Workshops

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ADVANCED STUDIES COURSE IN YOGA THERAPEUTICS: Learning To Heal

This 3-module therapeutics course is open to teachers and students who are interested in broadening their scope of practice.  The first 6-weekend Module—“Seeing Human Structure”—focuses on symmetry and asymmetry, sensing and feeling, anatomy and pathology.  This program will prepare you to see and understand the body in order to better work with your own, and others’, therapeutic needs.  In a dynamic and nurturing environment, teachers and students will learn alongside and from one another.

If you are interested in signing up for the modules, or any individual workshops, please complete our application here.

REVISED DATES FOR THE FIRST MODULE: Please note that the dates for the first module have been revised based on feedback from interested students. The new schedule is as follows:

PRICING:

Full Weekend–4 session workshop:$265 in advance
Full weekend–5 session workshop:$310 in advance
Full Module–6 weekends Sept–Feb:$1400 in advance
Full Module–6 weekends Sept–Feb with payment plan:$200 non-refundable deposit + 4 payments of $325 = $1500

Please ~ Register in Advance!

For cancellations up to 7 days before the class, we will refund full amount paid less a 20% administration fee. However, no refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of the event.

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Adjustments, Modifications, & Verbal Instructions: Teaching Yoga For Scoliosis
with Deborah Wolk

Next Class In This Series: December 12, 1:45–3:45pm

Students with Scoliosis: $20
Samamkaya Assistants: $30
Teachers: $35

Students with scoliosis have very specific needs with the nervous system, proprioceptive system and with pain patterns.  One must avoid muddled information.  Using prop set-ups, hand on adjustments and verbal instructions, Deborah Wolk will guide you in how to better teach your students with scoliosis.

This class is appropriate for all yoga teachers and for students with scoliosis. Teachers of other modalities (Pilates, personal training, etc.) may attend as teachers with Deborah’s permission. This class is not recommended for brand new beginners to yoga.

Please ~ Register in Advance!

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YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS with Elise Browning Miller

Yoga for Scoliosis for Beginners
Fri, Dec 7, 6–9pm
**This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, please email us at info@samamkayabackcare.com.**

New to Yoga?  Want to get started addressing your Scoliosis with Yoga?  Come to this 2 hour session with Elise Browning Miller, especially for those new to this practice.  Elise is the author of the booklet and DVD Yoga For Scoliosis, and is world famous for her workshops and Teacher Training for Yoga for Scoliosis and Yoga for Back Care.  Most of the teachers at Samamkaya have trained with her and we all love her!

Yoga for Scoliosis: Teacher Training Part II and Continuing Education
Sat and Sun, Dec 8 and 9, 9:00–11:30am & 2:00–4:30pm each day
Full Weekend:  $350 in advance
**There is limited space available in this workshop! Sign up today!**

Many of Samamkaya’s faculty have completed Elise Browning Miller’s 20 hour course program and we highly recommend it for teachers and students alike. The Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher’s Training is the first teacher’s training program designed specifically to train yoga teachers on how to work with students who have scoliosis. This course may lead you to do the coursework and practicum for a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Certification.

Samamkaya is proud to present Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Part II and Continuing Education.  Anyone may attend this workshop. If you want to take Part II towards certification you must have taken Part I with Elise Browning Miller at another time.  This particular course is also appropriate for those who have already done the Teacher Training with Elise in full but who would like to prepare or receive support for their practicum, or those who are certified trainers who would like to learn more.

Samamkaya is the ideal location for this workshop.  Well stocked with props and outfitted with a 20 station rope wall, the workshop will be limited to 20 students.  Questions that have come up in teaching will be addressed in an intimate and supportive environment. This workshop will continue beyond Part II into more techniques and real life solutions than Part II at other locations.

During this course teacher trainees will learn:

  • The anatomy and physiology of scoliosis.
  • The common scoliotic patterns.
  • Patterns of injury and pain with scoliosis,
  • Yoga Asana to address scoliotic patterns which will help reduce progression, pain and discomfort, and perhaps even the curve(s) themselves.
  • About other patterns that often accompany scoliosis; such as hip and shoulder problems, neck problems, and disorientation.
  • How to give verbal and hands-on adjustments to your students with scoliosis.
  • How to use Yoga Props to specifically address scoliotic patterns and related issues.
  • Addressing psychological aspects of scoliosis. How to work with your own students with scoliosis

Elise Browning Miller, M.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC-CH, is a Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher who has been teaching yoga throughout the US and internationally for over 30 years. A founding director of California Yoga Center in Mountain View, CA, Elise has successfully used yoga to minimize the effects of her own scoliosis. She has published numerous articles on scoliosis and other yoga related subjects in Yoga Journal and other national magazines. Elise has studied on numerous occasions with the Iyengars in India and specializes in Scoliosis, lower/upper back problems and sports related injuries. She recently launched her new book “Yoga for Scoliosis – A Path for Students & Teachers”, and has produced her own DVD and booklets, “Yoga for Scoliosis”, “Yoga for Back Care” and her “Yoga: Anytime, Anywhere book”. Her joyous personality and ease of communication endear her to students with a teaching style that is down-to-earth, precise and nurturing.

Please ~ Register In Advance!

For cancellations up to 1 week before the workshop, we will refund full amount paid less a 20% administration fee. However, no refunds for cancellations made within 1 week of the event.

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Special New Year’s Day Back Care Class with Deborah Wolk

January 1, 2019 11AM–1PM • $25

Deborah will help you welcome the New Year with an asana sequence designed to lift your spirits and give your spine a great start for 2018! This 2 hour class will use therapeutic adjustments and modifications making poses accessible to everyone. We will end with pranayama and deep relax- ation. All Levels. No class cards.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS POPULAR CLASS!

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WORKSHOP PRE-REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

It is strongly recommended that you pre-register for workshops. If you pre-register for a workshop, you must cancel either 1 week or 48 hours in advance (depending on the workshop), in order to be refunded for that workshop less a 20% administrative fee. Cancellation deadlines can be found below the workshop descriptions above.

Please cancel via email (info@samamkayabackcare.com) or call 646.964.5772. Even if we receive the message later, we will go by the time stamp and refund your money if appropriate. If you are ill or there is an immediate family medical emergency, we will of course waive the fee. However, please email us as early as possible, and before the workshop begins, to waive the fee or arrange a credit.dots2

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