RISE UP Workshop: Safe Transfers On and Off the Floor

The ability to get onto and off of the floor is important not only for yoga practice, but also in everyday life, and especially in the event of an accident or fall. Difficulty with transfers can result from surgeries, low back/hip pain, generalized weakness, joint instability, and also accompany the natural process of aging. In this workshop, Laura and Paul will help you explore various ways to get on and off the floor safely with good body mechanics and joint protection. You will practice multiple transfer techniques, practice teaching transfers to others, and strategize transfer options in suboptimal environments. You will also learn lateral transfers from wheelchairs to chairs and safe transfers using a rolling walker and straight cane.

This workshop is open to all levels of students and yoga teachers who wish to better understand the practice of safe transfers.


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