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jesgal2010-07-04 16:14:24 +0000 #1
I am having trouble finding a Yoga teacher training school that will be willing to work with my medical condition. I have had complex partial seizures since I was 13 years old. I am finding that there are many misconceptions and a fear of liability with seizures. It is a shame that this ignorance exists, but I am not angry, just disappointed.

I have a Yoga practice for the past 3+ years, I do 90 minutes each morning with Sunday being a day of rest. I also teach/assist in a Yoga class for developmental disabled individuals. Does anyone know of a school with a 200 hour Yoga teacher training that welcomes and embraces students with medical conditions?

I don't mind discouragement, it is part of everyone's life journey regardless of any medical conditions. Thank you.
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 16:21:50 +0000 #2
Call Kirsten at Yoga Centers in Bellevue Washington. Or you can simply look at the outline of the program here: www.yogacenters.com/level_200.html .

They are very selective of whom they train but that selectivity does not have to do with medical conditions.

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I am having trouble finding a Yoga teacher training school that will be willing to work with my medical condition. I have had complex partial seizures since I was 13 years old. I am finding that there are many misconceptions and a fear of liability with seizures. It is a shame that this ignorance exists, but I am not angry, just disappointed.

I have a Yoga practice for the past 3+ years, I do 90 minutes each morning with Sunday being a day of rest. I also teach/assist in a Yoga class for developmental disabled individuals. Does anyone know of a school with a 200 hour Yoga teacher training that welcomes and embraces students with medical conditions?

I don't mind discouragement, it is part of everyone's life journey regardless of any medical conditions. Thank you.
Bridgette2010-07-04 17:00:18 +0000 #3
~Namaste Jess

Thank you for sharing your circumstance with us. I'm not the best person for this topic seeing as have no teacher training however I think it might help if we know what schools you have tried. Also, what style of yoga are you looking at teaching? If the willpower is there I'm certain the right school will arise.

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