Yoga for (dis) Ability – Level 1
Specialised yoga training for graduate yoga teachers
In this 3-day course you will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach specialised Yoga for people with neurological impairment. Yoga teachers who complete this course will develop a sound understanding of common neurological conditions and their impact on the body and movement. You will learn to design and teach effective adapted yoga practices for individuals with a neurological impairment. Participants will also have an opportunity to assist two adapted classes, practise their teaching skills and work with case studies.
The course curriculum will cover:
- Common neurological conditions*: anatomy and physiology and their impact on a yoga practice
- Teaching the “essence” of traditional asana
- Principles of adapted yoga
- Safe student transfers and manual handling
- Cueing for cognitive impairment
- Working with people who have a disability
- Evidence based approach to an adapted yoga practice
(* eg. Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury)
Pre-requisites: Qualified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia level 1 or equivalent) or eligible Yoga Australia member
Dates: 2017 dates TBC
Sat 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Sun 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Mon 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Teacher: Lisa Bidgood and Faculty
About the Presenters
Lisa Bidgood. As an Occupational Therapist working in the area of neurology for over a decade, it was a chance discussion with one of her patients that changed the course of her life! Embarking on a journey to combine her love of yoga and rehabilitation she enrolled in a 200-hour yoga teacher certification (specifically to teach students who have a neurological impairment). The past few years has seen her study extensively in the area of yoga for trauma and disability in the USA.
A typical class with Lisa is a mindful journey filled with a fusion of humour, non-judgmental teaching style, compassion-centered philosophy and peaceful energy.
Lisa currently teaches classes for those with a disability at several NSW Health Centres and within the Department of Defence.
“It took a devastating car accident, paralysis from the chest down, and dependence on a wheelchair before I truly realized the importance of waking both my mind and my body.”Philippa Star, Physiotherapist
Yoga teachers attending this course can earn 18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership.
Ph: (02) 9929 2774