The Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training of the Space Yoga Institute of Health and Wellness has the objective of preparing instructors with a solid foundation in the ethical and philosophical underpinnings of the yoga practice as well as a knowledge of the physical and subtle bodies, allowing them to lead safe and effective yoga sessions. In addition to fundamental information, our program is focused specifically on giving our instructors the tools that will allow them to work with special populations, including, but not limited to, prenatal women and seniors as well as populations dealing with:

  • Emotional imbalances such depression and anxiety
  • PTSD from a variety of types of trauma
  • Recovery from addiction or abuse
  • Chronic Pain and neurological challenges
  • Cancer

Course Curriculum

  Module 1: Orientation and Intention-Setting Practices
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  Module 1.1: Standing Postures and Sun Salutations
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  Module 2: Pranayama: The Neuroscience of Breath
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  Module 2.1: Subtle Body and Models of the Self
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  Module 2.2: Core Stabilization
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  Module 2.3: Seated Postures
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  Module 3: Ancient Ethics, Modern World
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  Module 3.1: Balance Postures and Hip Openers
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  Module 4: Ayurveda: The Sister Science
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  Module 4.1: Twists and Asymmetrical Postures
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  Module 5: Special Populations - Yoga Through the Lifespan
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  Module 5.1: Backbends
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  Module 5.2: Chair Yoga
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  Module 6: Special Populations - Yoga for Emotional/Mental Imbalances (including PTSD)
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  Module 6.1: Advanced Postures
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  Module 7: Special Populations - Yoga for Pain and Neurological Conditions
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  Module 8: Special Populations - Yoga for Recovery and Trauma-Informed Teaching
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  Module 9: Special Populations - Yoga for Cancer
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  Module 9.1: Styles of Assisting
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  Module 10: The Yoga of Business
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  Wrap up
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Meet Our Program Director & Lead Trainer

Moniqua Acosta, MA, ERYT-500 is an educator with 15 years of experience in a variety of settings and with all age groups, from Early Childhood Education to Higher Education. With certifications in Power Yoga (200HR), Therapeutic Yoga (230HR), Adaptive Yoga (300HR) and Aerial Yoga, Moniqua is the Owner of Space Yoga Studio and the Founder and President of the nonprofit organization Project Create Space, which has the mission of providing no-cost, population-specific yoga programs to underserved communities across the Augusta, Georgia area. In addition to her background in yoga, Moniqua also holds a Masters Degree in Hispanic Linguistics and currently teaches Spanish at Augusta University.

Population-Specific Training

Equip yourself with skills that will allow you to safely teach yoga to a variety of populations. Learn about teaching yoga for people throughout the lifespan and how to effectively instruct students struggling with PTSD, cancer, depression, anxiety, and much more.

Proven Methodology

Make valuable connections between ancient and modern healing modalities. Learn about the traditional yogic models of the self and about healing from a yogic and Ayurvedic perspective. Explore the chakras, the koshas, and the ethic system of the yamas and niyamas.

Launchpad for Growth

Find new levels of meaning and purpose in your own personal practice. Learn physical and subtle anatomy that will help you align your postures and flow easier on your mat, and arm yourself with techniques for sequencing postures together on your own. Explore the ways in which your postures are an expression of your deepest self.

Dynamic and Engaging Learning Experiences

Each learning resource contained in this course has been designed by experienced educators to work with all styles of learning.

 

Select a pricing option that works for you

$1,950

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Learn at your own pace!

Learning resources are available for viewing and downloading, giving you the ability to learn at a pace that works with your unique schedule. Course includes access to regular monthly webinars and LIVE learning experiences where you can meet your classmates and have all of your questions answered!

6 payments of $350/month

Pay Over Time

Monthly Payment Plan

Break your tuition into six easy monthly payments and complete the training in your own time frame. All learning resources, monthly webinars, and LIVE learning experiences are included in this plan.