Y4A: Yoga for Amputees - Online Teacher Training with Lucy Lomax and Heather Thamer

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$275.00 Yoga for Amputees - Online Teacher Training

Thursdays 6-7:30pm - Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16 and 23

Early Bird Pricing - 250.00 until January 15th - then 275.00

For Yoga Teachers and Professionals Working With Amputees And Those With Limb Loss Or Limb Limitation

 At the end of this training you will

· Be able to differentiate types of amputation

· Learn how to adapt yoga & breathing techniques to above, below knee, and upper extremity amputees

· Learn what muscle groups are affected

· Be able to demonstrate and teach warm-ups and asana to amputees

· Gain tools to help amputees develop strong core muscles, essential for walking with a prosthesis, balance, and using crutches or a wheelchair.

· Gain greater understanding of the psycho-emotional issues associated with amputation, and how yoga-based tools can help heal psycho-emotional wounds

· Teach yoga & meditation techniques for phantom pain & associated pain due to limb loss

· Help amputees “step forward” into the rest of their lives, integrated, whole, healthy.

What you will also learn in Y4A Training

· Observation skills for range of motion

· How to safely adapt poses for above-knee, below-knee, and upper-extremity

This training will be online only, live-streamed via Zoom.

Lucy Lomax

Lucy Lomax, Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, C-WAE, C-iREST®, and Accessible Yoga teacher, began meditating and practicing yoga in the 70's and teaching yoga in 1999. After 33 years as a financial policy analyst (BS Organizational Behavior, Masters in Public Financial Management) Lucy became a full-time yoga teacher. In 2017 she became a certified yoga therapist. Her yoga background includes 22 years study and practice in alignment-based yoga, and since 2011, specialized training in yoga for seniors, the military, and those dealing with back pain, cancer, amputation, stress, trauma, and PTS (post-traumatic stress).

Her teaching is based on anatomy, posture, movement, and integrative body/mind principles and she focuses on trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation, and accessible and adaptive yoga for injuries, illnesses, special conditions, and recovery. Her teaching style is light-hearted and practical — she believes that the yoga you do in class should support everyday life, and that yoga should be modified to meet you where are on life's journey.

Lucy is a yoga teacher trainer for both entry and advanced level yoga teachers (RYT 200 and RYT 500 levels), is co-director of the Yoga Center of Columbia's Yoga Teacher Training 200 level program, and is co-director and master teacher trainer for Y4A Yoga for Amputees. Lucy teaches public classes, workshops, retreats, and private yoga therapy sessions. Learn more about Lucy at www.lucylomax.com

Heather Thamer

 Heather Thamer, M.Ed, E-RYT500, Accessible Yoga Teacher, Y4A Yoga for Amputees Master Teacher, Level 1 WAE Teacher, has been teaching yoga since 2006 and practicing yoga since 1992. Her classes are mindfully structured, blending asana, sequenced movement, breathing techniques and meditation. Prior to being a yoga teacher, Heather was actively working with and advocating for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities across a variety of settings including: residential, work and day programs, in the public schools and was active with Special Olympics and The Arc. During her time as a special educator, she realized the value of yoga and the positive impact yoga can have on one's life. 

Since becoming a yoga teacher in 2006, Heather has taught classes for all ages, specializing in yoga for older populations, those affected by cancer, limb loss/difference, and chronic conditions. She uses a mindful, heart-centered approach to teaching yoga and is passionate about making yoga accessible and enjoyable. Heather serves as Co-Director of the Y4A Yoga for Amputees program, an international, adaptive yoga program for those with limb loss/limb difference/limb limitation. For more information, please visit https://www.yogaforamputees.com/ To connect with Heather please send email to yoga@thamers.com or visit her personal website: www.yoga.heatherthamer.com

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