Often students who could benefit from yoga the most avoid classes because of the risk of falling, having trouble getting up off the floor, or not being “fit enough” to take a public class. Likewise, teachers are often unprepared to spontaneously modify poses or offer substitutions when students with unique mobility needs come into class.
This workshop is designed for yoga teachers and those wanting to enhance their knowledge of creating meaningful and truly accessible yoga practices. Join us to discuss ways to safely instruct students who are affected by injuries, chronic conditions or aging as we explore props, sequencing, verbal cues, and ways to provide pre- and post-class support. As more teachers master these skills, the more teachers and studios alike will be able to safely welcome students of ALL levels to all of their classes.
Linda Pruce, a 200-RYT certified yoga teacher was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis during her YTT training. Having modified her own practice and teaching style and after hearing from yogis with chronic conditions she wants to help studios adjust how they instruct students of all abilities.