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If you are looking for new ideas, sequences, modifications or even different cueing language for your Gentle, Senior or Chair Yoga Classes - we are here to help! We gladly share sample class scripts, short instructional videos on YouTube and Q&As we get from teachers just like you! ... FREE through our In The Know eNewsletter.

Check out our library of Teacher Training Manuals, Workbooks and YogaJP DVDs. These materials provide detailed instruction and visuals to help you expand your teaching repetoire. For more information, visit www.YogaJP.com.


Illustrated Teacher Manuals and Workbooks

From the very beginning, we wanted our Training Workshops to be different! We wanted to give our attendees all the info we discussed at our Workshops without having them writing furiously or drawing stick figures throughout the sessions. That is why each Training Manual contains 100's of photos, annotations and modifications. Even if you cannot attend in person, each Manual contains a wealth of information you can take immediately into your teachings.

TEACHER PACK: $99.95 for All FIVE Volumes in PDF format on a CD!

Get the PDF version of each manual and Save a Tree! PDFs are in color, allow for text searching and printing one or several pages at a time. For example, you can search all our manuals for keywords like "arthritis", "kyphosis", "lumbar" and be guided directly to the applicable pages and poses!

Academy Pack - Vol 1 - 5 Manuals on CD Price:
Regular Price for all 5: $149.00
30% Discount! 5-Pack Price on CD: $99.95
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EXPANDED! Chair Yoga Training Manual - 3rd Edition - with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT

Illustrated and Annotated for Yoga Teachers and Practitioners. 375 Pages and over 500 Chair Yoga poses and sequences with therapeutic modifications.

Chapters:

  • Anatomy of Aging: Our Structure - Learn the changes our anatomical structure goes through as we age to help better understand and meet the needs of your Senior Yoga students. Recommended movement guidelines are provided for common Senior anatomical health issues such as Sciatica, Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis, Lumbar Disc Damage, SI Joint Displacement, Vertebral Compressions Fractures and more.
  • Senior Chair Yoga - Class Framework - Understand the whys and hows of creating a safe and effective class for Seniors and people with limited mobility. Indepth anatomy using student photo observation will help you tune your observational skills. Learn therapeutic modifications for 100's of poses.
  • Chair Yoga Fundamentals - Concepts and Guidelines for teaching Chair Yoga to a variety of student populations
  • Gentle and Chair Yoga Adaptations - Common set of alignment issues, injuries and/or physical limitations that require an adaptation of some of the traditional Yoga poses and sequences
  • Chair Yoga Basics - Concepts and Guidelines for teaching Chair Yoga to a variety of student populations
  • Chair Yoga Sequence and Script for Deskworkers - Specific sequences to meet the needs of people who work at the computer or who are sedentary for extended periods of time
  • Chair Yoga Sequence and Script for Seniors - Sequences that address the unique needs of Seniors, includes both seated and standing poses.
  • Chair Yoga Sequence and Script for Wheelchair Students - Simple yet effective yoga sequences for people with limited mobility in the upper and/or lower body
  • NEW! Chair Yoga Sequence and Script for Mixed Mat and Chair Students - More active poses and sequences for mixed level classes
  • BONUS: Senior Chair Yoga with Paula Montalvo, 79 yrs young - Full seated and standing practice for seniors from a senior!

Printed Manual: $149.95 BuyNow

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Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Training Manual - Volume 6

With Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT; Paula Montalvo, RYT; Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 and Certified Viniyoga Therapist and James Knight, Integrative Therapist and Certified Hanna Somatics Educator; Erhard Rohrmuller, Soma-Kinetics Expert and Physiologist and more...

Educational Resource for Yoga Teacher and Practitioners. Over 500 yoga poses and sequences, fully illustrated with contraindications and modifications.

Chapters:

  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis with Justine Shelton - Learn the causes, potential dangers, and structural anatomy and physiology related to these conditions. Modifications, contraindications, and use of props and sequencing to help you lead a safe and effective class for your students with OA or osteoporosis.
  • The Neuroscience of Pain: What our Students are Feeling with Stephani Sutherland, PhD - Is pain the inevitable destination of the aging process? If pain starts in the brain, can it be re-wired? Why do some people experience more pain than others? Yoga and modern neuroscience are two systems with a common goal: to understand the human mind.
  • Chair Yoga and the Anatomy of Aging with Sherry Zak Morris - Comprehensive review the most pertinent health issues facing the Senior population, the Yogic prescriptions for wellness and the necessary contraindications for Senior Yoga practice. You will be given all the tools necessary to plan and teach an effective and inspired chair Yoga class.
  • Aging is Better with Yoga with Paula Montalvo - 83-yr old Chair Yoga Teacher discusses aging-specific topics including: memory, coordination, response time, balance, changing physical processes, poses to avoid and include, and many more.
  • Somatic Yoga Intensive with James Knight and Erhard Rohrmuller - James shares new Somatic Movement Flows™ and cover such topics as: Sensory Motor Amnesia, The three neuromuscular reflexes to stress: Red, Green, and Trauma Reflex, Self Pandiculation, Modifications for chair yoga, Tips/props for other specialty audiences, and guidelines for a successful teaching experience. Erhard shares multi-directional movements and explain how the concepts of Fascia, Tensegrity, and Epigenetics help us to stay healthy at any age.
  • Expand your Yoga Teaching Sessions: Cues to Keep Your Students Safe and Why We Use Them with Marjorie Old and Justine Shelton; Yoga Mudras: Weaving them into your Yoga with Pinush Chauhan and Chair Yoga Dance with Olga Danilevich.

Printed Manual: $89.95 BuyNow

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Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Training Manual - Volume 5

Chair and Senior Yoga, Gentle Yoga Therapy and Somatics With Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT; Paula Montalvo, RYT; Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 and Certified Viniyoga Therapist and James Knight, Integrative Therapist and Somatics Educator

Educational Resource for Yoga Teacher and Practitioners. Over 500 yoga poses and sequences, fully illustrated with contraindications and modifications.

Chapters:

  • Gentle Yoga through Somatic Exploration with James Knight - Deep Dive into the methodology of Hanna Somatic Education. Learn the difference between re-educating the mind/body (Soma) to reset the length of a muscle as opposed to stretching a muscle. Utilize these gentle and easy Hanna Somatic exercises in combination with traditional Hatha yoga sequences. Somatics will help you and your students unlock old patterns of pain and stiffness so they can get more out of their practice. ons, etc. Many poses and many variations will be presented and discussed.
  • Senior Health Issues: Balance and Posture with Paula Montalvo - Indepth focus on Postural issues for seniors: causes, physical imbalances, balance challenges and structural anatomy specific to 65+ populations. Through the practice of specifically-designed seated and standing chair yoga vignettes, learn how you can incorporate these essential movements into your Chair Yoga for Seniors classes.
  • Chair Yoga for Everyone: An Anatomical Focus with Sherry Zak Morris - Comprehensive series of modules focused on modifying traditional yoga poses and sequences to meet the needs of seniors, people with physical limitations, as well as the growing market of chair yoga for workplace wellness programs. An anatomical approach to a large selection of pose variations and sequencing options will be presented, along with focused discussions on Senior health issues.
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for Joint Health with Justine Shelton - Based on yoga therapy concepts, the focus will be on osteoarthritis, proper joint alignment and strengthening strategies, identifying and correcting structural imbalances, improving range of motion, warding off and/or delaying joint replacement surgery, and pre and post-surgery yoga practices and contraindications.
  • You and Your Yoga Business Topics and Discussions
    • Increasing your Teaching Income with Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT
    • Becoming A Better Workshop Presenter with Marjorie Old. RYT
    • Teaching to the 55+ Community with Carin Seebold, RYT

    Printed Manual: $89.95 BuyNow

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Gentle Yoga Training Manual - Volume 4

Gentle Yoga for Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Paula Montalvo, RYT, Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 and Certified Viniyoga Therapist and Dannette Rusnak, RYT

Educational Resource for Yoga Teacher and Practitioners. Gentle Yoga poses and sequences, fully illustrated with condition-specific modifications arranged in vignette format to easily incorporate into your yoga teaching

Chapters:

  • Gentle and Chair Yoga for Osteoporosis with Paula Montalvo and Justine Shelton - Through the use of Gentle and Chair Yoga vignettes, you will learn how and why specific modifications are needed for common yoga poses and sequences. Variations to many traditional yoga poses and sequences are fully annotated and scripted.
  • Gentle Yoga for Osteopenia with Justine Shelton - Justine, a Certified Viniyoga Therapist, brings her yoga therapy expertise into the practice of building strong bones and safe yoga poses for people with Osteopenia and/or Osteoporosis. Complete with pose sequences and encouraging research on bone-growth potential.
  • Gentle Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Illnesses with Dannette Rusnak - Chronic Pain Illnesses - Not all gentle and healing practices are created equal. Learn the importance of sequencing, modifying, and individualizing a yoga practice for the greatest healing benefits. This session examines the patterns and predictability of chronic pain illnesses as a measure to prevent provoking a flare or increase of the symptoms.

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Gentle Yoga Therapy Training Manual - Volume 3

Chair and Senior Yoga, Gentle Yoga Therapy for the Low Back With Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT; Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 and Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Educational Resource for Yoga Teacher and Practitioners. Over 500 yoga poses and sequences, fully illustrated with contraindications and modifications.

Chapters:

  • Gentle and Chair Yoga Adaptations with Sherry Zak Morris - Common set of alignment issues, injuries and/or physical limitations that require an adaptation of some of the traditional Yoga poses and sequences
  • Chair Yoga Basics with Sherry Zak Morris - Concepts and Guidelines for teaching Chair Yoga to a variety of student populations
    • Chair Yoga Sequence and Script for Deskworkers - Specific sequences to meet the needs of people who work at the computer or who are sedentary for extended periods of time
    • Chair Yoga Sequence and Script for Seniors - Sequences that address the unique needs of Seniors, includes both seated and standing poses.
    • Chair Yoga Sequence and Script for Wheelchair Students - Simple yet effective yoga sequences for people with limited mobility in the upper and/or lower body
  • The Fundamentals of Viniyoga with Justine Shelton - Concepts of therapeutic yoga and adaptations used to support an individualized approach to yoga teaching.
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for the Low Back with Justine Shelton - Covers the structure of the spine and spinal curvatures as well as the relationship between the axial and appendicular skeleton. In-depth information on common injuries and issues surrounding low back pain and how to keep students safe in a group class with specific yoga sequences for each condition.

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Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Training Manual - Volume 2

Chair and Senior Yoga, Gentle Yoga Therapy and Somatics With Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT; Paula Montalvo, RYT; Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 and Certified Viniyoga Therapist and James Knight, Integrative Therapist and Somatics Educator

Educational Resource for Yoga Teacher and Practitioners. Over 500 yoga poses and sequences, fully illustrated with contraindications and modifications.

Chapters:

  • Introduction to Teaching Gentle Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris - We will identify the demographics of this student community, common injuries and physical limitations, and how and why modifications are needed for common yoga poses and sequences.
  • Chair Yoga for Everyone with Sherry Zak Morris - Learn how to create a Chair Yoga class that can serve the needs of people in wheelchairs, at desks and workplace environments, with physical limitations, etc. Many poses and many variations will be presented and discussed.
  • Senior Health Issues: Balance with Paula Montalvo - Learn how and why balance diminishes as we age, and how specific yoga poses can strengthen balance and reverse habitual patterns.
  • Senior Health Issues: Osteo-Arthritis with Sherry Zak Morris - Learn where and how arthritis manifests in the body and what modifications are recommenced in specific yoga poses to encourage mobility and pain relief for all ages.
  • Senior Chair Yoga with Paula Montalvo - Experiential class of a wide variety of standing and seated chair yoga poses. You will learn so many unique ideas and pose combinations to take into your Chair Yoga teaching.
  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Viniyoga - Learn the basic fundamentals of Viniyoga, a therapeutic style of yoga that incorporates breath as the primacy of movement, adaptation of the form of asana to fit the practitioner, combination of repetition and stay to work with the biomechanics of movement and the art and science of sequencing. We will discuss preparation and compensation for poses, structural alignment and common 'release valves' seen in practitioners.
  • Structural Anatomy - Form, Function, Dysfunction and Contraindications - Using anatomical models we will cover basic anatomy yoga teachers should know, less from a 'naming the terms' standpoint and more from an understanding of how the parts work together! Primary importance will be given to covering the structure of the spine and spinal curvatures. Also discussed will be the relationship between the axial and appendicular skeleton, major muscles, anatomy of the pelvic and shoulder girdles as well as knees and ankles.
  • Body Reading: Philosophy and Tools for Self and Student Assessment - Body reading is an art that may take a lifetime to master....and what a fascinating journey! We will have an interactive discussion with practice looking at bodies to see what lies hidden in movement patterns and posture that may unlock the key to helping your students at a deeper level. This class will not only focus on teachers learning what to look for, but also provide tools to help our students in self discovery of their own bodies patterns.
  • Gentle Yoga through Somatic Exploration with James Knight - Innovative Somatic theory, philosophy, and practice behind Gentle Yoga through Somatic Exploration TM and why they work. You will learn how to use these principles in combination with gentle yoga stretches. Through these fluid Somatic movements your students reverse old habitual patterns, come out of pain, and re-empower their muscle coordination.
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for Cancer Recovery with Justine Shelton - Key areas to consider when teaching this demographic. Topics covered will be yoga poses for calming the nervous system and reducing stress, boosting the immune system, the role of the lymphatic system, pain management and treatment side-effects. Contraindications for certain conditions will be covered. We will also discuss recommended reading, nutritional and alternative medicine suggestions, and holding space for your students. Key to recovery is also building a sense of community and giving students effective tools they can use to aid in their healing journey and gain self empowerment.

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Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Training Manual - Volume 1

Developed and Illustrated by a team of Specialty Gentle Yoga Teachers

Educational Resource for Yoga Teacher and Practitioners. Over 200 yoga poses and sequences, fully illustrated with contraindications and modifications.

Chapters:

  • Introduction to teaching Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga
  • Chair Yoga with Sherry Zak Morris
  • Senior Chair Yoga with Paula Montalvo
  • Gentle Yoga Adaptations and Modifications with Sherry Zak Morris
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for the Low Back, Knees and Hips with Justine Shelton
  • Matter of Heart - Gentle Yoga for Heart Patients with Heather Sager
  • Gentle Yoga through Somatic Exploration with James Knight
  • Gentle Yoga for Plus Sizes with Naomi Judith

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Gentle Yoga Videos, DVDs and Books!

Sherry Zak Morris DVDs

Specializing in Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga for Baby Boomers, Active Seniors and Rehabilitation - DVDs include Therapeutic modifications and creative and fun sequences that are safe and effective for all ages! Find out more!

 

Justine Shelton DVDs

Specializing in structural anatomy, joints and spine, physiology, and many conditions Justine sees in her student population: osteoporosis, osteo-arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer recovery, etc... Find out more!

 

James Knight DVDs

Specializing in Hanna Somatic Education and Gentle Somatic Yoga, James has created a unique approach to re-patterning muscles to release habitual patterns and bring pain relief and freedom to the entire body. Find out more!

 

Paula Montalvo DVDs

Specializing in Chair Yoga for Senior Citizens and senior health issues such as Balance, Posture, Flexibility along with common senior conditions such as Osteoporosis, Vertigo and Osteo-arthritis. Find out more!

 

Gentle Yoga Therapy Guidebook for the Low Back, Knees and Hips by Justine Shelton, E-RYT and AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Comprehensive Guidebook for Healthy Low Back, Hips and Knees. Includes over 40 poses, therapeutic modifications and teaching instructions.

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Gentle Yoga through Somatics Exploration Workbook (Volume 2) by James Knight, Certified Hanna Somatics Educator

Over 200+ Fully Annotated Yoga Poses and Sequences & Illustrated Color Photos.

Detailed, illustrated Workbook of Somatic Yoga poses and sequences. Easy to use for home practice. Includes all exercises in the GYSE DVD plus much more! This is also a perfect guide for yoga teachers and other mind-body professionals to share these transformational exercises with their clients and patients.

Retail Price: $69.95
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