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Skillful Teaching

"Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us... The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are.... Silence is a place of great power and healing."

- Dr. Rachel Remen


No Student Left Out 
online 15-hour inclusive yoga teacher training

We live in an increasingly complex and multicultural world filled with both visible and invisible diversity. Understanding how culture can manifest in yoga spaces and knowing how to address it to meet students where they are lays the foundation for a community that celebrates and includes all students. In this workshop we address the spectrum of diversity: discernment, language, presence, yoga philosophy and yoga props support visible differences, and our values and belief systems influence and are influenced by our cultural affiliations, shaping the invisible differences of learning, teaching and practicing of yoga. We explore how we can co create a yoga experience founded on equity, inclusion and justice. This online course includes discussion, small group work with peers, live practices, a manual and reference material.


About your teachers:

Lorien Neargarder (E-RYT500, C-IAYT) has been offering yoga practices in a variety of spaces since 2004 and has learned from the diverse spectrum of students who show up to these spaces: adult education program, elementary / middle / high school, businesses, family psychology center, psychiatric ward, pain rehabilitation clinic, oncology ward, library and yoga studios. She is honored to step into the roles of hostess, ambassador and tour guide of the world of yoga for all students.

Anjali Rao (RYT 500) believes that Yoga is a practice of and centers around a path of social justice. Her hope is to inform, inspire and be inspired by Yoga students on the ways in which we can be a part of collective transformation through Yoga by making it accessible, helpful and joyful across abilities, genders, ages and cultures.

15 CEUs available for RYTs.




Cancer-Informed Yoga
online 15-hour teacher training

There are now more people living with a cancer diagnosis than ever before. Chances are high that you will meet some of these students in your general population classes. Learn how to work with this population and understand their special needs in this online course. Through a combination of lecture and practice, you’ll gather the information necessary to make informed decisions about what to say/what not to say, what to include/exclude in a practice, and how to address common side effects.


In this 15-hour course, you will learn:

  • medical and yogic perspectives of the cancer disease

  • medical model of treatment

  • short and long-term side effects

  • contraindications and modifications

  • psychological effects of cancer

  • how to create an inclusive and safe environment


The training will include a handout on safe, go-to poses and modifications to common asana practices that may be contraindicated for someone dealing with cancer. 


15 CEUs available for RYTs.


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