A Smarter Way to Flow

Injury Prevention and Management Program

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WHY I CREATED THIS PROGRAM

This 3-day Program for yoga teachers and dedicated students will provide you with the latest understanding of how to prevent and manage the most common injuries in yoga—especially those that occur in vinyasa yoga. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice, you’ll learn the most up-to-date ways to cue, adjust, and adapt your sequences for optimal sustainability.

THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

+ You want to learn the most current perspective on minimizing potential injuries from the perspective of Sports Medicine and modern Yoga.

+ You want to alter your sequencing to reduce the risk of overstretch and repetitive stress injuries of the Hips, the Sacro-Iliac Joint, Shoulders, and Lower Back.

+ You want to learn how to help students manage their injuries without violating your professional scope as a yoga teacher.

+ You want a more informed understanding of the functional anatomy of the Lower Back, Sacro-Illiac Joint, and Shoulders.

+ You want to ensure that your verbal cues and manual adjustments are helping to minimize injuries.

THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TRAINING

Day 1: How to Keep Your Sacro-iliac Region and Hips Safe in Yoga

Including lecture, discussion, and practice, this comprehensive Daylong Intensive will teach you the safest way for you to practice every category of yoga posture for your sacro-iliac region and hips. You’ll explore common misalignment patterns and dysfunctions; you’ll examine key postures that are often taught incorrectly; and, you’ll learn how to practice, cue, and adjust yoga postures to ensure that they’re safe and stable for your sacro-iliac region and hips.

Day 3: How to Keep Your Shoulders Safe in Yoga

The highly mobile and beautifully intricate nature of the shoulder girdle makes it one of the most vulnerable parts of your body, especially for flow or vinyasa yogis. The nuances of the shoulder girdle also make giving accurate, scientifically rationale cues very challenging for teachers to provide. Unfortunately, this combination of challenges leads to an excessive number of injuries and long-term wear and tear. Until now. This intensive will demystify the anatomy of your shoulders, give you a comprehensive rationale for using your shoulders in every category of yoga posture, and educate you about the common sources of shoulder injuries in yoga. This intensive will also dispel some of the common misunderstandings about how the shoulders function in yoga postures. Lastly, you’ll learn a comprehensive practice for keeping your shoulders strong, stable and balanced—setting you up for a lifetime of more efficient, safe yoga.

Day 2: How to Keep Your Lower Back Safe in Yoga

Students often come to class looking to relieve lower back discomfort. This Daylong Intensive will teach you the principals that are involved in creating practices for managing lower-back discomfort. It will also provide you with an exceptionally effective “lower-back maintenance” practice. In addition, this Intensive will teach you how to minimize the possibility of creating lower-back distress in yoga class. You’ll explore common misalignment patterns and dysfunctions; you’ll examine key postures that are often taught incorrectly; and, you’ll learn how to practice, cue, and adjust yoga postures to ensure that they’re safe for you lower back.

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