TEACHING YOGA TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS
A training for yoga teachers
November 2015 training canceled
New dates to be announced
In this weekend training, you will learn how to accommodate anyone who walks into your yoga class.
Teaching Yoga to Special Populations will help you master ways to make your classes accessible and enjoyable for those with restrictions ranging from back pain to Spinal Cord Injury. Practice skillful modifications, assists and cues to create clear, strong guidance in your classes. Learn to break popular postures down so that everyone can participate, even those without traditional ability to move or feel.
During this training you also will learn to create, sequence and market group classes that target specific conditions. You’ll discover the skills to building a niche market to increase your earning potential, and enrich your teaching experience. You’ll also gain insight into creating a strong private practice, working one-on-one with those whose needs can’t be addressed in traditional group classes.
Upon completion of this training, you will feel more confident in offering your skills to serve a wider, more varied community, and in taking your teaching career to new levels. You’ll also have a new understanding of effective ways to market yourself and your business, and to manage self care.
Conditions covered in this training include:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Back injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Friday, Nov. 6: 6:30-9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7: 12-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 8:: 12:30-4pm
This training is eligible for Yoga Alliance CEUs. Please contact us if you need help or guidance in finding lodging..
About the instructor: Theresa Conroy, owner and director of Yoga On The Ridge, holds two Yoga Therapy Certifications. She also is certified in Yoga for Chronic Pain and is trained to teach Adaptive Yoga for Disabilities. In addition to teaching group classes at her studio and in corporate and university settings, Theresa maintains a strong and well-regarded private therapeutic practice. Many of her clients have been referred to her by doctors, athletic trainers and Physical Therapists. For the past seven years, she has taught Philadelphia’s only dedicated Yoga for Parkinson’s class, which is supported by a grant from The Parkinson Council. She also teaches chair yoga for seniors. She is a Mentor at Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.