Y4A Yoga for Amputees/Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training

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$295.00 Y4A Yoga for Amputees/Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training

Early Bird rate is $275. Rate increases to $295 on Feb 24, 2024.

This Yoga Teacher Training is designed to illuminate the fundamentals of amputation on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Learn about prosthetics, pain management including phantom pain, and movement and balance issues. You will learn to safely adapt poses for above-knee, below-knee, and upper- extremity limb loss, difference, and limitation, and to teach meditation and breathing techniques that support those living with limb loss and limb limitation. These adaptive techniques will serve you as a yoga teacher to support even your students who are not living with limb loss.

This training is designed for yoga teachers and teacher trainees, yoga therapists, prosthetists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, and medical and other professionals who support amputees and those with limb loss, difference, or limitation.

Required textbook: Yoga for Amputees: The Essential Guide to Finding Wholeness After Limb Loss, for Yoga Students and Their Teachers, by Marsha T. Danzig

Friday, Mar 1, 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, Mar 2, 12:00-6:00pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 12:00-6:00pm

Must attend all three dates. This training counts as 15 CEUs with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of the training you will be listed as a Y4A Teacher on the Y4A Yoga for Amputees web page. www.yogaforamputees.com

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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