Mindful Yoga for Trauma Adaptive Yoga is clinically tested and empirically informed.
Ann Richardson Stevens, creator, has been working with men and women living with mobility disabilities for nearly 10 years. This program brings to life the MYT guiding principles in an adaptive setting. Learn how to help students find their mind-body connection.
The MYT Adaptive Program provides a variety of tools, discussion, and asana to open the practice of yoga practice to Every Body—whether hobbling, rolling, or walking into class. Students will explore universal principles that can be shared with people regardless of their level of ability/disability, including amputees, those living with paralysis, neurological conditions, spine issues, MS, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, confined to a wheelchair or not.
Learn to teach students how to reconnect to gravity, earth, and foundation in order to re-emerge taller, stronger, confident, and whole. Gain a deeper understanding of what physical challenges students feel and in fact don’t feel, and lead them back to this re-integration of the self through practice. Teachers will leave feeling confident and better able to gravitate to students with physical challenges.
Schedule for 15-hour Adaptive Program
Below are upcoming dates and locations for the Mindful Yoga for Trauma Adaptive Yoga Training for Yoga Teachers 15-hour program.
Friday 7 – 9
Saturday 12 – 7
Sunday 8 – 4
Yoga encompasses a wide range of healing practices and tools for transformation. Mindful Yoga Therapy Adaptive Yoga Training with Ann Richardson will focus on making these tools and benefits available to everyone, regardless of physical limitations.
For over 10 years, Ann has been creating safe, tailored variations of the physical postures of yoga to individuals with mobility issues. Her artful approach to adaptive yoga integrates the fundamental laws of gravity with the energetic qualities of breath. Her professional expertise encompasses working with students with challenges including paralysis, amputation, severe spinal cord injury, diseases of the central nervous system such as MS, and genetic degenerative diseases such as muscular dystrophy. Ann also works continuously with non-visible injuries including traumatic brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress. She skillfully combines this work with other powerful yoga practices to greatly amplify the potential for improving health.
If you are a yoga teacher who works with—or wishes to work with—this population, you will leave this training with a greater understanding of how to facilitate this yoga practice, and you will internalize and embody these techniques yourself. Through hands-on practice and discussion, you will learn a new set of tools for understanding how to work with postures in your own body or the bodies of your students. This deep yet totally accessible work can help you to develop strength, cultivate empowerment, and give you the confidence to work in this population.
Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.
Please check our full program schedule for dates and locations for other Mindful Yoga Therapy for yoga teachers training programs.