Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course
- Sivananda Yoga Ranch
- 33 Yoga Road, Woodbourne, NY, 12788, USA
- Aug 8 - 12, 2018 (5 days)
- Single Room - $885.00 Double Room Shared (2 Beds) - $805.00 Shared Dorm Room (3-4 beds) - $745.00 Apartment (1 person with private bathroom) - $1,105.00 Apartment (2 people with private bathroom) - $1,375.00 Apartment (3-4…
The Adapted Sivananda Yoga Course is a week-long certification program designed for yoga teachers to learn modified variations of the Sivananda sequence. In our modern times of increased stress and immobility (seated culture), we are noticing a rising number of people who need modifications to traditional asanas in order to be safe and effective.
This week-long program trains yoga teachers how to adapt, adjust, and accommodate every body for the Sivananda Hatha Yoga sequence. Each day you will learn anatomy from the perspective of various physical ailments while embodying the teachings in your own body to give you a greater sense of assessment and application; the foundational principles of adapting yoga.
Lila Lolling, ERYT500 leads the certification program by teaching majority of the program. She teaches anatomy from a general, functionality perspective, giving students the understanding how the body works as a unit. Jennifer “Anandi Devi” Chadukiewicz, ERYT200 specializes in guiding chair yoga and geriatric yoga classes and the necessary theory and practices to guide gentle yoga classes. The two make an amazing team of teachers who share their knowledge and wisdoms freely, giving plenty of room for self-exploration for each participant.
Upon graduation from this course, yoga teachers will feel confident in creating a safe and welcoming environment for students of a variety of ailments.
Daily Ashram Schedule:
We will follow the ashram daily schedule with the exceptions listed below.
Day One: Wednesday, August 8
2:30pm – Meet and Greet with Course Intentions
4pm – Sivananda Hatha Yoga Class (personal practice)
8pm – Course Inauguration (during Satsang) – can arrive up until this session
Day Two: Thursday, August 9
12pm – 1pm – Teaching Gentle Yoga Principles & Theory
2pm – 3:30pm – Foundation of Being: Structural Body and its Main Components
4pm – Yoga for Spinal Injuries and Scoliosis Practicum
Day Three: Friday, August 10
12pm – 1pm – Finding the Proper Seat – understanding how to sit properly in chair, on the floor, etc.
2pm – 3:30pm – Spinal Column Health in Daily Life & Yoga
4pm – Yoga for a Seated Culture Practicum
Day Four: Saturday, August 11
8am – Gentle Hatha Yoga Class with Ananda Devi (open gentle class)
12pm – 2:30pm – Beauty of Intrinsic Movement: Respiratory & Circulatory Systems
4pm – Yoga for Fuller Bodies and Adapted Pranayama
Day Five: Sunday, August 12
12pm – 2:30pm – Anatomy and Principles of Prenatal Yoga with Lila & Ananda Devi
4pm – Prenatal Yoga Class Practicum
Day Six: Monday, August 13
8am – Gentle Yoga with Ananda Devi
12pm – 2:30pm – Geriatric & Osteoarthritis Informed Asana Adaptions with Ananda Devi
4pm – Chair Yoga with Ananda Devi
Day Seven: Tuesday, August 14
12pm – 1pm – Understanding Trauma and its impact on your body/mind
2pm – 3:30pm – Trauma Sensitive Yoga Principles
4pm – Yoga for Nervous System Health with Ananda Devi
Day Eight: Wednesday, August 15
8am – Chair/Floor Yoga, Class 2 with Ananda Devi
12pm – 2:30pm – Final Review and Q&A
4pm – Teaching Practicums
8pm – Graduation at Satsang
Topics of Study
Basic Pranayama – for beginners and those with respiratory issues
Spinal Column Health – safe inversions, disc injuries, herniation, scoliosis
Yoga for Full Bodies – gentle variations for people with obesity
Yoga for Stiff Bodies – variations for seated lifestyles
Prenatal Yoga – moving safely and with ease
Trauma Sensitive Yoga – supporting students in moving through trauma
For teacher bios, please visit here.