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Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders


TEACHER TRAINING with Peter Lynch, E-RYT 200, YACEP

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimers. The most important thing a person with PD can do to combat its progression is to move their body! 

This workshop will teach you how to provide the benefits of yoga to people living with PD. We'll learn about the causes, symptoms and variety of issues faced by people with PD and other movement disorders, and how you can support them with an array of effective yoga practices. 

The composition of symptoms in each person with PD is highly individual. We will learn techniques to meet our students where they are and still provide challenging, safe and life-affirming yoga. Mindful practices of breathing, body awareness, strength, flexibility, mental focus and self-compassion are key tools to provide folks living with these kinds of disorders.

In 10 hours of lecture, demonstration, discussion and practice you will:

  • Learn how to set up a safe space for people with a movement disorder, what movements and poses are most potent, and techniques to engage students with cognitive issues
  • Get the chance to design yoga sequences for all levels of students with PD, plus hands on practice teaching students with PD
  • Explore diverse techniques to adapt and modify a class so that everybody can get the chance to experience what we all know as teachers—that yoga is for every body!
  • Learn how these techniques can apply to folks with stroke, MS, and other movement disorders 

Schedule
Friday, July 20, 6:00-8:00p
Saturday, July 21, 1:00-6:00p
Sunday, July 22, 1:00-4:00p

Hours: 10.0
Includes 2.0 hours of integrated Practicum

Tuition
$200 Early bird pricing through July 15
$225 Full price July 16 & after

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This workshop is open to anyone, is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program, and qualifies towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CECs). If you are taking this workshop toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program in advance.


Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the workshop start; after which, no refunds are given.