40-Hour Gentle Yoga Immersion

Birchwood Center 40-Hour Gentle Yoga Immersion

Advanced Training for Yoga Teachers or Deepening Your Practice for Inspired Students

rys200-icon-NEW2Betsy Ceva’s approach to Gentle Yoga promotes physical and mental health through the healing power of yoga, incorporating a strong but gentle physical practice, deep attention to breath, and a weaving of meditation and inner awareness into every moment and movement. Ceva’s Gentle Yoga classes highlight the importance of slow focused movement synchronized with breath to build strength, stamina, flexibility, increased range of motion, improved balance and circulation, techniques for quieting the mind and relaxing the body, and are designed for people with special needs, seniors, beginners, prenatal, recovery, and anyone who wants a quiet, meditative practice.

Program Overview
  • Philosophy of Gentle Yoga
  • Basic Gentle Yoga Techniques
  • Chair Yoga
  • Restorative Poses for Gentle Yoga
  • Incorporating Special Needs
  • Structural & Medical Issues
  • Posture Modifications and Props
  • Modifying for Pregnancy in a general population class
  • Hands-on Assisting
  • Pranayama for Gentle Yoga
  • Betsy Ceva
    E-RYT 500
    Betsy Ceva specializes in Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Hatha Yoga for beginning through advanced level students. Her experience as...
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Our 40-hour Gentle Yoga Immersion is an opportunity for experienced yoga instructors to expand their teaching abilities to meet the needs of a diverse population, increase understanding of the subtleties of asana modification and to learn how to design a class for people with special needs, seniors, beginners, prenatal, and recovery. The training is also open to inspired students who wish to deepen their practice of Gentle Yoga, to health care practitioners, physical therapists, healers, trainers, and anyone who works with the elderly or people with physical limitations.

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