20 minute sample sequence for yoga teachers
Below is an outline that you can use to structure a yoga class for your students who are living with pain and fatigue. The sample class is 20 minutes long but feel free to build on it with your own knowledge and expertise! This sequence can help you understand some of the building blocks for creating a sequence for someone with low energy and pain in their bodies.
The most important part of working with people who live with illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia is to help them better listen to their bodies and understand their limits. The students' own experience should always take precendence over any sequence you or anyone else has created!
Workshops and Seminars for Yoga Teachers
Learn How to Help Students with Chronic Illness Thrive in Your Yoga Class. Register your interest below for my upcoming workshops. Some of the workshops will be online, and others will be around Europe and North America! Sign up below to be notified when my next one is going to take place!
In these 3 hour seminars, we'll cover the basics of working with students who suffer from pain and fatigue. The science and research behind how yoga is helping people living with conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and how you can sequence a class for students living with pain and fatigue.
September 6, 2017 (online)
This workshop is open to yoga teachers, and yoga teacher trainees.
Living with a chronic illness is challenging. This, I know (I’ve been there myself!). Many people aren’t able to get the help they need from doctors and other healthcare professionals. This can feel lonely, isolating, and hopeless.
Over the last decade, many people with chronic illnesses have been turning to yoga and meditation to help relieve and manage symptoms of living with a chronic illness. Yet many of the classes offered at studios aren’t accessible to people with chronic pain and fatigue. A powerful flowing sequence can feel like running a marathon, rather than a way to reconnect with the body for people living with an illness.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to teach yoga to people living with chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and other Autoimmune disorders. We’ll cover how to sequence classes, adapt poses for the unique challenges many people living with a chronic illness face, and learn how to make your class an inclusive space for people of all abilities.
- A close look at yoga sequencing, and how we can combine different schools of yoga to make classes accessible.
- A discussion around yoga nidra and yoga visualisation to help students with limited physical abilities.
- Using meditation and mindfulness to make your class beneficial for everyone.
What You’ll Learn:
- The science behind yoga and meditation for pain and fatigue. Why does it work? How can you communicate this to your students?
- How to sequence classes and make adaptations for people living with chronic pain and fatigue
- How to create an inclusive environment in your class for these students
To register, please RSVP here