Adaptive and Chair Yoga Teacher Training Workshop
with Lorien Neargarder
Next Offering TBD
20-Hours offered for Yoga Alliance Certification and a Elective Module in the Vista Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training. 
Yoga is an inclusive practice: whether you are a beginner, a longtime practitioner or someone with physical limitations, there is always something you can do!
Knowing how to meet your students where they are using your language, presence and postures will suit the needs of all of your students and is an essential component of being a compassionate, trustworthy and respected yoga teacher.
In this workshop you will identify the intent of a pose or practice and learn how to adapt it to meet the needs of your students who are injured, inflexible, aging or differently abled so that everyone in the room is included.
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Weekend Schedule
Fri, 2:30 PM – 7:30 PM (5 hrs)
Sat, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM (10 hrs)
Sun, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM (5 hrs)

Lorien Neargarder, C-IAYT

Lorien Neargarder has long believed she has many lives to lead: in her life as a dancer and fitness instructor, she learned to move her body through space; in her life as a mechanical engineer, she learned to move her mind through space; and in her current life as a yoga instructor, she continually discovers how to move her heart and soul through space. All of these experiences, plus the wisdom of her teachers, help inform her as she uses yoga to transform the lives of those suffering from pain and illness.

Lorien has worked with cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers in several settings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford Cancer Supportive Care, Kaiser Santa Clara, Good Samaritan Hospital and the Cancer CAREpoint programs. She taught yoga as part of the Santa Clara Kaiser Pain Management and Rehabilitation Program for several years, and brought yoga to the lock-down facility of the Stanford Hospital psychiatric ward. In addition to her weekly classes, she offers yearly training programs for yoga teachers. She has been practicing yoga since 1999, began teaching in 2004, and hasn’t stopped learning about it since. She holds one 500-hour certification from Breathe Together Yoga and another from Prajna Yoga, as well as certificates from Therapeutic Yoga, Y4C (Yoga for Cancer), is a Cancer Exercise Specialist. Lorien has also received training from the integrative oncology departments of both MD Anderson and Memorial-Sloan Kettering. In 2016, Lorien earned the title of Certified Yoga Therapist from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

She is a Yoga Therapist Specializing in Cancer and author of CANCER + YOGA For People Living with Cancer and Their Yoga Teachers, Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers