Adrianne Vangool is a Physiotherapist and Yoga Alliance Certified trainer, who has been guiding chair yoga classes in Saskatoon since 2012. She has trained and mentored several teachers, health practitioners, and educators from across Canada, who now offer chair yoga classes in their communities and facilities. The evidence regarding the effectiveness of yoga and mindfulness practices on wellbeing is vast. Specifically, more evidence is supporting the benefits of yoga in improving patient outcomes and improved quality of life and management of conditions following surgery, cancer, back pain, and progressive neurological conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s Disease.

In this 25 hour training participants will learn how to make yoga accessible to all ability levels while maintaining a fun, safe, and therapeutic environment. Specific attention will be paid to educating on how to adapt chair yoga to various chronic health conditions and diseases. While also learning how to integrate yoga theory and practice into your clinical practice and healthcare settings.

Participants will learn:

-A chair sequence to build upon, videos, & PDF resources.
-The specifics of common health conditions and how yoga can help manage such conditions, improve       quality of life, alleviate suffering, and support mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing.
-How to bring a more holistic and integrated approach to your clinical practice through the system and     science of yoga and mindfulness techniques.
-Ways to adapt yoga for the senior body and those with mobility concerns.
-Ways to bring chair yoga class into healthcare and in community settings.

Course Outline:

This course will be a combination of online and in-person learning.

The majority of the course will be accessible through online modules starting Sept 10th, 2021. In-person practical session will be completed on Nov 20th, 2021. Please inform us if you will not be able to attend the in-person practical session, we will arrange for alternative LIVE online options where possible.

Nov 20th, 2021 Schedule: 8 hour session 9am- 5pm. With lunch break.