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Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders


3-DAY TEACHER TRAINING with special guest Peter Lynch

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimers. Though each person with PD can experience a unique combination of symptoms, the most important thing a person can do to combat its progression is move their body!

This workshop will teach you how to provide challenging, safe, and life-affirming yoga to people living with PD. You will learn about the causes, symptoms, and challenges faced by people with PD and other movement disorders, and how you can support them with an array of effective yoga practices. Mindful breathing, body awareness, strength, flexibility, mental focus, and self-compassion are key tools to provide to folks living with these kinds of disorders.

In 12 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 get hands-on practice teaching students with PD

  • Learn how these techniques can apply to folks with stroke, MS, and other movement disorders

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About Peter
Peter Lynch is an E-RYT 200 with 200-hr certifications from both Samadhi Yoga (2010) and Seattle Yoga Arts (2013). He has been teaching yoga to people with Parkinson’s Disease since 2010 and is also certified in PWR!Moves (2018), a Parkinson’s specific skill training program.

Dates & Time:
Friday, Nov 22, 6:00-9:00p
Saturday, Nov 23, 1:00-6:00p
Sunday, Nov 24, 12:00-4:00p

Hours: 12.0
Includes 3.0 hours of integrated Practicum

Tuition:
$240 Early bird pricing through Nov 10
$295 Full price Nov 11 & after


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This teacher training is open to anyone and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. 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 class start; after which, no refunds are given.

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