Body of Knowledge | Working with Injuries | YogaWorks 300hr Teacher Training, New York, NY
December 7 - December 8
Body of Knowledge Working with Injuries distills and synthesizes the most relevant kinesiology and biomechanics knowledge for 300hr level teacher trainees. The class atmosphere is one of experiential learning and inquiry mixed with engaging lecture around common injuries, tissue adaptation processes, and progression and regression strategies. Trainees come away with immediately applicable knowledge and skills for for helping students modify during a public class. Additionally, attention is paid to unpacking and examining a yoga teacher’s scope of practice as well as the importance of cross-training a practice of the asanas in order to vary the load and condition our tissues for what is often the physically demanding work of teaching yoga classes.
Hands-on, movement-centered learning governs the majority of time you spend learning in Body of Knowledge Working with Injuries. In order for this knowledge to stick and be applicable, it must be explored in an embodied way.
Body of Knowledge Working with Injuries explores and combines knowledge of several key areas of yoga teaching ethics and body science including:
- Scope of Practice, understanding how a yoga teacher is and isn’t qualified to help people recover from pain and injury
- Anatomy of Common Injuries, the study of the bodies major structures and a general look at common injuries to those structures
- Kinesiology, the study of movement and the practice of naming it specifically at joints.
- Biomechanics, the study of the effect that forces, like mechanical stress, have on the ways our structures adapt or maladapt.
- Progressions & Regressions, applied biomechanics that looks at how to change pose geometry and use props to decrease or increase loads managed by the body in poses
- Pain Science, an emerging science still heavily researched that looks at how pain is expressed in the body and how our experience of pain is influenced through biological, psychological and social phenomenon.