Day 1- Health Conditions and Disability Awareness.
Symptoms, limitations and and functional implications for common health conditions are explained, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more.Therapeutic goals for these conditions as well as for people with intellectual disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome as well as mental health conditions like Depression, Bipolar Disaorder etc., are included. Definitions and terms related to disability are clarified as are the benefits of yoga for people of varying abilities including for seniors and pregnant women. Participation criteria for Sit, Stand or Wheel is clarified as well as how to adapt both pranayamas and asana from traditional floor yoga. Full day classroom instruction is provided by Marnie Courage, Occupational Therapist and Creator of Adapted Yoga - Sit Stand or Wheel.
Day 2 - Practical Instructor Skills and Facilitation.
The methods of teaching Adapted Yoga - Sit Stand or WheelTM are demonstrated and then applied through participant engagement and practice. Demonstration for assisting students into each pose and the use assistive devices (props) is included. Adaptations for over 40 poses are provided. Tips for expanding your yoga instruction to reach people with disabilitites are shared as are tips for marketing your practice and making additional income through affiliate sales of our video. Instruction is jointly provided by Marnie Courage and Adrianna Szarec (Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and Certified Adapted Yoga- Sit, Stand, or WheelTM Instructor)