Teacher Training Programs

Ontario > Union Yoga + Wellness

Training in Progressive Chair Yoga and Exercise with Kassandra Prus

Friday October 12th 2018 - Sunday October 14th 2018

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Daily Schedule: Friday October 12 - 4pm to 9:30pm (5.5hr) Saturday October 13 - Saturday 10am to 6pm (8hr) Sunday October 14 - 10am to 6pm (8hr) Length 22hr (18.5 contact hours) **Attendance of at least 17 of the 18.5 hours of in class time and online quiz complet
Cost: $400+HST
Email: info@unionyogastudio.ca
Phone: 4165160909

Who is this training for?
This training is open to Yoga Teachers, Pilates Teachers, Personal Trainers, Therapeutic Recreationalists, Conditioning Coaches, and other Movement Class Teachers interested in making their classes and private sessions accessible to broader populations.

Build your self-efficacy as a teacher in order to suit any individuals needs and abilities by practicing how to:
o Observe and respond instead of following a specific class plan.
o Modify or regress practices as needed.
o Increase challenge while staying safe as students progress in ability.
o Offer many options at the same time in order to meet the needs of a room.
o Know when to refer out to clinicians.

What will we cover
o Modules in:
1). Middle Age/Active Seniors
2). Extremely Limited Mobility/Wheelchair Yoga
3). Cognitive Impairment and Neurological Conditions (Brain Injury, Stroke, CP, MS)
4). Dementia and Alzheimer's
5). Corporate Chair Yoga
o Sample classes in each of the above.
o Embodied self-reflection on movement and asana (yoga postures). How to think critically around function over form, and creatively regress movement according to student needs and safely progress them with student improvement. This will include additional functional exercises to prepare the body for larger shapes (including work with therabands) as well as ball rolling as a tool to reconnect the mind brain to the body.
o Overview of the physical, mental, and emotional changes associated with the aging human body.
o Review of anatomy and biomechanics basics.
o The reality of teaching outside a studio or gym and the business of finding work in this field.
o Teaching from an anti-oppressive framework.
o The ethics of being an unregulated movement instructor.
o Practice class planning for different populations and practice teaching.

Guest Faculty
Margot Catizzone, PT, c/NDT Physiotherapist, Brain Rehabilitation Program @ Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, UHN will cover:

o The importance of functional movement

o Common medical considerations and what to keep an eye on in your teaching

o Class and private session intake sample
o GAQ screening tool

For more info on Kassandra Prus please visit www.kassandraprus.com