Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis
March 1 - 2, 2008
Hosted by Divine Yoga Center in Southlake, this was the largest workshop to date with 18 yoga teachers, 10 yoga teachers / therapists in training, 5 assisting teachers who had previously participated in this program and 27 students who have MS. We had a great time learning from each other and practicing adaptive yoga skills.
Travis Ehrhardt co-presented this program. Travis used to be Clinical Programs Manager of the North Central Texas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When the Lone Star and North Central Texas Chapters merged, Travis saw the opportunity to do what he loves full-time - assisted personal training for people who have MS. Through his business, Mind Set Assisted Physical Training, Travis works exclusively with people who have MS. Click here to read about his work. Travis has been participating in Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis since July 2007. He tailors his presentation, "What is MS?", specifically for yoga teachers who are interested in working with students who have MS.
Travis has such a following in the area that he is able to pack the community education workshop with people who have MS. This has lead to the development of several Yoga for MS classes at Divine Yoga Center and other areas around the state.
Patricia Hillyard, a teacher from this training, started classes for people who have MS in the Houston area. She begins a new session of classes on Saturday, September 6, 2008 from 1 - 2:15 at Woodlands Yoga. Click here for more information.
Photos from the Southlake workshop:
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