A collaborative journey
Adaptive yoga is a collaborative journey between teacher and student, discovering the timeless nature of yoga’s ancient wisdom. Traditionally, yoga was a one-on-one experience in which the teacher. With this insight, teachings were adapted to nourish the needs of the student and the practice deepened. These rich training sessions weave the philosophy, art, science, and research of yoga by following the ancient teaching style.
About the Program
Fascia and Movement, Adaptive Core Yoga, and Yoga Tools for Private sessions are included in the 300hr Yoga Teacher Training core requirements. Forty hours of additional credits in Adaptive Yoga Electives (or any other 300hr electives) may be filled for the elective requirement of the training.
Any of these offerings are available as Continuing Education credits through Yoga Alliance.
Fascia and Movement
Dates: October 20 + 21, 2018, 9a-6p in Langhorne
This module will focus on the art of self-expression by combining Yoga – the practice of self-study and Fascia – our sensory organ, to gain a deeper insight to whole body patterning and interconnectedness. Together they integrate the body’s communication receptors to the embodiment of practices and philosophies. Yoga has the koshas as a bridge to the wholeness of mind, body, and senses. Yoga is much more than a physical practice and fascia is much more than a wrapping around the tissues of the body.
• Expand the knowledge of the anatomy of fascia and yoga asana
• Recognize the fascial meridians in yoga asana
• Demonstrate a keen visual body reading acuity in both static and movement assessments
• Perform skillful subtle touch adjusting and cueing
• Create holistic class sequences using a fascia-nating yoga model
Adaptive Yoga Core
Dates: April 6 2019, 9a-6p in Langhorne
Begin with the philosophy, art, and science of teaching adaptive yoga.
Dive deeply into causes, expression, and sequencing. Trauma, injuries, and posture lead to chronic patterns of tension, thinking, behavior and movement. We literally hold our issues in our tissues and these deep patterns become locked in the fascia. Adaptive yoga blends ancient practices and modern science to unlock the secrets to health and wellbeing.
Learn an innovative combination of pattern releasing yogic tools for fascial flexibility, stability, resiliency, coordination and strength. Build a personal awareness of chronic tension patterns to become empowered to facilitate lasting releases and profound mind-body transformation.
Adaptive Toolbox for Private Sessions
Dates: April 7, 2019, 9a-6p in Langhorne
Expand the use of all your yoga tools, knowledge and wisdom tailoring yoga practices to individual needs. Creating productive and profitable privates sessions is a skill, or in yoga terms, a practice that improves with repetition. We will delve into the koshas as a model for opening communication, acquiring holistic insights and designing individual session plans.One-on-one time leaves both student and teacher with an overall sense of wellbeing.You will be both teacher and student in this experiential approach to offering transformative guidance in a yogi’s journey.
We will explore:
- Intake discussions
- Client goal setting
- Session planning and multiple session scheduling
Yoga for the Heart
Commitment is key for successful outcomes that have longevity. Yogi’s do better when they commit to a lifestyle change. Following a kosha model, learn to sequence an 8-week cardiac series.
Be able to provide:
- Creative visualization
- yoga nidra specifically related to the heart
The interoceptive practices of breath, concentration, and meditation guide the student to become centered in self. Yoga meets us were we are, but first we need to determine where that is. A role of an adaptive teacher is to guide the student to that awareness. The proprioceptive practices of posture, asana, and alignment communicate information regarding positional and situational awareness.
This sense effects our self-awareness, emotional security and our ability to feel safe and secure in our surroundings. This experiential training weaves the philosophy, art, science and research of yoga by following the ancient teaching style. The developmental model uses low back pain to explore the application and benefits of interoceptive and proprioceptive approaches. Create 6-week comprehensive and integrative adaptive yoga programs and follow-up wellness plans that keep the yoga journey rich.
Chronic Pain and Osteoporosis
The interoceptive practices of breath, concentration, and meditation guide the student to become centered in self. Yoga meets us were we are, but first we need to determine where that is. A role of an adaptive teacher is to guide the student to that awareness. The proprioceptive practices of posture, asana, and alignment communicate information regarding positional and situational awareness. This sense effects our self-awareness, emotional security and our ability to feel safe and secure in our surroundings. This experiential training weaves the philosophy, art, science and research of yoga by following the ancient teaching style.
The developmental model uses chronic pain and osteoporosis to explore the application and benefits of interoceptive and proprioceptive approaches. Create 6-week comprehensive and integrative adaptive yoga programs and follow-up wellness plans that keep the yoga journey rich.
Bring adaptive yoga techniques to your classes and practice.
Looking at the body and giving correct alignment cues for injuries, misalignment and other issues will bring your students into a safe and effective flow, allowing their practice to meet them where they are. Each session will explore a particular part of the body and give you specific applications.
- Feet and Ankles
- Pelvis and Sacrum
- Lower Back
- Shoulders, Thoracic, Arms, and Back
- Neck and Head
Learn the story of the body and how it presents by enhancing the vision of all of your senses. Attune your observer to see a mixture of delicately complex and understated compensations in movement and subtle energies.
- Evaluate physical posture and asana to identify strain patterns that underlie pain patterns or movement restriction using skill-building exercises, maps of fascia meridians and holistic strategies
- Observe how the breath, mind and emotions both contribute to and reveal the life story ‘written’ into the individual’s patterns, position and mindset
- Use verbal and subtle touch-cueing to expand the yoga student’s awareness of their compensation patterns
- Empower self-correction, creating a new, sustainable, and pure movement pattern
- Learn to enhance the student’s body intelligence to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, location, and balance
- Master assessment skills and methods to successfully integrate body reading into classes and private sessions
Hydrate and Renew
In this course, we will explore multi-directional slow fascial stretching to introduce a depth and pressure similar to the techniques used in massage and bodywork. Experience the juicy results of increased flexibility, mobility, and ease in motion.
Slow stretching cleanses soft tissues by compressing and moving fluids out of them. This temporary de-hydration is similar to squeezing a sponge. As the stretch is released tissues are invigorated and nourished by the effortless unrestricted flow of new clean hydrating fluid returning to the area. Through the use of props, specific movements, and multidirectional stretching, refresh and restore tissue hydration. As a result, enjoy supple resilient fascia, improved flexibility, youthful elasticity and balanced joyful movement.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Theresa Tobin Macy
LMT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, Advanced Fascial Fitness Trainer, NCBTMB, YACEP
Grounded in science, creative in expression, Theresa promotes health, well-being, and peace by creating workshops, trainings, and courses bridging ancient wisdom with current research. Her brilliance gained from many fields of study harmonizes manual therapy, fascial fitness, myofascial release and yoga practices in a variety of clinical settings, studios, and schools. Recognizing Theresa’s reputation as a teacher, the UPENN Nursing School and the University of Sciences School of Occupational Therapy invited her as an annual guest teacher for their Integrative Medicine programs.
Theresa has studied directly with Liz Conner, Joseph LePage, John Barnes, Drs. Robert Schleip and Antonio Stecco. As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) Advanced Fascial Fitness Trainer and Educator, Theresa works with individuals, leads group yoga classes, and teaches workshops, trainings and continuing education courses offering credit by the NCBTMB, YACEP.