Learn to teach Let Your Yoga Dance® in and out of chairs to people with special needs: People with Parkinsons, MS, the elderly, people with arthritis, people suffering from depression, people healing from cancer and/ or undergoing chemotherapy. This 5 day training is for body-centered teachers of yoga dance, yoga, bodyworkers, physical therapists, MDs, nurses, special-ed teachers, educators.
Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training for Special Populations will teach you to:
Serve people who need and want to move their bodies but are hindered due to illness, pain, lack of mobility
Study, practice, and teach appropriate pranayama-breathing techniques for this population
Discover creative ways to dance your yoga in Let Your Yoga Dance for Special Populationschairs and to teach it to your students
Heighten your sensitivity to the emotional and mental needs of special populations
Slow down so that your students never feel rushed or pushed
Work with Balance
Treat your students with respect and care, promoting dignity and self-confidence
Increase your music library with appropriate music for your students
Understand the power that Music has upon the Brain
Utilize the seven chakras (the energy centers of the body) as a roadmap for your classes
Increase your own movement vocabulary so you can in turn offer new sequences to your students
Practice-teach and mentor fellow participants in the dance of yoga
Facilitate during sharing time after the practice classes
Practice-teach with visiting special needs students from the Berkshires
Learn how to stay grounded and not attached to outcome
Observe your emotions and steady your mind and energy field
Be sensitive to the unique needs of this population
Note: Tuition includes a manual. In order to receive a diploma, students must take Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training, Module 1, either before or after Special Populations training. .
An IPOD and a laptop if you have one, or a small CD player. You will receive a CD to practice with on opening night.