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Preparation for Promoting Safety and Accommodating Individual Needs

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Lesson Summary

In this lesson, we specify the subjects that teachers need to be knowledgeable about in order to be prepared to promote safety and accommodate individual student needs in a drop-in class.

Objective

Be clear about what specific steps you can take to better understand various conditions and support students with such conditions.

Description

Describe steps you can take to better understand various conditions and how to support students with such conditions. Note the foundational anatomy topics that are necessary to fully understand and which injuries and conditions might reasonably be expected to be safely accommodated in any yoga class. Explain what may be an unspoken assumption regarding the health and ability of students in drop-in asana classes. Note the common conditions that may be expected among students in drop-in classes, and some examples of less obvious conditions that may be present. Provide examples of learning priorities for teachers and general cautions associated with accommodating injuries and conditions in class.

Questions Answered Here

  1. What steps can help teachers to better understand various conditions and how to support students with such conditions?
  2. What foundational anatomy topics is it necessary to fully understand as a baseline?
  3. That’s a lot of anatomy to learn! Is that really necessary?
  4. What injuries and conditions might be reasonably expected to be safely accommodated in any yoga class?
  5. What may be an unspoken assumption regarding the health and ability of students in drop-in asana classes?
  6. What conditions are common in drop-in classes?
  7. What are some examples of less obvious conditions that may be present?
  8. What are examples of learning priorities for teachers when studying how to accommodate specific injuries and conditions?
  9. What general cautions are associated with accommodating injuries and conditions in class?

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