Yoga Mandir's Specialist Program supports students who are experiencing specific conditions that affect their ability to practice. Students learn to adapt their practice of Yoga, so that participation within the Practitioner and Led practice programs becomes possible.
The Specialist Program includes:
1. Private assessments. Students can attend a Private assessment with a teacher of the Institue. Private assessments are currently offered by Senior Teacher, Alan Goode, occasionally in conjuction with the student's usual teacher. The Private assessment helps both the student and the teacher to become clear as to whether enrolment in one of Yoga Mandir's Practitioner programs or in the Remedial program is recommended. Attendance at a Private Assessment is a pre-requisite for enrolment in the Remedial program.
2. Remedial program. The Remedial program provides a context to learn specific modifications to asana technique and sequencing. Students develop their knowledge of a targetted aspect of physiology or anatomy. The knowledge then informs decisions about modifications and improved sequencing for a healthier and less painful practice of Yoga.
3. Specialist courses. Specialist courses are attended through a weekend workshop format. It is possible for students to be enrolled concurrently in both a Specialist course and a Practitioner program. The Specialist courses currently provided through the Institute are listed below.