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

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Thursday 02/09/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 02/16/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 02/23/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 03/02/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 03/09/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 03/16/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 03/23/2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$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®, C-Y4A:Yoga for Amputees, 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 20+ years study and practice in alignment-based yoga, and since 2011, specialized training in yoga for seniors, the military, and those dealing with 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, a Master Trainer for Marsha T. Danzig's Y4A: Yoga for Amputees program, and an Accessible Yoga Teacher. Lucy teaches public classes, workshops, retreats, and private yoga therapy sessions. Learn more about Lucy at www.lucylomax.com.

Heather Thamer

  Heather Thamer, E-RYT500, M.Ed, certified Accessible Yoga Teacher, has been teaching yoga since 2004, has specialized yoga training in working with the military community through the Warriors At Ease program and has adaptive training through the Yoga for Amputees (Y4A)program and Accessible Training program. Her classes are mindfully structured, blending asana, sequenced movement, breathing techniques and meditation. Heather uses a caring approach to teaching yoga and continues to further her learning of chronic conditions and yoga therapy by taking workshops and classes with wonderful teachers and specialists whenever she can. A lifelong student of yoga herself, Heather is passionate about continuing to learn ways to make yoga accessible and enjoyable.  With a profound appreciation for the benefits of yoga, Heather aspires to bring an empowering experience to her classes at the center.  Heather teaches classes and private sessions online only. To get in touch with Heather please send email to yoga@thamers.com or visit her website: www.yoga.heatherthamer.com .

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