Accessible Yoga Teacher Training

Accessible Yoga Teacher Training

3,980.00

DATE: August 26-28, 2019 — 9:00am to 5:00pm Daily

Platform Events Space: 120 Connaught Rd West (Enter through Open Door Cafe), Sai Ying Pun. (Closest MTR is Sai Ying Pun A2).

  • Early Bird: HK$ 3,260.00 (deadline July 31, 2019)

  • Regular: HK$ 3,980.00

  • Instalments: HK$ 3,990.00 (3x instalments of HK$ 1,330.00) Please use promo code INSTALMENT and we will set up monthly recurring invoices).

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About Accessible Yoga

Accessible Yoga is an international, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to sharing yoga with everyone. The mission is to share the benefits of Yoga with anyone, who currently doesn’t have access to yoga practices, especially communities that have been excluded or underserved. These communities may include people of all shapes, sizes or colors. They include people with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, or invisible disabilities such as chronic illness, emotional challenge or PTSD.  They include people with vision or hearing impairments, canes, walkers and wheelchairs. They are young, middle-aged and senior. They live in homes, juvenile halls, jails, or on the street. Our goal is to make any of these people feel welcome in a yoga class, so they can experience the benefits of yoga. 

Accessible Yoga believes that all people, regardless of ability or background, deserve equal access to the ancient teachings of yoga, which offer individual empowerment and spiritual awakening. By building a strong network and advocating for a diverse Yoga culture that is inclusive and welcoming, we are sharing Yoga with all.

About the Training

The Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the yoga teaching available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll focus on creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, chronic illness, seniors, and anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable in a regular class. We’ll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way.

Curriculum

30-hours continuing education (9-hours online + reading) and 21 contact hours. You will gain access to the online portion of the course upon registration.

ADAPTED ASANA

  • Variations of the most popular asanas

  • Techniques for creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes

  • Sample Accessible Yoga classes, either on the floor, in a chair, or in a bed

YOGA ANATOMY & PHILOSOPHY

  • Overview of common medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, H.I.V/AIDS, heart disease and more

  • A review of some of the major impacts of aging on all the systems of the body

YOGA PSYCHOLOGY

  • How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings. Includes study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita

PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION

  • How to make the subtle practices available for all students, regardless of ability

COMMUNITY

  • How to build a strong community among Yoga students to support the transformational process of Yoga

Certification

Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will become Certified Accessible Yoga Teachers. Those registered with Yoga Alliance will receive a certificate for 30 YA CEUs after successful completion of the training.

What you need to know before you register…

PREREQUISITE

Open to all

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • Attendance: Students must attend all in-person contact hours to qualify to receive the certification.

  • Online Training: Students must complete all the online curriculum before receiving certification

TUITION

  • Early Bird: $3,260.00

  • Regular: $3,980.00

  • Monthly: $3,990.00 (3x monthly payments of $1330.00.) Please use promo code INSTALMENT when registering and we will set up automated recurring invoices.

DATES & TIME

Monday August 26 to Wednesday August 28, 2019 - Daily from 9am to 5pm.

VENUE

Platform Events Space - 120 Connaught Rd West, Sai Ying Pun

THE INSTRUCTORS

  • Hersha Chellaram has studied with Sri Swami Satchidananda since she was a child. She is the lead Integral Yoga teacher trainer in Hong Kong, and authorised Accessible Yoga Trainer. She is founder of YAMA Foundation, a Hong Kong based non-profit that makes yoga, arts and meditation accessible to local communities. She has over 10 years experience teaching yoga to persons with disabilities and special needs.

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