Tutor: Richard Kravetz
Date: 14th June 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
The workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to help yourself towards more activity or guide the elderly or less-abled towards maintaining a degree of mobility through movement and to allow a sense of well-being through the practice of yoga.
To establish different ways of adapting yoga to help make a difference to the lives of those who experience difficulty taking part in a mainstream class.
To create an optimum environment for classes to become engaging, interactive and supportive to a wider population.
To learn and experience how anti-rheumatic methods help release tension in the limbs and joints.
To explore simple pranayama and chanting techniques to help alleviate stress and anxiety often encountered by these populations.
To participate in a simulated chair yoga class for non-ambulatory people.
To observe how props such as chairs, blocks, and belts enhance the quality of the experience and how specific practices can be introduced effectively.
The primary focus is to demonstrate how movements and postures can be adjusted and used to become accessible for those with reduced mobility.
Having completed this workshop you will have the capacity to encourage yourself or another person with limited mobility, to explore their potential in becoming physically, emotionally and psychologically stronger.
Outline of the Day
10.30am YOGA FOR THE LESS ABLED
11.15am CHAIR YOGA 1
14.00pm CHAIR YOGA 2
15.00pm CHAIR YOGA-INTERACTIVE
15.30pm OTHER MATTERS, CLOSING DISCUSSIONS, QUESTIONS.
Richard Kravetz has been teaching Yoga to adults, children and people with special needs for over 20 years. He has a BWY teaching Diploma and is a qualified teacher of Special Needs with Special Yoga.
He was the BWY North London & City representative for 8 years and teaches at Day centres, Residential homes and Dementia cafes. Richard is a Special Needs teacher trainer for BWY, Special Yoga and Yoga United Education focusing on the delivery of the therapeutic benefits of yoga to a wider population to help facilitate Yoga for All.
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