Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers
Location: BE HERE NOW 134 Elm St Cheshire, CT
You Will Learn, Practice, Discuss & Teach…
Pre-Natal to Menopause
Oct 19 & 20 * 10:30-7:00
Yoga in the US is practiced by over 75% females. Taking a deeper look at the adaptive healthy life style with emphasis on the milestones of women's lives from child bearing years to menopause. Creating practices for the normal life cycles that at times may toss us off balance and how to gracefully (or not) transition through this changes. Explore the biological, emotional and spiritual health practices that have been passed yogini to yogini. Registration closes Oct 9th - no drop ins!
Aging Gracefully & Chair Yoga
Nov 16 & 17 * 10:30-7:00
Ah aging gracefully! We hear how yoga will age us with ease but as yoga teachers, understand what the health issues are student may enter the yoga room allows us to better understand how we may support them. Or you may wish to offer Chair Yoga sessions for those less ambulatory or balance challenged. For this program, we will review basic anatomy appropriate for this course, defining the common aging conditions such as Osteopenia, Osteoarthritis, joint replacements, Parkinson’s disease and what the current research is for helping our students. We will also learn how to work within senior facilities to create programs designed to bring the greatest benefit to seniors. This course will be taught by Lotus Gardens Yoga School Co -Directors Lara A. Ward, officially a senior by AARP standards, and yoga teacher of seniors and non-ambulatory clients for over 20 years and Rebecca Smith Recreational Therapy Masters Degree candidate. Register before July 18th - no drop ins!
Gender & Mental Health
Dec 14 & 15 * 10:30-7:00
Developing an inclusive Yoga Culture means more than placing a Namaste sign on the door. Offering yoga that helps students feel truly welcomed, respected, serene and balanced will be the focus of this weekend. Together we will take a reflective look at creating gender inclusive classes and yoga spaces that are truly open for all. This weekend will bring experts in the LGBTQX community to share their knowledge, help us, as yoga teachers, understand what truly inclusive language is, proper cuing and how to create a comfortable and welcoming space for all genders. Also a look at mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and addiction and how yoga has been proven to aid those who seek our teachings out. When our yoga yoga offerings meet client’s mental health needs, students continue to return class after class. This weekend will be guided by Rebecca Smith. Registration required before Dec 14th - no drop ins. Permission required for those non registered for entire training.