Further Education for Yoga Teachers: online courses with Maria Kirsten
Maria Kirsten passed away in April, 2021. Her wish was for her teaching to continue to be available to inspire and help people to feel more comfortable, happy and well in their bodies and minds. We are currently working on making her online courses ongoingly available - please stay tuned for updates and please join Maria's mailing list if you are interested in taking one of her online courses in Yoga for Older Grownups and Seniors or Yoga for Mental Health.
Yoga for Older Grownups Training
The intention of this course is empower yoga teachers to teach older grownups in a way that is both accessible and empowering. We not only teach yoga, but we use yoga as a means for students to know and understand and care for themselves. The course will support teachers to offer choices and modifications, and to build students' capacity to make informed choices for themselves. The Yoga for Older Grownups Teacher Training goes beyond teaching set sequences and modifications by empowering yoga teachers to synthesise knowledge of the aging process, common health conditions and injuries, and health promotion best practice to confidently and safely support older individuals in their classes.
Yoga for Mental Health Training
The intention of this course is to help yoga teachers practice and teach yoga in a way that supports their own and their students' mental health. We re-orient the focus from performing poses and practices to using them as opportunities to sense internally, to explore curiously, and to respond compassionately to challenges and opportunities as they arise. The course is not a certification in teaching yoga for any particular diagnosis. It is about understanding mental health from a yogic framework and from the framework of recovery; it is about understanding how yoga works on a scientific and experiential level, and it is about knowing how to create a safe, ethically responsible, trauma informed environment in which to offer yoga.