21/54 Introduction to Yoga therapy
Tutor: Nikki JACKSON
Date: 5th March 2022
Time: 10:00 - 04:30
Yoga Therapy is person centred in approach where no one cure fits all and it is a much needed resource in any Recovery process. This CPD day will explore case studies of a variety of chronic health conditions where you will build a tool box of yoga practises that help ease pain and stress whilst learning which practises would be contraindicated for certain conditions.
Led by Nikki Jackson of Yoga Focus, who runs 550 hour Professional training in Yoga Therapy via BWY. Nikki has worked in physical and mental health departments in NHS as occupational therapist and yoga therapist since 1991.
Aims of the Day1. to understand the difference between yoga teaching and yoga therapy (YT) 2. to understand the basic principles of safe yoga practises for people suffering from chronic health conditions 3. to explore, through experiential practise and case studies, YT practises for some common chronic health conditions 4. to further understand how some yoga practises are contraindicated for specific health conditions whilst other yoga practises can be of particular benefit 5. to learn how to ease core symptoms of chronic health conditions such as pain, stress, anxiety and depression through gentle, self compassionate based practises 6. to understand the healing powers of Nature as a compliment to yoga therapy practises
Learning Outcomes1. to gain further knowledge of common physical and mental health conditions 2. to gain confidence in assessing need for and appropriate choice of YT practises for specific health conditions , through case studies 3. to gain confidence to think outside the box and create further YT practises such as mudras, mantras, samyam, svadhyaya, to help further support those suffering from chronic health conditions. 4. to understand the future of YT and the importance of the role it plays in prehabilitation and rehabilitation
Timetable of the day10.00 Introduction 10.05 What is Yoga Therapy 10.15 Embodied practise using Pratipaksha Bhavana (from darkness to light) 11am Case study exploration and practise 11.30 Tea 11.40 Case study exploration and practise continued 12.45 LUNCH 1.45 Relaxation 2.15 Breathing Practise 3.00 Tea 3.10 Meditation 3.35 Mudra and Mantra 3.45 Further lifestyle considerations and Questions 4.00 Finish
Pre Work for the dayReflect on 3 short case studies , sent via email prior to the course day
EquipmentBelt ,Blocks ,Bolsters ,Books ,Mat.
Level the Course is aimed atExperienced Teacher.
Kington Langley Village Hall
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About Nikki JACKSON
Nikki currently runs the 550hr Yoga Therapy Professional Training course, approved by BWY
She also runs BWY modular courses in The Foundations of Yoga Therapy
Trained as an occupational therapist , she started working in NHS in 1992 and soon started to use yoga therapy for individuals suffering from both physical and mental health conditions. She has worked in areas such as Neurology, The Elderly as well as extensively in Mental Health where she spent 10 years working in Forensic psychiatry.
Nikki has a particular interest in Tibetan Healing style yoga and has based her teachings on Self Compassion as well as a deep connection with Nature and the natural process of Life.