Adaptation Principles / Adaptive Principles / Customization for Yoga Teachers + Downloadable Cheat Sheet — for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

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


Be aware of adaptation principles that can serve as a foundation for making in-class decisions.


Define adaptation and distinguish it from yoga therapy. Provide examples of adaptation 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 foundations and principles that can guide you when responding to individual situations.

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