Online Workshop: Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health

Course Description

In this 3-hour course, you will learn about the common conditions and injuries of the shoulder including shoulder impingement, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, replacement surgery and more. You will learn how to use the therapeutic tools of Yoga to help your clients and students delay or prepare for shoulder surgery, rehabilitate and recover range of motion, synergystically strengthen the musculature that supports the joint & how to minimize pain & discomfort. Includes case study examples of common shoulder issues with therapeutic asanas. The workshop includes lectures and Yoga practice demonstrations.

In this Gentle Yoga Workshop, Sherry will give you the behind the scenes perspective of why and how specific Yoga sequences are offered in a Gentle Yoga class to support shoulder health. This workshop is presented in an online Video format which offers a candid and expansive “Behind the scenes” discussion on designing a class for Shoulder Health.

After this workshop you’ll understand:

  • The Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint and how to evaluate shoulder mobility
  • Common issues, injuries and conditions of the Shoulder
  • How to adapt common Yoga poses to support shoulder injuries and instability
  • The whys and hows of offering Gentle Yoga Sequences in a class format that:
    • Increase range of motion
    • Encourage proper alignment
    • Strengthen the structures that support this very critical joint

This Workshop ends with a Gentle Yoga class video which will tie together all the concepts presented in the Workshop.

Course Outline

Module 1 Welcome to Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health Workshop  
Module 2 Course Materials
Unit 1 Anatomy of the Shoulders  
Unit 2 Common Issues and Conditions of the Shoulder Joint  
Module 3 Course Training Videos
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop  
Unit 2 Shoulder Deep Dive Teaching Strategies - Video Vignettes  
Unit 3 Shoulder Deep Dive: Pose Library  
Unit 4 Video: Sample Class - Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health  
Module 4 Test: Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Shoulder Health  

More Information

Sneak Preview

This video shows the “pickle” I got myself into with improper body mechanics that led to a misalignment in one of my joints…. and some pain and discomfort that came with it. (There is a happy ending to this pickle story so watch to the end!). You are never too old to mend with Yoga!

Consider the Gentle Yoga Yoga Training and Certification Program

Apply the cost of this Workshop to the full Gentle Yoga Training Program!

This workshop is included in our full 60-hr Online Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Program. If you want to teach to the 50+ Population and/or people with physical limitations, consider taking a deeper dive into learning with our Comprehensive Specialty Teacher Training Programs.


I am into 4 weeks recovering from rotator cuff surgery. Kudos to you for your incredible great Academy! I’ve learned more about my shoulder from the info videos with Yoga Vista Academy than from the surgeon, PT and the PA.
Beverly Leighton

Chair Yoga Teacher

Sherry, your exercises are helping to correct 30 years of computer abuse.  Your Gentle Yoga stretches are helping my rounded shoulders. I can now get the back of my hands to touch the floor when I am in Cactus pose!

Anna Wagner

Academy-Certified Chair and Gentle Yoga Teacher