India Retreat

Yoga Therapy for Neurological Conditions

Yoga Therapy for Neurological Conditions



Yoga Therapy for Neurological Conditions


Learn conceptual framework for adapting yoga to people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Vascular Accident, Alzheimer’s, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Learn the varying symptoms and issues of neurological disorders and how to apply yoga therapies to increase vitality.

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:


· The varying symptoms and issues that cause suffering in the individual.

· And be able to reference health care articles.

· And have the ability to design, implement and evaluate group programs for people with neurological conditions.

· And know how to demonstrate effective yoga therapies for managing neurological symptoms.


· Most beneficial yoga therapies for neurological conditions.


· Contraindications and language for meeting care-seekers where they are.


· Neurological conditions

Required reading: none.

Materials: standard yoga props (2 blocks, 2 blankets (or 1 blanket and 1 bolster), and strap), 2 ace bandages (or scarves), Super Hero Vision Impair Glasses AND Peripheral Field Loss Glasses (a separate word instruction document will be uploaded on how to make these items at home (and will need to be made prior to the weekend) The extra materials you will need will to assemble these are: tape, gauze, scissors, string or rubber band.

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Jenny "Sevika" Young

Jenny started yoga for her daughter in 2010 but stayed for herself. This is when powerful healing began to transform her body, mind, and spirit, not necessarily in that order. Through a regular asana and sitting practice, studying with phenomenal teachers and soaking in the love of the beautiful yoga community, she has begun to discover a quieter mind. She became RYT 200 certified through Prana School of Yoga and Health in 2012 as well as Thai Massage from Thai Body Work in 2012. She became ERYT 500 certified in 2015, and a Certified International Yoga Therapist in 2017. As a teacher, she sees each student as whole. She strives to create a supportive environment in which each student can safely experiment in uncovering the beauty and joy that reside within the heart of each of us. This support can include traditional yoga therapy, massage therapy, and a synergistic blend of the two. She is a perpetual student and is furthering her yogic and massage studies on the pelvic floor and myofascial release.