Integral Yoga ® Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training – Adapting Yoga Practices to the Individual – 2015

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500

Yoga Alliance Hours:
Approved for 100 hours of Credit, for CEU’S for Yoga Alliance and as an elective for most established Yoga Therapy Schools.

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Adaptive-Yoga-Teacher-TrainingHari Om Dear Yoga Teacher: Have you ever had this happen? One or more students arrive at your class and due to some condition they are unable to perform even the most basic aspects of the Hatha 1 level yoga class. You want to accommodate them, but you are not sure what to do. This Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training is the training for you!

The Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a 10 day course which teaches one to adapt the Integral Yoga practices to meet the needs of any individual. We will look into the essential benefits of each asana and yoga practice to determine how to best implement these practices without strain, regardless of one’s physical, mental or emotional condition. Poses and practices will be adapted to sitting on the floor or a chair, lying down, and standing with and without support.

Adaptive Yoga gives us the tools to reach various populations that may not have access to the benefits of hatha yoga. In addition to yoga studios, adaptive yoga classes can be offered in, senior centers, rehabilitation facilities, recreation centers, hospitals, churches and community centers.

An Adaptive Yoga class provides all the benefits of the basic Integral Yoga Class at the level that the individual student is capable of practicing. You will learn to create safe, comfortable yoga sessions for all of your students. Teaching techniques learned in this training will give you more options for working with people with limited mobility, individual students in private classes and accommodating the various levels of the students in your group classes.

Adaptive-Yoga-Teacher-Training-2This Training Includes:

  • Adaptation of asanas
  • Modifications: how to safely and effectively modify specific asanas to meet the needs and abilities of the student. When to substitute an alternative pose that has an equivalent benefit.
  • Chair Yoga: a complete sequence of poses performed in chairs. Chair yoga is helpful for students with limited mobility and in situations where floor space is not available, such as offices, schools, and senior centers.
  • Warm-Ups: gentle joint mobilization techniques and stretches to prepare the body for the asanas.
  • Use of Props: How and when to use props to safely enhance or support a pose
  • Strategies for introducing the more subtle aspects of yoga practices such as meditation, chanting, deep relaxation and yoga nidra

Pre-requisities: Integral Yoga Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training or the equivalent. Certified Teachers from other traditions may also apply for consideration.


 

adaptive-TT-at-Yogaville2Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda for over 40 years. Throughout this time she has shared the Teachings of Integral Yoga in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds. In 1978 she and her husband started the Yogaville Vidyalayam- Temple of Learning, an elementary school for the ashram community children. For 17 years they taught the children, developing a full academic curriculum based on the principles and teachings of Yoga.

Since 1999, she has been a primary teacher for the Basic Yoga Teacher Training Program. While serving as Teacher Training Coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Program. In 2005 she received certification in Therapeutic Yoga. She has taught restorative yoga for over 10 years. In 2011 she developed and taught the Integral Yoga Teaching Training Program for Restorative Yoga. She gently adapts the yoga practices to meet individual needs, always finding a way encourage and inspire the students which allows them to experience the peace and joy derived from Integral Yoga practice.


  • September 25, 2015 - October 4, 2015
  • Tuition: $1260.00
  • Lodging: $610.00 to $420.00
  • $100.00 Early bird discount until June 29, 2015

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