BWY Chair Yoga for Yoga Teachers & Professionals Module with Richard Kravetz & Mary Mackie
Tutor: Richard Kravetz & Judy Sampath
Date: 9th October 2020
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Type of Event: Modules
Places Available: 16
Main aims of the Course or Workshop
- Through adaptive yoga techniques. this course will provide you with new skills and find creative solutions to this area of speciality. You can use this with your own family members or community, in care settings and specialised yoga classes.
- Movement in the body can often shift perspective in the mind and mood so you will explore how yoga can be adapted for different conditions by reducing complicated manoeuvres with chairs, bolsters, blocks and cushions, and making movements simpler, user-friendly and pleasurable.
- Learn releasing and relaxing massage techniques, theoretical and practical solutions to a variety of situations will be included.
All the dates for the course:
9-11 October & 6-8 November 2020
Start and End Dates of Course/Workshop:
Starts 9 October, ends 8 November 2020
Information about the course
Sitting in a chair, standing with the aid of a chair or even dancing around the chair, Richard and Mary share their extensive experience and knowledge to illustrate safe ways to invite people with chronic conditions and/or impaired mobility to move, affirm, and feel good.
As well as learning theory and practice, there will be inspirational visitors to the course to talk about how yoga has supported them with their condition, has changed their perception of their condition, and improved their lives.
Mary Mackie is a Yoga therapist and an ex-nurse who teaches chair yoga day courses. She was a BWY teacher trainer for many years and is on the faculty of the Yoga United Yoga Therapy 550 hour Training. Richard has taught Special Needs groups and the elderly in north London for many years, and is part of the BWY Gentle Years Yoga Training developing Chair Yoga programmes for both these populations. He also runs Chair yoga workshop days with Yoga United.
Why this module? We feel that there is a need among qualified yoga teachers for some more specialised training and that this module will broaden the scope of our one day courses. It will increase the knowledge and practical skills of those yoga teachers who wish to offer a range of less-able groups an authentic yoga course in a suitably adapted way. The course will also allow students time and space to enhance their teaching under the mentorship of Richard and Mary by developing their own invaluable course plan to take away and a series of lessons for use in their own community.
Teaching methods: the input from the tutors will be lectures and talks with some power-point and video presentations; tutor-led discussions and tutor led practical skills teaching. There will be peer group work both practical and theory-based. As part of the course, you will meet guest speakers who are willing to share their personal experience of living with chronic conditions and their experience of the benefits of adaptive yoga.
Level of experience for whom this course is intended: Qualified yoga teachers of at least 1
year post-grad or professionals with special interest in this field.
The Arc Centre,
98b St Paul St,
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