Yoga for Amputees Fundamentals: Teaching to Wholeness
with Marsha T. Danzig E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, M.Ed.
October 25 - 27, 2019
Learn how to safely adapt Yoga poses for above-knee, below-knee, and upper-extremity amputees by applying the Yoga for Amputees® protocol. You will study types of amputation, types of prosthetics, specific health conditions (including phantom pain and referred pain), and resources that support amputees. Finally, you will understand the basic physical, psychological, and emotional effects of amputation and how to address those effects with Yoga.
Yoga for Amputees® is committed to helping amputees remember and reclaim their wholeness after limb loss through the healing power of Yoga. The theme of wholeness runs through the entire program, with somatic exercises, visualizations, sharing time, practice sessions embodying limb loss, and language skill exercises to help you best address amputee clients.
- Learn to safely adapt core Yoga poses to all levels of amputation
- Discover pain management tools for phantom pain and referred pain
- Learn appropriate, supportive language to address amputees
- Receive extensive materials, including links to videos for further learning
This program is appropriate for Yoga professionals, amputee Yoga practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, prosthetists, and recreational therapists. You will leave this weekend with effective, repeatable, and inspiring tools for your amputee clients that are beneficial for the body, mind, and spirit.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours.You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email m[email protected].
I went into the training to deepen my skills for working with veterans returning from overseas conflicts with limb loss. However, I learned so much more. — Karensa Heidmiller
There was a great response to Marsha’s session. The participants were all very pleased with the session and with themselves, for being able to do the Yoga. The level she chose was a perfect introduction to make everyone comfortable with it. All expressed a realization that Yoga will be valuable to their lives and want to continue to practice. — Innovative Prosthetics
Marsha is a 30-year veteran in Yoga studies with over 40 years living as a below-knee amputee. As president of Yoga For Amputees®, she has developed a unique approach to body and spirit conditioning which greatly enhances well-being for the lives of amputees worldwide. Marsha has been featured in such magazines as Good Housekeeping, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post and Oprah Magazine. She is a passionate flamenco dancer. Marsha’s mission is to show people how to find wholeness in all circumstances. Marsha believes that JOY is our birthright and our greatest access to healing. See more at yogaforamputees.com
Learn more about Marsha T. Danzig E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, M.Ed.