Adaptive Yoga: Therapeutic Yoga for Chronic Conditions
Weekend Intensive Training with Dr. Ingrid Yang MD & Dr. Jenn Chang PT
July 22-23, 2023
We invite certified Yoga teachers, physical therapists and medical professionals to join us in learning how to design and teach Yoga to students with disabilities in a safe and therapeutic environment.
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
– 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.
July 22-23, 2023
Saturday, 1pm-8pm (w/ breaks)
Sunday, 12pm-7pm (w/ breaks)
Certified Yoga teachers, physical therapists, medical professionals
$475 by June 1, 2023; PYTT Alumni rate
$100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a space. Space is limited
CEU credits available
Refunds available less $150 non-refundable deposit up to 2 weeks before the course starts date. After that, credit can be applied towards any future course.
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.
"The Adaptive Yoga Training was an exceptional learning experience. The training broadened my scope of practice as a yoga teacher and has allowed me to confidently teach students with limitations I was previously unfamiliar with. Both Ingrid and Jenn made the information easily digestible through PowerPoint presentations, the Adaptive Yoga reference book, hands on demonstrations and patiently answering all student questions! I found the training invaluable to my growth as a teacher and to the expansion of my business."
"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."