research and examine which pranayama is best suited for individual client needs and why.
How can we support our yoga therapy clients with hip and knee issues? How does alignment from the feet influence the health of these joints? Learn the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the hips and knees and explore strategies that we as yoga therapists can use to educate our clients on the hips and knees. Learn about specific hip and knee issues such as bursitis, groin pull, hip replacement, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, Iliotibial syndrome, complete ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL Injuries/Tear/Repair, patellofemoral syndrome (Runner’s Knees), meniscal tear/repair, osteoarthritis and knee replacement.
This module will give you a better understanding of the concept of Tensegrity and how to apply it to your practice through exploration of tensegrity repair series,the fascia and asana. You will learn how the fascial system helps us to understand exsisting patterns of movment, restrictions and be able to view the body as a whole system while applying this into your teaching. You will have a full afternoon to explore fascia from an experienced Rolfer and look at the anatomy trains by Thomas Myers . This weekend will be full of practice and exploration in our own bodies, so you will leave with a understanding on how this feels within yourself. *This workshop includes 10 hours of distance learning.
Back pain is the most common health complaint in North America and one of the top reasons for missed work days. In this module we learn about the anatomy of the spine, including the function of vertebrae and the major muscle groups that support the spine, such as the pelvic floor muscles. We will look at common back issues including sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and muscle strain. The module centers on what poses help, which ones hurt, and how to sequence yoga therapy classes for people with back issues.*This workshop includes 10 hours of distance learning.Tuition: $380