A unique online course focusing on scoliosis education and how to use a therapeutic approach with yoga to reduce/ease associated symptoms and weakness. This course is designed for teachers working with students that have scoliosis and practitioners who want to learn more about addressing their own scoliosis. The interactive class includes historical information, research, and tips for rudimentary assessment. We explore and optimize yoga’s therapeutic benefits of flexibility, mobility, strength and proprioception so you can put this knowledge immediately to work. This course is accredited through Yoga Alliance and counts towards 10 hours of non-contact continuing education hours, which fulfills 1/2 of the 3-year requirement for teachers.
- Each session is recorded, archived and available to watch on your own time, whenever you like, as many times as you like, via our website.
- Immediately after purchase, your course or practice will be available in the “My Library” section of our platform when you are logged into the website.
- You may access your library’s content for one year from your date of purchase.
- All sessions require an internet connection capable of streaming video. Videos are not available to download.
- Study sessions consist of online lessons.
- Practice sessions consist of asana practices.
- Some courses may provide materials and worksheets. These materials and worksheets will be made available for viewing and download in the “My Library” section of our platform when you are logged into the website.
- All courses have a Forum where students may connect and discuss course content.
- You must be 18 years old to participate.
- For questions or trouble with the technology, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We cover the following body regions in this order:
- Session 1: Foundation (what is scoliosis, a brief anatomy of the spine, exploration of current research)
- Session 2: Assessment & Awareness (assessing posture, evaluating strength, creating proprioception awareness, use of touch and props to assist awareness, assessment in basic yoga poses)
- Session 3: Mobility (fostering flexibility and mobility, targeting asymmetrical work based on the individual, integrating proprioceptive awareness)
- Session 4: Stability (building strength, working asymmetrically, integrating proprioceptive work into yoga exercises and practice)
- An internet connection
- A familiarity with basic anatomical principals
- A computer, smartphone OR tablet
- An interest in anatomy
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- A digital camera or phone with photo capability
- Motivation and self-directed learning
- Desire to interact and participate in an online group forum
- Suggested YOGAMAZÉ online courses: Anatomy Primer and/or Anatomy 101
“I am super excited to join in on this course. I have some catching up to do but I do have scoliosis and am fused from T3 to L4 and it runs with my family. I hope to gain some knowledge for my own practice as well as to share with others.” —Elizabeth, Louisville Kentucky
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