Holistic Yoga Therapeutics
Yoga Alliance Certified

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THE 2016-2017 TRAINING IS FULL!

This is a 300-hour, Yoga Alliance registered Teacher Training program that focuses on therapeutic applications of yoga for injury prevention and rehabilitation in conjunction with mental and emotional health. Upon graduation from this program you will be qualified to work therapeutically with students in group and private settings.

Program

Intention

Train your eyes to see where support is needed and effectively guide students’ individual processes with the skillful application of therapeutic sequencing. Re-inspire teachers and students alike that we don’t have to ‘learn’ how to move; rather, functional movement is innate, and yoga happens when we remember our intrinsic wisdom.

Philosophy

IMG_1372-2-philosophyEffective therapy awakens us to our deepest and most functional strength. Through Annie‘s philosophy of Holistic Yoga Therapeutics, you will learn to speak to the interface of applied anatomy and energetics. As a teacher and therapist, you will learn to empower your students through an understanding that we are born to move, we are capable of moving, and that through awareness, healing is possible.

Curriculum

  • IMG_1390-8-curriculumBreath and pranayama
  • Anatomy in motion
  • Safe and effective alignment
  • Sequencing strategies
  • Interface of the systems of the body
  • Postural assessment and evaluation techniques
  • Applications of Ayurveda
  • Ethics of working with private clients, small groups and public classes
  • Yoga therapy for individual needs and specific health conditions
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Self-care tools (including Gua Sha, Dry Cupping Therapy, and Kinesiology Taping)
  • Meditation and energetics
  • Ritual and ceremony
  • Supporting yourself as a Yoga Therapist
  • Marketing and business techniques

Results

  • IMG_1404-14-resultsDeeper knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how its functioning is influenced by the tools and techniques of yoga
  • Clear grasp of yoga philosophy and psychology with a special focus on health and healing
  • Useful understanding of Ayurveda as it relates to yoga therapy and simultaneously, how the tools and techniques of yoga restore Ayurvedic balance
  • Broad view of yoga therapy research with an understanding of how it is conducted and how it can be used to support your work as a Yoga Therapist and in the field as a whole
  • Awareness of how yoga therapy can effectively combine with conventional medical treatments to integrate and overcome common health challenges such as, cardiovascular disease, immune system disorders, cancer, respiratory conditions, and depression and anxiety
  • Tools to create intelligent and effective therapeutic sequences for small groups and public classes
  • Skills to evaluate the specific needs of an individual and design a yoga therapy program to meet those needs
  • Means to establish and develop a private yoga therapy practice and become a professional in this field

Teachers

Annie Adamson, E-RYT

Director

Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. She holds certifications in Anusara, Power Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, and Holistic Pelvic Care. Annie believes yoga connects us with our bodies, and that this mindful practice can be applied to any and all movement. Holistic Yoga Therapeutics offers the integration of body-consciousness, which brings functional movement patterns into practice and daily life.
Instead of relying on alignment as a one-size-fits- all method, Annie uses alignment to illuminate new pathways towards deeper sensation and awareness. Annie empowers her students and clients to use their own intelligence and strength to tap into their unique potential for healing. Applying over a decade of experience in yoga and therapeutics, Annie provides guidance and support to the student in a step-by-step rehabilitative practice. This custom-tailored process affords students with powerful alignment tools to create profound healing in their own bodies.

Winter Pemberton

Assistant

In addition to her dedicated yoga practice, Winter has extensive training in various movement arts, anatomy, and Traditional Thai massage. She holds a degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science and brings over a decade of experience as a personal trainer, aerobics instructor, yoga teacher, and massage therapist. Winter’s touch is healing and purposeful, and she sees her yoga and massage practices as deeply intertwined. Her classes are playful, but challenging and structured to align breath, mind, and body. Her sincere wish is to enable others to find their personal power and progress on their own path to liberation.

Pricing

  • $4,600 early bird (discount through April 1, 2016)
  • $4,900 full price
  • $800 non-refundable deposit

Payment and Refund Policy

Schedule

Dates

  • September 2-5, 2016
  • October 14-17, 2016
  • December 2-5, 2016
  • January 13-16, 2017
  • February 24-27, 2017
  • April 7-10, 2017
  • May 26-29, 2017
  • Jul 7-10, 2017
  • August 25-28, 2017

Times

  • Weekdays 10 – 6
  • Weekends 11 – 7

Application Requirements and Process

Requirements

  1. Completion of a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from a Yoga Alliance registered school or the equivalent.
  2. Students must have at least two years of dedicated personal practice.

Process

THE 2016-2017 TRAINING IS FULL!

We are accepting only a small number of dedicated students. Please fill out application form and submit non-refundable $25 application fee to receive an interview with program director, Annie Adamson. Once these steps are completed, you may pay your deposit. Deposit payment secures your spot in the training.

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Testimonials

Testimonial from Paula Coyne

Annie is a gifted and intuitive healer and teacher. At the time I started seeing Annie, I was 3 months into a chiropractic overhaul to realign major spinal/shoulder misalignments caused by repetitive stress and a serious fall. I had been unable to practice yoga for several months due to pain and restricted range of motion, and most of my daily activities including work were excruciating. During my first appointment with Annie, she evaluated my structure and musculature and explained how she saw the patterns in my body at play with my injuries and how we would work with them. She did some therapy and then gave me a series of simple poses to do at home, every day, to begin re-patterning and healing myself. I left my first appointment with more range of motion and less pain in my shoulder than I had experienced in a very long time! I saw Annie for several more individual sessions and eventually was able to start taking group classes again. Annie tailored each session to my specific needs at each point of my healing process and provided me with clear and detailed instructions for what to do at home. Throughout my time working with Annie, she kindly and firmly explained the importance of my role in my own healing. I am infinitely grateful for Annie and the guidance she gave me, and would recommend her to anyone who is ready and willing to take their healing into their own hands.
2013-04-18T17:39:02+00:00
Annie is a gifted and intuitive healer and teacher. At the time I started seeing Annie, I was 3 months into a chiropractic overhaul to realign major spinal/shoulder misalignments caused by repetitive stress and a serious fall. I had been unable to practice yoga for several months due to pain and restricted range of motion, and most of my daily activities including work were excruciating. During my first appointment with Annie, she evaluated my structure and musculature and explained how she saw the patterns in my body at play with my injuries and how we would work with them. She did some therapy and then gave me a series of simple poses to do at home, every day, to begin re-patterning and healing myself. I left my first appointment with more range of motion and less pain in my shoulder than I had experienced in a very long time! I saw Annie for several more individual sessions and eventually was able to start taking group classes again. Annie tailored each session to my specific needs at each point of my healing process and provided me with clear and detailed instructions for what to do at home. Throughout my time working with Annie, she kindly and firmly explained the importance of my role in my own healing. I am infinitely grateful for Annie and the guidance she gave me, and would recommend her to anyone who is ready and willing to take their healing into their own hands.

Testimonial from Cobb Hoelzer

Annie works intuitively and skillfully to find and cure misalignment in the body in a way that is very approachable. She guided me in feeling the shift in my own body, which is empowering me to take action in making small yet powerful changes in my everyday motions. Most of all Annie is teaching me how to become engaged in my own healing process.
2013-04-18T17:44:02+00:00
Annie works intuitively and skillfully to find and cure misalignment in the body in a way that is very approachable. She guided me in feeling the shift in my own body, which is empowering me to take action in making small yet powerful changes in my everyday motions. Most of all Annie is teaching me how to become engaged in my own healing process.

Testimonial from Julia Kottmeier

Annie is an incredibly sensitive and knowledgeable teacher and healer. I originally came to Annie because of a low back injury. I had been in severe daily pain for approximately a year, during which time I was told by my chiropracter, physical therapist, and orthopedic specialist that the arthritis that was developing in my low back was natural for my age and I should expect a future of pain management rather than healing. I came to Annie’s yoga therapy as somewhat of a last resort. At our first appointment, Annie shifted my whole view of my condition. She assured me that I was not doomed to the future of pain that my other care givers had predicted. She taught me a few basic actions and poses that gave me immediate relief, and empowered me with the knowledge that I could heal my own body through yoga and breath. After only a few months of working with Annie, I was out of pain. After a few more months, I had a body that was stronger and more self-assured than ever before. I continue to see Annie to help me advance my asana practice, as well as my practice of being a self-aware human being. She is a joy to work with, and I deeply appreciate the impact that she has had on my life.
2013-04-18T17:46:12+00:00
Annie is an incredibly sensitive and knowledgeable teacher and healer. I originally came to Annie because of a low back injury. I had been in severe daily pain for approximately a year, during which time I was told by my chiropracter, physical therapist, and orthopedic specialist that the arthritis that was developing in my low back was natural for my age and I should expect a future of pain management rather than healing. I came to Annie’s yoga therapy as somewhat of a last resort. At our first appointment, Annie shifted my whole view of my condition. She assured me that I was not doomed to the future of pain that my other care givers had predicted. She taught me a few basic actions and poses that gave me immediate relief, and empowered me with the knowledge that I could heal my own body through yoga and breath. After only a few months of working with Annie, I was out of pain. After a few more months, I had a body that was stronger and more self-assured than ever before. I continue to see Annie to help me advance my asana practice, as well as my practice of being a self-aware human being. She is a joy to work with, and I deeply appreciate the impact that she has had on my life.

Testimonial from Chris Celauro

I decided to try restorative yoga to treat a SLAP tear in my shoulder. I was skeptical at first. Could I actually "om" my way to a healthy shoulder? I also didn't think there was such a thing as "restorative" yoga. But I was desperate, as surgery was looming and I was focused on avoiding it at all costs.

Then I met Annie. One of the first things she said to me was, "your breath will heal you." I didn't believe her. And then she walked me through a series of breathing techniques and I instantly understood what she meant: my spine started adjusting, and I filled my body with air in places I didn't know existed. Three months later my shoulder is significantly improved, and surgery is now in the rear view.

Annie has helped me discover things about my body that are simple in concept but deep in restorative powers. She knows the body like a physician, but works it like a healer. She even transformed me from skeptic, to someone who is memorizing mantras. Om tryambakam.
2013-04-18T17:51:05+00:00
I decided to try restorative yoga to treat a SLAP tear in my shoulder. I was skeptical at first. Could I actually "om" my way to a healthy shoulder? I also didn't think there was such a thing as "restorative" yoga. But I was desperate, as surgery was looming and I was focused on avoiding it at all costs. Then I met Annie. One of the first things she said to me was, "your breath will heal you." I didn't believe her. And then she walked me through a series of breathing techniques and I instantly understood what she meant: my spine started adjusting, and I filled my body with air in places I didn't know existed. Three months later my shoulder is significantly improved, and surgery is now in the rear view. Annie has helped me discover things about my body that are simple in concept but deep in restorative powers. She knows the body like a physician, but works it like a healer. She even transformed me from skeptic, to someone who is memorizing mantras. Om tryambakam.
Kat Heagberg

Testimonial from Kat Heagberg

I’ve benefited tremendously from Annie’s intuitive, intelligent, and practical teaching. After taking class with her for over a year, I decided to treat myself to a private session—and I’m so glad I did! Working one-on-one with Annie has helped me to take my practice to whole new level. She’s taught me simple yet powerful ways to support my asana and pranayama practices, as well as my overall physical and emotional well-being. Not only is Annie unbelievably knowledgeable about anatomy, physiology, and therapeutics, she is also incredibly kind, authentic and supportive—someone you really feel safe working with. The personalized teachings that I received in my first one-on-one session were so helpful that I decided to make private lessons with Annie a regular thing! I highly HIGHLY recommend her.
2015-12-31T22:22:04+00:00
Kat Heagberg
I’ve benefited tremendously from Annie’s intuitive, intelligent, and practical teaching. After taking class with her for over a year, I decided to treat myself to a private session—and I’m so glad I did! Working one-on-one with Annie has helped me to take my practice to whole new level. She’s taught me simple yet powerful ways to support my asana and pranayama practices, as well as my overall physical and emotional well-being. Not only is Annie unbelievably knowledgeable about anatomy, physiology, and therapeutics, she is also incredibly kind, authentic and supportive—someone you really feel safe working with. The personalized teachings that I received in my first one-on-one session were so helpful that I decided to make private lessons with Annie a regular thing! I highly HIGHLY recommend her.

Contact

Please contact Annie with any questions: annie@yogaunioncwc.com, call her at 503-235-9642, or use the form below.

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