A Call for Change

Repost from Yoga International

Currently, instructors who lead Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher trainings are not required to have any background in accessible yoga or adaptation. The only requirement is that the lead teacher trainer be a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour experienced level (an E-RYT). This means that there are probably many yoga teacher trainers who lack knowledge in how to make yoga accessible.

At the present time, Yoga Alliance is undertaking a teacher training Standards Review Project. Many people within the accessible yoga community sincerely hope that Yoga Alliance will add the teaching of accessible yoga practice adaptations as a curriculum requirement for completing teacher training. The long overdue inclusion of this requirement is essential—not only to keep students safe, but to make practitioners of all abilities feel welcome in classes, both as students and as potential teachers of yoga.

Read the entire article here: https://yogainternational.com/article/view/the-need-for-accessible-yoga-in-yoga-teacher-trainings

Deepening Practices: Maturing the Foundations

Deepening Practices: Maturing the Foundations
July 15 – August 28
PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala
Both an advanced course for teachers and a prerequisite for Yoga Therapy training. This 45-hour course covers a deeper foundation of basic yoga info including the tools of yoga and their relationship to yoga anatomy, ayurveda, and the cycles of life. A general overview of many classical texts rounds out the course. Yoga Therapy training continues in the Fall.
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