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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we lay a foundation for approaching the complex subject of adapting for individual needs.

Objective

Understand the difference between 1) generic teachings, 2) an adaptive approach, and 3) therapeutics (yoga therapy), and become aware of adaptation principles that can serve as a foundation for making in-class decisions.

Description

Explain what is meant by “adaptation principles” and how this is similar and different from a therapeutic approach. Provide examples of how a yoga teacher might use adaptation principles in teaching. Name subjects that are important as background knowledge before considering how to approach an individual situation. Explain why it’s important to know if a student is taking pain medication. Describe five foundations and six principles that can guide you when responding to individual situations. Describe how you might inspire students to experience injury as a teacher.

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