CPD Workshop: Accommodating Common Injuries & Conditions in Classes, Nov 24th, London


Learn how to give simple modifications and / or alternative poses to enable students with limiting injuries and conditions to participate and feel cared for in class. At the same time maintaining a flow in the class for the benefit of the other students.



Students with various medical conditions or recovering from injuries often show up in yoga classes because yoga has been recommended to them (sometimes by a doctor with little knowledge of yoga) as a form of gentle exercise and relaxation. How do we safely accommodate these students with injuries and medical conditions in a general group class?

In this workshop we will examine some of the more common medical conditions and injuries that we encounter in classes, the basic underlying pathology, warning signals, what to avoid and what might be helpful.

Examples may include:

  • Low back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Knee problems
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Hypermobility
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Post surgery recovery

We will then consider how to give the student safe, useful modifications or alternatives, so that they feel cared for, rather than left out, when the rest of the class is doing something unsuitable for them, and how to manage that situation.



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