The Specialist-Back & Hip program is one of a series of specialist programs. The specialist programs are developed to assist students with specific needs to develop greater confidence in their practice and to equip them with techniques and modifications such that participation within the practitioner Yogasana classes possible.
Individual enrollment in Yoga Vidya of $129 in this subject provides lifetime access to the online resources but enrollment in the full program including the weekend workshop is paid seperately at the time the workshop is scheduled.
The Specialist-Back & Hip program of Yoga Mandir Institute is comprised of 3 parts:
- The Specialist-Back & Hip workshop: attendance at which prepares a practitioners to work in ongoing classes and for their own practice to gauge and modify their asanas for optimum health. This workshop is conducted at Yoga Mandir every 2-3 years.
- Online study resources: a range of student study resources has been developed to support the program. Students access the study resources through Yoga Vidya (Yoga Mandir’s online study platform) and are required to review the audio visual material prior to attending the workshop. This element can be paid for individually for lifetime access to the resources
- The Back & Hip health practice: a practice developed to respond to mobilise, strengthen and alleviate non-specific Back & Hip symptoms experienced by students
The Specialist-Back & Hip program is underpinned by the Yama’s and Niyamas – the first two disciplines of Astanga Yoga. These disciplines form the basis for ethical practice.
The Specialist-Back & Hip Program will be conducted as a weekend workshop incorporating 5 sessions (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) and is structured so that participants are able to experience the adjustments and modifications to practice. Working in small group to explore and experience the material covered in the online study resources.
Key elements to the program include
- Practice that develops discernment. Differentiating experience
- Understanding the relationship between thought and pain
- Cultivation of dispassion and clarity in observation
- Developing feedback systems that assist student to gauge their limits
- The application of Iyengar methodology in working with injuries.
- Developing a range of practice modifications so that students work to their own capacity.