YOGA UNION CENTER FOR BACKCARE & SCOLIOSIS IS PROUD TO PRESENT:
Part 1: October 17-19, 2014
Part 2: October 24-26, 2014
Yoga Union Center for Backcare & Scoliosis is proud to present Elise Browning Miller's renowned Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher training Program.
Most of the Yoga Union Center for Backcare & Scoliosis faculty has completed this 20 hour course
program and highly recommends it for teachers and students alike. The Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training is the first teachers' training program designed specifically to train yoga teachers on how to work with students who have scoliosis. This course may lead you to do the coursework and practicum for a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Certification. For those guidelines and benefits click here.
The course is in 2 parts. Part 2 may only stand alone if you have taken Elise's Part 1 at another time (at another location is fine, of course). You must take Part 1 even if you are a scoliosis student at Yoga Union Backcare or even if you have taken scoliosis workshops with Deborah Wolk, Alison West or Elise Browning Miller before.
Part 1 only: October 17-19, $300 before Sept 1, after Sept 1 $330.
Register for the Full Workshop (parts I and 2) before Sept 1 $570, after Sept 1 $625
Friday 10/17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10/18, 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday 10/19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Part 2 dates: October 24-26
To register for Part 2 you must first take part in Part 1.
If you have previously taken part in Part 1 you may purchase Part 2 for
$300 before Sept. 1, and $330 after Sept. 1
Friday, 10/24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, 10/25, 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, 10/26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DURING THIS COURSE TRAINEES WILL LEARN:
• The anatomy and physiology of scoliosis
• The common scoliotic patterns
• Patterns of injury and pain with scoliosis
• Yoga Asana to address scoliotic patterns which will help reduce progression, pain and discomfort, and perhaps even the curve(s) themselves.
• About other patterns that often accompany scoliosis such as hip and shoulder problems, neck problems, proprioception and disorientation.
• How to give verbal and hands-on adjustments to your students with scoliosis.
• How to use Yoga Props to specifically address scoliotic patterns and related issues.
• Adressing psychological aspects of scoliosis.
• How to work with your own students with scoliosis (especially if you also have them participate!)
Students with scoliosis of all levels who participate will gain inestimable experience working with methods of approaching yoga that specifically address their scoliosis and related back issues. Along with the teachers (best scenario would be to attend with your teacher) you will learn the modifications to your practice or ways to start a new practice that can accompany you for life. If you feel your yoga teacher could benefit from this training, suggest they attend with you!
Elise is known for her ease of personality and encouraging approach that allows students to surpass their limits and work safely with physical limitations. Working with her and teacher trainees allows them to experience modifications and proper adjustments in each pose…so there is no doubt about “getting it right”.
Lastly, taking this course at Yoga Union Center for Backcare and Scoliosis allows you to take this training at a Yoga Center specifically set up for the purpose of working with these issues.
The Center boasts the longest rope wall in NYC and features specialized props many of which were custom made for the Center for people with scoliosis. You will probably learn more about scoliosis-oriented props here than at any other location!
| Elise has been a part of our Center for Backcare and Scoliosis since its inception. Each year, we are so happy to welcome her back. |
Whether you are looking to work with your own scoliosis or with that of your students (or both) we look forward to having you join us for two great weekends of learning with one of the top and most beloved specialists in this field of yoga.
THE PART 1 WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE WAITING LIST.
FOR SCOLIOSIS AND BACKCARE
De-Stress for the Holidays!!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 9-11:30AM $50
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16 9-11:30AM $50
$95 FOR THE WEEKEND
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $45/$85 if registered with payment before November 1.
The breath is both a primary and intrinsic aspect of yoga practice. With scoliosis, the breath is our first approach to the thoracic and lumbar concavities-our first real internal sense of those areas so difficult to sense.
Pranayama, yogic breathing practices, practiced regularly, can be just as supportive or more supportive in terms of scoliosis and back pain, as asana.
In this workshop on pranayama, students will go beyond using the breath to support the concavities in asana to using the breath on its own to support the weaker areas of the spine, organs, and entire physiological structure as well as the mind and spirit.
On Saturday, Deborah will present a sequence helpful for opening the lungs. She will then introduce the best supine and seated postures with which to practice pranayma with set-ups specifically geared to your curve(s) or asymmetry or other patterns.
On Sunday, students will work in these pranayama postures and may practice ujayyii, viloma, nadi shodana with an emphasis on simple and precise alternate nostril techniques, using imagery and practical instructions to create structural and organic awareness and support specific to your curve(s) as well as balance to your nervous system.
Join us and quiet your mind for the holidays!
This workshop is appropriate for students with at least one year’s asana experience. It is recommended that you do not eat for at least 2 hours before the workshop.
Deborah Wolk is Co-Director of Yoga Union Center for Backcare & Scoliosis.
OUT OF TOWN WORKSHOPS WITH OUR Co-DIRECTORS:
In Andover Massachusetts
Essential Yoga Studio