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Accessible Yoga Teacher Training - June 2018 (http://accessibleyoga.org/) Accessible yoga is an approach to teaching based on the
ideals of inclusivity, diversity and accessibility, rather than a specific style of yoga. Accessible Yoga is dedicated to sharing the benefits
of Yoga with anyone who currently does not have access to these practices, and with communities that have been excluded or under-served.
All people, regardless of ability or background, deserve equal access to the ancient practices of Yoga, which offer individual empowerment
and spiritual awakening.
Gentle Yoga Teacher Training - May 2017 with Michael Hutkins (michaelhutkinsyoga.com). Gentle Yoga focuses on how yoga can be open to all types of students. This includes students with different fitness levels, those starting a practice later in life or who are new to yoga or fitness, students with injuries or mobility difficulties such as MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, brain injury/concussion, back challenges, overweight, pregnant, anxiety, depression and students with other reasons for attending a gentle class.
Chair Yoga Teacher Training - December 2014 with Michael Hutkins Yoga (michaelhutkinsyoga.com). Chair Yoga adapts traditional yoga poses so that they can be done with a chair for support, making yoga more accessible for all people. This may be low mobility seniors or other persons unable to participate in a standard yoga class due to mobility or disability issues. The chair takes the place of the yoga mat, and poses are seated or supported by the chair. This brings the benefits of yoga to any students, from beginner to advanced offering a meditative experience where the practitioner can get in touch with themselves.
Yoga Tune-up Therapy Ball Practitioner Training - May 2014 at Pure Yoga Ottawa (www.pureyogaottawa.com) with Trainer Todd Lavictoire. The Balls provides targeted self-massage trigger point therapy by using specially designed high grip rubber balls and focused movement routines that help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into high tension areas.
Certified Yin Yoga Teacher - February 2012 with Master Trainer Joe Barnett from Arizona USA (www.joebarnettyoga.com). Joe Barnett, E-RYT-500, has been teaching for over a decade. He travels nationally and internationally year round, teaching many styles of movement and has certifications in Yang (Vinyasa) Yoga, Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga. His main focus of study is Functional Anatomy for Yoga and all forms of movement. Joe is a senior student of Paul Grilley, a true Yoga Scientist who is largely responsible for the current rise in the popularity of Yin Yoga and Functional Alignment. Using Paul’s Taoist Analysis of Yoga and the Body, Joe teaches yogis how to understand and feel the full range of motion of their joints and their students’ joints; and how to use this wisdom effectively and therapeutically in yoga.
Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – May 2012 with Master Trainer Sudha Carolyn Lundeen from Massachusetts USA (www.sudhalundeen.com)
Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN, E-RYT 500, has over 30 years in healing arts. She is a certified holistic-health nurse, an Ayurvedic Health & Lifestyle Coach, Workshop leader, Yoga Instructor/Therapist, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. Currently, Sudha is a senior teacher at Kripalu Center, where she leads a variety of workshops, including 200- and 500-hour-level teacher trainings, and in the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Her Kripalu Gentle Yoga DVD has won three prestigious awards. She works with clients privately as well as leads workshops internationally in group and corporate settings. Sudha’s personal experience with breast cancer, combined with 12 years in clinical nursing in oncology, lends a sensitivity and broad knowledge base to her teaching style, which is described as welcoming, humorous, and healing.
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – November 2011 PranaShanti Yoga Centre (pranashanti.com). The PranaShanti Teacher Training program is Yoga Alliance registered and consists of a total of 220+ hours including 190 contact hours and 30 personal hours and was held over a 6 month period.
New Year's Power of Intention Workshop - January 2019 with Yoga Master Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD (akhandayoga.com)
Breath to Heal Training - December 2018 with Max Strom (www.maxstrom.com)
Journey to the Heart of Yoga: An Exploration of the Five Koshas - June 2017 with Yoga Master Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD (akhandayoga.com)
Toning Circe and Sound Bath Workshop - June 2017 with Kathleen Burr (www.collectivelight.ca)
The Power of Intention - May 2017 with Yoga Master Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD (akhandayoga.com)
Laughter Yoga Workshop - January 2017 with Marian Meade (marianmeade.com)
Yoga & Meditation: Embodying Practices Workshop - December 2016 with Michael Stone (michaelstoneteaching.com)
Kundalini Master Class - September 2016 with Yoga Master Yogrishi Vishvketu, PhD (akhandayoga.com)
Partner Yoga Workshop - September 2016 with Eileen Scully (www.eileensyoga.com)
Anatomic Yoga Workshop - November 2011 with Master Trainer Dr. Ray Long, Author, Surgeon MD, FRCSC (www.bandhayoga.com)
Dr. Long is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga. Dr. Long graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School with post-graduate training at Cornell University, McGill University, The University of Montreal and Florida Orthopedic Institute. He has studied Hatha yoga for over twenty years, training extensively with B.K.S. Iyengar and other leading yoga masters. Dr. Long is the author of the bestselling books The Key Muscles of Yoga and The Key Poses of Yoga and the recently released Yoga Mat Companion anatomy series.
Certified in Reiki (1995), Therapeutic Touch (2004) and training in relaxation massage (1990). I have 20+ years experience providing massage, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch.