In this module, students will learn how to integrate the chakras in their yoga therapy practice. Learn the philosophical principles of chakra theory and how to integrate it in your yoga therapy practice. Participants will be grounded in the body and breath in a journey through the chakras with: 1. Movement. 2. Mantra. 3. Meditation. 4. Partner & group work. 5. Journaling. Tuition: $350
“A boundary is any limit I need to honor so I can love or work with you without resentment and with integrity.” —Dr, David Gruder. In this module, we will learn more about: 1. How to create clear, compassionate boundaries 2. Directive and non-directive dialogue 3. Embodied presence and listening skills 4. Effective, non-violent communication. Yoga therapists need to be able to adjust to unique needs of their client or student while maintaining a safe therapeutic relationship that is empowering for everyone. In this innovative module we will explore the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship and learn how to create a safe and welcoming space. We will examine ways to manage your relationship with your yoga therapy clients. You will gain a deeper understanding of where classical yoga psychology and modern pyscho-therapeutic theory meet to allow you to be of service to your clients while maintaining balance for yourself. Tuition: $350
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.Tuition: $385
Yoga therapy requires a unique set of tools. Yoga therapy sessions are sequenced very differently from group yoga classes. Yoga therapists need to be able to listen and understand verbal and non-verbal cues and language, and to be able to adapt sequencing to meet the individual needs of their clients. In this module, we will learn how to sequence individual yoga therapy sessions, with a particular focus on listening and responding to the needs of our students. We will also discuss the principles of sequencing for small group yoga therapy classes. Tution $350
This module will address the anatomy of the shoulders, forearms and wrists, while exploring the balance of mobility and stability. Learn how to work specific injuries such as (rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, dislocation, carpal tunnel and more!) This module is an opportunity to deepen in experience and hands on application of functional movements of the shoulder, wrists and forearm. Through practice and discussion we will explore safe techniques and applications of yoga therapy for the shoulders, wrist and forearms. Tuition: $350
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. Tuition: $350
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. Tuition $350
An estimated 20-25% of North Americans and 1.5 billion people worldwide live with chronic pain and a growing number of health professionals are recommending yoga to their patients particularly since we now have research to support yoga is a potentially safe and effective approach for improving function, pain and quality of life for people with chronic pain.
Yoga therapists are well positioned to contribute to a comprehensive pain care plan. However, misunderstandings about pain by the therapist can result in suboptimal outcomes for the person in pain, where the therapist might use language that unintentionally limits the potential for recovery and resilience or might avoid yoga practices that ultimately would improve tissue health, reduce inflammation, support self-efficacy, help restore more ease of movement, and help regain activities that the person enjoys and values in life.
This module is a thorough look at the changes in woman’s body during each trimester of pregnancy and how yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation can be applied therapeutically. Learn poses and safety precautions for each trimester and how to offer support and adapt poses to suit the needs of the mother and growing baby. In the post- natal portion of the weekend, we will examine how yoga can be adapted to fit this new, busy time in a woman’s life. We will learn how to bring stability back into the pelvis, regaining internal strength and the fundamentals of teaching post natal to a new mom while releasing areas of tension. Tuition $350
*This workshop is part of the Advanced 300 Yoga Program but does not count towards Ajna;s 800 hour Yoga Therapist Program.
In this training we will learn the foundations of Yin Yoga and how to teach Yin Yoga in a Therapeutic setting. Topics covered: - A brief history of Yin Yoga - Yin-Yang Theory - Anatomy, skeletal variations and how to modify poses for different bodies - What makes a pose Yin - The Yin Yoga postural archetypes and variations - How to practice Yin in a Therapeutic way - Who shouldn't practice Yin Yoga - Hyper-mobility and Yin Yoga - Yin Yoga and the nervous system - Yin Yoga's relationship to meditation - How to create a whole body Yin Yoga class Students will leave with a broader understanding of Yin Yoga and how to create therapeutic class plans and effectively teach Yin Yoga to a wide range of students. Tuition $350
In this module we explore Yin Yoga more deeply;
Including relevant anatomy, philosophy, and energetics of the practice.
In this Module you will learn:
The significant role of fascia in Yin
Chinese Channel (meridian) Theory including:
The relationship between Fascia and the channels
Anatomy, location and function of the 14 pathways
The 6 Yin Yang paired channels
Organs association with each channel
Mental and emotional qualities of each channel
Taoist 5 Element philosophy including:
Yin Yang review
The Roles & Function of Qi
The role of Jing (essence)
The spirit or ‘soul of each organ’
The mind in Yin Yoga
* This workshop has 10 hours of distant learning
**Please note: you must have previously taken Therapeutic Yin Yoga Level 1 with Nyk Danu or have studied with directly with a Paul Grilley certified teacher to be eligible to register for this workshop