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Date: Oct 01 - 02, 2010

Founded on the Integrative Yoga Therapy model of whole person wellness, this program includes practical information for yoga teachers as well as a model for integrating yoga philosophy into practices for body, mind and spirit.

While the focus is on multiple sclerosis, this skills based workshop is applicable to other student populations who need an adaptive approach. Teachers who participate in this training will take away additional knowledge, skills and confidence to assist their students and to creatively address the many different stressors and limitations that can result from having MS.

The training covers a variety of topics, including:

  • What is MS?
  • Disabilities Awareness
  • Health Questionnaire
  • Roles and Goals
  • Adaptive Asana
  • Chair Yoga
  • Props for Safety and Alignment
  • When and How to Assist
  • Hands On Practice
  • Teaching Considerations
  • Class Design for Students with Limitations
  • Relaxation and Meditation

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Illinois Chapter is hosting this continuing education program for yoga teachers and licensed health care professionals who have an interest in using yoga techniques to work with people who have MS and other challenging health conditions.

Karen O�Donnell Clarke, ERYT 500 certified Kripalu Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy, teaches traditional and specialty yoga classes for students of all levels of ability ranging in age from 5 to 95. A frequent presenter on the topic of adaptive yoga for yoga studios and National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapters throughout the country, including the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Conference and Yogaville Ashram in Virginia, Karen has presented Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis nationally since 2003.

$229 includes manual, early bird $209 (due in full one month prior to workshop)

This workshop meets the Yoga Alliance standard for up to 18 CEUs. Request CEUs at registration.

Register online with a credit card at or mail a check or money order (USD) payable to:
Yoga Heals Us, LLC
129 Rose Hill Road
Ledyard, CT 06339

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification. PTs, OTs, LSPs, LMTs, nurses, and other licensed health care professionals who work with clients who have MS may also participate.

Must have a minimum one year direct yoga experience in an ongoing class with a certified yoga teacher.

Meals: Please plan to bring your lunch. Water and light refreshments will be provided.


  • Karen O�Donnell Clarke, BS, ERYT
    Yoga Heals Us, LLC
    Phone: (860) 204-0797
  • Brittany Haugen, MPH, CHES
    Financial Assistance & Wellness Programs Coordinator
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter
    Phone: (312)423-1119