Sustainable & Safe Adaptations of Yoga for Everybody

 

Five Week Online Teacher Enhancement & YOGA S.A.F.E Certification Program

 

Learn a Safe and Conscious Approach to Teaching Aging Bodies, Injured Students and pure Beginners

Continuing Education & Certification

Upon full completion of this program, you will receive 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits and a "Yoga S.A.F.E" Certification, an extra credential that will allow you to let studio owners and your community know that you have been trained in Sustainable & Safe Adaptations for EveryBODY.

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Meet the Needs of Diverse Challenges

Promote Safety

We understand that meeting the needs of each individual comes with plenty of challenges. Avoid injury in your classroom, provide effective modifications and address common musculoskeletal issues with confidence and tack.

Teach with Confidence

Whether student approaches you with a health condition or injury, learn which safe practices and modifications to suggest, as well as how to guide students at each level to help them choose the best program for their needs and experience level.

Deepen your Knowledge

Deepen your knowledge of the human body and become more proficient in your understanding of alignment and anatomy so you can assess and address common misalignments in your classroom more effectively.

When You Join You Will:

• Help your students avoid common yoga injuries & build safe, healthy alignment in their poses
• Train your eye to assess common misalignments
• Empower your language to be clear, concise and radically effective
• Learn modifications that help your students avoid pain and unhealthy discomfort
• Learn yoga relevant anatomy and a fascial fitness approach that make a real impact in your students' practice
• Become more purposeful in how you teach yoga, keep your material fresh and original
• Implement strategies for crafting accessible, safe sequences
• Learn to help your students access poses with self-assurance and skill
• Refine your language of alignment
• Modify for common musculoskeletal issues in yoga safely and effectively
• Learn clear alignment cues to keep your student safe and out of danger
• Review the contraindications for the major poses
• Embrace the motto “do no harm, embrace (promote) well-being”
• Increase your technical knowledge

 

Content will be delivered to you in clear, concise and practical lessons. The course will include video, slides, lectures, Q&A, and homework actionable items for the direct application of the techniques into your group classes.

The structure of this course is designed for you to get the greatest benefit, apply what you are learning and work it into your busy schedule.

This course is self-paced so you can take as long as you like to view and practice the material. In fact, you will have a lifetime of access to the material so you can re-learn and deepen your understanding and application of the principles again and again.

To get through the full curriculum, content and assignments expect to invest approximately 20 hours of your time, most students complete the program in 4-6 weeks. If you take longer to complete the certification aspects of this program, that's just fine, you actually have an entire year to complete the requirements and receive 20 CEs with Yoga Alliance.

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" 100% YES I recommend this program. I found great benefit in these small focused modules to continue alignment study. This program specifically helped me to develop an eye for pose intention rather than the focus on the outer form and learn cues for poses that help students find their power, develop strength and learn what their bodies can do for them. My favorite part was the review of the poses posted online. Pose study was always my favorite part of teacher training and getting to continue that kind of learning was exciting. I really enjoyed how Liz and Sam’s teaching complimented each other. I also appreciated Sam’s language around where one’s curiosity goes when looking at a pose and enjoyed the contributions of my fellow classmates."

- Autumn

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Content will be delivered to you in clear, concise and practical lessons. The course will include video, slides, lectures, Q&A, discussion and homework actionable items for the direct application of the techniques into your group classes.

Learn at Your Own Pace

The structure of this course is designed for you to get the greatest benefit, apply what you are learning and work it into your busy schedule. To get through the full curriculum, content and assignments expect to invest approximately 20 hours of your time, most students complete the program in 4-6 weeks. If you take longer to complete the certification aspects of this program, that's just fine, you actually have an entire year to complete the requirements and receive 20 CEs with Yoga Alliance.

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Lifetime Access

You will have a lifetime of access to the material so you can re-learn and deepen your understanding and application of the principles again and again.

What's Included

  • Modifications and best practices for aging bodies, injured students and pure beginners.
  • A therapeutically oriented, bio-mechanically smart approach to alignment. Techniques to address limited mobility & common musculoskeletal issues in group classes
  • BONUS: Teaching Yoga to Seniors. Strategies, Tips and Sequences. 

Content will be delivered to you in clear, concise and practical lessons. The course will include video, slides, lectures, Q&A, and homework actionable items for the direct application of the techniques into your group classes.  The structure of this course is designed for you to get the greatest benefit, apply what you are learning and work it into your busy schedule. While this is a five-week course, it is also self-paced so you can take as long as you like to view and practice the material. In fact, you will have a lifetime of access to the material so you can re-learn and deepen your understanding and application of the principles again and again. To get through the full curriculum, content and assignments expect to invest approximately 4 hours of time per week for five weeks. If you take longer to complete the certification aspects of this program, that's just fine, you actually have an entire year to complete the requirements and receive 20 CEs with Yoga Alliance and the YogaS.A.F.E. certification.

Meet Your Instructors

Liz Heffernan

Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, is a recognized international yoga teacher with over two decades of personal practice and 25 years of teaching. She trained extensively in the Hatha systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara and works as an Integrative Yoga Therapist.

Samantha Akers

Samantha Akers began practicing yoga in 2000, after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. She credits Restorative Yoga and meditation, to her healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not. While the course is primarily geared towards yoga teachers, all students of yoga will benefit if they are interested in learning correct alignment in their poses, modifications and how to work with injury safely and effectively.

No, you will still benefit greatly with the study of asana, alignment and modification. And, who knows the course may just re-inspire you to begin teaching again. If you are currently teaching yoga, you will be able to apply the lessons each week with focused direction and guidance to your classes.

Yoga Alliance teachers are required to complete at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years to remain active. This online program counts as 20 Continuing Education (CE) units with Yoga Alliance. Attendees must complete the course in its entirety to be eligible for these credits. If the five-week pace of the course is not feasible, students will have one full year from the date of registering to meet the requirements

The course is structured as an intensive. While the course provides approximately 4 to 5 hours of curriculum and assignments per week, students have the choice to keep pace with the course or work through the material in their own time.

5 Weeks - 20 Hours of Study

Lifetime Access- Complete at Your Own Pace

Each Week Our Lessons Will Include Five Parts:

• Bio-mechanically smart alignment principles: application, observation strategies and clear language to use as a teacher in your classes as well as a few assists and teaching techniques to use to help your students learn the alignment in their own bodies.
• Yoga relevant anatomy to include an exploration of common musculoskeletal issues and their corresponding contraindications and best practices for yoga (the dos & don'ts)
• In-depth yoga pose study of selected asana, including modifications for seniors, beginners, rounder bodies and limited mobility.
• A targeted therapeutically oriented yoga practice
• Teaching practices and tips to avoid harm and promote well-being

Intoductory Session

Introduction to the program and common questions with answers.


 

Week 1

• Standing poses
• Alignment & anatomy of the feet and knees
• Anatomy Trains based Asana practice exploring and recruiting the fascial "core"; the Deep Front Line
• Adapting, modifying & best practices for: Collapsed arches, bunions, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, cartilage and ligament injuries of the knee, hyper-mobile bodies and knee hyperextension


 

Week 2

• Hip openers & forward bends
• Alignment & anatomy of the hips & lumbar spine (part one)
• Exploration and Asana practice for the Superficial Back Line of Fascia
• Adapting, modifying & best practices for: Lumbar disk issues including herniated, bulging, and ruptured disks, lumbar flexion syndrome, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and piriformis syndrome


 

Week 3

• Core stabilization & twists
• Alignment & anatomy of the hips, core & lumbar spine (part two)
• Safe Core Strengthening for all bodies, including those with conditions of the spine, utilizing the Deep Front Line.
• Adapting, modifying & best practices for: Sacro-Illiac joint safety, excessive lordosis in the low back, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis


 

Week 4

•Backward bends
•Alignment & anatomy of the upper back & shoulders
•Exploration and Asana practice for the Superficial Front Line of fascia: exploring how the front line can affect low back discomfort in asana
• Adapting, modifying & best practices for: Excessive kyphosis in the thoracic spine, rotator cuff injuries, and frozen shoulder


 

Week 5

•Poses that weight bear on the arms
• Alignment & anatomy of the head & neck, elbows and wrists
•Using Yoga Tune Up Balls for self-massage of the upper body. Exploration and asana practice for the myofascial arm lines
•Adapting, modifying & best practices for: Chronic neck tension, text neck, cervical disk issues, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, elbow hyperextension and carpal tunnel


 

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We are so certain that you will love this training that we are offering you a two-week risk-free guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the material after the first two weeks of the course, we will refund 100% of your money - just email us by 14 days after the start of the program and complete an exit interview so we can learn how to improve our educational programs for the future.

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