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Gentle Yoga Intensives: Chair, Senior and Gentle Yoga for Low Back

October 7 - October 8

| $349.00

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Yoga for Seniors and the Anatomy of Aging
with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT

The is one of Sherry’s popular Teacher Training Workshops and consists of a 3-part Series. Each of the lecture segments has a detailed hand-out with illustrations and annotations for poses and modifications.

Module 1 – addresses the common issues, injuries, physical limitations and modifications present in a Chair and Gentle Yoga class. It is becoming imperative that Yoga Teachers learn to adapt their classes to safeguard the health of their Senior students, and also quite advantageous to be able to add chair Yoga to your teaching skills.
Module 2 – addresses the common misconceptions about the aging body and offers the participant the opportunity to explore the body from the inside out through Gentle and Chair Yoga movements.The body is a beautiful structure that works at its optimum when aligned and supported. The aging body has the ability to continue to have strong bones, muscles and joints when encouraged by safe and supportive movements.
Module 3 – takes the participant through a complete one hour Chair Yoga class which includes warm-ups and breathwork, upper body movements, seated postures, standing and balances sequences, and lower body work … ending with a lively Chair Yoga Dance.

Includes downloadable PDF Reference Manual Hand-out

Duration: 3.5 hours. 3.5 Yoga Alliance approved contact CEUs.

This Workshop is part of the Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program with Sherry Zak Morris.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Low Back Intensive: Sacroilliac Joint (SI Joint) Instability/Displacement
with Justine Shelton, AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint misalignment creates asymmetry in the body which can be experienced as low back pain, as well as hip, knee and ankle pain from leg length discrepancy that can be caused by SI joint misalignment and muscular compensation. Working with the SI Joint requires slow, symmetrical and methodical movements to increase circulation, stabilize the position of the SI Joint and strengthen the musculature around the joint to keep it secure.

This workshop is for Yoga teachers who want an in-depth understanding of what Yoga poses and movements are safe as well as cautionary for this condition. Justine provides a range of poses and movements for SI joint stabilization, low back strengthening of the musculature around the SI Joint and spinal movements to help regain symmetry in the SI Joint.

Includes downloadable PDF Reference Manual Hand-out

Low Back Intensive: Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica with Justine Shelton, AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Low back pain, leg numbness and inflammation are common symptoms of Sciatica, one of the most prevalent low back conditions found in the 50+ population. As Yoga Teachers, a deeper understanding of this condition will help us serve our students with awareness and tools for relief. Justine will discuss the causes and symptoms of this condition and offer Yoga remedies and movement guidelines for both Chair and Mat Yoga classes.

Includes downloadable PDF Reference Manual Hand-out

Duration: 3.5 hours. 3.5 Yoga Alliance approved contact CEUs.

These Workshops are part of the Online Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care: Specialty Certification Program with Justine Shelton.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gentle and Chair Yoga for Arthritis: From Head to Toe with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT

If you teach to the 50+ population, then you will likely encounter Arthritis. Whether Arthritis is in the knees, hands, shoulders or feet, it can be very debilitating and painful for our students. This Workshop will focus primarily on Osteoarthritis with a brief discussion of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Starting from head to toe, Sherry steps through the common issues, symptoms and Yoga pose modifications for students with arthritis.

This workshop is compromised of the following modules:

Fundamentals of Arthritis – The focus of this Workshop is primarily on Osteoarthritis and where it occurs in the body. We will address the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Osteoarthritis.
Exploring Osteoarthritis in the Body – Osteoarthritis occurs frequently in specific joints of the body. As we age, these joints can become compromised and damaged. Understanding how each joint is affected will help us understand the Yoga remedies and movements we can do to keep arthritis at bay and to improve the mobility of the joint.
Gentle and Chair Yoga Practice and Poses for Osteoarthritis – Sherry shares a wealth of creative Yoga poses and sequences that she has gathered from many Yoga Teachers, students, bodyworkers and other holistic healing practitioners. Poses are broken down into the key areas of focus for working with arthritis: strengthening, mobility, dexterity, range of motion and alignment.

Includes downloadable PDF Reference Manual Hand-out

Duration: 3 hours. 3 Yoga Alliance approved contact CEUs.

This Workshop is part of the Online Chair Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Low Back Intensive: Lumbar Disc Damage and other Spinal Conditions with Justine Shelton, AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Lumbar disc damage is an all too common injury among our Yoga students, as well as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. It is imperative that we, as Yoga teachers, know how to best serve our students in working with these conditions – helping them heal, delay progression and/or move in the direction of positive change! It is important to know that if a disc is bulging it CAN heal through proper movement to get the disc to retract back into place. If the disc is herniated, the herniation is permanent, however, there is much that can be done to increase the space between the vertebral bodies, limiting nerve compression and helping to get the person out of pain.

Come learn to educate your students on how to stay safe in Yoga asana, as well as life’s movements, to avoid complicating injuries and inflicting harm. Feel free to bring questions, this will be an interactive class.

Includes downloadable PDF Reference Manual Hand-out

Duration: 2 hours. 2 Yoga Alliance approved contact CEUs.

This Workshop is part of the Online Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care: Specialty Certification Program with Justine Shelton.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm
General Low Back Care: Workshop for the Public
with Justine Shelton, AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist

This Workshop is for anyone who has a back!! Come learn the basic bio-mechanics
of your spine – how to safely bend and lift and how your every day movement patterns may be contributing to neck and back pain. This workshop is for YOU if you answer “yes” to any of these questions: Back Pain? Achy back? Got a back injury? Can’t bend down? Have a job that over-uses your Back? Taking meds to ease your back pain? Come learn! Leave empowered!

Date: October 7 – 8
Two Full Day Training Intensives
Manual is included in price of this event

Cost: $349.00 preregistered by July 1; $399.00 after

About Sherry Zak Morris:
Sherry Zak Morris, mentoree of the Mary Cavanaugh and Indra Devi lineage, specializes in Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga. She is the creator of the Online Chair and Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Programs and the Corporate Yoga Certification Program for the Academy based on her many years of teaching to the 50+ Demographic. Sherry designs and manages the delivery of Academy course content across all mediums including onsite workshops, print and web-based materials and runs the video production unit. For more info on Sherry’s work, visit www.YogaJP.com.

About Justine Shelton:
Justine Shelton, graduate of the American Viniyoga Institute, has the highest level of certification in Yoga Therapy and specializes in Spine and Joint Rehabilitation and Yoga for Cancer Recovery. Justine leads the Gentle Yoga Therapy and Anatomy course development, educational video content and training materials for the Academy. Justine is an E-RYT500 and Lead Mentor Teacher for the Soul of Yoga’s prestigious Yoga Therapy Program. Co-Founder of the Yoga Vista Academy, she shares her knowledge, inner wisdom and humor in her Teacher Training Workshops and therapeutic Yoga classes. Website: http://www.YogawithJustine.com


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