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Adaptive Yoga

Weekend Intensive Training with Dr. Ingrid Yang MD & Dr. Jenn Chang PT

July 31 - August 1, 2021 

ADAPTIVE YOGA - 14-Hour Training for Yoga Teachers  & Medical Professionals

We invite certified Yoga teachers and medical professionals to join us in learning how to design and teach Yoga to students with disabilities in a safe and therapeutic environment.

"The Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training was exceptional.  The training efficiently takes you through all the chapters of the Adaptive Yoga book  by Ingrid Yang (which is amazing on its own) yet incorporates and weaves in valuable insight that is instrumental for your success when working with clients/patients/students.  Ingrid Yang, MD and Jennifer Chang PT, both experienced yoga instructors, provide their medical expertise and hands on experience, explaining conditions and how each asana can be utilized as beneficial components to overall healing.  This information is not only for populations discussed in the training but for EVERY BODY regardless of a person's condition be it mild or severe, a beginner or advanced yogi.  I would go so far to say this training is a must for every yoga teacher and student that wants to better understand the asanas and the mechanics of the body as it will enhances your ability to better support your students.   I look forward to any future trainings with this dynamic duo."  Student testimonial 2021

 

Curriculum

Led by Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, author of the book 'Adaptive Yoga,' and Jennifer Chang, DPT, E-RYT-200, C-IAYT, founder of 'The Movement Mechanic,' learn how to design a class, workshop, or therapeutic program for students living with functional impairments due to:

– Low back pain
– Osteoarthritis
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Lower extremity amputations
– Stroke causing hemiplegia and other deficits
– Spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia
– Parkinson's disease
– Multiple sclerosis
– Cerebral palsy

In this training you will learn:

+ The altered anatomy, bio-mechanics, and physiology of each disease process and their respective functional deficits;
+ The mind-body principles behind Yoga that have helped students living with trauma, loss or disability live fuller, richer lives;
+ Yoga postures appropriate for students with all types of disabilities and their therapeutic advantages, contraindications, and modifications;
+ How Yoga can help to reduce pain, build muscle mass and bone, and foster a healthy lifestyle to supplement physical and medical therapies;
+ Understand the science behind supported poses using breathing, meditation, and visualization to increase motor skills and activate the parasympathetic response to optimize relaxation and function.

Program Details

Training Dates:

July 31- August 1, 2021

Training Hours:

Saturday, 12pm-7pm
Sunday, 12pm-7pm

Pre-requisite:

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and medical professionals

Tuition:

$425 by July 5
$475
$100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a space. Space is limited
CEU credits available

Cancellations/Refund Policy:
Refunds available less $100 non-refundable deposit 2 weeks before the course. After that, credit can be applied towards any future course.

 

Teachers

About Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT500, C-IAYT
Ingrid Yang is an internal medicine physician, yoga therapist, and published author. She has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and is the author of the books Adaptive Yoga and Hatha Yoga Asanas. Dr. Yang leads trainings and retreats all over the world, with a special focus on kinesthetic physiology and healing through breathwork, meditation and mind-body connection. In her past lives, Ingrid was an intellectual property attorney, founder and owner of Blue Point Yoga Center, and a jazz singer in Australia.  Find out more at www.ingridyang.com or instagram.com/ingridyangyogamd.

About Jennifer Chang, DPT, E-RYT, C-IAYT
Jenn Chang, DPT, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT is a sensible yet innovative teacher who specializes in combining Yoga with modern physical therapy. Jenn has been teaching Yoga since 2012 and practices outpatient orthopedics in San Diego, CA.   She has experienced time and again the power Yoga therapy has to heal and revitalize patients. She strives to teach Yoga in a way that truly serves the needs of the practitioner, especially in her classes utilizing The Great Yoga Wall. Her ability to adapt asana to meet the needs of her students ultimately enables them to bring their minds into their bodies, experiences and what each posture intends. Jenn enjoys creating movement experiences that are both insightful and playful for her students, helping them embody the poses in unexpected ways.

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