Thu 17.7 / 4pm – Sat 26.7.2014 / 4pm
participation for 120 training units
With Jivana Heyman, San Francisco, USA
Classical asana classes for people with disabilities, chronic illnesses or injuries.
In this practical 9-day further training programme you will learn how to adapt a classical asana class to the needs of students with physical disabilities or chronicillness, the elderly, and people with injuries. This can range from teaching slightly modified classes, to entire classes taught in a chair or in a bed.
The course focuses on the practical application of yoga techniques and the psychological insight necessary for helping students with disabilities – no matter what their age – to better utilise yoga.
6:00 am Meditation, mantra chanting, yoga reading
8:00 am Accessible Yoga training
10:00 am Vegetarian brunch
12:00 pm Accessible Yoga training
3:00 pm Break
4:00 pm Asana and pranayama class
6:00 pm Vegetarian dinner
8:00 pm Group meditation or individual teaching practice
• Yoga anatomy and physiology
• Overview of common medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, and heart disease.
• The major impacts of ageing on the physical body
• Yoga psychology: Yoga psychology: How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the yoga teachings.
• Essential elements of a modified yoga class
• Using additional tools such as a chair, a blanket, a strap and a cushion
• How to create a positive group dynamic among yoga students to support the individual transformational process of yoga.
• Deepen your personal practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation.
The daily schedule may change occasionally.
Upon successful completion of the training, students receive a certificate recognised by the Yoga Alliance that will enable yoga teachers to teach yoga to students with disabilities.
Recognised for courses of study at the Open International University www.iiihs.org/iiihs
Language: English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish via a wireless translation system.
Jivana Heyman is Director of Teachers’ Training programs at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, California. After many years of personal training in the gurukula yoga tradition, Jivana focuses on teaching yoga
for people with disabilities.
Experienced teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres teach asanas and pranayama and guide the meditation sessions.
Students receive a certificate recognised by the Yoga Alliance that will enable yoga teachers to teach yoga to students with disabilities.
Rates per weekend:
Room & board in ecological health and no-smoking hotel serving wholesome organic Yogic-vegetarian food. The rooms are equipped with wood furniture, holistic mattresses, wooden floors, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony.
Should the hotel be fully booked accommodation will be in the Sivananda Guesthouse, just 5 minutes walking distance from the Retreat House. The Sivananda Guesthouse offers a contemplative atmosphere, garden, sun deck and meditation room. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located on each floor. According to the booking conditions meals will be served either at the eco-hotel Pointner or at Sivananda Guesthouse.
SPECIAL RATE for students and the unemployed including basic room and board in Sivananda Guesthouse.
Please bring your student ID or unemployment card for verfication.
All rates include VAT.
Rates are subject to a 1.80 € visitor's tax per person per night.
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