Yoga for Adults with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities
Learn and develop the skills needed for institutionalized healthcare settings. Yoga for Adults with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities enhances choice for people in institutionalized settings and allows for greater autonomy support.
Learn revolutionary & evidence based approaches for a population that are often “told” what to do. Learn the unique yoga teaching style specific to helping adults with disabilities. For many yoga teachers used to “telling” a class what to do, the autonomy approach feels very “counterintuitive” to a traditional yoga class. In this webinar, we explore ways to embed choice within the teaching style.
General concepts this course will cover:
- Identify three autonomy supportive evidence based approaches to use with yoga for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Understand how yoga teachers can then help older adults while in long term care facilities, group homes, recreational settings, prisons and psychiatric settings.
- Imagine the endless outreach possibilities of sharing the teachings
- Service oriented yoga teachers will walk away with renewed enthusiasm for supporting specialty populations.
Marieke Van Puymbroeck is a Distinguished Professor of Health Innovation Research and Coordinator of the Recreational Therapy Program at Clemson University. She has served two years as president of the National Academy of Recreational Therapists. Dr. Van Puymbroeck serves as the President of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Marieke’s research focuses on yoga as a therapeutic intervention for individuals with chronic disease and disability, including individuals with chronic stroke, breast cancer survivors, individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, individuals with chronic pain, and older adults with a fear of falling. She is currently working on a project to infuse fall prevention into Oconee Memorial Hospital, as well as a NIH-funded study on the use of yoga for individuals with chronic pain and their caregivers.
Connect with Marieke Van Puymbroeck: [email protected]