We invite certified yoga teachers and medical professionals to join us in learning how to design and teach yoga to students with disabilities in a safe and therapeutic environment. Learn how to design a class, workshop or therapeutic program for students living with functional impairments due to:

– stroke causing hemiplegia (one-sided paralysis) and other deficits
– spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia
– amputations
– cerebral palsy
– parkinson’s
– multiple sclerosis
– osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

In this training you will learn:
-The altered anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of each disease process and their respective functional deficits
-The mind-body principles behind yoga that have helped students living with trauma, loss or disability live fuller, richer lives.
Yoga postures appropriate for students with all types of disabilities and their therapeutic advantages, contraindications, and modifications
-How yoga can help to reduce pain, build muscle mass and bone, and foster a healthy lifestyle to supplement physical and medical therapies.
-Understand the science behind supported poses using breathing, meditation and visualization to increase motor skills and activate the parasympathetic response to optimize relaxation and function.

TRAINING HOURS: TBD in concert with training center
Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be applied toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 25 total CEUs

Pre-requisite: 200-hour Teacher Training or be a medical professional (RN, RT, PA, PT, OT, MD)
About Ingrid Yang, M.D., J.D., E-RYT500, C-IAYT
Dr.  Yang is a deeply knowledgeable, and incredibly creative and inspiring teacher. She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine, based in San Diego, CA. Ingridleads classes, trainings, and workshops all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. Her classes are upbeat and energetic, incorporating a vigorous vinyasa flow with dharma teaching and a strong understanding of movement kinesiology. Her special focus on the physiology of healing through breathwork, meditation and mind-body connection bring an incredibly unique and joyful perspective to the practice of yoga. In her past lives, she Ingrid was an intellectual property attorney, founder and owner of Blue Point Yoga Center, and a jazz singer in Australia. When she is not doctor-ing or yoga-ing, Ingrid loves to surf at sunset, travel the world teaching yoga, and play on the beach with her dog Rusty. Find out more at www.ingridyang.com or instagram.com/ingridyangyoga.
About Kyle Fahey, PT, DPT
Dr. Fahey is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. He began his career at The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab at Northwestern University as a staff PT on the Medically Complex Unit. In this role, he allows his patients develop increased strength, endurance, and balance after recent injury or illness. Since then, he has transitioned to the organization’s Pain Management Physical Therapy Specialist. In this role, he provides pain neuroscience education and treats chronic pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction using prescriptive exercise and manual therapy techniques. Additionally, Kyle has lead the development of a weekly wheelchair yoga class performed by patients to supplement their rehabilitation.