$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, 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her personal website: www.yoga.heatherthamer.com.