Sacred Embodiment: Master Classes and Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, Halifax, Nova Scotia

January 19-21, 2018

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Friday, January 19 2-5pm - Refining Observation and Verbal Cues (for teachers)
Friday, January 19 7- 9pm - Sacred Embodiment: The Wisdom Teachings of Yoga (talk and discussion)
Saturday, January 20 8-10:30am - Master Class in Backbends
Saturday, January 20 2-4:30pm - Master Class in Inversions
Sunday, January 21 9:30-12pm - Master Class in Arm Balances
Sunday, January 21 1-4pm - Chair Yoga for Pain Management and Limited Mobility  (for teachers) - Learn to teach yoga to people with limited mobility and a wide range of muscle-skeletal conditions, disorders and pain. The World Spine Care Yoga Project Yoga Project protocol combines adapted and prop-assisted postures, breath-work and mindfulness to make the wide-ranging mental and physical benefits of yoga accessible to often under served populations. All proceeds from this session will go toward funding the work of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to bring the benefits of yoga to under served communities. CEC credits for yoga teachers are available for all sessions.


Yoga for Limited Mobility, Musculo-Skeletal Pain and Disorders: World Spine Care Yoga Project Teacher Training

PranaShanti Yoga Centre, Ottawa 

January 26-28, 2017

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In this training, you’ll learn how to teach yoga to people with limited mobility and a wide range of muscle-skeletal conditions, disorders and pain. The World Spine Care Yoga Project Yoga Project protocol combines adapted and prop-assisted postures, breath-work and mindfulness to make the wide-ranging mental and physical benefits of yoga accessible to often under served populations. This training is ideal for yoga teachers, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, physical therapists, doctors and medical students and all wellness professionals who wish to incorporate yoga into their therapeutic practices. A comprehensive training manual with posture syllabus, key alignments and prop modifications for all postures, class sequences, guided breath-work and mindfulness exercises is included. For 200-hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

All proceeds from this training will go toward funding the work of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to bring the benefits of yoga to under served communities. Learn more about the project: http://www.worldspinecare.org/community-programs/yoga-project/

~ Friday – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Barrie Risman and Dr. Geoff Outerbridge will provide an introduction to the approach used by the World Spine Care Yoga Project protocol for adapting yoga postures for people with limited mobility. Open to everyone!
~ Saturday and Sunday – 11:30 am to 6 :00 pm with a 1-hour break and two 15-minute breaks during the sessions
Total of 12 hours training time.

Cost: $225.00 per person until November 30, 2017, $275.00 per person thereafter, for the full weekend (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday). Training Manual included.
$30.00 per person for the Friday evening lecture only.


Expo Yoga, Montreal

February 10-11, 2018

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Saturday, February 10 4:30-6pm - Discover the liberating power of backbends in this foray into the deeper back-bending poses. We will explore key aspects of upper body alignment and the deeper significance of freeing the chest, neck and shoulders. Our sequence is designed to open your shoulders and neck so you can move deeper into backbends with safe and empowering upperbody alignment. Handouts will be provided with back-bending tips and practice sequences.


Yoga for Spinal Care, Musculo-Skeletal Pain and Disorders: World Spine Care Yoga Project Teacher Training 

HappyTree Yoga, Montreal 

February 23rd-25th, 2018

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Learn to teach yoga to people with limited mobility and a wide range of muscle-skeletal conditions and pain. The World Spine Care Yoga Project Yoga Project protocol combines adapted and prop-assisted postures, breath-work and mindfulness to make the wide-ranging mental and physical benefits of yoga accessible to often under served populations. This training is ideal for yoga teachers, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapists, physical therapists, doctors and medical students and all wellness professionals who wish to incorporate yoga into their therapeutic practices. A comprehensive training manual with posture syllabus, key alignments and prop modifications for all postures, class sequences, guided breath-work and mindfulness exercises is included. For 200-hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

All proceeds from this training will go toward funding the work of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to bring the benefits of yoga to under served communities. Learn more about the project: http://www.worldspinecare.org/community-programs/yoga-project/

Dates and Times

Friday, February 23rd – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Barrie Risman and World Spine Care Clinical Director Geoff Outerbridge will provide an introduction to the approach used by the World Spine Care Yoga Project protocol for adapting yoga postures for people with limited mobility. Open to everyone!
Saturday, February 24th – 1:30-7:30 pm
Sunday, February 25th – 9 am – 4:00 pm
A total of 13 hours of training time.

Cost: $275.00 per person until January 23rd, 2018. Regular Price – $325.00 per person
$30.00 per person for the Friday evening lecture only.