During this 9 hours online workshop, you will learn how to teach wheelchair users and design an inclusive and accessible class.
We will explore;
Yoga and the Nature of Disability
Common Neurological Conditions
Benefits of Adaptive Yoga on a disabled body
How to Sequence an Adaptive Yoga Class
Asana Variations For Wheelchair Users
Ableism & Inclusive Language
Basic Safety Considerations
And Much More
If you would like to make your offerings more accessible to this population, join us!
Learn how to truly create a welcoming experience and space when a wheelchair-user student comes to your class.
The Master Class will happen online through the Zoom platform on;
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 21st, 22nd & 23rd @
9 am Pacific (PST) 🇺🇸
12 noon Eastern (EST) 🇺🇸
6 pm European (CET) 🇪🇺
Recordings and slides will be made available after class.
Please attend live in order to make the most of this learning experience.
The most significant benefit I received from attending Rodrigo's Masterclass was learning to dissect the poses, re-creating the posture sensation, and translating that into inner body awareness.
I learned to feel the sensation of the posture in my body first and then recreate that connection for an adapted audience—an invaluable learning experience.
Ann Stewart - @annstewart.za
South Africa 🇿🇦
I recommend the Allihopa Yoga Master class to all yoga teachers out there!
Rodrigo's experience, knowledge, and wonderful way of sharing inspire me and reminds me of what yoga is about.
Rodrigo's experience as a yoga teacher is a gift to us all. By sharing his view on yoga, he gives you new glasses to see through, and it will change the way you teach yoga.
The Masterclass gave me knowledge and tools to teach wheelchair-friendly yoga and made me expand as a yoga teacher.
Line Fritzon - @inkluderendeyoga
Rodrigo's MasterClass was an insightful and approachable way to better understand what a truly adaptive and accessible yoga experience is like.
My eyes and heart have been opened to exactly what yoga can look like for anyone willing to foster a deeper mind-body connection!
Yes yes yes!
Marie Alexiou - @mariealexiouyoga
Rodrigo Souza (he/him) is an RYT 200 Adaptive & Accessible Yoga teacher with experience in teaching yoga to folks who have gone through Trauma & Disability. Rodrigo suffered a spinal cord injury (T3 complete) in 2014 after a fall accident.
Through direct personal experience with traumatic injury, chronic pain, and discovering the need to take charge of his recovery to optimize long-term wellbeing, Rodrigo decided to become a Yoga teacher and teach from his own experience, creating Allihopa Accessible & Adaptive Virtual Yoga Studio.
He also serve on the board of Accessible Yoga Association and teaches newly injured folks in an active rehabilitation non-profit in Sweden.
He received his Adaptive yoga certification training under Matthew Sanford, the leading pioneer and “Jedi” of the Adaptive Yoga World.
He is focused on creating a supportive community for those who have experienced Trauma & Disability through Adaptive yoga.