ADAPTIVE YOGA - A 9 HOUR LIVESTREAM TRAINING FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS,
We invite you to join us in learning how to design and teach yoga to students with disabilities in a safe and therapeutic environment. Learn how to design a class, workshop or therapeutic program for students living with functional impairments due to:
- Low Back Pain
- Stroke causing hemiplegia and other deficits
- Spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia
- Lower extremity amputations
- Cerebral palsy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
In this training you will learn:
-The altered anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of each disease process and their respective functional deficits
-The mind-body principles behind yoga that have helped students living with trauma, loss or disability live fuller, richer lives.
-Yoga postures appropriate for students with all types of disabilities and their therapeutic advantages, contraindications, and modifications
-How yoga can help to reduce pain, build muscle mass and bone, and foster a healthy lifestyle to supplement physical and medical therapies.
-Understand the science behind supported poses using breathing, meditation and visualization to increase motor skills and activate the parasympathetic response to optimize relaxation and function.
*Students are required to purchase the book Adaptive Yoga: designed for various conditions and disabilities. Available on amazon.com. This will be the main text for the training. An additional powerpoint presentation will accompany the livestream training and book text.
Ingrid Yang, M.D., J.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a deeply knowledgeable and inspiring teacher, who has made it her purpose to incorporate medicine into yoga, and yoga into medicine. She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine, based in San Diego, CA. Ingrid leads workshops, trainings, and retreats all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. Her teaching is deeply-seated in wisdom and compassion, dharma teaching and a mastery of movement kinesiology. Her special focus on the physiology of healing through breathwork, meditation and mind-body connection bring an incredibly unique and joyful perspective to the practice of yoga. In her past lives, Ingrid was an intellectual property attorney, founder and owner of Blue Point Yoga Center, and a jazz singer in Australia. She is also the author of two books: Hatha Yoga Asanas and Adaptive Yoga, which is due out in November 2020. When she is not doctor-ing or yoga-ing, Ingrid loves to surf at sunset, travel the world, and play on the beach with her dog Rusty. Find out more at or .
Jenn is a therapist at heart. With a dash of positive compassion, she combines the healing properties of yoga with modern physical therapy to help you holistically achieve your health and wellness goals. Her lifelong immersion into the study of movement enables her to effectively diagnose your injury, helping to provide you the best quality of care towards healing.
Jenn’s accreditations include:
Jenn’s passion for movement started in dance and gymnastics, spending 22 years studying ballet and a variety of other dance styles. She has a BA in Dance and a BS in Biology from UC San Diego. Jenn was first introduced to yoga through her dance studies and discovered yoga’s amazing dynamic and restorative benefits for the body, breath and mind.
After working in a biology lab for a year, Jenn decided to pursue her passion to help people and obtain her doctorate in physical therapy. From there, Jenn studied and trained extensively with Rachel Krentzman to learn how to combine her physical therapy knowledge with therapeutic yoga techniques to help patients recover from injury and manage chronic conditions. Additionally, Jenn has been advancing her functional manual therapy capabilities through The Institute of Physical Art and has spent a great deal of time studying with Judith Lasater, Shauna MacKay, Gerhard Gessner and Roger Cole. Jenn has teaching certifications in Yoga Wall, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for a Happy Back and yoga therapeutics
In the San Diego community, Jenn teaches weekly therapy-based yoga classes utilizing The Great Yoga Wall. She strives to honor and support each student’s individual needs, using her deep understanding of anatomy and physiology to help them find their optimal version of each asana. Jenn also teaches functional yoga anatomy lectures for yoga teacher trainings at various studios in San Diego as well as yoga therapy workshops for teachers and practitioners. When Jenn is not working with clients, she enjoys exploring San Diego with her husband and their two children.