How to Teach Students with Scoliosis

How to Teach Students with Scoliosis

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Do you notice that some students lean or twist more easily to one side than the other? Do you observe different arm lengths or shoulder heights? Scoliosis, a lateral and rotational curvature of the spine, and its milder cousin, spinal asymmetry, are very common. Yoga asanas can be helpful or harmful in these cases depending on body awareness and application of effort.

Come and learn the most beneficial postures for people with spinal curvatures and how to cue modifications for those students to ensure safety and depth of practice.

This class is for teachers only.

Presented by:

Kathryn Kusyszyn-VYC Presenter


Kathryn Kusyszyn

Kathryn Kusyszyn completed her teacher training in Astanga Vinyasa and Flow yoga in 2001. Specializing in Yoga for Scoliosis, she regularly studies with Senior Instructor Elise Miller. Kathryn teaches with compassion and her classes emphasize the internal aspects of practice. Her intention as a yoga teacher is to provide a sanctuary for students as they explore their true selves.